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Author Topic: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???  (Read 3674 times)

Jack Leis

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Re: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???
« Reply #30 on: January 31, 2013, 10:28:26 pm »
 hillntx, +1
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Re: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???
« Reply #31 on: February 01, 2013, 07:24:55 am »
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Re: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???
« Reply #32 on: February 01, 2013, 09:13:46 am »
Totally agree with Hillntx, I've been slowly transforming my Bullet into an Indian. found a 59 tank last year, the fishtail is the icing on the cake.
It does sound nice too.
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Re: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???
« Reply #33 on: February 01, 2013, 12:11:42 pm »
Chief Harlock's fishtail muffler is my favorite of all those out there.  It may not be hostorically correct but it looks really sweet.

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Re: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???
« Reply #34 on: February 01, 2013, 02:03:05 pm »
Hillntx,  I actually found it on ebay, but I am pretty sure you coudl find it at www.debrix.com  it's a place for harley parts, butthey have a lot of cool old school style parts and accessories.

As for a recording of the bike with the tail on and it at idle....

https://www.facebook.com/tacticalpepsi#!/photo.php?v=10150351435826526&set=vb.694231525&type=2&theater

That should lead you to a video of it at idle that i took in my garage
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Re: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???
« Reply #35 on: February 01, 2013, 02:50:24 pm »
Most Harley aftermarket sites have it.  You can get it in two diameters and a few lengths.  Some of the diameters are a little non-standard and there are no mounting bolts on it, so get it from a place that also sells the appropriate sized P-clamp to secure it.  You may need a bit of a shim to bolt it to the pipe too.

My other fave is the Flash Gordon 40s Harley style.  Again, not technically proper on a British bike but it still looks cool.

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Re: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???
« Reply #36 on: February 01, 2013, 03:06:16 pm »
I have one of teh Rocket style fishtail pipes for a 40's H-D on my Softail Deluxe.  Definite old school sound :-)
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Re: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???
« Reply #37 on: February 01, 2013, 03:16:07 pm »
Yes, nice sound to them too without sounding like a screaming open pipe.

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Re: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???
« Reply #38 on: February 01, 2013, 03:23:52 pm »
EEEEEExxxxxxxxaactly
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Re: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???
« Reply #39 on: February 01, 2013, 04:02:41 pm »
sorry for the thread hijack, but Chiefharlock, where did you get your seat? i've been looking for something just like that.

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Re: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???
« Reply #40 on: February 01, 2013, 04:23:18 pm »
the fishtail looks the best on chiefharlocks bike with that shorter thinner muffler
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Re: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???
« Reply #41 on: February 01, 2013, 06:27:55 pm »

As for a recording of the bike with the tail on and it at idle....

https://www.facebook.com/tacticalpepsi#!/photo.php?v=10150351435826526&set=vb.694231525&type=2&theater

Interesting - idle wanders, kinda like mine does...