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Sad to hear of this. True artisans, those guys. I had a staintune on my 87 MW BK75s back in the day, popped on it in order to hear a nice three-cylinder exhaust burble over that irritating water pump and misc gear whining which drowned out the exhaust note of the stock can. that pipe was a work of art. Wish them well!
 

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Sad news.
A mate here, "The Rigger", had Staintune on his SS 1000DS, the crackle/exhaust note was like no other.
If I did not already have DP/Remus CF, that would have been extremely high on my shopping list.
 

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WELCOME BACK CRAIG?. The talk was they were setting up overseas as production costs were to high here. They were only trying to sell the Aussie side. Well that’s what I heard mid last year. That’s how I read it when I got a mid pipe off them for a customers bike. Maybe things have changed. Will be a pity because the were craftsman and not two-bit assemblers.
 

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Really like their products. Have a pair of repro style mufflers on my 73 BMW R75/5 and a pair of reverse cone mufflers on my 07 Ducati GT1000. Both sets beautiful, well made & completely different on sound.

Hope they get things figured out & stay around. For future riders, don't you know.
 

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I have a Staintune system on my SS. Beautiful work, sounds great. My Harley buddies think it sounds like a small block Chevy.
 

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I had found a used set at Pro Italia’s garage sale for cheap. They were trashed in my accident. When I wanted to replace them I couldn’t find a set, new or used. Occasionally I will do a search for a set as I really liked the look and sound of them.
 

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That's sad. I had/have Staintunes on both of my Ducati Monsters. I have been pleased with them.

I also ordered and used one in a pharmaceutical cleanroom once. (I'm an engineer in medical technology.)

They had a spray dryer in a cleanroom making a dried powder product, that was supplied with air by an eductor (aka jet pump), which was very loud. The eductor came from the supplier with a muffler, but it had materials that were not allowed in a cleanroom, so I had to find a way to quiet this thing with cleanroom compatible materials.

There was another eductor in the lab, about half the airflow of the one in the cleanroom. So I went down to the garage, and pulled one of the Staintunes off my Ducati, brought it in to the lab, and hooked it up to test the idea. I wasn't sure how well it would work, since a motorcycle is a pulsed flow outward, and the eductor is a steady airflow inward, but it brought the noise down really well.

The eductor in the lab had about the same airflow as one cylinder of my Duc, so I went to the Staintune website, and looked for a bike with a single muffler design, and twice that airflow, to match the one in the cleanroom. The Suzuki Bandit 1200 fit the bill, so I ordered one of those. It took a bit of convincing to persuade the purchasing department that this was a legitimate piece of pharmaceutical equipment, but I got it and it worked just fine.

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