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Late model Bultaco Sherpas haveha a complicated exhaust system whicich ends in a massive club-like steel silencerr that’s probably an appreciable weight of the whwhole bike. When new, the system is nice and quiet – a factor which led to these models often being nicknamed ‘whispering wonders’ when they came on the scene – but nearly 40 years on most silencers are just a steel box with little packing left inside. Yes, they can be repacked but that means cutting them open and welding them up again after all the crud has been cleaned out, neither a pleasant nor easy job.
Luckily, Dave Renham at Bultaco UK has been on the case with WES exhausts and they’ve been developing a complete replacement silencer in lightweight aluminium with an easy repack facility built in. Most people will, or should, know a properly packed exhaust is critical for the best performance from a two-stroke so anything which makes it easier has got to be good. Bultaco UK tell us there are two versions – the difference is in the inlet tube diameter so make sure you order the right one.
WHAT IS IT? It’s an aluminium alloy repackable silencer for 1976 on Bultaco Sherpa models. WHAT’S IT COST? It costs £156 including VAT but plus post and packing. WHERE DO YOU GET IT? It’s available from In Motion Bultaco UK www.inmotiontrials.com Tel: 01784 440033