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Old 09-10-2012, 03:02 PM   #91 (permalink)
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I dont think my 2-1 sounds bad...

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Old 09-10-2012, 05:25 PM   #92 (permalink)
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And now I know why you missed what I said since your eyes are shot from the bleach and you're missing quite a few brain cells from using the shock treatment!!!!!

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Old 09-10-2012, 05:53 PM   #93 (permalink)
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I'm thinking about moving away from the V&H Shorties into a longer better sounding exhaust but not sure which kind/brand.

What is some of the better sounding exhaust for my 2000 HD Dyna Wide Glide?
Goto a bike night and listen to some exhausts. The best sounding one is the one YOU like best.

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Old 09-13-2012, 05:48 AM   #94 (permalink)
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Goto a bike night and listen to some exhausts. The best sounding one is the one YOU like best.

And it probably won't sound the same on your bike unless you have the exact same engine build. The tune will also make a difference in sound. A bike running a little richer will sound totally different than a leaner tune. There's too many variables involved.

Too many newbies chasing sound these days. I'd be more concerned about the tune afterwards. Some of these exhausts, even slipons, raise heck with tune afterwards. Back in the carb days it was pretty easy to deal with. With the CL system even a little reversion changes how the ECM responds to the O2 signal. If someone is chasing sound they need to be prepared to chase a good tune too.

Sound is subjective. A well tuned bike is factual.
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:21 PM   #95 (permalink)
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If you want cheap n dirty just knock the plug out of a set of stock slip-ons. They have a flat disc about halfway down the center that directs the exhaust flow into the sound deadening material. Take a good size drift, chunck of rebar or one inch pipe and knock that out of the way and your good to go. Basically a straight through but still with the stock restriction where it goes through the baffle and the sound deadening material to quiet it down a little. The sound is a good snarling bark, not the "deep Harley rumble" which IMO sounds like a dump truck idling.

Sounds like a Shovel or Pan with drag pipes, in fact it's probably the oldest trick in the book to gain a little sound and flow. Plus stock tapered duels are a dime a dozen on Craigslist so they're easy to find, if you don't like the result you can always go pay $300+ for something with a name on the side..
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:17 PM   #96 (permalink)
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What I have learned:

1) You-tube videos do not give a indication of what the pipes sound like in real life. Translation: I thought my VH true duals would sound great.

2) Everyone has their own opinion of what sounds best and most think theirs do. "Mine sound great"...well I can't say that. I honestly thought my previous pipes sounds better, but they were in tough shape (chrome peeling\rusting) and they didn't come close to the sound of my cheap cycle shack pipes on my 80' shovel.

3) Asking someone to hear their bike is a good idea until you get a throttle blipper\show off.

4) If you don't have anything nice to say, just try to ignore. (translation: I just ignore certain people whom "I have formed an opinion on" after reading many of his posts...)

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Old 11-12-2012, 10:16 PM   #97 (permalink)
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I just mounted the V&H Power Duals head pipes, and utilized my existing Rush slip-ons with 2" baffles, as part of my 103 Stage IV upgrade. I was going to do the Pro Pipe Chrome but I got a great deal on the Power Duals so I went with that. The sound is unbelievable and nothing compared to the sound with the stock head pipe. Of course this is a much more powerful build and pushing a ton of air. It sounds bad ass and isn't that what we're all really looking for? I've always been pretty partial to V&H though.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:29 PM   #98 (permalink)
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Goto a bike night and listen to some exhausts. The best sounding one is the one YOU like best.

Well said! And a very good idea...
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:20 PM   #99 (permalink)
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I hope the OP decided on what pipes to get by now.

Fun though re-reading this thread.

Seems like I actually miss "the honor student". I was getting a kick out of reading his very respectable "intelligent conversations".

I only got into one "conversation" with him and I quickly learned I was outmatched and decided not to even attempt it again.

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I hope the OP decided on what pipes to get by now.

Fun though re-reading this thread.

Seems like I actually miss "the honor student". I was getting a kick out of reading his very respectable "intelligent conversations".

I only got into one "conversation" with him and I quickly learned I was outmatched and decided not to even attempt it again.

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Had to dig around a little bit and was astonished to see our 'beloved' LCR had been banned.
He had seemed to mellow out a bit ......

Hey <G Man> ....... that's a blue bike in your avatar, is it not?
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Had to dig around a little bit and was astonished to see our 'beloved' LCR had been banned.
He had seemed to mellow out a bit ......

Hey <G Man> ....... that's a blue bike in your avatar, is it not?
He had a serious relapse. He was back to slobbering all over himself.

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