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Old 12-03-2006, 07:45 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Big Radius Question

Hey I'm stuck in lovely downtown Baghdad. I dropped money for Softtail Custom with I get back. I want to get the Big Radius on my bike as soon as possible. I'm curious, with HD new 96 incher do I need to put a Stage 1 on like with the 88? What mods will I need to get to install the Big Radius on the 96? Thanks for any info. God Bless the U.S.A., b/c He sure as hell isn't blessing this place!
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Old 12-04-2006, 06:39 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I installed the pipes this weekend and put a little over 100 miles on them. They are much louder than the Python 3's that were previously installed. I haven't noticed any dip in performance. The bike appears to run just as strong as before. There is a slight sputtering sound when I let off the throttle at high speeds. It's so slight that I'm not sure if I even want to bother with it, but I'm relatively certain I can correct it by adjusting the DFO settings. So far, a great product that looks and sounds good. The price paid was $489.00 total tax and shipping included plus $8.00 for the SE exhaust gaskets which have to be purchased separately.
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Old 12-04-2006, 07:22 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I installed the pipes this weekend and put a little over 100 miles on them. They are much louder than the Python 3's that were previously installed. I haven't noticed any dip in performance. The bike appears to run just as strong as before. There is a slight sputtering sound when I let off the throttle at high speeds. It's so slight that I'm not sure if I even want to bother with it, but I'm relatively certain I can correct it by adjusting the DFO settings. So far, a great product that looks and sounds good. The price paid was $489.00 total tax and shipping included plus $8.00 for the SE exhaust gaskets which have to be purchased separately.
I was about to reply when I read your post. I put these on last year and haven't noticed any change in preformance either, except for the sputtering on deceleration. It's not even enough to worry about. I really like them and even though they are loud, they're not too loud at crusing speed.
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Old 12-07-2006, 12:57 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I just bought a 05 Springer Softtail with the Big Radius pipes that doesn't have the baffles in them. I like the sound of them but I live close to a town that uses a decible meter on bikes and don't need to put more money in their pockets. Does anyone know where I can buy the stock baffles for them.
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Old 12-07-2006, 02:50 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I just got my bike back on Wednesday and there is a noticeable difference w/Big Radius than my 2-1 Rhineharts. I'm happy with them. The noise level is going to take some getting use to, but overall, there sweet!
So, what your saying is the BR is louder than the 2-1? What about throttle response? What is your set up? Intake, EFI tuner, and size motor? I'm can't decide which one of those 2 pipes to get.
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Old 12-07-2006, 03:54 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I just bought a 05 Springer Softtail with the Big Radius pipes that doesn't have the baffles in them. I like the sound of them but I live close to a town that uses a decible meter on bikes and don't need to put more money in their pockets. Does anyone know where I can buy the stock baffles for them.
You can get them direct from Vance & Hines.
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Old 12-07-2006, 05:24 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I had someone look at the pipes and he told me they have baffles in them already, man they are louder than the drag pipes were on my sporty. I guess I'll have to stay away from New Hope.
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Old 04-08-2007, 10:06 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Yep...L O U D is right. Way too loud for me. But then again, there are more opinions about pipe sound than there are choices of pipes. One of the guys I ride with the most bought the Big Radius as soon as they came out (wasn't that a couple of years ago?) and they will sweep the street for sure.

I'm a V&H Propipe guy and guess I awlays will be. I did go start up a used 04, Wideglide that had a new Propipe the other day and it sounds better than mine. Mine is YEARS old and I think it may need a new baffle. Don't let anyone tell you that a Propipe won't wake up the dead when you get on it...but it has a DEEP rumble at idle, great sound when cruising, and will really bark when the big jet and cam come on line.

Good luck with your choice...and you enjoy what YOU pay for.....all the rest is just our opinions.

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Old 04-08-2007, 12:47 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Power killers. Period. They are nice to look at, but I bought my bike to ride and chose my components accordingly. It has nothing to do with foreign cycles and the ease with which you can produce power, either. Why install a product known to reduce your power output?
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Old 04-08-2007, 03:42 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Why install a product known to reduce your power output?
Because some folks prefer sound and appearance over higher dyno numbers. It doesn't always have to be about max power. My Rush slip-ons have great low end torque and the perfect sound IMHO (nice low deep rumble). But I think appearance-wise, the BR pipes probably would've been a better match for my '06 Street Bob. I may get a set of BR or BR2n1 pipes at some point.
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I got em' on my 05 Low Rider and LOVE them. I don't have any trouble keeping up with the rest. At 75 mph they cruise with a beautiful sound. I've had my rice rockets...they're fun. Now, I'm taking it easy, looking at the sights with my wife, and having fun. The sound is part of it. If you've ever owned a small block Chevy with glass packs, you will know what I talking about. Ride safe.

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Because some folks prefer sound and appearance over higher dyno numbers. It doesn't always have to be about max power. My Rush slip-ons have great low end torque and the perfect sound IMHO (nice low deep rumble). But I think appearance-wise, the BR pipes probably would've been a better match for my '06 Street Bob. I may get a set of BR or BR2n1 pipes at some point.
I have no problem with parts that are added for appearance or sound's sake, but not at the expense of power. Harleys are already gutless in stock form, why reduce the power level further?.
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Old 04-11-2007, 09:00 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Have BR pipes on 06 Dyna - 113 SE build. V&H tech said the stock bafles are VERY restrictive ??? Replaced them with Thunder Monsters baffles. Bike Dynoed at 116 HP & 121 TQ with over 100 TQ at 2500 rpm. This seems to be normal numbers for the SE 113 build - so the pipes did not effect them too much. They are however too LOUD for my personal taste.
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