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Old 06-23-2012, 02:36 AM   #46 (permalink)
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Factory exhaust gets louder after you put some miles on them. I don;t know why but I noticed it, my wife noticed it and my neighbors noticed it.

You can always tell who doesn't ride long distances...they have LOUD exhaust. They think they ride long distance, but when you think about it 5 miles is a long way to ride with loud pipes!

I find it funny when people say...If you really want that Harley sound, you have to buy (insert aftermarket name)slipons...yeah right. Harley is Harley without basani, V&H, and all of those other louder pipes.
Just ride the thing and the factory pipes get better with age and miles.
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:34 AM   #47 (permalink)
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I took a brand new 2011 Sportster Superlow 883 on a test run, but it's very quiet to what I have heard from other Harley's. Yet on their website they claim it has the classic HD "rumble" sound.

What are my options? Is there anything I can do to make it louder if I buy one? Apparently they have to quieten them down to be allowed to sell them.
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:43 PM   #48 (permalink)
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I watched e-bay for a couple of months until a couple of screaming eagle II slip ons (take offs from a wrecked bike couple scratches)went unnoticed by most bidders and snagged them for under $70.00. They came with a factory exhaust and heat shields which i turned around and sold on craigslist for $30.00.
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Old 06-23-2012, 11:52 PM   #49 (permalink)
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It must be some kind of forum rule to never let ANY thread about pipes stay dead.
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:34 AM   #50 (permalink)
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I just bought a new 48 and I put a Bassini Road Rage on and love it. The stock one's sounded like a Honda. They were so bad that my test ride was only a mile long. " T "
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Old 07-05-2012, 01:21 PM   #51 (permalink)
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YouTube honest Abe mod. Different kind of bike but it's the rebar technique someone referred to earlier
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Old 07-14-2012, 05:35 PM   #52 (permalink)
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2009 Sportster 1200C sounds better now ...

I just got back from the shop where they installed V&H Staggered Short Shots, V & H FuelPak and the SE AC.

Noise (lack thereof) problem solved!!!

Runs great and sounds "like it should". I'm happy
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Loud pipes get old in a hurry if you ride any distance. I'll keep the pipes stock.

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I just got back from the shop where they installed V&H Staggered Short Shots, V & H FuelPak and the SE AC.

Noise (lack thereof) problem solved!!!

Runs great and sounds "like it should". I'm happy
So, how many miles have you put on it since the change? What has your longest trip been?
What I did, indtead of putting all of that money into those kinds of upgrades is....I put that money into the gas tank. The exhaust got loder and louder with the miles.

My bike has the "harley sound" and my bike is all stock.
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:15 PM   #54 (permalink)
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So, how many miles have you put on it since the change? What has your longest trip been?
What I did, indtead of putting all of that money into those kinds of upgrades is....I put that money into the gas tank. The exhaust got loder and louder with the miles.

My bike has the "harley sound" and my bike is all stock.
I've got 650 miles on it now and I still love the sound.
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Factory exhaust gets louder after you put some miles on them. I don;t know why but I noticed it, my wife noticed it and my neighbors noticed it.

You can always tell who doesn't ride long distances...they have LOUD exhaust. They think they ride long distance, but when you think about it 5 miles is a long way to ride with loud pipes!

I find it funny when people say...If you really want that Harley sound, you have to buy (insert aftermarket name)slipons...yeah right. Harley is Harley without basani, V&H, and all of those other louder pipes.
Just ride the thing and the factory pipes get better with age and miles.
Obviously you're mistaken since I ride 60 miles a day back and forth to work plus even more in my free time with my loud pipes. As for the stock pipes ever sounding loud you're mistaken again. I have NEVER heard a Harley with stock pipes that sounded any good even with 100,000 miles on it.
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:51 AM   #56 (permalink)
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You will probably want to juice the sporty up anyway. You could hole saw the baffles out for the time being and save up your cash to buy the stage one upgrade.
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:15 PM   #57 (permalink)
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Just run it without pipes. Guaranteed to be louder at no cost unless you get a ticket for noise pollution.
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:36 PM   #58 (permalink)
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I've been very happy with the Big City Thunder baffles with my stock pipes/slip on's. Great sound & excellent power improvement. Left the stock air intake and went with a K&N air cleaner to fit. I like the sound of my 1200R Sporty better than my 88 or 96 big twins. Also, it'll blow the doors off the both of them too!

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Old 10-23-2012, 12:11 AM   #59 (permalink)
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If you like the look and sound of a particular exhaust but its too loud, you can also check out a company called SmartPartz. They make Hard Kore Quiet Baffles for all sorts of exhaust systems. I run V&H Staggered Short Shots with the Hard Kore baffles and the pipes still growl but I am not upsetting any neighbors and can ride for hours!
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:17 AM   #60 (permalink)
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this may rank up there with the most retarded thread ever......you want loud...take out the baffles...get different pipes......are you Fn kidding me?????? now...lets get back to some serious discussion like polishing the headlight brow!!!! bwahahahahahahahahahaha
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