Originally Posted by birdmove
I like the sound of the stock exhaust on my 2006 XL883. I know I'm in the minority, but a Sportster doesn't have to be loud as hell to sound good. If you get something that's too loud, try taking a long trip on it sometime. I made the mistake of putting some Dunsatll exhaust on a 1976 Honda CB750K model (yeah-I'm old-bought that bike new in '76 at 22 years old). I took that thing touring and the noise really grated on me-even to the point of headaches.
So, at least do some research and try to listen to some exhaust slip ons and complete systems before you decide what to get.
Oh yeah--other than the sound, how do you like your Superlow??
I have a 2006 XL1200L, I just put on some new pipes I got off Ebay for >$140 I believe they are V-twins the part numbers are 30-0359/80424-04.
They were very loud when I put them on but after advice from my HD dealer I wrapped the baffles with a fiberglass baffle wrap from Vance/Heines which the dealer sold to me for about $8 (should have gotten 2 but made the 1 work). The sound is now great.
Original sound kept cars back about 4 car lengths at a stop light (not a bad thing), but I got a headache after about 45 minutes and I ride an hour and 15 to work.
The sound now is about 5-7 decibels less (about the same amount over stock) and is great. Loud but not overly so.
I hope that this will help anyone looking for information on exhausts.
Also I didn't change anything else (air or rejet) and I have a much better/smoother ride on the highway (70+ mph). I also managed to lift the front end off the ground from a stop sign (by accident for sure). I have over 75K on this bike which I bought with 9363 miles and never got the front end off the ground before on purpose or accidental. Great performance.