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Old 11-12-2012, 06:07 PM   #61 (permalink)
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Use a Hole Saw.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:17 PM   #62 (permalink)
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Seriously, buy a hole saw slightly smaller than the exhaust outlet. The numbers are worn off mine but I think its 1 3/4". Drill thru the weld ring inside the outlet and pull the guts out.
My local HD shop did this for years for $20. You do need a good drill, preferable air-powered. The resulting sound is great. Not as loud as an aftermarket system, but throatier.
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:53 AM   #63 (permalink)
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I told you those short pipes would be loud, that's why I recommended the longer V&H pipes. I'm sure you'll wish you listened to me when those pipes are roaring right next to your ear when you're out riding for a few hours straight.
Use ear plugs on longer rides....
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Old 10-01-2013, 12:05 PM   #64 (permalink)
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Buy a big twin?
Ya that's a good answer... Spend another 15 to 30K on a bigger bike instead of just adding some new slip on's or pipes for a couple of hundred... I guess you missed the sticky post on the Sportster being a girls bike...

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Old 10-19-2013, 02:37 PM   #65 (permalink)
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Get a 2 foot piece of re-bar and sharpen it to a point on one end. Insert it into each muffler and wack it with a hammer until it "punches the baffle". Opens up the mufflers, gives you more sound, costs nothing. This will get you by while you are saving up for future mods.
The cheap bastard in me loves that idea... going to go do it now.
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Old 10-22-2013, 01:10 AM   #66 (permalink)
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After shooting shrapnel out the tail pipes, the bike sounds amazing. so easy to do and it was free.

If you do it, don't have anything behind your bike when you start it up.
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Old 11-03-2013, 05:02 PM   #67 (permalink)
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slip ons

fattony buy you some cycle shack tapered slipons from dennis kirk for $179 best money I spent! they sound totally awesome and turned heads at the local bike night! of course mine is carbed so I can lower the idle and really get them cranking some Harley lope! jmo
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Old 11-27-2013, 01:45 PM   #68 (permalink)
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08 Nightster with Vance and Hines Short Shots

My son's Nightster with Nance and Hines Short Shorts. Has an unusual color combo.

http://youtu.be/uVoKtaNYBrY
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Old 06-05-2014, 03:48 AM   #69 (permalink)
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My wife rides a SuperLow and it sounds 'naf' with standard pipes. I am waiting for her to go for an out-of-town visit to take rebar to her exhaust

I ride a 48 with side-shots. She can never hear her bike driving behind me, which is a bit worrisome...

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Old 06-05-2014, 04:03 PM   #70 (permalink)
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if your bike has work done to it patriot pipe is the best choice its a 2-1 and sounds great its what I run on my 1250 as for being a girls bike your right they love coming home on it as for power got that covered 108hp 87ft of tq not to bad for a little girls bike lol .
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Old 06-13-2014, 12:47 AM   #71 (permalink)
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if you wont it loud and to sound good check out Cycle Shack slip on mufflers...


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Old 06-13-2014, 06:46 AM   #72 (permalink)
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I used a piece of 3/4" pipe sharpened to a point to knock out my stock baffles. Sounds better, but not loud enough to really piss off the neighbors.

Since I live in the country and my closest neighbors my wife's family, that's almost important.
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Old 06-14-2014, 06:52 PM   #73 (permalink)
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For around $140 you can get Cycle shack muffler's they sell them on Amazon and Ebay I have them on my bike and they sound better than my buddy's Vance and Hine's pipe's and a lil lounder!!!
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Old 08-04-2014, 03:06 PM   #74 (permalink)
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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??

jon
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.

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