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Ok, so I'm pretty sure I'm going to get the Thunderheaders in the next few weeks. I was looking more at the black ceramic ones. Is there any benefit to buying heatshields for the ceramic pipes?

The only thing I've found is the shields block some of the heat felt by the rider. Is it that much hotter w/o the shields?
 

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Cryptoboy said:
Ok, so I'm pretty sure I'm going to get the Thunderheaders in the next few weeks. I was looking more at the black ceramic ones. Is there any benefit to buying heatshields for the ceramic pipes?

The only thing I've found is the shields block some of the heat felt by the rider. Is it that much hotter w/o the shields?

Cryptoboy,
I use a TH and I had one coated stainless steel and now I have the Black. I would NOT waste the $$$ for the shields. I didn't notice any difference in temp.
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What bike are you putting them on? I put the black heat shields over the black ceramics on my low rider. There is a lot of heat coming off the pipes. With my short legs I burned a hole in my jeans as my legs were near the pipes when putting my feet down. No problemo now with the heat shields on.

The heat shields I got from TH had a slightly more-glossed finish than the pipes (more of a satin finish), but they looked okay when I installed them over the pipes. I'm not crazy about the fit and finish of the TH heat shields. The band clamps that come with them are painted black and the finish is not that durable when tightening the clamps.
 

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They'll be going on an 05 Electra Glide Standard, Gnarl. I had an 03 Lowrider, I put the Hard Krome Xcelerator pipes on it a few summers ago. The numbers were the same as the T-headers, and looks were far better (although the sound wasn't quite as good).
 

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I'm going to be getting an Ultra Classic soon:woohoo: Any thoughts on if I'll be able to hear the radio if I put THs on it?
 

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I'm going to be getting an Ultra Classic soon:woohoo: Any thoughts on if I'll be able to hear the radio if I put THs on it?
Yes, you will hear the radio just fine with a TH on an Ultra. The long muffler used on the touring TH makes for a nice mellow sound while cruising. It will bark when needed, but it sounds great.

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Cryptoboy said:
They'll be going on an 05 Electra Glide Standard, Gnarl. I had an 03 Lowrider, I put the Hard Krome Xcelerator pipes on it a few summers ago. The numbers were the same as the T-headers, and looks were far better (although the sound wasn't quite as good).
A friend of mine had his TH done in black to go along with his blacked out theme of his '02 EG Standard. It looks great, and the coating has held up nicely over the years.

Another cool look is to go with the black TH, and get the chrome heatshields to go on it. It gives a nice contrast and look to the system.

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Gnarl78 said:
I'm going to be getting an Ultra Classic soon:woohoo: Any thoughts on if I'll be able to hear the radio if I put THs on it?

A far better option if you want to hear the radio is a Supertrapp Supermeg 2-1.

The ST produces better power than the TH(no TQ dip) & is nowhere near as loud as the TH(you will be riding at the back of the pack with a Thunderheader)

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Thunderheader would be perfect on your bagger if you get the dual fake pipe so you maintain the dual pipe look.
 

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Hard to see that justification with black pipes though Fatb0y. They'll be hard to see just on one side! :)
 
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