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I'm about to decide that my Screamin' Eagle mufflers are too loud for my ' King. I have original pipes available, but they look REAQLLY tame, like they'll chock off performance. THey have one little teensy hole in the baffle. I don't even know how any exhaust gets through. So, would drilling one other teensy hole add some flow and keep it still pretty quiet? How many teensy holes before it starts getting loud?

Also, can I do the 'hot' right side pipe differently from the other?
 

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The exhaust gases pass throu the fiberglass packing in the pipe, verry litte goes throu the hole you write of. Drilling them out adds sound and if you make them too big (or take them out) they make alot of noise in the upper rpm's but quite at idle. Packing the S/E baffles may also be a choice.
 

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top five reasons for a quiet exhaust.

1. Silence is golden!

2. no more jawaches because you grit your teeth when you ride.

3. you can enjoy all the bad noises a Harley makes

4. cops dont look twice at a quiet bagger,

5. your neighbors wont hate you when you come home at 3:a.m.
 

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Top five reasons for a loud exhaust.

1. Good noise is golden!

2. No more jawaches gritting your teeth dodging cagers who don't see/hear you

3. You can enjoy the best noise a Harley makes

4. Cops don't look twice at ANY bagger

5. Your neighbors will love you because you scare off the bad guys .

PLUS


bikes runs twice as good
 

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gbenner said:
Top five reasons for a loud exhaust.

1. Good noise is golden!
2. No more jawaches gritting your teeth dodging cagers who don't see/hear you
3. You can enjoy the best noise a Harley makes
4. Cops don't look twice at ANY bagger
5. Your neighbors will love you because you scare off the bad guys .
PLUS

bikes runs twice as good
Couldn't pass this up :)

1). Loud (not good) noise is not golden.
2). Use your horn. Most agree loud pipes have minimal effect on safe riding and have a greater effect on turning people off and all of us losing rights.
3). Ahhhh. Not all agree here. Take a look how many run stock exhausts and are perfectly happy. As a matter of fact my guess is more people run stock exhaust than any other kind of exhaust system. They are content. Nothing wrong with that right? We're all different.
4). True... unless it's going really fast.
5). No, they will think YOU are the bad guy.

Oh, BTW, many aftermarket exhaust systems... especially the drag and large diameter ones without back pressure make the bike run like crap.

Personally, I have no problem with the exhaust note of other makes. The rider is happy, and so are those around. Don't see anything wrong with this either. Right?

Flame retardent suit on ;) .

Steve
 
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