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I am looking for a good, deep, and loud exhaust for my Road King. Can anyone point me in the right direction? I am looking at Bassani pipes. Is anyone running these pipes? Complaints? From what I read, they don't rob power. I am also interested in V&H pipes. Would slip-ons do the trick or is there a benefit to completely changing out the exhaust? I am going with a Stage I setup. It's a 2002 RoadKing, if that helps. Thanks in advance for any help. J.T.
 

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Thanks, thomas_l. I only plan, at this point, to keep the stage I setup. I just want a louder and deeper sound, without losing low end torque. Thanks for the reply. J.T.
 

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Thanks for the info., guys. Bogart, I have been looking at the Bassani pipes. I like the way they look, plus the curved tube(can't remember the name of it) does better than the stock cross-over. I have been leaning that way. I want a 2-into-2 system. I don't care for the 2-into1 look, but is the best for performance. I've read that the 2-into-1 sound better, at the low end and midrange. I really don't see making a lot of power gains in a 700+lbs. bike. I want something that looks good, sounds "pretty" loud, and doesn't rob my power with reduced back pressure. Thanks again. Hey, got any pictures?? J.T.
 

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gbenner, someone like jimmyk, hippo, or supersport could answer the reflash question. I would do a forum search. I believe a reflash is in order for a stageI conversion, but don't quote me. Hope that helps. J.T.
 

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One question for gogburn..what is envolved in having a bike dyno tuned after the StageI kit? I assume you were refering to that. Thanks to you or anyone else who can answer the question. J.T.
 

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wyodude, my 2002 RK is carb.ed. I assume the same applies to EFI bikes. Thanks for the assistance.
JimmyK, I was looking at the Sampson Slip-On's. Looked at the price for the 2-into-2 crossover and thought do I need this with a stock 88"? You know my inexperience and what I've read, slip-on's are the way to go. No need to completely replace the exhaust. I would like to run around and do a 'listening' comparison to decide. I still have time to break in the bike and decide when it's time. I want good sound, but no power loss. Power gain is just gravy! Thanks. J.T.
 

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Targetman2000. (Shhhh, these lines are not secured) Keep our boys safe.
In reference to the question, the 'power curve' is to equalize pressure and soundwaves, basically. If I'm not mistaken. I'm definately no exhaust expert or expert on any subject matter. I will do a search on the bassanis, because I can't remember where I read this. Also, check out nightrider.com. They have an article in the cafe, which has dynos on certain exhaust setups. Peak hp, torque, and at different rpm ranges. Worth a look. I think they have a link to Bassanis. I sort of think that they are made by python. Again, I have done alot of research and it all runs together. Start with that. Also, JandPcycles.com offer them on line. Check them out. I will go with the slip-ons, with the stageI conversion after I break in my bike.
By the way, just paid for my 2002 RK on friday. Should hit the dealership around the middle of Sept. Getting a guy I know to pick it up in Oct. Only charging me $95.00 to do so. Not too bad, considering it is fourty-five min.s one way from the dealership to home. I won't get to see it or sit on it until 31MAR03. That is supposedly when I ETS. I hope everything goes alright here so I can ETS on time.(Got TOO MUCH ON MY PLATE.:D: Other priorities to take care of. You know what I mean?) J.T.
 
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