I have a 91 FXRP with standard mufflers on it, so it is very quiet. I want to buy some slip-ons that will bring out the Harley sound but not be overbearing like straight pipes. Does anyone have any suggestions?
I've got Screamin Eagle slip on's on my 04 Heritage and had to do a stage 1 because of the FI. I don't know if it would be necessary with the newer models that have the O2 sensors. I went with the SE's because I wanted just a little more rumble but not so much that it was too load on long rides or for people riding with me.with slip on's you dont have to do anything to the bike right ? Even if its FI?
Yes, you can put slip ons on the bike without doing anything else. It's when you change the air cleaner that you need to re map a FI bike. If you give the motor more air, it'll need more fuel to go with it.with slip on's you dont have to do anything to the bike right ? Even if its FI?
Do you drill all the way thru the baffle? Should the holes be drilled towards the outside of the pipe or more to the inside?Cycle Shack makes slip ons for FXR's. Good price and good quality. Urban legend has it that CS used to make the Screamin' Eagle pipes for Harley. Whether that is true or not, I know it's hard to find any pipes for FXR's (including FXRP). FXR's have been out of production for too long. Two years ago I bought a set of one piece (not slip ons but with the headers welded on as one piece) pipe/mufflers from Jireh for $189. Slip ons were much cheaper. I think Jireh has the best prices on CS stuff.
If you're just looking for more sound you could drill the baffles on the pipes you have. You won't get much of a performance increase and you'll have alterred your stockers so that they won't be legal any more. Still that'll get you some bark. I've used a long 1/4" drill and drilled three holes in the end baffle in a triangular pattern. I started the holes with a long 1/8" bit.
Personally I'd go with the slip ons and keep your stockers in case you ever get a noise ticket in which case you can slip on the stockers to get the ticket cleared.
JerryDo you drill all the way thru the baffle? Should the holes be drilled towards the outside of the pipe or more to the inside?