Which probably explains the following statement--I am fully aware that loud(er) mufflers lead to hearing damages! But.....that's bikers' life.
If you look at my avatar you will see my previous straight pipes. I installed factory exhaust as an experiment and preferred the more conservative tone. Of course, I also think women dressed in professional business suits look sexier, when compared to those dressed scantily-clad. Maybe I'm just odd.stock mufflers = NO SOUND AT ALL. I repeat: no sound at all. Total silence
brownjams said:I have a 03 FLSTCI and went with the SE torque slip ons. they're not as loud as the SE IIs but louder and more power than stock. I started with cycle shack full exhaust system and they were too loud for my taste.
good luck and ride safe.
I have to agree with you. If they don't like the sound, buy a Honda or a Lincoln. A Harley's sound is unique and part of it's history. Stock pipes = no sound and very, very poor performance. You are losing as much as 45% of your power and torque with them. Aftermarket pipes are the way to go. I use the V&H Pro-Pipe and it's an excellent exhaust. Performance is as good as it gets, and they are not very loud while cruising. Crank it, and they will speak up, though! My hearing is already shot from riding and working on jet engines for over 25 years, so it has to be pretty loud to bother me now.emirharley said:Even though I do agree with you, I'd like to emphasize that stock mufflers = NO SOUND AT ALL. I repeat: no sound at all. Total silence, just wind around you. And no sound at all is NOT a Harely heritage. So.........if you are INSIDER, in-the-Harley-game you gotta love and ask for at least louder muffs. That is what I think. And even though taking into account that I am fully aware that loud(er) mufflers lead to hearing damages! But.....that's bikers' life. Like once upon a time "Fatboy" said "if you do not like this kind of game, go ahead and buy a car".