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 Post subject: Suggestions for new slip-ons
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:16 pm 
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Okay, here is my first post after a Hello in the welcome area. I am fairly new to HD cycles and have a 2005 883 Sportster Custom. I am looking for a louder noise from a set of slip-on mufflers. I am not looking for loud loud, just louder than stock. What do you recommend? At this time I do not want to go with air cleaner and have the bike remapped. Maybe later down the road or a bigger bike will be coming. Any info would be appreciated!

Jeff :icon_eek: :icon_lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Suggestions for new slip-ons
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:11 am 
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Vance & Hines: Straightshots HS Slip-Ons are a nice and easy install. Just may be a little louder then you may want. Sound nice but I don't know what you think is loud.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:42 am 
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Welcome pastorjeff,as hardrider said go with Vance Hines, also if you want to save some money check Ebay,you can usually find what you are looking for at a decent price.welcome to the world of over priced pleasure.HD.Ride often ride safe ENJOY. rebel


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 Post subject: Re: Suggestions for new slip-ons
PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:35 am 
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I bought my 2012 ElectraGlide Classic new last year. IMO one of the biggest sins is a Harley with stock pipes. I didn't want to spend a fortune but couldn't handle the quiet stock pipes. After reviewing many slip-ons I decided on Bubs. The reason is the removable baffle & the price at JP Cycles of only $370. With the baffle in, the Bubs were slightly louder than the stock....but still not loud enough for me. I took the baffles out completely & chattered my teeth when going out for a test ride that way. I wanted an in-between decibel. I'm a steel fabricator/machinist so I figured if I could block off only some of the baffle pores I could adjust the sound to what I wanted. What I did was make a sleeve that snugly slid over the baffle. I took a gamble at blocking 6" of the approximate 18 inch of pores. A 5/16" set screw locks the sleeve exactly where I want it. After experimenting I realized I got lucky with the length because if I put the sleeve halfway back on the pores it gave me just the perfect amount of decibels I was after. I can be heard well around town & when I go on an out-of-stater trip it's not obnoxious after a period of time. I really like these bubs. If I ever decided I wanted to be even louder, I could always add another sleeve or make a longer sleeve. On a scale of 1-10 with stock pipes being a 1, I would say these bubs with 6" sleeve that I put on run the loudness up to about a 5. Without the sleeve the bubs were about a 3.
AJR


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:09 pm 
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AJR wrote:
I bought my 2012 ElectraGlide Classic new last year. IMO one of the biggest sins is a Harley with stock pipes. I didn't want to spend a fortune but couldn't handle the quiet stock pipes. After reviewing many slip-ons I decided on Bubs. The reason is the removable baffle & the price at JP Cycles of only $370. With the baffle in, the Bubs were slightly louder than the stock....but still not loud enough for me. I took the baffles out completely & chattered my teeth when going out for a test ride that way. I wanted an in-between decibel. I'm a steel fabricator/machinist so I figured if I could block off only some of the baffle pores I could adjust the sound to what I wanted. What I did was make a sleeve that snugly slid over the baffle. I took a gamble at blocking 6" of the approximate 18 inch of pores. A 5/16" set screw locks the sleeve exactly where I want it. After experimenting I realized I got lucky with the length because if I put the sleeve halfway back on the pores it gave me just the perfect amount of decibels I was after. I can be heard well around town & when I go on an out-of-stater trip it's not obnoxious after a period of time. I really like these bubs. If I ever decided I wanted to be even louder, I could always add another sleeve or make a longer sleeve. On a scale of 1-10 with stock pipes being a 1, I would say these bubs with 6" sleeve that I put on run the loudness up to about a 5. Without the sleeve the bubs were about a 3.
AJR


Nice to hear you got lucky... that doesn't happen often.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:30 pm 
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pastorjeff wrote:
Okay, here is my first post after a Hello in the welcome area. I am fairly new to HD cycles and have a 2005 883 Sportster Custom. I am looking for a louder noise from a set of slip-on mufflers. I am not looking for loud loud, just louder than stock. What do you recommend? At this time I do not want to go with air cleaner and have the bike remapped. Maybe later down the road or a bigger bike will be coming. Any info would be appreciated!

Jeff :icon_eek: :icon_lol:


I got Paughco's drag pipes for my FXDWG and I am happy with them. They sound great and look good. I had a very good experience with Paughco. One of my pipes split and they replaced the pipe after inspecting the old one. I know you ask about slip on's... but this whole system is not expensive. baffles are sold seperately... and I highly recommend getting baffles. I went with the house brand and have no complaints.

Here is a link to the Sportster pipes: https://paughco.com/2008-catalog/indivpa ... ughco.html


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:06 am 
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AJR wrote:
I bought my 2012 ElectraGlide Classic new last year. IMO one of the biggest sins is a Harley with stock pipes. I didn't want to spend a fortune but couldn't handle the quiet stock pipes. After reviewing many slip-ons I decided on Bubs. The reason is the removable baffle & the price at JP Cycles of only $370. With the baffle in, the Bubs were slightly louder than the stock....but still not loud enough for me. I took the baffles out completely & chattered my teeth when going out for a test ride that way. I wanted an in-between decibel. I'm a steel fabricator/machinist so I figured if I could block off only some of the baffle pores I could adjust the sound to what I wanted. What I did was make a sleeve that snugly slid over the baffle. I took a gamble at blocking 6" of the approximate 18 inch of pores. A 5/16" set screw locks the sleeve exactly where I want it. After experimenting I realized I got lucky with the length because if I put the sleeve halfway back on the pores it gave me just the perfect amount of decibels I was after. I can be heard well around town & when I go on an out-of-stater trip it's not obnoxious after a period of time. I really like these bubs. If I ever decided I wanted to be even louder, I could always add another sleeve or make a longer sleeve. On a scale of 1-10 with stock pipes being a 1, I would say these bubs with 6" sleeve that I put on run the loudness up to about a 5. Without the sleeve the bubs were about a 3.
AJR


Quiet pipes versus loud pipes is depending where you are in life. I am 57 years old have a life time of loud open drag pipes that visibly shoot flames out at night. I now prefer quiet stock pipes the last couple years. My bikes have always been a reflection of where I am as a person and in life at any given age. After 30+ years of being outwardly anti society obnoxious rebel type its nice for me to realize I'd been possible intruding on other peoples right to peace and quiet. Thats just how I feel about it now and I like it.


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