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Old 04-22-2011, 12:06 PM   #21
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I would love to get a performance increase with stock sound. The closest I've found so far is with the V&H 2 into 1. Significant performance gains and, from what I've found through research, just a throatier, slightly louder sound than stock. I'm probably going to go that route.

I can't find slip on exhaust for my bike, & wouldn't go that route even if I could. I already have a K&N, so I'd just have to jet my carbs. Not much I can do about my airbox. It's under the seat, & there is no aftermarket kit to re-route it externally. I might be able to rig something if I take my toolbox off, bit I haven't really looked at it. I guess I could drill it.

I really appreciate the input. It's been very helpful.
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I would love to get a performance increase with stock sound. The closest I've found so far is with the V&H 2 into 1. Significant performance gains and, from what I've found through research, just a throatier, slightly louder sound than stock. I'm probably going to go that route.

I can't find slip on exhaust for my bike, & wouldn't go that route even if I could. I already have a K&N, so I'd just have to jet my carbs. Not much I can do about my airbox. It's under the seat, & there is no aftermarket kit to re-route it externally. I might be able to rig something if I take my toolbox off, bit I haven't really looked at it. I guess I could drill it.

I really appreciate the input. It's been very helpful.
My pleasure.

You'll have a hard time maintaining stock sound but you can maintain near stock volume. V&H makes a wonderful pipe. They were my second choice, and if they had made them in black when I bought the bike, I'd probably have their Monster Ovals. The Rinehart's I have though are pretty tough to beat for the HD dressers.

shame they don't make them anymore. They've got Samson making their cans now instead of Bub, and they no longer look, sound or perform the same...

But I digress - for the metrics, V&H or Cobra are about your best bets. Cobra is going to be louder and less expensive, but good quality nonetheless. V&H is $$ but worth every penny in the long run. Loud and throaty enough that you don't sound like a sewing machine but not so loud that your ears are bleeding after a couple hundred miles.
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Old 04-27-2011, 06:33 PM   #23
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I have a 07 sabre
I am OK with the stock exhaust. I like the look and I think it is well designed to include balance pipe, and pleanty of heat shields.

I have thought of the VH 2 into 1 power pipe. I think that one would show the most improvement in power since it can utilze the exhaust pulses to aid in its effectiveness
You will get more saddle bag clearance too.

But $ 500 is a lot to me.

Hope to hear how it turns out if you make the change.
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Old 04-27-2011, 06:56 PM   #24
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I have a 07 sabre
I am OK with the stock exhaust. I like the look and I think it is well designed to include balance pipe, and pleanty of heat shields.

I have thought of the VH 2 into 1 power pipe. I think that one would show the most improvement in power since it can utilze the exhaust pulses to aid in its effectiveness
You will get more saddle bag clearance too.

But $ 500 is a lot to me.

Hope to hear how it turns out if you make the change.
I certainly will. Already ordered everything. V&H 2 into 1 & a Factory Pro jet kit. Figured out how to build a carb balancer, so I won't have to buy one/pay someone to do it. Pipes are on backorder til May 13th.
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question.. would aftermarket V&H, Cobra etc.. be better for gain that a custom fabbed straight pipe?
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Old 05-03-2011, 06:05 AM   #26
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Gasoline motors require a certain amount of back pressure for a given compression ration. The guys at V&H, Cobra, etc make a lot of money to figure out the maximum diameter of their pipes to allow for the most air flow without hindering the engine. My thought is that custom pipes are more for a look/sound, unless you're going to modify internal engine components and need to drastically increase your airflow. Hint...you'd probably have to change pistons, crank, cams and get rid of natural aspiration to need custom pipes that allow more air flow than anything you can get from a current manufacturer.
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