Slip on consensus.

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  1. Tripleb

    Tripleb New Member

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    Just bought a darkhorse. Traded my Softail in. My Softail had V&H exhaust.

    They sounded great deep rumble. In town i loved them, but on the higheay the loudness startedti annoy me.

    The darkhorse i put on the Indian Stage one intake. But still stock exhaust.

    A couple bikes i listened toat rhe dealer had Freedom and the other eas stock with catalytic converter knocked out.

    Freedom was louder but too me they both had a tin soud, bit lot but not a deep warm sound.

    I am not certain what route to go i an pretty sure i do not eant super loud but louder than stock.

    Just curios if there is a consensus if a slip on brand has a warmer lower sound sound than any others.

    Thank you.
     
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    Unless you go with a true dual exhaust, I don't think that you're going to get the sharp sound that a lot of people are looking for. The 2-1-2 helps balance out and mellow the sound. My true dual and stock slip-on set up has the sharp bark, gets a bit loud when I'm on the gas, but is not annoying on the highway.
     
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    I do know if its true but i have heard you get better performance 2-1. Supposedly the dual with the scavenger connection certainly does not hit as hard.

    But the true duals i had on my Softail hit hard.

    Not sure what sharp is but i just want a warm rumble not a lot tin sound.

    The dealer at first said the map he put in is for the Indian stage one intake and then another map when i add the exhaust. But yesterday he said the stage one map includes the exhaust. So not sure what will happen there.

    Pretty sure the right slip ons might work. Not which one yet. At hd i could just go listen to diff bikes in the service area. Hoping to get another chance at Indian soon.
     
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    i read a few Tab reviews. Lot of praise for fit finish and sound. I usually get V&H might try these. Seem affordable too.
     
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    Just ordered the tab slip ons. Woo hoo
     
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    I got the TAB Performance Slip-ons with Zombie Baffles on my 2015 Chieftain, really like the sound, nice rumble and then really barks when you get on it.
     
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    I'm eyeing this same addition. Seems like a fairly simple install no?
     
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    Had V&H full system on my 06 HD Roadking Classic and not only got rid of the vibration but had that deep rumble you're looking for,....I also packed the quiet baffles I got with the system,....real cool sound,......a friend recently fitted V&H slipons to his Scout and once again awesome rumble,.....I like their systems,.....
    Alpal
     
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    Change the headpipes.
     
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    Alpal Gold Member
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    To what Baldhead?,....are you a lover of V&H systems also or did you have something else in mind?,....as stated the complete V&H system from cylinders to the slip ons did wonders for my HD,.....
     
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    Do they make quiet baffles for the Indian Stage 1 mufflers? And if so, would installing them reduce the exhaust flow thus reducing the Stage 1's performance?
     
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    No, there's still a nice big hole through the centre and the gases Simply divert up into the packed baffle thus reducing the sound,.....
     
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    The specifics don't really matter to me (cuz it's not my bike) but if you want the bike to sound less like a sewing machine and more like a lion, replace the head pipe.
     

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