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BOBFLHTC Mar 23rd, 2010 07:12 PM

Patriot Defender exhaust
 
I was looking at this exhaust and was wondering what others think. It has a baffle to dynamically adjust the sound level. I am especially interested in reasons not to purchase as like most of us I get all starry eyed before a purchase and then repent in leisure. I read one suggestion to adjust the Fuel/Air mixture to the fully open position. I thought that made sense since I would like to have a richer mixture when the bike is cold and its early in the AM and I don't want to aggravate the neighbors. All comments are appreciated. Thanks Bob

Here is a sound clip.

YouTube - Patriot Defender Sound Demonstration - Patriotpipes.com

NEWHD74FAN Mar 23rd, 2010 11:54 PM

Re: Patriot Defender exhaust
 
Sound great, wonder why it sounded so poor in the beginning, but when they reved it so the valve was wide open the sound was so much better...just an observation.

Is the valve cable operated and can the stop be adjusted to not close the valve completely? It just sounds so poor when completely closed like that and probably hurts performance too.

BOBFLHTC Mar 24th, 2010 06:59 AM

Re: Patriot Defender exhaust
 
Here is a review from Baggers Mag
Patriot Defender Exhaust - Hot Bike Baggers Magazine


Here is a better sound clip:
Picasa Web Albums - Adam

Thanks for the feedback - Bob

Breeze3at Mar 24th, 2010 10:31 AM

Re: Patriot Defender exhaust
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BOBFLHTC (Post 238409)
Here is a review from Baggers Mag
Patriot Defender Exhaust - Hot Bike Baggers Magazine


Here is a better sound clip:
Picasa Web Albums - Adam

Thanks for the feedback - Bob

That Street Glide sure was jumpin' around on the lift. :D

ultrat Mar 24th, 2010 01:23 PM

Re: Patriot Defender exhaust
 
But the cost::::::::::$$$$....:bigsmiley21:

BOBFLHTC Mar 24th, 2010 01:40 PM

Re: Patriot Defender exhaust
 
On their web site its $449 right now. This morning I rode into work and initially the Cycle Shacks I have on there sounded fine but after a while they start to wear on me. Just a personal thing. I think I am giving up some performance too and with just a Stage 1 I could use all the umph I can get.
The ability to tone it down when I want to is appealing too.

Here is a partial list of 2 into 1 systems that would work on my bike and the current lowest prices I could find.
Thanks Bob

Supertrapp 2 into 1 $580
KERKER 2 INTO 1 SUPERMEGS $620
Thunderheader 2-into-1 $589
Samson Caliber 2-into-1 $465
Patriot Defender $449

BOBFLHTC Mar 24th, 2010 02:19 PM

Re: Patriot Defender exhaust
 
I just did a conversion of 1300 GBP to USD and it came up with $1936 USD if I did it correctly. I must have done it wrong. If not my condolences - Bob

Breeze3at Mar 24th, 2010 03:47 PM

Re: Patriot Defender exhaust
 
Bob; Since the evo was introduced, Cycle Shack slip ons have always scored high on the hp lists. Right up there with the premium $$ brands. I've heard many times that Cycle Shack was HD's supplier of Screamin Eagle slip ons. The Patriot price of $449 for complete stainless steel system including heat shields seems like a good price. I would like to have adjustable sound exhaust.
I have no idea what the wage rates are in the UK, but $1,936 is crazy high.

Thorns Apr 10th, 2010 12:39 AM

Re: Patriot Defender exhaust
 
If these little towns keep getting their way, we all might have to go with this type of exhaust system. :bigsmiley15: I don't blip...

Thorns


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