American Custom Exhaust

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by j.lawson, May 7, 2013.

  1. j.lawson

    j.lawson Member

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    Any one tried them? Any thaughts? Particularly the "Bomber". Im looking into a set for an 08 Ultra.
    Thanks John
     
  2. FerrousBueller

    FerrousBueller Junior Member

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    I've had a pair of these for a while: American Custom, The Bullet. At the same time I bought the "Mid Rumble" baffles. I bought the American Custom slip ons because they look completely stock and, are supposed to improve performance with a better sound. They look good...

    The quality is just satisfactory. One of the Slip Ons had minor spider web scratches on it, I put it on the bottom, with the heat shield on it you can't tell. The mounting holes for the baffles were cut with a torch and some slag was left around the holes. Easy enough to clean up, so I did. Both are very minor issues so I decided to just live with it.

    Installation was easy.

    I'm not thrilled with the sound/tone. Without the baffles it's to loud for me. On the highway the droning would drive me nuts (nuttier?). The Mid Rumble baffles do reduce the volume but have a Raspy, Ratty tone to them. I've puttered around a little with the baffles. Each change seems to improve the quality of the sound but I haven't reached the deep baritone "Burble" I'm looking for. One day I may order another set of baffles and start over.

    Performance? I don't know. I do believe these pipes are freer flowing than the the factory cat-cans, I'm to lazy to swap back and forth and run seat of the pants tests. I do remember reading, "Louder is not Faster".

    When I hear a set of pipes that sound good (to my ear) they are usually from Vance and Hines. I wish V&H made a set that looked like factory.

    You and I have very different bikes, I know. Just letting you know my point of view. I hope this has been helpful.

    Cheers!
    Ferrous
     
  3. olddude

    olddude Member

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    I got a set for my 04 Ultra Classic, I got the mid range Bafflle, I am very happy with them, I got the slightly blemished, I can't find the blemish. again I am happy with the sound and the looks.:D
     
  4. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Never bought b/c I'm a TD man, but sold my stock pipes to them for $75 (stockpipessuck.com). Have heard good things about them from other posts/riders tho...