Looking for more "sound"

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by firerider, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. firerider

    firerider Member

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    I recently put a new pair of Vance & Hines slip-on exhaust to my Road Glide and was a little disappointed in the the sound of the pipes. I definitely got a few more horsepower with the new air cleaner kit and remapping of the fuel system but was really hoping for a deeper rumble. Can the baffles on the V&H pipes be modified in any way? The pipes are Twin Slash Ovals for Harley touring bikes. I don't want to screw anything up as far as engine performance but just want more sound. Any advice greatly appreciated.:eam
     
  2. turnerbend

    turnerbend Active Member

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    Replace with a set of Rineharts true duels. Nice deep tone on my Classic.
     
  3. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    Pull a baffle and see if they are wrapped. If they are try the mufflers without the packing around the baffles.
     
  4. Checkers

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    If you decat you will get the sound you are looking for.
     
  5. firerider

    firerider Member

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    Thanks for the advice. I will pull the baffles and see if they are wrapped,
     
  6. artfuentes

    artfuentes Active Member

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    You need to pull the cats to get the sound you want. I put V&H power duals with V&H Hi-output slip on's and they sound great. Plus you get a big help with cooling down the bike.
     
  7. glazier

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    Did you notice any difference in performance, or just sound???
     
  8. artfuentes

    artfuentes Active Member

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    I did get a performance boost. I never had it on a dyno until I put the 255 cams in (recent), so I don't know what it was pulling, but I did feel a better response and it felt like I had more power. I was still dissapointed with my 6th gear pull on hills and riding two up when passing. I did the pipes, air cleaner and PCV all at the same time.
     
  9. Checkers

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    You will notice a marked improvement on the sound and little to no performance gain. It will be much cooler on the right leg.:small3d036:
     
  10. artfuentes

    artfuentes Active Member

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    I changed out at 1,200 miles, so maybe I didn't have the stock set up long enough to really compare. Having said that I thought the bike had a small performance boost when I changed out. The bike definitely ran much cooler...
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