New Exhaust, Can't decide

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Robertg2233, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. Robertg2233

    Robertg2233 Member

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    I just removed my Thunderheader 2 into 1 system from my 2005 FLHRI RK Custom, too much noise for too many years. looking at replacing with either the VH Monster Ovals w/TD headers all in black or the Bub 7 Tru Duals in Black. would greatly appreciate any comments or reccomendations. I"am looking for a much quieter sound, dont mind a little bark when getting on the throttle. other than stage 1 and a race tuner engine is stock. thanks for feedback.
     
  2. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    FWIW, I have Rinehart TD's on my '03 FLHR and I really like them. They are mello when going easy on them but will wake up with some throttle, Most say you lose some bottom end with the TD's but I dont miss it. I am burning up gas like there is no tomorrow but I cant blame the T/D's for that.

    Bodeen
     
  3. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    This is exactly how I've heard the Monster Ovals described. Heard them on a display bike at Biketoberfest last October and they sounded great just standing still.
     
  4. mjb765

    mjb765 Member

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    I have a set of Cobra Slip ons...out of the bos they were quiet at idle and sounded good when you nailed it. I pulled out the fiberglass packing and they got a bit noisier which was more to my liking.
     
  5. Robertg2233

    Robertg2233 Member

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    thanks for the responses, i thought about cobras but there not much quieter than my thunder headers. I"m leaning towards the monster ovals. luv that look under the bags, has any one had any negative comments besides cost. My thunder headers sold quick so I'm off the asphalt till i make a decision.
     
  6. roofgoof

    roofgoof Member

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    Just put V&H ovals on a 2009 FLHX, the difference in the performance is something else.
     
  7. Robertg2233

    Robertg2233 Member

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    I know your header pipes are different which will have an effect but how do like the sound bith at low rpms and highway speeds. did you do chrome or black?
     
  8. roofgoof

    roofgoof Member

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    I have the chrome ones, the sound is great. I though i would have a issue with not hearing the radio but i dont. I am really happy with them..
     
  9. Robertg2233

    Robertg2233 Member

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    thanks for the reply roofgoof, throw some pics in.. would like to see how she looks with those fat pipes. luckily the rain here in tampa is helping me stay patient and hopefully make the right choice. time is on my side for now.
     
  10. 03classic

    03classic Junior Member

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    I have rinehart tru-duals on my classic and the sound is great at speed and get some bark when on the throttle.I also like the line they create down the frame of the bike.