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Hello everyone.

Am trying to narrow down my search for an enhancement to the stock exhaust sound with the following primary objectives:

(1) Better / reasonably louder sound than stock 8)

(2) Easy to install (slip-ons appear to be the best route & hopefully no rejetting) :D

(3) Reasonable cost (in the event do not like the sound later) :roll:

Am comparing between the following products:

(a) Roadhouse Slip-ons
- $402.99 plus tax & shipping

(b) Hard Krome DD Drag Slip-ons
- $328 plus tax & shipping

(c) Vance & Hines Dual Cruzer Exhaust System
- $398.98 plus tax & shipping

Any comments on any of the above in regards to sound, ease of installation and cost?

Am contemplating placing an order before the HDL July 4th sale is over . . .

Thanks for any assistance on this inquiry.

Take care,
Izzy Rider
 

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If your going to get slip ons you may as well do the kiwi mod.
I've done it and it sounds pretty good to me.
I did the clayton mod first but was still alittle quiet for my liking.
Luckily for me Kiwi lives but an hours ride [Huntly, New Zealand]so I went to listen to his bike first hand.
The sound bite doesnt do them justice , he hung a mic out his bedroom window.
Discussion link
http://www.vtxoa.com/forums/viewtopic.p ... t=kiwi+mod
You Tube link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzZmcI3nJzQ
 

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I can only speak of the Roadhouse, I have the classic slip ons. Easy to install, sound great!
 

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Go with the full pipes. you see alot of slipons available used for a reason. After market pipes are a lot lighter also.
JMHO

Smokey
 

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dangrousdan said:
Xchoppers if you don't want to spend a lot they are pretty good for $189.95

http://xchoppers.com/product_info.php?c ... ucts_id=30
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there is a you tube link at the bottom of the page
For those that don't know, xchoppers sells the exact same slip ons for about $189 that JC Whitney sells for $60 some odd dollars. The only difference is that xchoppers furnishes some sort of home made bracket.

You haven't mentioned Cobra Slip-ons, probably one of the most popular choices on the board.
 

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I had the Hard krome slip ons - they sound nice and are not too hard to install.

BUT for the money you spend on slip ons, you can get a full system for not much more money.

I eventually switched over to a full system. I would recomend just starting with a full system.

Most of the time, if you don't mess with your air box, you don't need to re-jet

JMO
 

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I had the Hard krome slip ons - they sound nice and are not too hard to install.

BUT for the money you spend on slip ons, you can get a full system for not much more money.

I eventually switched over to a full system. I would recomend just starting with a full system.

Most of the time, if you don't mess with your air box, you don't need to re-jet

JMO
I like the stock header pipe Id like to know the advantage of getting the full system versus the slipons. inquiring minds want to know. :wink:
Theres was a poker run awhile back and I made arrangement to meet a few fellows to listen to different pipes,clayton mod I liked it but wasnt for me,cobra slipons liked them but a little loud,roadhouse slipons just what I was looking for I for one like the look of the stock pipe but I like the sound of the roadhouse,all the others I listened to were to loud for my ole a&&. Try to find some fellow XERs and check some out. Now if I had the $$$ it would be the dooleys. :lol: Good luck on this one.
 

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I have the HK slip-on's, they are pretty loud and I'm as happy as I could be with slip-ons .To be honest I wish I had waited and bought the 3" big straights, they look and sound better. I was trying to save money, I would have been better off doing the Clayton mod, waiting till I had the money and bought what I wanted for a couple of hundred dollars more.
 

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I like the stock header pipe Id like to know the advantage of getting the full system versus the slipons. inquiring minds want to know. :wink:
Theres was a poker run awhile back and I made arrangement to meet a few fellows to listen to different pipes,clayton mod I liked it but wasnt for me,cobra slipons liked them but a little loud,roadhouse slipons just what I was looking for I for one like the look of the stock pipe but I like the sound of the roadhouse,all the others I listened to were to loud for my ole a&&. Try to find some fellow XERs and check some out. Now if I had the $$$ it would be the dooleys. :lol: Good luck on this one.
My thoughts exactly! I like the stock exhaust look, truth be told, I probably would not have gotton the slip ons if I didn't find them cheap here on the board. The dooleys are about the only other look that I would go to.
 
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