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Old 07-31-2012, 09:37 PM   #1
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Not sure what exhaust to put on it...

Hey, I have an 03 100th anniversary model. I'm just not sure what exhaust to put on it, I've gone on YouTube but not helping to much. I liked the sound of the toxic big rig exhaust, anybody heard good things about it? Anybody got some good suggestions? Thanks
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:34 AM   #2
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Welcome, lots of threads and pics of exhausts, just use the search function
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:41 PM   #3
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I have the INDY from V/H, nice deep sound & it looks good...exposes the rear wheel. D&D are decent, RHINE HARTS.
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:34 PM   #4
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I have an 02' and put Bub Jug Huggers on over the winter. I couldn't be happier with the sound. They are a little loud, but you can rest assured that everyone else can hear you coming.

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Old 08-11-2012, 02:23 AM   #5
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Unless, you want a really loud bike, and want to fool with tuning. The old drilling holes in the end of the exhaust pipes, gives a good sound and other than the time to drill and a can of black high temp paint to cover the area around the holes its free.
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:00 AM   #6
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Unless, you want a really loud bike, and want to fool with tuning. The old drilling holes in the end of the exhaust pipes, gives a good sound and other than the time to drill and a can of black high temp paint to cover the area around the holes its free.
As Spirit Warrior said drill the holes,I did this then kept making larger holes then I just gutted them (V Mod) and they sound great I just put a sound bite on the forum if you need to hear them.
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:54 PM   #7
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I V-modded my pipes a few years back and have been happy with the sound. Great sound bites on You Tube and there is even a PowerPoint to show you how to do it.
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:37 AM   #8
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Pipe

My 08 was smooth but lacked a feel with the stockers, I had a Bassani and she was very nice good top end but seemed to loose mid, I went to the V&H Comp 2 and man it really woke the bike up....Best pipe in my mind. I had a 05 and did the V Mod's..it was ok but the weight etc really is the big change and the V&H is nothing in weight.
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:57 AM   #9
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Vance and hines 2 into 1 comp series best pipe for out bikes . I have an 02 .d it just comes to life when u throttle up
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:05 AM   #10
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How do you use the bike?

Things good pipes do:

Save weight over stock.

That's about it - the stock pipes are fine, but very, very heavy, which upsets the handling and slows the bike down. If you want more noise, you can drill them.

Things bad pipes do:

If they were originally designed for a 45 degree V Twin (ie an airhead) and modified they will sap power.
if they are not designed at all they will sap power.
If they are too short they will sap midrange and, with the noise under your ear, deafen you.
If they hang low, they will reduce cornering clearance (already the V-Rod's main problem).

Whether you change the pipe or not, the bike would probably offer far more midrange with a tune.

My favourite pipe is the D&D Fatcat, which, with a tune, makes loads of power, and doesn't drag. But you may have views on the looks.
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:09 AM   #11
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Vance and hines 2 into 1 comp series best pipe for out bikes . I have an 02 .d it just comes to life when u throttle up
My unfavourite pipe. Scrapes in every bend, and way too short. Looks nice though. I have it for shows.

Each to their own!
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My unfavourite pipe. Scrapes in every bend, and way too short. Looks nice though. I have it for shows.

Each to their own!
I am not curves Guy I'm straight lien Guy. So clearance is not issue. As far as too short m'y bike has never run stronger or better
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I am not curves Guy I'm straight lien Guy. So clearance is not issue. As far as too short m'y bike has never run stronger or better
Never understood that myself. Years ago the local mayor used to give me a lift home now and then. He hated turning right (this was in England where they drive on the left). Used to be a long detour.

What other pipes did you try, out of curiosity?

Anyway, that's why I asked how he uses the bike. If he doesn't turn right, is deaf or wants to become deaf, and values max power over midrange, the Indy (or comp as it now is) would be a good choice.

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I use mine in canyons heavy My buddy with a 04 V Rod his V&H is smashed and repaired and he does not push it, He finally went to the NightRod shocks and its 90% better but I think if I pushed it it would hit. My 08 is a bit different, the headers now has a second bracket unlike his and it pulls the tail up at least pressure wise and she sits 1/4 inch above my bottom frame rail above the fuel cell, I took her 500 miles with all of Malibu canyon the Rock Store PCH then back through Bouquet etc..at least half the ride was canyons and a good pace. I did not hit a thing, Stock 08 V Rod with shocks stock but set for my weight 225 lbs...I have hit my stocker and just a tad on the Bassani...I am sure i could hit the V&H Comp pipe but I would really be pushing.....I love this pipe....I would buy again...not to say in certain off camber or decrease radious curves its not possible...I'm just saying it went through areas I normally hit and ...nothing..great sound and what a 0 to mid pull.....very happy
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Unless, you want a really loud bike, and want to fool with tuning. The old drilling holes in the end of the exhaust pipes, gives a good sound and other than the time to drill and a can of black high temp paint to cover the area around the holes its free.
any and every change to exhaust or intake needs a re-tuning
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