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2012 Night Rod Exhaust System Comparison: V&H 2-1 vs. Trask Assault 2-1

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I finally pulled the trigger on a new exhaust. It was down to the Fitzgerald Cut Throat and the Trask Assault. I went with the Trask since it looked like it pulled in closer to the bike and sat high enough that I figured it would be very unlikely that I would have any ground clearance issues (like the ones I've been dealing with running the V&H Comp).

I've been digging for info on the Trask for a while and there appears to be surprisingly very little info out there. One or two videos on YouTube. I asked around about it on our beloved forums and FB but got very little feedback. The Fitzgerald Cut Throat seems to have more in the way of YouTube vids, pics, opinions, etc.

Having said all that, I figured I might try to be part of the solution rather than the problem. I took the time to make a comparison video during installation to document the difference in sound between the two pipes (link below). Hoping to take her out for a ride tomorrow to get first impressions and so on.

Comparison Video
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Both very close is sound. How's the quality of the Trask? Clearance looks better.
Clearance looks much better. This was one of my primary reasons for going with this pipe.

The mounting bracket and hardware are really nice. Everything fit right together; I didn't have to fight to get anything to line up. I really like the double slip-joint fit where the two headers go into the muffler. I imagine that creates a better seal than only a single slip joint.

I dig the sound so far. In person, it seems to be more aggressive than the V&H Comp.
Yes, in the vid, seemed a deeper tone to it.
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