I have never herd of that before I thought that was why they made the black version especially for the DX. I reckon that is just a bullshit way of trying to get out of replacing it. What is supposed to be the difference between a DX model and an AW that would make it break. Sounds like typical not our problem bullshit most manufacturers use. When I bought mine I was told nothing about it not being suitable for a DX except for the bracket which you need for every aftermarket full system on a DX (except V&H 2-1).The big issue you are gonna have is that Bub says over and over again that the Bub 7 2-1 is not meant for the VRSCDX. I put the Bub 7 on my DX knowing this and understood if I have any issues that I would be on my own. I dont know the V-mod guys, I have herd alot of good things about them, I hope they let you kow this about Bub 7 2-1 and the VRSCDX...
The way I am reading this the DX model is supported as long as you have the correct parts. However it still doesn't explain the lack of a response from them to the OP.• Forward Control Models Only, Will Not Fit Muscle model. """"DX, R and D models call for fitment""".
• 2009-2011 models require OEM Gasket 65109-01.
Doesnt explain why it happened but at least we know that it would be covered if it had still been under warranty.Here is the answer from BUB.
1) BRIANSVROD, you have an answer too. BUB 7 2-1 fits our DX.
2) I always don't know why my pipe is broken but i may buy a new replacement header.
The BUB 2-1 V-Rod Exhaust in Black Ceramic- 05-7019BG will fit your 2008 DX model as long as you install the same mounting brackets used on your Chrome system. The MSRP for a new BUB 7 2-1 V-Rod system in Black Ceramic is $650.00 US plus shipping, customs fee etc.
A new replacement header for your existing Chrome 2-1 is $125.00 plus shipping, customs fees etc. Header Part # is 05-0743C.
Unfortunately, the broken header is out of the covered warranty period. I may be able to extend a discount if you decide to order a new Ceramic system.
I do appreciate your patience and look forward to hearing from you soon."