Cool, I have been wanting the TABS for awhile but also like the VH. I was even looking into the 2-1s recently as I get closer to my purchase. I have heard some pipes online that sound pretty high piched. I take into consideration the camera mic but with the nature of the Vrod design, want to be safe. I really want a good deep sound but with the best horsepower gain/potential. My plan is to get PC5 and pipes then go to Stage 2 Cams at some point.Tabs are deeper toned then V&H my opinion. Sportbike'ish not so much, especially not the Muscle.
I agree with the man above. Thats you GIXXBYNITE.
I should elaborate on the sound of the TABS. I said they were so loud I ride with ear plugs, and I do. After many years as a CNC Machinist, I have a hearing loss and must protect my self.
Driving around the neighborhood they sound great. People turn to see whats comming. But in a good way. I pull into Alice's Restaurant and blip the throttle and again people look. Because of the Dyno tune, it reves like a Sprint Car. Great throttle responce and minimal decel poping and cracking.
I brought the bike to the dealer where I bought it. They had never even heard of TAB. But they said they loved the sound. And my bike had 50 more miles on it than when I droped it off. I wonder what they did? They probably where blasting down the 101 freeway.
It's when you crack open the thottle hard that the sound comes out "BIG TIME". Passing a car that has pissed you off. Double down shifting on the freeway. Cruising at 5 grand.
That's when the ear plugs come in handy. With out the ear plugs it causes me pain in my ears. Any one will tell you, if you are experiencing pain you are doing unreversable damage to your ears.
Here's a link to my Dyno report.
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/...fully they at least gas it up for you.:biker:
I went with the Vance & Hines Comp slip-ons with baffles. Sounds awesome. Based on the paperwork it came with, the stock pipes weigh 25.6 lbs and the V&H are 14 lbs. Assuming that's each side. Felt like a bigger difference than that when I took the old ones off and put the new ones on. I don't know how much the TAB pipes weigh or about other options available.What does each of them weigh? What do the stock pipes weigh? Are ther any titainum pipes out there?
is the 2in1 V&H comp series much more freeflowing in terms of airflow? If you took off the 2in1's and put back the stock headers with the V&H comp series slipons, would you need a new Tune?I had the dealership install the V&H 2into1 Competition Series System (black ceramic), along with a high flow air filter and race tuner, before I even picked up my bike (2009 Vivid Black Muscle). The stock system is very disappointing to the ear. Sounds like a Honda...
The V&H system sounds awesome! I am always getting compliments for how she growles. Good tone without being obnoxious. Plus great performance. A little on the expensive side but worth it.