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  • View author's info Author Posted on Jul 14, 2005 at 03:47 AM

    the ones with a plate welded over the ends.
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  • View author's info Posted on Jul 26, 2005 at 11:09 AM

    Hey Bud
    Keep this in mind If u ride with a passenger much keep the pipe away from the passenger peg or you will be forever cleaning melted boot off your Pipe.
    In addition Choose the pipe you like and then have a good tune put on your bike Especialy if its carbed. The best pipe in the world wont matter with a porly tunned bike

    Stay Safe
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 18, 2005 at 11:32 PM

  • View author's info Posted on Jul 18, 2005 at 01:45 PM

    Hey Dude,
    got true duals and thunder header thundercones, and I've had people tell me it's the sweetest sounding road king they've heard.....they did add some serious h-power too...

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  • View author's info Posted on Jul 16, 2005 at 03:54 AM

    speedyjerry write:
    the ones with a plate welded over the ends.

    I would have gone with BAG PIPES..........sorry to those looking for a serious answer *s*
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 16, 2005 at 03:34 AM

    I had Vance & Hines and the baffels blew out. Now I have THUNDER HEADERS. They add 10 HP just by putting them on. Thunder Headers are very loud. You can set off car alarms when you drive by.
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 15, 2005 at 11:12 AM

    Plus, if you think that new engine of Hardley's is going to be hard to find pipes for, take a look at what our vision of the Stellican's Indian PowerPlus 35 will look like for the new Indian Chief in 2006!!
    And here I was just hoping for inlaid wood floorboards and a boat bell.

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  • View author's info Posted on Jul 15, 2005 at 11:02 AM

    Before you run out and buy pipes for that 80 inch engine, ya might wanna gander at this:

    Harley Davidson announced that in it will introduce the newest model of engine to their lineup, the DKH 'Dikhead' Super Single. Where the engine differs is in design. It will be a massive, eighty eight cubic inch single cylinder air cooled motor supported on twin ball bearing mounts for maximum rigidity. The shape of the valve cover is instantly both easily recognizable and unforgettable. Of course, it will be shaft driven for the final drive.
    "It's definitely a work of art." Miriam Baxter said, looking at the test model. "I get excited on so many levels just looking at it."

    When asked about the new changes in design philosophy, a spokesman at the Motor Company said "we wanted to give the customers something they could really relate to. We think that the new Dikhead really represents our traditional, core buyers and what they look for in a Harley Davidson product."

    When asked why the company has gone to a single cylinder model, we were told that vibration was far less than the older V-twin model even though the Dikhead still has all the power of the classic V-twin which it will eventually replace in the years to come. The sound of the new engine is somewhat different as well, being only a single cylinder, but the exhaust pipe is chrome plated and rather huge with one tester even referring to it as 'veiny' in nature. Our test model was evidently a press beater, and the chrome pipe showed signs of blueing through constant flogging.

    And what does the new Dikhead engine sound like?

    "Where the classic sound of the old engine was similar to 'potato-potato,'" Said a HD design team spokesman, "this new engine sounds more like 'unf-unf' and it only gets faster in tempo the more you get down on it."

    "There's just something about this new engine." One test rider commented. "I can't really explain, but when I hop on this thing, I know it's going to be a great ride."

    The new Dikhead will take its place among the ranks of other notable Harley engines such as the Knucklehead, the Panhead, and the Shovelhead. The spokesman added "We believe the Dikhead is really going to fill some holes in the market."

    Most of the current models will receive a new Dikhead engine as will a yet unnamed new model. Our inside sources say that the mystery model is probably going to be a Dikhead paired with an entry level Sportster, which really won't be all that surprising.

    At first, look for a slow trickle of Dikheads to start showing up at the dealerships as the company closes down its hundredth anniversary celebration and ramps up for full production of the new models. Corporate sources also tell us that soon after that, all of the dealerships should be chock full of Dikheads.

    "It will be standing room only when all of the Dikheads hit the sales floor." A spokesperson commented.

    "The Harley Dikhead. It's what we're going to base our new corporate sales policy around. We're totally committed to getting all the Dikheads we can into our dealerships." The company spokesman said. "That's where we're really going to see a jump in profit, from sales made off of all of the Dikheads."

    The Harley Davidson Dikhead. If you haven't seen one yet, just stop by your local Harley Davidson dealership where you'll find plenty on display.

    ( and I know Di*khead is spelled with a c, just can't write it here).
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 15, 2005 at 04:51 AM

    I have Vance and Hines half shots on mine. Really like em.
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 15, 2005 at 03:33 AM

    harleydude2002 write:

    REALLY!? Thanks Speedy! Where can I buy em!!!?

    As twoswild said, Vance and Hines. I remember this topic months ago popped up here and I did look at alot of suggestions, V&H has an excellent site full of info. Worth looking into.
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 14, 2005 at 01:31 PM

    You've got many options here, I'm taking you want to change out the complete factory exhaust, head pipes and all. Looks like you have SE mufflers now. Samson's Big Cannons II are cool, many different styles that'll look great on your FB, heat shields and great sound. If you want baffles you gotta buy them separate. (I would go with Thunder Monsters in place of baffles), great sound, better performance. BUT Samson's been having Quality Control Issues lately.

    The best choice for all around looks, sound, performance and quality is Vance and Hines, Good s.hit there.

    Porker Performance is good, H ooker Headers is good. BUB (Rinehart's) are awesome too, a bit pricey though but you'll love em.

    S.ucks, BK wouldn't let me include the web addresses for the above companies

    Hope this helps.
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 14, 2005 at 08:52 AM

    Can't speak for Harley, but I do now that Hacker C's sound pretty good on the 88 inch S&S. B's give a little more horsepopwer boost, though.
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 14, 2005 at 04:50 AM

    Best sounding pipes is a matter of opinion.

    Best performing pipes is scientificlly validated through tests.

    I like the flow characteristics of Rineharts as well as the sound.They are quiet when running at low rpm's but roar when the throttle is rolled open.

    There are so many good exhaust systems on the market that you'll see a wide variety of opinoins posted here.

    Good luck with your selection.
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