Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland!
Best Sounding Combination - Steel Framed
Hi, I know there have been a lot of "Which Exhaust" posts and I know a lot of it is personal opinion but I would be interested to hear what you think makes our bikes sound best. I know a lot of Harley's sound better than our bikes and a set of V&H pipes (Big Shots or Short Shots) and a Screaming Eagle Heavy Breather do a great job on getting the sound just right. I know a lot of people will just say if you want it to sound like a Harley buy one which is fair enough but I have a Highball now.
I have Stage 1 with K&N Filter and the Victory Swepts on my bike and it sounded nice. I replaced the baffles with the RPW ones and the bike sounds much better. The idle is just about perfect now. When it was at HD getting them fitted a lot of the guys couldn't believe how good it sounded (and you know how stubborn they can be about anything other than HD!).
What is it that gives it a better sound? Is it the Torque Tubes or S&S filter that really gives it a lift as well? Do cams really change it and give it a better sound? Power is important but it is not the overall end goal. I would take a set up that had 10% less power if it sounded 10% better once all done.
I would say that above 3,500 the noise on a Vic can be a bit mechanical and sounds good but about 80% as good as what I would like.
As you know I like in the UK so not a great deal of bike over here to listen too. Has anyone come across a bike and just thought that is just the best combination for our bikes?
Maybe one of the builders like Conquest Customs, Vic Shop or Southern Motorworx etc might chime in here.
If I keep my bike I am going to do a full build on it and I want to make sure of the direction I am going to go before I make my decision so any help would be greatly appreciated.
For example I had a Trans Am 4th Gen LT1 and I had the pipes or a Corvette put on and it was simply one of the best V8's I have ever heard.
Looking forward to hearing your replies!
2015 Highball Black - Mods being done now!
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2012 Victory Highball - Swept Pipes, RPW Baffles Stage 1, 02's Removed, Lloydz Timing Wheel 4+, 1/4 Turn Throttle Ring, Mini Bullitt LED Indictors, Kewl Metal Brackets, Arlen Ness Pegs & Grips, Arlen Ness Cam Cover, K&P Oil Filter, Magnetic Sump Plug, Rear Axle Covers, Black Engine Bolt Kit. - Now Sold :(
Last edited by Big Tav; 08-31-2014 at 04:13 PM.