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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-16-2012, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
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Hello all. Been lurking this form for a while now. But I do have a question. I guess it should be in the want adds form, but I'll try here first.

First of all. I have a 06 Victory jackpot with 2,500 miles. I want to do some up grades to what I like and performance. I have the stock exhaust on it. I don't like it. Not sure what the style is called. But they are not the swept pipes I have seen pictures of. the swept style is what I am looking into getting.

I also would like to change the tail light assemble to the LED style just on the bottom edge of the fender. I know I would have to put the license plate to a side mount on the swing arm. My question is has anyone tried this and how hard is the wiring?

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Here is a picture of the set up it sounds you’re talking about?
For the most part everything was pretty easy, just had to reroute the license plate light wire down to the swing arm. The turn signals were pretty easy. Just cut the existing turn sig wires soldered to the LEDS.
I WOULD NOT get the victory swept pipes if you’re looking to upgrade... they steal HP and just sound OK the only reason to go with these would be looks and there are some nice looking pipes that also help HP.
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You will also need to install a load equalizer so the flash rate stays the same.

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Here is a picture of the set up it sounds you’re talking about?
For the most part everything was pretty easy, just had to reroute the license plate light wire down to the swing arm. The turn signals were pretty easy. Just cut the existing turn sig wires soldered to the LEDS.
I WOULD NOT get the victory swept pipes if you’re looking to upgrade... they steal HP and just sound OK the only reason to go with these would be looks and there are some nice looking pipes that also help HP.
That is pretty much what I am looking for.
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i didnt install an equalizer, the rate is a little faster than stock but not to the point where its to fast or anything.

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I've found that tail light assembly on a few sites. But Victoryonly.com seems to have the best rate. But not a whole lot different than the rest. I have never dealt with that site. Any advice?

I can pick up a side mount license plate bracket anywhere for the most part. Very common.

I seem to have problems finding the exhaust. I found what I like (style) on Arlen Ness's website. But not 100% sure. Looks wise it is exactly what I am looking for. But I do believe that jdaviac said that isn't a good exhaust for performance. Is there similar looking pipes that are a upgrade?

Again. Being ignorant I'm not even sure what they call the pipes on my bike.

https://www.victoryforums.com/showthr...t=1546&page=20

The one with my little girl sitting on it. LOL Computer illiterate.
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i didnt install an equalizer, the rate is a little faster than stock but not to the point where its to fast or anything.
It is the same flash rate as if you have a burnt out bulb. If that doesn't bother you, I guess you don't need a load equalizer.

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these are the arlen ness V-500 pipes. they are a little shorter than the victory swept. As jdaviac said the 2 pipe deal is not as powerful as the 2 in 1 pipes. I still sh%t and get but I have the look I wanted. Also I did small led lites instead of the MBW turn signals. Hope we helped you out.
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How does the v-500 sound?
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they have a deep throaty sound to them. What I like about them is, if I want to let someone know I am there they are loud however if I want to sneek thru town (ie cops or late at night) I can still putter thru reasonably quiet. There are some youtube videos that will give you an idea. Search victory exhausts.

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