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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-29-2014, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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Default 2014 Hammer...exhaust opinions NEEDED!

Buying my first Victory on Thursday 😃 rolling a bunch of mods into my financing but picking out this exhaust is racking my brain! I really love the look of the ground pounders but I'm a little worried about 1) the heat on mine and my passenger legs? 2) I want it loud but is it too loud? For the people that have em what's your opinion? At cruising speed is it obnoxious or will I at least be able to talk to the wife (Bluetooth) How do they compare to the octanes?

How will they tune compared to others...will they hurt me in performance? I know the 2-1 is optimal however will the GPlll's kill me with all the other mods?

Also, the dealer has told me I don't have to wait for the break in period before modding but what do ya think?


Other mods I'm having installed:
Lloydz's Torque Tubes
Lloydz's ATS
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Appreciate any and all help! Need to make a decision before tomorrow afternoon!
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I have the RPW big slash with the ATS, TT intake, and the PCV. I love that exhaust. If you are looking for noise, this isn't the pipe you want. Yes it makes good sound when you get into it, but at cruising it is nice rumble.

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Thanks for the help! I was also looking at the RPW's but I just love the look of Conquest Customs stuff...just worried about my passenger and I going deaf?
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I just had a custom built 2:1 exhaust built and its wide open... its friggen LOUD crusing or rapping on it wide open throttle.... doesnt matter. It has a great 'rasp' between upshifts, but pops on the decel so bad its embarrassing. This is mostly being caused 1) improper air/fuel mix with the open exhaust but also being that the pipe is so short you can hear the overlap of the piston cycling in the cylinder. Kinda like you would hear when you put zoomies on a normally aspirated car engine, instead of a blower motor. It sounds like shit. It needs to be baffled and baffled in a way that allows flow with the right amount of back pressure. I dont think the GPIII are gonna give you anything but loud obnoxious noise....

I like noise!!!! really... but on a bike its not as easy to get around it.

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1. Heat isn't bad at all compared to many pipes as these come wrapped which keep a lot of it down. You do still need to be careful not to rest your leg or boot against them though as that will eventually melt a hole through whatever is against them, as their design puts them higher and wider than most. I usually leave my right foot on the peg when stopped but if it is down I can feel the air vibrations on my boot which gets placed directly under the exhaust (I'm 5' 11")

2. They look awesome, but you will not be carrying on much of a conversation with anyone without being on the border of screaming. They put out a lot of noise that is more forward than most rear facing exhaust systems as it reflects off the road more. If I am going out for a good long ride then many times I'll put in plugs or some good fitting earbuds.

3. Mine tuned up great. I have a big shot tuner and torque tubes. Almost zero popping, just once in a blue moon. 100hp/110torq on my 100" 2007. I expected less with such short open pipes but the torque tubes appear to help make a good improvement.

I have not heard mine up against a Thor yet, but that was going to be my next choice. Also newer models require oil cooler relocation I believe which can add another good chunk to the cost.

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1. Heat isn't bad at all compared to many pipes as these come wrapped which keep a lot of it down. You do still need to be careful not to rest your leg or boot against them though as that will eventually melt a hole through whatever is against them, as their design puts them higher and wider than most. I usually leave my right foot on the peg when stopped but if it is down I can feel the air vibrations on my boot which gets placed directly under the exhaust (I'm 5' 11")

2. They look awesome, but you will not be carrying on much of a conversation with anyone without being on the border of screaming. They put out a lot of noise that is more forward than most rear facing exhaust systems as it reflects off the road more. If I am going out for a good long ride then many times I'll put in plugs or some good fitting earbuds.

3. Mine tuned up great. I have a big shot tuner and torque tubes. Almost zero popping, just once in a blue moon. 100hp/110torq on my 100" 2007. I expected less with such short open pipes but the torque tubes appear to help make a good improvement.

I have not heard mine up against a Thor yet, but that was going to be my next choice. Also newer models require oil cooler relocation I believe which can add another good chunk to the cost.
Appreciate the info!! I went ahead and placed the order a few days ago so we'll see. Little nervous about the defining noise but the more I ride with the stock pipes I am definitely looking forward to a much louder ride...people just can't hear me and have almost come over in my lane with me riding right next to them I wont be able to get it dyno tuned until October or so but hopefully the PCV tune wont be too bad.
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we need someone to build a nice lightweight 2-1 for our hammer's with 304 stainless as it holds almost 3 times the heat in the pipe by its nature. check out twobros.com COMP S pipe in the works, that brushed finish would look great on my 13 hammer. someone like conquest could contract a run of those or e-mail + ask for it. 300 series stainless is a superior material + can be polished to a chrome like finish by the manufacturer, typical mild steel chromed or black coated is JUNK by comparison!!!
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