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What kind of exhaust are you using and why?
Have a 2013 Vegas 8 Ball and I'm wanting to get rid of the stock pipes.
I want something that sounds nice but quiet enough to cruise thru my neighborhood without pissing off the neighbors.
Performance is important as well
 

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I'm running the Bassani Road Rage 2-1 on my 16 Vegas. It sounds great nice deep idle and screams under throttle. Cruising on the highway it's not to loud. You can putt-putt at slow speeds fairly quietly. Also I'm still running the stock air box, filter with o2 connected with no problems at all
 

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I've got bassani pro street slash and the are loud. I think every aftermarket is gonna be loud on this bike. I had the victory x-bow pipes, which came with my bike, but those robbed power. Those weren't too bad, but I can't have something that's hindering performance.
 

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I'm running the Bassani Road Rage 2-1 on my 16 Vegas. It sounds great nice deep idle and screams under throttle. Cruising on the highway it's not to loud. You can putt-putt at slow speeds fairly quietly. Also I'm still running the stock air box, filter with o2 connected with no problems at all
I was considering them but I'm just not sure I like the look. To be fair I've only seen them in photos and not on a bike. Thanks for the input
 

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I've got bassani pro street slash and the are loud. I think every aftermarket is gonna be loud on this bike. I had the victory x-bow pipes, which came with my bike, but those robbed power. Those weren't too bad, but I can't have something that's hindering performance.
I agree any of the 2-2 pipes are going to be loud unless I go with hackers and the quiet insert, I'm gonna venture a guess those will kill any performance benefits.... Decisions decisions
 

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I agree any of the 2-2 pipes are going to be loud unless I go with hackers and the quiet insert, I'm gonna venture a guess those will kill any performance benefits.... Decisions decisions
Contact Kevinx on here. He'd have some good info!
 

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I'm running Freedom Performance sharp radius curve Slash pipes....**** the neighbors!:devil
Actually they only really bark loud when I get on it!...tunnels are fun.
I may upgrade to RPW's once I re-dyno my rebuilt ,bored and cammed, Vegas if the F.P.'s are holding back horses.
(Kevinx said my F.P.s will get restrictive if I'm making over 115 rear wheel horse.)
 

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Had Bassani Pro turnouts and I must admit it was a good laugh watching those drivers
giving themselves sore necks when I use to roar past the cars..( haha ). However I did
notice less torque on the bike.( The exhaust diameter to big ).

After noticing on the latest visions ect that they had an X pipe built into their exhaust
just were the rear exhaust tucks under the frame to exit on the other side of the bike
I thought about how the H pipe was used in the early years on bikes like Triumph etc.

I then bought a set of refillable exhaust mufflers 550mm long and fitted them to my
original victory exhaust and put a H pipe were the two exhausts come close together.

The result was a very nice deep idle, Very nice quiet rumble on the highway ( listen
to my music a hell of a lot better ), and a noticeable sound when pulling out.

Cheers
AL
 

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Doing similar shopping myself. Wife doesn't want especially loud. her '08 had Shotguns on it and they were downright caustic. Listened to a lot of clips on youtube, but you never can count on the sound quality.
 

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Doing similar shopping myself. Wife doesn't want especially loud. her '08 had Shotguns on it and they were downright caustic. Listened to a lot of clips on youtube, but you never can count on the sound quality.
Yup, go to your local bike night. If you hear something you like just ask the owner what they are or take a cell pic. I think my RPW slash are a little too loud so I installed the Thunder Mountain QT baffles. It's still loud when I want but my neighbors say they never hear me leave in the morning. Also KevinX says the these are one of the best performing exhaust of their kind. I think they really flow with the look of the bike.
 

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Yup, go to your local bike night. If you hear something you like just ask the owner what they are or take a cell pic. I think my RPW slash are a little too loud so I installed the Thunder Mountain QT baffles. It's still loud when I want but my neighbors say they never hear me leave in the morning. Also KevinX says the these are one of the best performing exhaust of their kind. I think they really flow with the look of the bike.
Better ground clearance too with the RPWs over the FPs
My FPs scrape when leant right over on rh bends.
I may have to seriously look into those RPW slash!
Anyone wanna trade their noisy offensive RPWs for a set of FP slash?
Your neighbors will love you:devil
 

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Yup, go to your local bike night. If you hear something you like just ask the owner what they are or take a cell pic. I think my RPW slash are a little too loud so I installed the Thunder Mountain QT baffles. It's still loud when I want but my neighbors say they never hear me leave in the morning. Also KevinX says the these are one of the best performing exhaust of their kind. I think they really flow with the look of the bike.
Nice lookin pipes too. Thanks for the feedback
 

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Yup, go to your local bike night.
:ltr:

Cycle Gear hosts a Bike Night during the summer. It's 2+ hours away in Meridian. And I suspect there'd be remarkably few Vics. Mostly Harleys and ricebikes.
 

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What kind of exhaust are you using and why?
Have a 2013 Vegas 8 Ball and I'm wanting to get rid of the stock pipes.
I want something that sounds nice but quiet enough to cruise thru my neighborhood without pissing off the neighbors.
Performance is important as well
Freedom Performance sharp radius curve Slash pipes on my New 2016 Vagas ! Love the pipes and sound is awesome and Loud best choice if you want to be heard !

TonyVagas2016
 

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Victory Performance Shotguns but replaced the stock baffles with big city thunders. Love the look and sound Amazing!


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Victory Performance Shotguns but replaced the stock baffles with big city thunders. Love the look and sound Amazing!


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Victory should have kept producing these pipes. I wanted those on my Highball, but never pulled the trigger.
 

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Victory should have kept producing these pipes. I wanted those on my Highball, but never pulled the trigger.
Have Victory dropped the Shotgun pipes?
That's a strange move!
I would've thought the straight shotguns a very popular choice on a popular bike.
Amazed......

There are better performance pipes aftermarket of course but most choose dealer pipes at point of sale don't they?
 

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There are better performance pipes aftermarket of course but most choose dealer pipes at point of sale don't they?
I assume. Its easier to add a set of pipes on to the total price than it is to spend a chunk of money after the fact. I gutted the Victory Straights exhaust on my old Highball, sounded awesome.
 
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