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Has anyone here got experience with the Official Victory Stage 1 muffler (the one that looks like the OEM muffler, NOT the Tri-Oval)? Are they quieter than the Tri-Ovals? Does someone have any insight as to how they're made (are they different baffles, glass packs, etc)? I am looking for something with more sound than OEM and less than Tri Ovals, if that makes sense...
 

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Mine came with the victory stage one muffler, not tri ovals. I thought they were the stock muffler until I got a set of stock mufflers to do a thrush mod on. The stage 1 has a straight opening thru them a lot like the thrush mufflers but are quitter. They seem to be louder than the stock mufflers, but it has been so long since I heard a stock bike hard to say for sure. I can send you pics of the stage one mufflers I have when I get home if you like.
 

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That would be great. Thanks.


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I had the stage 1 muffs on for a while. Still have them in case I want to go quieter at some point. As said, they are louder than stock, but quieter than the Tri-Oval and much quieter than the Thrush mod I'm running now. On long trips I should either wear ear plugs or change to the stage 1 muffs simply because the drone of the Thrush muffs can get kinda irritating over time. The last time I went on a long ride I just wore ear plugs most the trip because I was going to Sturgis. Yes; it has been a while. I didn't want to be in Sturgis with a stock sounding bike don'tcha know. It was fine. The ear plugs also help with wind noise which will also destroy our hearing over time.
 

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Thanks for the info BBob. I now have heard from 2 folks that said pretty much the same thing. I might just invest in a set of these. I might sell my glass pack mufflers after all. :)
 

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Thanks for the info BBob. I now have heard from 2 folks that said pretty much the same thing. I might just invest in a set of these. I might sell my glass pack mufflers after all. :)
I'l start shopping for you. LOL I picked up my OEM that I modified for like $60 or something. If I can run across ome on the cheap it may be worth paying freight. Here is a complete stage 1 kit.
 

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I have a pair of modified OEM with glass packs, just trying to see if there is something a bit quieter available.


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LOL Yea I get that. I just was looking actually for something else. You just never know what your going to run across.
 

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So, after this whole discussion, I installed the glass packs tonight. I took my Vicbaggers tips off and put the OEM tips on. Maybe they won't reverberate as much. Might have a well used pair of Vicbaggers tips for sale soon...


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You my friend have WAY to much time on your hands. LOl I like the tri-ovals because they look a little different and sound pretty nice. But man are folks proud of them. Those stage ones are the same way.
 

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I love the way the tri-ovals look but I don't really have the money for them right now...


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I do wonder that if your bike has cams and has been dyno with the glass pack mod mufflers how it would affect the tune if swapped back to the S1?
Autotune :)
 

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I do happen to have the auto tune so that is one reason I have no reservations on just swapping pipes. I did manage to save a **** ton of maps so now I just have to build a maps for the glass packs and save them off.

So far, I have good maps for:
Stock pipes, Stock cams, Lloydz air filter, ATS +4
Stock pipes, S&S Cams, Lloydz air filter, ATS +4

Soon I'll have a good map for
Glass packs, S&S Cams, Lloydz air filter, ATS +4
 

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Vic's web page chrome tri ovals are down to $400. Maybe Paulie can get then a little lower
 

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Vic's web page chrome tri ovals are down to $400. Maybe Paulie can get then a little lower
I've already got my quote from Paulie ;) . I also got a quote from him on the "normal" Stage-1 pipes too.
I just don't think I need to spend the money yet.
 

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Post up you want stage one Mufflers in the for sale or wanted section. Somebody had them and changed them and will sell them to you cheap. That how I got mine and they are perfect for what I wanted. The tips can make a difference also. I had the Big Mouth exhaust tips and they muffled the sound more than the Round Arlen Ness Beveled ones I have on now.
 
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