Deeper Sound From Exhaust


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Dayta
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Deeper Sound From Exhaust

Postby Dayta » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:05 pm



I am interested in achieving a deeper sound or rumble for my 96 wing over the stock sound. Not loud but a nice rumble. To save cost I've read that by drilling holes in the baffle in the exhaust pipes the sound can be obtained. Has anyone done this procedure ?


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Re: Deeper Sound From Exhaust

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:50 pm

Up front....personally I don't think you will ever achieve the "rumble" your expecting.
Twin cylinders have the rumble....a 6 cylinder....no so much.
per revolution,it's firing 3 times as many times.It kinda negates the bang bang you get from a twin.

On my 88 the first 30 mile with the triple tip add ons was horribly droning.I ended up removing them and restoring the original resonator tips.

Just remember,it's hard to fill a drilled hole If it doesn't work.
If you want to experiment,drill out the rivits on the tips and wiggle them off and run it.At least they can be put back.

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Re: Deeper Sound From Exhaust

Postby TennX » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:21 am

While I like the the sound of the GW, I dont know what mufflers are on mine but it sounds like a porshce...I do have V&H Big Shots on my VTX...many VTX owners drill out the first plate and some even go deeper usually 7 holes....they tap the holes and put bolts in em if they get tired of the sound ....good luck
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Re: Deeper Sound From Exhaust

Postby Trace Wallace » Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:46 am

The previous owner of my Aspencade took the baffles out. I have them in the box. I thought it sounded cool without them so I don't intend to put them back in.

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Re: Deeper Sound From Exhaust

Postby Dusty Boots » Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:34 am

Try running a set of Cherry Bomb mufflers. They give a deeper growl, but not unpleasant. You will need to visit a muffler shop to get the adapters bent to the right angle/length. Painted grey, they look pretty good.
Stock Harley take offs are also an option if you want to keep the chrome look.

Me ... I like the quiet of the stock pipes when you're riding 14+ hrs a day while touring

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Re: Deeper Sound From Exhaust

Postby Uncle Fester » Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:44 am

Here is a video of a GW 1500 with HD pipes on it





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Re: Deeper Sound From Exhaust

Postby Dayta » Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:31 am

Here's another video that shows a HD muffler modification on a 1500.





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