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I just purchased a 1500 Vulcan Classic 05' and would like to get rid of the stock exhaust system but I don't know which ones to go to?! I have a friend who has a Road King with a Screaming Eagle system but it's way to loud!! Are there any exhaust systems that have the throaty motor cycle cruiser sound but still mellow??
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Hi Pic, I have Cobra long shots on my vulcan (03 model) classic and i really like the sound they have.Now a friend of mine rides a 03 Road Star 1600 with the same pipes, but it seems like his is louder than my vulcan!! Anyway,going down the road you won't hear it being too loud,so go on and get ya a set of the cobra's. They really do sound sweet!!! Kenny in North Carolina.....
 

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All respects, Kenny, but my experience and feedback from other users would put DG Hardchrome on the top of the heap closely followed by Vance & Hines. V&H have a quieter baffle on some models to knock down the bark of straight pipes.
I have V&H and my only gripes are the diameter is smaller than I'd like (after removing the good-looking stock mufflers) and that they have heat shields that show in the reflection of chrome accessories like the swing arm accent chrome.
If I did it over, I'd go with either 2.5" or 3" Hardchromes.
If you want lower sound but with rumble, you would be advised to go with long pipes over the shorter drag style to put the sound behind you.

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Kenny said:
Hi Pic, I have Cobra long shots on my vulcan (03 model) classic and i really like the sound they have.Now a friend of mine rides a 03 Road Star 1600 with the same pipes, but it seems like his is louder than my vulcan!! Anyway,going down the road you won't hear it being too loud,so go on and get ya a set of the cobra's. They really do sound sweet!!! Kenny in North Carolina.....

I have a set of the new Cobra Speedster longs and am very impressed. I see so many negatives about the Cobra products but have been extremely happy.
 

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When I brought my bike home (hauled it 450 miles trailered) and started it up to drive it off of the trailer....my neighbors came right over and asked me if I just bought a Harley. The bike already had the H/K staggered pipes on it. I had stopped in Vantage Washington to get gas and a guy and his wife pulled in to gas up. They were riding a Harley with an absolute beautiful paint job on it. I had just come out of the store and walked over to them and said a friendly hello and complimented them on their awesome bike. We talked a few minutes and then I headed to my truck pulling my bike and the Harley driver quickly asked if he could look at the pipes on my bike. Sure I said and pulled it over and parked. Both he and his wife climbed up on the trailer and all he kept saying was.....MAN....Where did you get those pipes? He was totally fascinated by their appearance and good looks....as was I when I found the bike. He asked how they sounded so I started the bike up and I thought he and his wife were going to fall off of the trailer. Admittedly....I did open the throttle just a little so when it cracked....it got their attention for sure. I remember how he literally fell in love with these pipes and he kept repeating that in his comments.

I can tell you when I ride with my open face helmet in nicer weather....I can hear the rumble easily due to the pipes being staggared and not extending all the way to the rear.....however....I LOVE hearing the sound they make so for me....it's what I want and enjoy. I asked my wife if the sound bothers her and she said no.....but then she wears a full face helmet so the sound is muffled more so for her.

Good luck on whatever you decide to buy.
 

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Loud pipes save lifes.

When you hear me comming, I want you to think the world is comming to an end.

Mine aren't that loud, but a few revs causes agressive car drivers to back off.
 

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grunt said:
Loud pipes save lifes.

When you hear me comming, I want you to think the world is comming to an end.

Mine aren't that loud, but a few revs causes agressive car drivers to back off.

You know.....I had a couple of young guys in a car pull right up behind me while I was stopped at a turn and the kid driving was revving his engine as if he wanted to get my attention. Well...he did so I rapped on the throttle a couple of times and watched his face to see what he would do and his eyes kind of opened wide and he stayed behind me a good distance after that. I think your right about loud pipes helping keep aggressive drivers at a distance.
 
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