Good slip ons
« on: January 08, 2014, 04:33:17 PM »
Anyone know a good link to some good slip ons mufflers that make the bike sound great, preform better, and with decent back pressure.

please no Jardine rumblers they are no longer sold and to expensive :/

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Re: Good slip ons
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2014, 07:05:35 PM »
You're on your own to put together exhaust system parts for the VX.
There were very few aftermarket parts specific for the VX when it was new, most overseas where the bike sold better,  nothing made now.
It doesn't mean you can't be creative :mellow:
'92 VX
'98 DR350SE
'72 Penton Jackpiner
http://www.twowheelsonly.com/vx.htm

Re: Good slip ons
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2014, 08:28:46 PM »
Yea thought so.
Does any one know how to take out the silencer of the stock muffler, i want to do that but don't want to make a mistake and ruin the pipes in the process?

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Re: Good slip ons
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2014, 09:43:13 PM »
Not possible because of the way they are constructed. :-\
« Last Edit: January 08, 2014, 10:55:31 PM by tworide »
'92 VX
'98 DR350SE
'72 Penton Jackpiner
http://www.twowheelsonly.com/vx.htm

Re: Good slip ons
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2014, 12:29:20 AM »
Not possible because of the way they are constructed. :-\

Ages ago people used to drill 10mm  3/8" holes in the first baffle with a long drill.
I made an extended 3/4" hole saw once and shoved it down the pipe, sounded better but made no difference to the motor
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Re: Good slip ons
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2014, 11:02:22 AM »
Look around for an old ratty VX exhaust system where the headpipes are OK, but the mufflers are messed up. Cut off the mufflers and use the headpipes to build a system. That way if it doesn't work out, you've got your intact originals to put back on.

One source for slip-ons for cheap/maybe free is your friendly local H-D dealer. Take-offs from Sportsters work well, and are well built.  The baffles can be removed and re-installed, check out Sportster forums for details. Stay away from catalytic converter equipped ones. There's more than one VX running around with Sporty mufflers, on more than one continent too... :mellow:

Another "ages ago" mod was to drill four holes in the end plate, between the welds. Start small, like 3/16". Work up in size to suit your noise tolerance.  If you go to big, it's weld up the holes time.  I've never heard anyone who did this say it made the bike run better. :rolleyes:
 Another was to use a long piece of re-bar, sharpened to a point on one end. Use it as a punch to knock holes through both baffle plates in the muffler. Makes the VX sound blatty like a Honda CB450 with straight pipes, wonderful... Not a reversible mod.

No matter what mod you do the exhaust, it will never sound like a desmo Ducati... :-\
« Last Edit: January 09, 2014, 11:33:05 AM by tworide »
'92 VX
'98 DR350SE
'72 Penton Jackpiner
http://www.twowheelsonly.com/vx.htm

Re: Good slip ons
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2017, 02:26:49 AM »
I've listed a set of Jardine in the classifieds... just in case.