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Offline Jquondude

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Good Performance Mufflers/Sound
« on: January 15, 2014, 01:40:17 AM »
Hello fellow vx800 riders, does anyone know of really good mufflers slip ons that give the bike better performance, and still has great back pressure and sounds awesome too.

No worries about mods i can do anything to make it work just want to know of some good specific mufflers.


Offline caldizzlebob

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Re: Good Performance Mufflers/Sound
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2014, 06:09:36 PM »
I am kind of in your position. I also was dying to get better sounding pipes on my pipe, but also agree that they are extremely hard to find, and way to expensive for my budget. What I am planning on doing is this:

Twin Delkevic exhausts. I'm pretty certain that you can get any of the lengths and they will fit the same way, so you can have obnoxiously loud, or more on the reserved side. From the video you need to notice this: This is not designed for our bikes. The link pipe they send you is too long, so the gentleman in the video moved the mount as high as possible onto the passenger pegs, eliminating the pegs. I have gone and gotten a quote from a local hotrod exhaust shop on them cutting and fitting the pipes for a good price, so that I can keep my passenger pegs and use the original mounts. If you have the expertise, you could modify the pipe to get the correct clearances.

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Offline Tilos

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Re: Good Performance Mufflers/Sound
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2014, 08:16:07 PM »
You might want to consider Harley OEM take off mufflers, as most are removed before ever leaving the dealership.
The best come from models with a muffler on each side rather than staggered duals, as they don't have ports for connecting the mufflers.
Even when you plug the ports the leftside muffler will be upside down, showing all the lawyer/epa stamped disclaimers.

You will still need to fab an adaptor pipe to position the muffler to the proper angle, and might be quieter than stock, but won't cost $150 each either.
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These are nice but might be too long :'(

Check your local craigslist for some, usually sold by someone who works at a hawley shop.
That or go dumpster dive the HD dealer :rolleyes:
« Last Edit: January 29, 2014, 08:40:00 PM by Tilos »

Offline tworide

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Re: Good Performance Mufflers/Sound
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2014, 10:35:42 PM »
Not all the staggered H-D pipes have the ports to cross connect the mufflers. Look for 1200 Sporty mufflers w/o a catalytic converter.
They are easily modified, ~10min each muffler to cut the end weld that holds the baffle in.
H-D take off mufflers are cheap and very well built.
« Last Edit: January 31, 2014, 10:53:01 PM by tworide »
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Offline Rick G

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Re: Good Performance Mufflers/Sound
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2015, 03:37:19 AM »
I have a set of HD take offs on my VX I cut the pipes off at the pipe muffler joint , with a saws all and welded them on. To cover the unsightly weld  I added a couple of chrome heat shields  that mount with a hidden hose clamp. It seems to pull a bit better and certainly sounds better. My stock mufflers  were pretty beat , besides I don't care for the styling of the VX mufflers. This solved my problem for under $50.oo!

Offline ProTouring442

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Re: Good Performance Mufflers/Sound
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2015, 11:43:59 AM »
I welded on a set of reproduction Norton pea-shooters. Haven't run it with them, but they should sound quite nice.

Offline kamesama980

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Re: Good Performance Mufflers/Sound
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2015, 06:42:31 PM »
My friend that bought my VX drilled a few holes in the end cap and really likes it. If you look at how the stock mufflers are inside, they can't "wear out" unless they corrode or bits break free.

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Offline Lozion

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Re: Good Performance Mufflers/Sound
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2017, 12:11:16 PM »
Am thinking maybe these Savages Delkevic's could fit?

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Re: Good Performance Mufflers/Sound
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2017, 01:28:27 AM »
FYI, I listed a pair of Jardine exhaust in the classified section.