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  • HOG63 Posts: 197
    Stock Poster HOG63
    15 Jan 2020 08:31 PM
    Hey guys. Seeking opinions on the best sound on an 883 Sporty (carby), idling and riding. 
    Who prefers the 2 into 1, or the 2 into 2 sound (and appearance)?
  • HOG63 Posts: 197
    Stock Poster HOG63
    17 Jan 2020 11:30 PM
    Anyone? 
  • tussuck Posts: 2242
    Melbourne
    Motor Head tussuck
    18 Jan 2020 08:01 AM
    2-1 for performance with good sound
    2-2 for better sound but at the expense of a 'very little' bit of performance

    The decision is TOTALLY subjective and varies from rider to rider.  Me; I'm a 2-2 guy on all my bikes except for rice burner racers.
  • HOG63 Posts: 197
    Stock Poster HOG63
    18 Jan 2020 09:30 AM
    Thanks Tussuk. 
    Some say the bigger engines sound better as 2-1. 
  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 2779
    Forum Legend Krash Kinkade
    18 Jan 2020 10:24 AM
    Well I used to run 2 into 1 , then went 2-2, at the time I was also drag racing my Harley & riding it to the track's I raced at. I thought the 2into 1 gave more HP but after changing from 2 into 1 to 2-2 I went 5 tenth's of a second quicker and 12mph faster in trap speed. I have never gone back to 2 into 1. also at the time I was using a Dynojet 250i for tuning , & on the dyne the 2into 1 made more Torque at lower rev's , but at 3,500 rev + the 2-2 went away and made more TQ above 3,500 and carried TQ to higher rev. well for the street if your mostly at lower rev's plus being an 883 could make it feel stronger using 2 into 1 with a bit more TQ down low. I like the look of 2-2 I like the sound of 2-2 so I'll stick with 2-2 myself. depends on what you like. also I thought I'd note if you take the silencing out the muffler on 2 into 1 you can make good HP just too loud for the street. supertrap you can tune them & keep them quite, but personally I had no luck with them making good power quietly . they made less HP quite  but when louder made more HP.
    it's your bike so go with what you like personally!!If you reed between the lines, you get the idea, I'm not worried about sound, I get more excitement getting thrust forward when I twist the throttle open. I also like the truth.
  • HOG63 Posts: 197
    Stock Poster HOG63
    18 Jan 2020 11:08 AM
    OK that’s interesting re the speed/power. 
    Being a small engine capacity I guess the lower end power is more desirable. 
  • HOG63 Posts: 197
    Stock Poster HOG63
    18 Jan 2020 09:36 PM
    Anyone have experience with 3” Cobra slip-ons?
  • Postie Posts: 3
    Stock Poster Postie
    19 Jan 2020 12:27 AM
    I have a 2017 48 with 3inch Cobra slip-ons and stg 1 SE intake/tuner.
    Cobra 6081RB
    I did have Vance & Hines High Output Grenades which where much louder 2 into 2 system giving imo better top end.
    I went to cobra slip-ons to quiet the bike down a bit. There are optional quiet baffles available and do have removable baffles. Some slip-ons i believe don't.
    Very happy with fitment quality finish & sound although the grenades did have an amazing look.
    Brought through local HD dealer.
    The 48 is a 1200 so i would think slightly louder than 883.
    Never rode with stock exhaust so can't compare.
  • HOG63 Posts: 197
    Stock Poster HOG63
    19 Jan 2020 08:33 AM
    Thanks Postie. I looked for Grenades but none fit this 05 bike. Might get the Cobras. 

    And with stock pipes the loudest thing is your engine. 
  • tussuck Posts: 2242
    Melbourne
    Motor Head tussuck
    19 Jan 2020 10:03 AM
    I'm glad you took the grenades off...they are one fugly looking pipe imo.
  • Postie Posts: 3
    Stock Poster Postie
    19 Jan 2020 03:32 PM
    Read some reviews about the exact Cobra  slip-ons that will fit your bike.
    The ones I have are part of a different exhaust for 2016 to present. You tube is a good sorce for exhaust reviews for specific models.

  • HOG63 Posts: 197
    Stock Poster HOG63
    19 Jan 2020 09:17 PM
    Thanks Postie. 
    I found some Rush ones on eBay that aren’t too expensive either. 
  • micathia Posts: 83
    Stock Poster micathia
    31 Jan 2020 06:51 PM
    Melbourne's Harley Heaven is doing a promotion on VH's 2-1 blackout sporty pipe, $250 cheaper than listed price. In case anyone is interested. 


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