Vance Hines 3 Round Twin Slash Slip-On Exhaust For Harley Sportster 2014-2015
They are Loud but sound so gooooood.
Added these to my 2015 Sportster XL1200C and what a difference they make my bike sounds like a Harley now. I was afraid my wife would not like how loud they were but she fell in love with the sound. I had a hard time getting the muffler clamps on but after playing with them for about 15 minutes I figured them out. The directions said to loosen the heat shields and remove the muffler mounting bar but I did not have to do that. The one thing that is missing is the torque values. For a 2015 Sportster they are Muffler Clamp 38-43 ft-lbs, Muffler mounting bracket fasteners 17-20 ft-lbs and Exhaust shield worm drive clamps 20-40in-lbs. In would assume these values would be good for most bikes.
March 2, 2015
After reading numerous reviews on these pipes I decided these were the ones for me. I bought a new Forty-Eight and wanted some simple slip-ons that would get me that fat Harley Sound. Not only did these pipes show up to my door in LESS THAN 24 hours, they are AWESOME! Extremely easy installation (coming from someone who has NEVER worked on a bike before). These pipes look amazing too....the craftsmanship is top notch. You CANNOT go wrong with these!
November 16, 2014
Great sounding pipes
Shipping was fast and they was package good bike ran good and sounds awesome
October 27, 2014
Just what I was looking for
I bought a 2014 Sportster 1200T and the stock sound was very weak. To me it didn't even sound like a Harley. On my older 883 I had full Screaming Eagle II pipes and I wanted a similar sound. The new Screaming Eagle slip on for 2014-2015 do not claim to mimic the sound of SE II. So I went looking for something different and the guys at Harely recommended these. They are not quite as loud as the Screaming Eagle, but they still sound great. Very deep and it sounds like a Harley now. The guys at work say they "can hear me coming from a mile away" but they are not obnoxiously loud. I left the baffles in that came with it. I really cant imagine how some people said these are "too loud" but neither are they too quiet. I'd say they are perfect!
I had some friends help me install them and we ran into trouble twice. Getting the new pipe onto the old clamp was difficult. We ended up using WD40 and a sledge hammer and then it went right on. Too bad we struggled for so long before that. Secondly, after the muffler was on we put the heat shields back on the stock part, but one wouldn't fit. It actually makes more sense to put the top heat shields on before putting the slip on mufflers back on, because the heat shield has to be slipped under the muffler. We took it back apart and then it worked fine.
Overall I think these are great and I am very happy with the purchase. Be aware you will probably have to remap your ECU. I was having backfiring.
October 7, 2014
Gave me that Harley sound I was looking for, but the decibels are up ...
I love the look of these Twin Slash slip-ons. They arrived right away and in great condition- no complaints here. The directions were easy to follow. They fit perfectly on my 2014 Superlow T 1200. I removed the V&H baffles that came with the exhaust and replaced them with quiet baffles. I did not try the slip ons with the original V&H baffles because I thought they would have been too difficult to remove once installed. After I added the quiet baffles the decibel sound pressure levels increased by 6-7 dBA over the Harley stock exhaust. For reference- a 3-5 dBA increase is perceived as a doubling in the sound intensity by the human ear. Nevertheless, they sound great and I'm very pleased. They are not obnoxious where they will disturb the neighbors.
I can't tell yet if I picked up any additional horse power or fuel mileage, time will tell. By the way, the quiet baffles were a pain to install- check out my review for that product.
September 28, 2014
Now my Harley sounds like a Harley
Had these put on my 2014 Harley XL 883N Iron and, wow, do they sound awesome, and they look good too. What a difference between the stock pipes and these. At first, I thought maybe they were too loud 'cause they actually gave me a headache. After a couple of days of ear plugs, then forgetting to put the plugs in, I've gotten used to them. My bike actually rides a bit better too. A friend likened my stock pipes to someone running with their mouths closed. Definitely a lot throatier and now my bike sounds like she's a Harley.
August 21, 2014
Good, but pricey
Great sound and look on my stock 2014 Iron. A bit pricey for slip ons (if you order the black ones). For a little extra I could have purchased V&H Short Shots, but I am very happy with the product and would recommend these to a friend.
July 7, 2014
This product was worth the money
After havig the stock pipes on my 2014 Harley Davidson Sportster 883 for about a month i knee i need an upgrade that would make my bike more noticible. I looked around and debated on getting slip ons or the full kit. And at the time all i could afford was the slip on's and i was not Let down. The Vance Hines twin splash slip on have my bike a while ned aditude and i love it. I turn heads when i roll into parking lots. The twin splash were very easy to put on and fairly inexpensive for the quality that u will be getting.
July 7, 2014