Vance & Hines 3 Round Twin Slash Slip-On Mufflers For Harley Softail 2007-2016
Tricky Install, But Worthwhile
I bought these for a 2013 Fat Boy. Removing the old mufflers was time consuming and tedious, as the bolts are difficult to reach. Installation, however, was a whole different story.
The stock pipes have a threaded plate that the mounting bolts screw directly into. V&H, for some reason, chose to weld a channel to the pipes, drill holes, and force you to figure out how to get the nut inside the channel and onto the bolt. The only way I was able to get this put back together was to loosen the pipes at the heads, remove the pipe bracket at the end of the pipes near the mufflers, and completely remove the mounting bracket for the mufflers (removing the passenger peg). I bolted the mufflers up to the mounting bracket, slid everything back in place, and tightened her back up. Even on the work bench, getting the nuts threaded onto the bolts was a challenge. No way it is happening while on the bike.
I am very pleased with the results. These are noticeably louder then the V&H 4" Eliminator Slip-Ons I just put on my '16 Road Glide Ultra. My motivation for this upgrade is to be heard in the Houston traffic. These will definitely fit that bill!
July 20, 2016
Exactly what I hoped for...easy installation too
The sound from these pipes is perfect at idle, rev, accel, and moving. Personally, I like the decel "farts" as they are controllable depending on the amount of throttle given. Truly, you can "learn and deliver" the sound you want.
Installation was fine. Challenges arose mostly during the removal of the stock pipes. A wood 2x2 and light, coaxing taps with a hammer got them moving. Maybe some WD40 helped loosened up the really stubborn contacts.
It all fits, tightly, but patience is your ally.
Last note...after a few hundred miles, recheck all the screws and bolts as the vibration will loosen them.
July 5, 2016
Great quality, straight forward installation.
Arrived on time. I planned to just review the installation instructions and loosen the stock mufflers on my 2013 Softail Slim. After starting, I ended up finishing the instal. Took about 2hrs. I will say, the most time consuming was getting the stock clamps on the new V&H mufflers. I choose the V&H mufflers because I was told I wouldn't need to remap. They were louder than I expected, but not wanting to switch to the "quiet" baffles. I do agree with those who feel the V&H mufflers should ship with the "quiet" baffles. Was a bit confused, as the box clearly indicated that a Fuelpak was necessary with the V&H slip ons.
Took the bike out and it definitely had a decal pop. I had also switched out the stock air filter to a K&N unit so I thought that might of been the cause of the decal pop. Put the stock air filter back in, and was definitely a cleaner decal. I decided to order the Fuelpak. Should arrive this week. I'll put the K&N air filter back in and remap. You can hear the new mufflers through my full face helmet, but not an annoying loud level so will keep the standard baffles in. The V&H 3 " slash cut mufflers are great quality, very nice chrome, and pretty easy to instal. Take your time, read and understand the instructions and it will go smooth. Great working with Revzilla!!!
March 28, 2016
Good quality, sound, and price
Came packaged nicely, with everything needed to install except programmer. Took me about 1-2 hours to do by myself, including updating ECU using their Fuelpak 3 programmer I purchased separately.
My Softail Slim S now sounds the way it should.
December 2, 2015
Put these on my 2015 Softail Deluxe and what a big difference it made. Great deep growl that I was looking for. For the price you cant go wrong.
October 26, 2015
Looks great! Sounds awesome!
Fitment was perfect but instalation was a little tricky with the mounting hardware,if I were to do it again I will be pulling the rear tire to make it easier.
November 9, 2015
Amazing sound and performance
I have installed these slip ons on my 2015 Fat Boy Lo along with the HD heavy breather air cleaner and the Vance and Hines FP3 fuel pack tuner. What a difference in performance, looks and sound!
Right out of the box these slip ons look great, it took me all of 15 minutes to install them, it would have been less but the softails have a couple of tricky bolts that are hard to get to if you don't have the right tools...I got the standard baffle and the sound its deep and throaty but not obnoxious, after the auto tune my bike runs way better, no back fire or sputtering at all.
I liked them so much I got another set for my sportster bobber as well, I highly recommend these slipons
July 20, 2015
Great Sound with quiet baffles
These pipes with the quiet baffles installed is the sound I've been looking for. Has a bite during acceleration and quiets down to a mellow cruising sound at steady RPMs.
July 6, 2015