Vance Hines Shortshots Staggered Exhaust For Harley Sportster 2004-2013
Get the quiet baffles, much better sound
I had test ridden a Harley Sportster 48 that had these pipes installed and loved the deep rich sound, so I knew that I wanted these for my XL1200C.
When I installed them (not difficult, 2 hours) the sound was a lot more abrasive, lots of popping, with more of a dragster sound than the bike I test rode, this wasn't bad, just not what I was wanting for my daily commuter bike.
It turns out that the bike I test rode had the quiet baffles installed which helped give it a deeper, sort of thick bass sound. So a week later I ordered the quiet baffles, installed them (not difficult, 30 minutes) and now its perfect, still plenty loud, way less popping, and the back pressure seems to help with the bikes performance.
January 14, 2016
The Design is Beautiful along with the High quality Sound..
awesome blacked out design giving your bike the mean look it needs. perfect finishing touch for any bike!
October 5, 2015
Looks good and sounds great.
The install was easy and didn't take very long. I'm really happy with the sound. I have considered pulling the baffles out to make it a little louder. They made a nice addition to my bike. Don't forget to buy new gaskets.
September 21, 2015
Sound great and look awesome
Vance and Hines short shots great sound and look
Straight forward install
Best sound for the money
September 21, 2015
LOUD AS F*CK
WOW if you want loud and i mean LOUD get this!!!!!, do not get this if you don't want to make your neighbors angry. awesome look and sound
September 10, 2015
Look mean, Sound Meaner
So your riding an Iron 883. That means its time to do what Harley should have done in the first place. Black out the exhaust to match the rest of your bike.
Coming in at under $400 you couldn't ask more from the Staggered Short shots. The have a mean looking black heat shield that matches perfectly with Harleys "Denim Black Paint" So lets face it, they look mean, but how do they sound?
Upgrading to this exhaust ensures one thing, Traffic will know where your are. These pipes are LOUD, but not the bad annoying loud. They have the classic V-Twin purr that you want to hear when you open that throttle.
So what are you waiting for? Want to look mean? Sound Mean? Look no further, This is the exhaust system for you.
September 2, 2015
Loud and look great!
These short shots really improved the looks and sound of my Sportster. They were, after all, made for the sporty, and they couldn't be more perfect. After going back and forth between the short shots and the 2 into 1, I chose these and I know I made the perfect choice. The blacked out look really compliments my Sportster Iron and they look like they came from the factory-not flashy at all, which is exactly what I wanted. The sound, however, will definitely get everyone's attention! These pipes are so loud! Even though my fiancé says he won't ride behind me anymore, I think they're the perfect level when I'm riding. Loud pipes save lives! We did the install ourselves and it was relatively simple-keep the shields unattached until you install the header-this will save a major headache when you're trying to wrench it down. Excellent choice-I was not disappointed! Got the V&H Fuel Pak as well for more performance!
August 17, 2015
Easy install. Sounds awesome. Needed to install quiet baffles to reduce occasional backfire. Even with the quiet baffles the bike sounds excellent. Great quality from V&H.
July 24, 2015