Vance & Hines Shortshots Staggered Exhaust For Harley Sportster 2014-2016
Look and sound great, good price.
Installed the Short Shots with a Vance & Hines FP3 and they improved performance as well as look great. Even better...they sound great, even with the baffles in. With the baffles out, it's deafening.The only reason why I am not giving them 5 stars and 4 out of 5 in bang for the buck, is because the directions they give you are horrible - just a list of steps, blurry pictures on thin paper. There are no 'good' tutorials for the Sportsters out there...or at least that I was able to find on V&H or YouTube. Also, you do need new 'thinner' exhaust gaskets, which they don't tell you. Additionally, the bracket near the rear brake well is so close, you actually have to put the bolt into the hole on the mount before you mount it, because if you don't, you won't be able to get the bolt into the exhaust mount. I had to pull the thing apart and essentially start the upper/rear exhaust again. It was a pain getting a tool in there and I scratched my brake well, but it can be touched up.
July 18, 2016
Great looking/sounding pipes
These pipes look and sound absolutely fantastic. Installation wasn't terribly difficult. It took about 4 hours on my own with a couple trips to the hardware store for tools I thought I had, but didn't.
I didn't really notice any huge changes in performance, even when combined with an intake and FuelPak tune. But, this is my wife's bike and I haven't ridden it long enough to have a solid feel for the base performance.
This was my first motorcycle exhaust installation. The parts are high quality and the instructions were clear. Any gaps were filled by some Googling or YouTube videos. I never had a reason to contact V&H support.
I would definitely recommend ordering the thin performance exhaust gaskets and quiet baffles. Installing the quiet baffles BEFORE you put the exhaust on is really easy. I could see it being a major pain with the exhaust already mounted.
July 14, 2016
Nice loud pipes
Good quality pipes for the price. I would recommend to anyone who is looking at these.
June 21, 2016
This product sounds great and looks fantastic on my 2015 Harley Davidson Forty Eight.
This product is easy to install and gives you a chance to really get to know your bike. Everything and more of what I expected! The aesthetics along with the performance are exceptional! Very pleased with this purchase.
May 17, 2016
Awesome for my 2015 Iron 883
Great sound and look. Easy install with a torque wrench. Chrome looks good on all black bike, adds a touch of shine. Definitely a must from stock pipes. Revzilla price matched and I was able to keep the money here in Texas. Lifelong customer here!
May 5, 2016
Revilla has the cheapest price and fastest shipping
Shipping was fast. Ordered these pipes on a Sunday afternoon and they were delivered by Tuesday just after lunch.
The instructions are really week, but the install was pretty easy. It took me about an hour. Just so you know what is involved; you will need to remove the old pipes, unscrew the air sensor both pipes, remove the forward brake controls and linkage by pulling the pin, then you will have to remove the belt cover to get at the bolts that allow you to remove the mounting brackets for the stock pipes. Once you have that done you can mount the new bracket and everything is pretty much in reverse putting the new pipes on. You will need all the tools listed on the instructions, but I also used a Dewalt impact gun to speed things up.
The Short Shots are a definite improvement! They are a lot louder and look great on my 2016 48. I recommend the pipes and it was fun putting them on myself. Next up air cleaner and fuel pack.
April 7, 2016
I was looking to spice up my Sportster a little bit, and where else do you start on a Harley but the exhaust? Everyone who rides, regardless of their opinions on the bike, knows Harley Davidson for the bike's signature sound. Vance and Hines delivers to a T with these pipes.
The included directions were simple and easy to follow, which made the installation a breeze. The longest part of the install was letting the bike cool down so we didn't burn ourselves.
Once they were on, and I started the bike, the sound was completely different from my stock pipes. Even at idle, my bike lopes like a cammed V8, and that alone solidified my decision to pick these up. Once I started riding, the bike continued to sound absolutely beautiful. High RPMs and low RPMs both sounded great.
I'm really excited to have this manifold installed, and I would definitely recommend these to anyone in the market.
April 5, 2016
Superb! These pipes rock!
Vance and Hines didn't pull any punches with these pipes. The sound was engineered to produce a resonance that will absolutely make any rider happy compared to stock pipes. The performance is minimal but absolutely noticeable. I also installed the VH VO2 Naked Air along with the VH FP3 Fuelpak and I am very happy with my 2016 883. She now feels like a true 883 and not factory choked. This product comes highly recommended.
April 5, 2016