Vance Hines Twin Slash Slip-On Exhaust For Harley Sportster 2014-2015
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
These pipes sound gorgeous and revzilla came through with no problems throughout the whole process..... They have a mean growl to them even though they are only slip ons.... I too was skeptical, but trust me..... NOTHING to worry about.... vance and hines delivers..... I would recommend to anyone
June 12, 2014
Product was great!
I have a 2014 Iron 883 the stock exhaust was a little to quiet. So I bought these slip ons and they were easy to put on they came well packaged and on time with shipping. From the first start up instantly the sound I was looking for great bang for the buck when I roll everyone now looks to see I've gotten so many compliments!
May 26, 2014
I bought the mufflers and stock baffles were way too loud for me. Right ear ringing. Ordered "quiet" baffles and installed them. They sounded better but we're still too loud not really much quieter. Unfortunately I think they'll have to go. If you want really loud pipes these are the ones to get. Look for mine on eBay.
May 22, 2014