June 16, 2004I ordered an '05 Ultra Classic - due in August. I am looking at after-market exhaust options. The HD dealership indicated that, as long as they install the new system, re-jet, etc., adding something besides SE will not effect my warranty. Does anyone have a strong opinion about other options, such as Samson, Hooker, etc. I am looking for a deeper sound and less-restrictive than stock. I am told that SE sounds a little "tinny."
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June 16, 2004Lawhogg,
We have a 04 Ultra and have the 95 cu build with the Touring mufflers. To us the sound is great, not too loud and at just over 2500 miles the sound has gotten deeper and rich.
June 16, 2004Thanks for the reply. Did you ride at all before adding the Stage I kit, or did you go to 95CI immediately? I assume the difference is significant.
June 16, 2004I installed BUB's Sleepers on my 2004 RK and couldn't be happier. They are deeper sounding than stock and when cruising sound just right but not so loud that they will resonate you're helmet. Good luck on the mew bike!!
June 16, 2004Hey LawHogg,
On this one we went 95cu right away, we had a new 03 Ultra 88cu had the stage one air done at 1000, just got use to the bike and a girl took us out and totaled the bike last July. We did all the mods before we took delivery on this bike.
June 17, 2004I had the Bub Sleepers installed with the stage 1 remap and a Ness big sucker before I even picked my bike up. Im very happy with the Sleepers. Nice deep tone yet not too loud for a bagger. The wrenches at my dealer had never heard the sleepers before and were real happy with the sound as were all the sales staff.
June 17, 2004I have an '01 Electra Glide Classic with true dual Thunderheaders & SE stage 1. I love the sound--nice & deep with a great rumble on decel.--and the performance is great.
June 17, 2004I agree with the comments on the Bub Sleepers. I have them on my 03 Ultra and have not heard anything better! Give them a listen, I don't think you'll regret it.
June 20, 2004Hey,
I went with Kerker slip ons and am completly satisfied. I have a good sound when rolling on the right wrist and can still hear the tunes crusing at highway speeds. I bought mine thru the dealership and had them install but you can get them cheaper yourself. I do hvae the stage 1 efi remap. I just made a 2200 mile trip from Texas up thru Tenessee and North Carolina and back down the coast line thru Georgia and Florida without problem. I did install a HD premium oil cooler myself. The temp runs about 20 degrees cooler. The premium oil cooler has a built in thermostat. I average about 42-46 mpg on my 03 Eglide standard. I travel 2 up with my wife. I would suggest going to a rally and klistening to a lots of bike to see if you hear the sound you want.
June 20, 2004Lawhogg; welcome to the family and the addiction! Talking exhaust is like talking religion, and is truly a matter of personal taste.To some the louder the better, while to some the tone is all important. I have an 04 RK Classic with the 95" stage two kit and S.E. touring mufflers. It may not be the loudest bike on the street, but I do like the sound. A nice deep throaty rumble when twisting the throttle, but they wont shake your fillings loose going down the interstate @75. Like most dressers with long dual exhaust, they sound better from the street than sitting in the saddle. Good luck with your search and enjoy your scoot when she gets here. Ride safe, Buck.
June 30, 2004Heard some bassani true duals fire off in a parking lot yesterday.....real deep rumble.........definitely on my list to consider....givem a listen
June 30, 2004I have an '01 Ultra with 95", Stage II download, .203 cams and S/E intake. I am on my third, and believe final exhaust system.
I started with the "Touring Mufflers". They were the least performing and quietest, until I knocked out the second plug. Then I went with the Rinehart True Duals. They were really loud and came close to sounding like straight pipes under wide open throttle. Loved the HP and TQ numbers but kept burning my left leg on the rear pipe. It just stuck out too much for my short 5'7" frame. So I went to Hooker True Duals. They fit a lot more flush (no burning my leg issues). On the Dyno the Hookers make about as much HP and TQ as the Rineharts.
Don't be surprised if what you buy today, you replace next year!