Do you remember the first time you heard a Harley pass by you as a kid? You were completely hooked just from the sound of the bike right? Well times and laws have changed and the bikes that used to shatter windows now seem to be reduced to a dull roar. Luckily there are many companies trying to bring back those bygone days by letting out a bit more of that H-D sound while adding some power and good looks.
Because there are so many choices when it comes to upgrading the exhaust on a bagger, we have amassed a few of the industry's finest pipe and muffler makers in this buyer's guide, so you can see what fits your liking.
King of Spades Pipes $900 ccschoppers.com
CCS builds custom pipes for your bagger and will make them pretty much anyway you want them. These were built for a '04 Road King with turn-down tips finished in a shiny silver ceramic coating.
Road Rage 2-into-1 $629 bassani.com
This 2-into-1 System is designed with equal length head pipes that deliver exhaust gas pulses through the pipes without restriction providing that low-end torque us baggerheads crave. The Road Rage 2-into-1 system can be purchased in silver ceramic, chrome plated or in all ceramic black and fit all FL models from '97-09.
True Duals $1,099 dragspecialties.com
Designed by Carl Brouhard and manufactured by BUB, these pipes have a timeless look that produce an aggressive tone without objectionable noise. The dual-position muffler bodies allow for installation of the outlet in the slash-up or slash-down position. The whole exhaust is available with triple chrome plated finish or black ceramic coating and fit most FL models.
Boss 2-into-1 Fat Cat with Ghost Pipe $975 danddexhaust.com
D&D; claims that these pipes will bump up your ponies by 15hp and will deliver a deep, pleasing and eco-friendly exhaust note that also improve fuel economy. The exhaust is actually 2-into-1 but you can add a left side non-operable "Ghost Pipe" to keep that dual exhaust look. Fits '97-09 FL models.
2IN1 Hotrod $750 fsdexhausts.com
These sexy tight-radius pipes start at 1 -inch jumping to 2 -inch then fusing through a 2-into-1 collector, ending at a 3-inch radius with your choice of three different tips to choose from. The 2-ino-1 Hotrod exhaust is available in show chrome, satin black, gloss black, and chrome silver ceramic finishes. Fits '97-09 FL models.
FLH Exhaust $637 cfrmotorcycles.com
With a beefy, yet refined look, these rather large pipes increase performance, have a deep sound and fit the entire Harley-Davidson FL line from '89-09 and are offered triple-plate show chromed or ceramic black finishes.
Double Back headers $569 kustombaggers.com
These unique dual headers from the twisted mind of Brian Klock feature 1 -inch front and rear headpipes with 2 -inch heat shields. The Double Backs will accept any stock or aftermaket slip-on mufflers for '95-08 H-D FL models and are available in chrome or black.
Hot Rod True Duals$1295 covingtonscustoms.com
Designed by Jerry Covington and made by Bassani, the Hot Rod True Dual pipes feature a crossover head pipe, full-length heat shields with retro-looking speed holes and a custom tuned muffler topped off with a Covington machined tip. Fits '97-09 FL models.
2-into-1 System $756 dragspecialties.com
This system gives you the performance of Rinehart's 2-into-1 systems in a new blacked-out ceramic finish. This system is constructed in the USA from mitered-cut 1 7/8-inch headers with a machined inlet and 4 -inch megaphone-style muffler and full-coverage 2 -inch heat shields. Fits '97-09 FL Models.
Classic 2-into-1 $581 roadhousebrand.com
The Classic 2-into-1 Exhaust for your Harley features a beefy 2 -inch stainless steel serrated head pipe with covers reminiscent of an old Panhead. This retro exhaust system fits '86-09 Electra Glide and Road King models.
Crusher Mufflers $551 kuryakyn.com
The Crusher Mufflers are acoustically tuned for that deep low rumble with lower decibel levels at cruising speed & a meaty growl at wide open throttle. The Crushers are constructed out of show-chromed steel with internal stainless steel packing material topped off with a custom exhaust tip. Fits '97-09 FL models.
Bad Daddies $699 bikerschoice.com
From our favorite Texan siblings, these 2-into-1 pipes feature that Martin Bros. look and have a big 3 -inch muffler section with a bolt-in baffle, O2 bungs, and full heat shields These pipes fit '85-09 Harley baggers and are available in black and chrome finishes.
Roland Sands Design
FL Dual Tracker Headers and Mufflers $1330 rolandsands.com
Roland Sands Design and Vance & Hines have partnered up to give your bagger that RSD contrast-cut look. The TIG-welded head pipes feature a race quality, high temperature black ceramic coating and the mufflers feature a chrome billet drilled exhaust tip and head shields with RSD logo stamp. Fits '97-09 FL models.
Slip-On Mufflers $299 bikerschoice.com
These mufflers feature baffles that are wrapped in a high tech material designed to disperse heat and retain sound and claim to give you up to a 5hp increase straight out of the box. Rush mufflers are 3-1/2-inches and come in a variety of baffle sizes for the right sound and flow for your bike. Fits '97-09 FL models.
Vance & Hines
Power Duals $519 vanceandhines.com
More than just individual head pipes, the Power Duals integrate a power chamber behind the heat shield that generates more horsepower and torque than stock. These head pipes are designed for all '09 Touring models and available in chrome or black.
True Duals with SE' slip-on mufflers $828 supertrapp.com
These True Dual headers feature a unique design with full-length 2 -inch heat shields that protect the pipes and keep the rider and passenger's legs cool. The Supertrapp SE Mufflers are tunable, only 3db louder than stock, and reportedly gain up to 12 percent horsepower by themselves.
Super Slash-Cut Gunships $849 tailgunner-exhaust.com
Featuring fully rotating barrels, an extra long 6-inch barrel assembly and sinister slash-cut tips, these mufflers are a direct bolt-on installation for '86-09 H-D baggers. The Gunships have a chrome-plated canister with your choice of brushed aluminum or Stealth-Black barrel assembly.
Bagpipes $999 streetwalkerexhaust.com
This sexy system is constructed with a one-piece header collector available in three colors of ceramic finishes (silver, black and titanium) coupled with a 3-inch muffler. To top off the Bagpipes good looks, your choice of a three-piece heat shield system in show chrome, a satin finish, or gloss black can be ordered. Fits '97-09 FL models.