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Old 08-01-2013, 05:04 AM   #1006
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Ok here is the answer. For the last 4-5 years HD has changed their stance on loud exhaust in response to negative public preception.

Screamin Eagle mufflers, until about '07 were much louder and were advertised as "Race Use Only" and not noise compliant. Dealers and the MoCo sold and installed them for any Dick or Jane who wanted louder mufflers knowing they were going to be used on street / non-race bikes with the understanding if the rider is cited for loud exhaust, HD is not liable.

About 5 years ago HD realized the error of their ways and now all Sreamin Eagle mufflers are 50 state street legal and comply with Federal noise standards. Changing engine internals, cams, heads, intake, will increase the sound but not by much. Will they still pass noise restrictions. That I don't know.

The vast majority of HDs and metric cruisers that are overly loud have aftermarket mufflers and there are more of these than I care to count, some of the more popular are Vance and Hines, D&D, Thunderheader, Supertrapp, Reinhardt, Samson, Cycle-Shack (who made the older style loud Screamin Eagle mufflers), Cobra, Rush, and Bassani.

Older say from prefer-2004 Cycle Shack supplied Screamin Eagle mufflers were loud. Then HD, in response to noise complaints, discontinued that series and introduced the Screamin Eagle II series which, although not 50-state legal, were much quieter than the original SE series. These were phased out as well for the same reason around 07-08 and now all the SE mufflers meet federal noise compliance standards.

Of course dealers still sell and install louder aftermarket systems done against the recommendation of the MoCo but as far as I know there is no repercussions from the parent company for doing so.
Thank you for the clarification.
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:54 PM   #1007
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Thank you for the clarification.
No problem, there is a lot of misinformation circulated about HDs and if one isn't "into" them there is no reason to know or care about all the sutitlies.

Now, back to regular scheduled programming. Anyone seeing R-Secs at their dealers yet?
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:27 AM   #1008
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Now, back to regular scheduled programming. Anyone seeing R-Secs at their dealers yet?
A few guys on the Bolt forum have them, so they are trickling in. My dealer hasn't called me yet.
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:05 AM   #1009
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A little better than I thought it would be.
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Old 08-06-2013, 07:24 AM   #1010
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I'm just wondering how well it handles for only $25K
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Old 08-06-2013, 05:41 PM   #1011
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'Low and mean' is not my style.. but how about this Roland Sands treatment:



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Old 08-06-2013, 06:33 PM   #1012
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A little better than I thought it would be.
As the owner of a heavily modified Chevy S10, and a member of 3 S10 forums, this thing reminds me of a totally SLAMMED truck with 24" wheels. Totally and completely useless as a vehicle, it is for show only. Yes, many people on those forums have $25K into their rides, so I guess this is not really different (other than THEY built theirs) but it is not something I would expect to see on an ADV rider forum. I would expect bikes on here to at least be rideable. How can everyone on here dislike stock cruisers, and still like this thing?

BTW, my truck is NOT lowered, or lifted. I went in a whole different direction and created something unique, and completely driveable.
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Old 08-06-2013, 06:49 PM   #1013
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Get with the program.
Sportsters are heavy, can't lean, cant take bumps (suspension), and you cant sit on them long, and they sell like hotcakes.


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As the owner of a heavily modified Chevy S10, and a member of 3 S10 forums, this thing reminds me of a totally SLAMMED truck with 24" wheels. Totally and completely useless as a vehicle, it is for show only. Yes, many people on those forums have $25K into their rides, so I guess this is not really different (other than THEY built theirs) but it is not something I would expect to see on an ADV rider forum. I would expect bikes on here to at least be rideable. How can everyone on here dislike stock cruisers, and still like this thing?

BTW, my truck is NOT lowered, or lifted. I went in a whole different direction and created something unique, and completely driveable.
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:23 AM   #1014
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'Low and mean' is not my style.. but how about this Roland Sands treatment:



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Now that looks fun! I'd give it a front fender and a little more cush for my toosh, but then it would be perfect.
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:55 AM   #1015
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'Low and mean' is not my style.. but how about this Roland Sands treatment:



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Now THAT is a Bolt I can dig! That exhaust looks SO much better than the stock Yamaha unit. RSD does a lot of bikes that I like. Just add a real seat and I could probably enjoy that one.
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:34 AM   #1016
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how much is THAT kit
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:11 PM   #1017
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2014 Yamaha Bolt

May be late to the party but I ain't seen it here....
I'm liking the looks of this, with much potential for mods


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Old 08-08-2013, 07:15 PM   #1018
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You need a much, much bigger boat.
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:23 PM   #1019
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Old 08-09-2013, 04:27 AM   #1020
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Nevermind. I suck at this.
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