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Well... I wish my first post would've been "Hey guys, I'm a new Harley owner!" But I found this video and couldnt resist. Sounds great and also includes a dyno run. I checked their website but its still pretty early so no pricing yet. How much do you guys think it'll cost?

 

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If you just copy the url from youtube it should embed on the site. Remove the 's' from "https" too.

Glad to have you on the forum. You have any idea when/if you'll be ordering a HD Street?
 

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Thanks. That was helpful.

I want to pick one up before the end of the year. Last time I checked the dealers the only had 1 or 2 street500s
 

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Thanks. That was helpful.

I want to pick one up before the end of the year. Last time I checked the dealers the only had 1 or 2 street500s
To be honest with you it doesn't sound (The YouTube video that is.) or act any different than the screaming Eagle mufflers that everybody has been putting on their Streets from Harley Davidson. It would be nice to see a comparison, an A/B comparison between the screaming Eagle and some of these aftermarket mufflers if there really is a difference that would justify the cost.

It's really hard to go by what somebody says because the sonic memory is very short lived in humans. As we all know the shorter the muffler is the louder it will appear but the pitch and tonal quality may be different from muffler to muffler and may appeal to some and not to others. I guess I'm just adding my two cents worth here because I'm very happy with the screaming Eagle that I bought.
 

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Welcome to the forum.

I always liked how their systems sound, but i wouldn't want to be so quick to buy their product, rather wait for a number of different systems to go on youtube for a comparison.

Are there any brands you guys are expecting to sound the "best" or as one of the "Best"
 

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Besides the sound, is there any change to performance?


Looking at the dyno chart there is a slight difference but it's really insignificant and a rider wouldn't actually notice it.


My complaint remains that it's a 2 into 1 exhaust (muffler) just like all of the other one's I've seen leaving it up to me to prototype and build a 2 into 2 with a hidden cross-over. Not a problem, and I'll enjoy doing that, but buying off of the shelf would have been easier considering all of the other things I'm having to develop from scratch.
 

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Besides the sound, is there any change to performance?
I'm only going to give you my thoughts on the screaming Eagle because I bought it shortly after I got my bike. It seems to me that you can hear better when you're shifting or when you are in a gear and the bike is really working too hard in that gear than you could with the stock muffler. Of course being and long time rider I go by feel more than sound but you now can hear it a lot better than you could with the stock muffler.

It also seems to have a little more pep when you're starting out but then again this could be a placebo mind thing.
 

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I'm only going to give you my thoughts on the screaming Eagle because I bought it shortly after I got my bike. It seems to me that you can hear better when you're shifting or when you are in a gear and the bike is really working too hard in that gear than you could with the stock muffler. Of course being and long time rider I go by feel more than sound but you now can hear it a lot better than you could with the stock muffler.

It also seems to have a little more pep when you're starting out but then again this could be a placebo mind thing.


As a long time rider I also go by feel more than sound but even riding with ear plugs, that I use for long rides, and the stock exhaust I could easily hear the engine. It was highly muffled but I could still hear it rumbling deep inside (which is why I want to let some of that sound escape LOL).
 

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Looking at the dyno chart there is a slight difference but it's really insignificant and a rider wouldn't actually notice it.


My complaint remains that it's a 2 into 1 exhaust (muffler) just like all of the other one's I've seen leaving it up to me to prototype and build a 2 into 2 with a hidden cross-over. Not a problem, and I'll enjoy doing that, but buying off of the shelf would have been easier considering all of the other things I'm having to develop from scratch.
Hopefully they're on the forums lurking and seeing this, or some other exhaust maker.
 

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I'm only going to give you my thoughts on the screaming Eagle because I bought it shortly after I got my bike. It seems to me that you can hear better when you're shifting or when you are in a gear and the bike is really working too hard in that gear than you could with the stock muffler. Of course being and long time rider I go by feel more than sound but you now can hear it a lot better than you could with the stock muffler.

It also seems to have a little more pep when you're starting out but then again this could be a placebo mind thing.
Sounds like the type of thing that you have to experience for yourself in order to really get. You think that it is better than the stock, or just different?
 

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As a long time rider I also go by feel more than sound but even riding with ear plugs, that I use for long rides, and the stock exhaust I could easily hear the engine. It was highly muffled but I could still hear it rumbling deep inside (which is why I want to let some of that sound escape LOL).
I ride with earplugs ,too.;) does this show our age StoneFree?

You're probably thinking if I wear earplugs what's the point of the screaming Eagle muffler, but I can still hear it.:D
 

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I ride with earplugs ,too.;) does this show our age StoneFree?

You're probably thinking if I wear earplugs what's the point of the screaming Eagle muffler, but I can still hear it.:D
I don't actually wear ear plugs so much to cut down on sound but instead to stop the air-buffeting that creates pressure waves that impact the ear drum especially when "at speed" on a motorcycle. A person's head involuntarily reacts to the rapid changes in pressure on the ear drum causing the head to jerk back and forth. The ear plugs stop this involuntary head jerking making the ride "smoother" (i.e. less head-jerking) for the rider.


This air buffeting is probably the worst in a 3/4 helmet like I use but wouldn't be experienced so much with a 1/2 helmet or a full helmet. The 3/4 helmet just seems to have this problem more so than other helmets.
 

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Hopefully they're on the forums lurking and seeing this, or some other exhaust maker.


Hopefully they're not. As some know I'll be selling the drag pipes once developed and I'd hate to have to go up against a company like Vance and Hines as a competitor. Sort of like the rigid bobber and chopper frames I'm developing. I'd hate to have to go up against Paughco (the largest producer of after market rigid and swing-arm frames for Harley-Davidson motorcycles).
 
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