View Full Version : Pipes too Loud?

04-12-2008, 09:38 AM
I have a 2008 Harley FHXL and put on the SE slip-on pipes. One reason I choose these pipes is from an article that tested slip-ons, that was posted on the SuperTrapp site. The pipes were supposed to be only scarcely louder than stock, but a better sound. That is what I was looking for, because I have a radio now and want to be able to hear my music while cruising.
The sound is much louder than stock and it is hard to hear my music. Has anyone else experienced this or do I have defective pipes? This is my 3rd pair of SuperTrapp pipes over the years and I have always had a good experience.

04-14-2008, 08:07 AM
Our testing was on a stock 88 at 2,500 RPM's, the Hot Bike Baggers article; http://www.supertrapp.com/images/pdfs/Shootout.pdf
was done on a TC96.

ANY type of modification, even something as simple as a freer flowing air filter, will increase db's.