The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > SPORTSTER MOTORCYCLE FORUM > Sportster Motorcycle Intake and Exhaust > Sportster Motorcycle Air intake, Carburetor, EFI, Fuel, and Exhaust
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Sportster Motorcycle Air intake, Carburetor, EFI, Fuel, and Exhaust Problems, advice and/or how tos for Sporster and Buell motorcycle carburators, Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI), Air Intake, Fuel and Exhaust.

Active Threads
0 Leather or Denim Vest//Another useless poll
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 3 Minutes Ago
Replies: 114
Views: 24,062
0 is a buell a harley
Last Post: Crash7557
Posted On: 4 Minutes Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 14,989
0 Are You Highly Visible?
Last Post: Bama Lee XLC
Posted On: 4 Minutes Ago
Replies: 158
Views: 22,263
0 Do Loud Pipes in fact save lives?
Last Post: oupa
Posted On: 5 Minutes Ago
Replies: 2,455
Views: 254,085
0 Ever been pulled over?
Last Post: Sprtstr1200s
Posted On: 5 Minutes Ago
Replies: 434
Views: 90,867
0 Ran out of gas.
Last Post: Akdawg
Posted On: 5 Minutes Ago
Replies: 143
Views: 16,842
5 Harley T-Shirts
Last Post: 60Gunner
Posted On: 7 Minutes Ago
Replies: 280
Views: 42,922
0 Full face, Half or skull cap?
Last Post: 60Gunner
Posted On: 9 Minutes Ago
Replies: 496
Views: 88,903
4 The no-debate OIL POLL
Last Post: 60Gunner
Posted On: 9 Minutes Ago
Replies: 216
Views: 61,249
0 Poll: Hwy Pegs: fwd mount or crash bar mount?
Last Post: oupa
Posted On: 9 Minutes Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 27,688
0 Do you blip the throttle when downshifting?
Last Post: 2hdho
Posted On: 9 Minutes Ago
Replies: 453
Views: 71,277
0 What's your opinion on windshields?
Last Post: roadsterboy
Posted On: 10 Minutes Ago
Replies: 1,180
Views: 195,147
0 how many run baffles, run open, or just run stock
Last Post: Caustic Dick
Posted On: 10 Minutes Ago
Replies: 389
Views: 87,268
0 Spokes or Mags
Last Post: Desertfox
Posted On: 10 Minutes Ago
Replies: 330
Views: 66,195
0 what brand of spark plug do you use?
Last Post: gpydeski
Posted On: 14 Minutes Ago
Replies: 308
Views: 72,840
0 To lay it down or not?
Last Post: rokytnji
Posted On: 15 Minutes Ago
Replies: 168
Views: 19,649
0 Do you use premium gas in your Sportster?
Last Post: 60Gunner
Posted On: 15 Minutes Ago
Replies: 1,737
Views: 349,782
5 Favourite grips?
Last Post: Jason's Sporty
Posted On: 16 Minutes Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 13,432
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: rokytnji
Posted On: 23 Minutes Ago
Replies: 43,511
Views: 6,795,402
0 Safe Max Rev Limit stock engine Roadster 2017
Last Post: Nibelungen
Posted On: 25 Minutes Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 15
0 EFI 101 Thread
Last Post: eduardox23
Posted On: 27 Minutes Ago
Replies: 116
Views: 26,690
0 Reflectors...Yeah, or Neh
Last Post: rokytnji
Posted On: 42 Minutes Ago
Replies: 169
Views: 40,304
0 The Armor Jacket Poll
Last Post: Davo_137
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 168
Views: 44,701
0 Early Ironhead oil cooler? Filter upgrade?
Last Post: khav
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 329
0 Was your 1st bike a Sportster?
Last Post: Nrg2brn
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 988
Views: 221,832
5 Eye Protection When Riding?
Last Post: priell3
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 265
Views: 63,629
0 Clutch WILL NOT adjust to disengage!
Last Post: wedge
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 2,084
0 Misfire 02 883
Last Post: Thegen58
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 856
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 10,778
Views: 954,089
0 Belly numbers 1964 XLCH
Last Post: GA_Ironhead
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 288
More...
Members Birthdays
flashedwards (69), Reeky (67), feets (66), Eastern Shore XL (64), beeman07, Ironhead Zombie (48), pilot (45), Rik (45), joker13 (44), naturegirl77 (39), oliver81 (38), walkingblind
View Poll Results: Which set of pipes look better?
Down & Outs 15 38.46%
Slash Cuts 24 61.54%
Voters: 39. You may not vote on this poll

Sponsored Links
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11th December 2009
flskevin's Avatar
flskevin flskevin is offline
Be annoyed Now;Ask Me How
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: The Burg of Fred
Posts: 4,808
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200XL Custom
Sportster/Buell Year: 1999
Other Motorcycle Model: FLSTC Heritage Softail
Other Motorcycle Year: 2008
Reputation: 143898
flskevin has a brilliant futureflskevin has a brilliant futureflskevin has a brilliant futureflskevin has a brilliant futureflskevin has a brilliant futureflskevin has a brilliant futureflskevin has a brilliant futureflskevin has a brilliant futureflskevin has a brilliant futureflskevin has a brilliant futureflskevin has a brilliant future
Default Getting new pipes, which style looks better...

This winter before the next riding season starts I am getting a new set of pipes for the Sporty.

There are 2 styles I am looking at and have mocked them up in Photoshop.

Down & Outs...



Slash Cuts...



I would be happy with either style, but I would like XLF'ers to chime in. You guys have an eye for this kind of thing.

Thanks
__________________
"... With Liberty & Justice for All." Must be 18, Void where prohibited, Some restrictions may apply, Not available in all 50 states.

Pastafarian Minister - Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster
Dudeist Priest - Church of the Latter Day Dude
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11th December 2009
colonelangus's Avatar
colonelangus colonelangus is offline
Senior Chief Master Mechanic 2nd Class
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: mission,b.c canada
Posts: 1,535
Sportster/Buell Model: nightster
Sportster/Buell Year: 2007
Reputation: 4635
colonelangus is just really nicecolonelangus is just really nicecolonelangus is just really nicecolonelangus is just really nicecolonelangus is just really nicecolonelangus is just really nicecolonelangus is just really nicecolonelangus is just really nicecolonelangus is just really nicecolonelangus is just really nicecolonelangus is just really nice
Default

slash cut but they need to be shorter so get short shots instead..lol
seriously second pic slash cuts look best imo
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12th December 2009
jharback's Avatar
jharback jharback is offline
Senior Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Sunny Italy
Posts: 21,774
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH 1200
Sportster/Buell Year: 1993
Other Motorcycle Model: Moto Guzzi California EV
Other Motorcycle Year: 1998
Reputation: 6289762
jharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I agree, slash cuts.
__________________
Jim in Italy
'93 1200
4"Extended Jaybrake Forward Controls
Wide Wishbone Girder Front End
Super E Carb w/Forcewinder Air Cleaner
WetDreamz Pipes
Holographic Metal Flake Paint Job
Four Piston Jaybrake Calipers front & back
16" Carlini Apes
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12th December 2009
humpbackbob's Avatar
humpbackbob humpbackbob is offline
Senior Chief Harley Engineer
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Sth Austin - Keepin it wierd
Posts: 1,059
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200c
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Other Motorcycle Model: FXD Dyna
Other Motorcycle Year: 2009
Reputation: 1460
humpbackbob has a spectacular aura abouthumpbackbob has a spectacular aura abouthumpbackbob has a spectacular aura abouthumpbackbob has a spectacular aura abouthumpbackbob has a spectacular aura abouthumpbackbob has a spectacular aura abouthumpbackbob has a spectacular aura abouthumpbackbob has a spectacular aura abouthumpbackbob has a spectacular aura abouthumpbackbob has a spectacular aura about
Default

I prefer the down and outs on your mock up. Looks better with that front end.
__________________
Ol' Ratso of the Spider Skulls MC

2006 XLC 1200,Fire Red Pearl, S/E A/C, rejetted carb, V&H Straightshots, Andrews N3 cams.Color Matched Oil & Battery Covers & Ham Can. XL Low Bars, Chrome levers, Diamondback braided lines. Chrome Everything else. Brawler Solo Seat.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12th December 2009
Peg Scraper's Avatar
Peg Scraper Peg Scraper is offline
Land Speed Record
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: MoCo Co., Wisconsin
Posts: 740
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH1200
Sportster/Buell Year: 1994
Reputation: 10875
Peg Scraper is a glorious beacon of lightPeg Scraper is a glorious beacon of lightPeg Scraper is a glorious beacon of lightPeg Scraper is a glorious beacon of lightPeg Scraper is a glorious beacon of lightPeg Scraper is a glorious beacon of lightPeg Scraper is a glorious beacon of lightPeg Scraper is a glorious beacon of lightPeg Scraper is a glorious beacon of lightPeg Scraper is a glorious beacon of lightPeg Scraper is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Slash cuts here, makes it look faster.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12th December 2009
Link Hogthrob's Avatar
Link Hogthrob Link Hogthrob is offline
Chief Harley Engineer
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 512
Sportster/Buell Model: xlh1200
Sportster/Buell Year: 1991
Other Motorcycle Model: fxdwg
Other Motorcycle Year: 1993
Reputation: 21641
Link Hogthrob is a name known to allLink Hogthrob is a name known to allLink Hogthrob is a name known to allLink Hogthrob is a name known to allLink Hogthrob is a name known to allLink Hogthrob is a name known to allLink Hogthrob is a name known to allLink Hogthrob is a name known to allLink Hogthrob is a name known to allLink Hogthrob is a name known to allLink Hogthrob is a name known to all
Default

Down and outs.
The slash cuts just look stale to me.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12th December 2009
jfs92579's Avatar
jfs92579 jfs92579 is offline
Flat Track Racer
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Redwood City, CA
Posts: 198
Sportster/Buell Model: 883 RIP
Sportster/Buell Year: 1999
Sportster/Buell Model #2: 883
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 2002
Reputation: 378
jfs92579 is on a distinguished roadjfs92579 is on a distinguished roadjfs92579 is on a distinguished roadjfs92579 is on a distinguished road
Default

I like the down and outs on it.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12th December 2009
sportyblue sportyblue is offline
XL FORUM LIFE MEMBER
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: N/A
Posts: 3,080
Sportster/Buell Model: N/A
Sportster/Buell Year: N/A
Sportster/Buell Model #2: 01 Sporty XLCH
Other Motorcycle Model: 07 Dyna Street Bob
Blog Entries: 1
Reputation: 468225
sportyblue has a reputation beyond reputesportyblue has a reputation beyond reputesportyblue has a reputation beyond reputesportyblue has a reputation beyond reputesportyblue has a reputation beyond reputesportyblue has a reputation beyond reputesportyblue has a reputation beyond reputesportyblue has a reputation beyond reputesportyblue has a reputation beyond reputesportyblue has a reputation beyond reputesportyblue has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I'm leaning toward the down and outs.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12th December 2009
scottsxl1200's Avatar
scottsxl1200 scottsxl1200 is offline
Drag Race Champion
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 368
Sportster/Buell Model: xl1200c
Sportster/Buell Year: 2009
Other Motorcycle Model: Fatboy
Other Motorcycle Year: 2012
Reputation: 168877
scottsxl1200 has a brilliant futurescottsxl1200 has a brilliant futurescottsxl1200 has a brilliant futurescottsxl1200 has a brilliant futurescottsxl1200 has a brilliant futurescottsxl1200 has a brilliant futurescottsxl1200 has a brilliant futurescottsxl1200 has a brilliant futurescottsxl1200 has a brilliant futurescottsxl1200 has a brilliant futurescottsxl1200 has a brilliant future
Default

I like the slash cuts. The down and outs upset the flow. The ends of them look like an after thought.
__________________
I didnt say it was your fault, I said I was going to blame you!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #10  
Old 12th December 2009
skien's Avatar
skien skien is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,186
Sportster/Buell Model: xl883 low
Sportster/Buell Year: 2005
Other Motorcycle Model: 2001 Fat Boy
Reputation: 314803
skien has a reputation beyond reputeskien has a reputation beyond reputeskien has a reputation beyond reputeskien has a reputation beyond reputeskien has a reputation beyond reputeskien has a reputation beyond reputeskien has a reputation beyond reputeskien has a reputation beyond reputeskien has a reputation beyond reputeskien has a reputation beyond reputeskien has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Down and out's here. Just in my opinion they go with your bike.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



Sponsored Links
All times are GMT +1. The time now is 20:13.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC