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Old 11th April 2005
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Default New Cycle Shack pipes

Finally had a nice weekend and had the dealer install a set of Cycle Shack tapered pipes on my 04 XL. I wanted to keep a stock appearance but improve the sound. Cost me about $250 for the pipes including install and rejet and I can't be happier. The sound is awesome (not obnoxiusly loud - just right - what you expect from a Harley). Also, picked up a little responsiveness in the throttle. Haven't done any mods on the air cleaner but that's next. If anyone out there is looking for a nice set of pipes to add to their Sporty and not put a killer dent in the wallet, this is what I would recommend.

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what pipes did you get? cycle shack makes lots of differeny ones
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I've got the MXL-130SS on my '04R, and along with the A/C and jets it's a good balance of performance and sound.
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I put on the tapered slip-fit muffler. Basically stock appearance just slightly smaller in terms of width. I don't have the part number that I ordered here at work but here is a link to the cycle shack website that shows the appearance. Not much different than stock until you start her up.
http://www.cycle-shack.com/mxl-130t.htm
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I have same pipes on mine, put on myself, shipped them to me plus cost $140. What jets did the dealer change? I haven't per some of the posts here, ie see how it works, so far fine. No need to screw with the jets if not needed, so far runs just fine.
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Thinking about these myself.

I see that Cycle Shack site now has different numbers for these:

PHD-130T and PHD-230T.

Why two sizes? Do they mean that the 1 3/4 can use the orginal heatshields?


Also can anyone chime in on how they compare sound wise to the SE II's

I have been holding back on pipes because of the neighbors so I prefer less bark and noise than SEII's.

The ability to feather the throttle and "sneak" out of my street without waking everyone up is important to me.

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Unmodified SEII's aren't really all that loud. Paula and I both have the SE II's on our bikes. Her's are unmodified and while my baffles have been worked on a bit. There is quite a bit of difference in the noise level between the two.
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Also can anyone chime in on how they compare sound wise to the SE II's.

I have been holding back on pipes because of the neighbors so I prefer less bark and noise than SEII's.
I have the CS slip ons, and my friend bought the SE II slip ons. Mine are a little deeper and louder, but not a huge difference side-by-side. They are the perfect sound for me; not too loud, but loud enough to sound good. I love them. My neighbors haven't complained yet!
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I have the CS slice cut pipes on my 04 1200C and Love them not too loud but U know it's a Harley..

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where is the cheapest place to buy Cycle Shack's on the internet?
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