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Harley Davidson exhaust pipes vary depending on the model and year of the motorcycle. There are lots of different styles of exhaust pipes that Harley Davidson use and these can range in length and size (diameter). When a Harley Davidson owner wants to customise their motorcycle one of the parts that can be upgraded, transforming the look, is the exhaust pipes. The custom market offers lots of weird and wonderful designs so you can achieve any look you wish. However, if you are looking to upgrade your Harley Davidson pipes to achieve better performance from your motorcycle, then aesthetics may need to take a back seat and youíll need to listen to the experts. Our short high definition video shows some of the Harley Davidson Exhaust Pipes available.
What Do They Do?
Exhaust pipes are necessary on motorcycles as they guide gases away from the engine. Exhaust pipes are very important components on motorcycles, and they must be tuned in line with the cams, heads and induction system. As mentioned above, there are different exhaust pipes for different Harley Davidson models and this doesnít just refer to shape - to get the best performance and optimization from an exhaust, it must work with the engines intake to produce the right level of revs per minute (rpm). For example Harley Davidson racing bikes may be designed to range from 4500 to 5000 rpm, whereas Street bikes may be 2000 to 4000 rpm.
There a re lots of different types of exhaust pipes you can buy for your Harley Davidson, however be sure they will fit your make and model first by asking the supplier. Options may include True Duals, Short Drag exhaust pipes, Large Diameter Open exhaust pipes, Long Straight exhaust pipes, Short Headers, 2 into1 exhaust pipes and Slip-On Mufflers. You can buy Mufflers directly from the Harley Davidson website to give your bike a performance boost. These can be added to the Harley Davidson exhaust pipes already on the motorcycle increasing flow and improving the sound quality but also maintaining velocity and lower-end torque.
Things To Consider
When you are looking to replace or upgrade your Harley Davidson exhaust pipes there are some things that you may wish to consider. The price is always important, as you donít want to overpay. The performance (max horse power) is also something to consider carefully, as you may end up slowing the motorcycle down if the wrong size pipes are fitted (even if they look good). Youíll want exhaust pipes that are reliable and come with a warranty, as well as sound good! The style of the exhaust and finish (chrome etc) will also need to be factored in, as youíll want it to fit the bikes aesthetics, producing a seamless look. It could be beneficial to do some research, by visiting multiple suppliers, asking friends, people at meetings/rallies and going onto Harley Davidson forums (search exhaust pipes reviews). Also check local regulations within your state to ensure the new exhaust complies.