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What is the best exhaust for our bikes? I want to change the stock out.
Torque master is the only company that makes one for the F6C Valkyrie. Others fit brands to their bikes but no one makes one that I know of other than them. I liked the two brothers but didn't find a offering from them on ours either. I think they would probably fit.
 

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I have the Torqmasters. I like them. You can fit Goldwing pipes but you'd have to have them cut to the big since theyre so long.

These are the Torqmasters.. You can get them slash cut but the look too stock. It's why I went straight cut.

 
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They look great I believe I have seen your bike on their website. Does it have a deep sound to it and will be noticed on the highway etc?.
 

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They look great I believe I have seen your bike on their website. Does it have a deep sound to it and will be noticed on the highway etc?.

Sounds a lot like an old Porsche if you know what I mean. Bike sounds more car than ever a bike. Which to me is cool.
 

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Rich next time I am in Tucson I will have to meet up with you. I am in Phoenix also my bike came with heel to toe floor boards does the gear shift mess up the transmission on aftermarket parts. I prefer the OEM, I am looking for them now.
 

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I have had my heel toe shifter on for a few years without any issues. Some Goldwing guys have had them on for hundreds of thousands of mile without any issues.
 

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I gather some don't as I have read that Honda didn't honor warranties with them installed? Honestly I don't really know because I don't have or want one but speculating I would say those that did damage boxes were less precise with there changes and using the weight and power that can put through the heal is what caused the problem. Might slip a bit and bounce off a cog with a toe lift but the heal backed by leg muscle power will make that bugger fit if you know what I mean? Anyway speculating. No actual experience.
 

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love the sound of the stock pipes as i make them roar through a few gears and then slip into 5th and instant silence .......
Stock pipes roar? Huh, I can't make them do anything but grumble under their breath a bit when parked and revving. On the road I can't hear the pipes at all.
 

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I gather some don't as I have read that Honda didn't honor warranties with them installed? Honestly I don't really know because I don't have or want one but speculating I would say those that did damage boxes were less precise with there changes and using the weight and power that can put through the heal is what caused the problem. Might slip a bit and bounce off a cog with a toe lift but the heal backed by leg muscle power will make that bugger fit if you know what I mean? Anyway speculating. No actual experience.
Not sure what Honda does in Australia but here in the US they`ll honor the warranty. I know in sportbikes it can be an iffy if you change an exhaust and not the map and later burn a valve or something but on the GLs they do since they know these bikes' ECUs can adjust to any changes with ease. That and these engines are so over engineered to handle far much more power than they do off the assembly line.
The beauty of owning a bike with a flagship engine. :D
 

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I have installed after market exhaust systems on all of the motorcycles I have previously owned...except for the large-displacement Hondas.
In my humblest of humble opinions, the stock exhaust systems on big Hondas are pretty good. I'm expecting the same from my Valkyrie, which I will pick up in a couple of weeks after the snow melts here in NH.
My Victory has a terrific motor, and its transmission functions smoothly and flawlessly, even when revving high before shifting. But the stock pipes were not very good, so I replaced them with Victory Performance Straights exhaust pipes, which have a neat sound.

I had a 2007 VTX 1800 F3, which was tuned like Stage 1 in stock condition (106 hp, 120 ft.lb. torque at the crank). It's exhaust pipes were visually very beautiful, and they sounded really good, too. I really couldn't see the point in changing anything on my X. It was so dam fast as-is.
Same thing goes for my F6B. How much faster do I need to go on my touring bike?
Thus, I predict that I will most likely be leaving my new Valkyrie alone, mechanically speaking.
She's getting a Boulevard Screen and a Rear Carrier, and someday I might add the Fog Lights.
We shall see how bright that LED headlamp is.
I hear it's noticeably brighter than a halogen bulb unit.
 
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