I have a set. I love them. Louder than stock but not to the point of getting you a ticket. I got the straight cut tips.
Thanks for the feedback, guys.
I got an e-mail back from Jimmy at Torq Master.
I had asked him about the interior porting of his Ceramic Black pipes:
How many exhaust ports are there within each pipe that actually channel exhaust gas?
Is there just one, large port, into which flows the exhaust from all three cylinders on that side of the bike?
Or, is there a separate port for each cylinder on that side of the bike, all three of which channel exhaust gas?
Or, does your Ceramic Black pipe function the same as the stock exhaust - three ports but only one functional and the other two fake?
Jimmy responded to me, saying that his pipes have only one exhaust port within each exterior pipe - ONLY ONE HOLE IN EACH PIPE, 3 INTO ONE ON EACH SIDE
But he also recommended that I also buy the Torq Loopz?!?!?!
Now my question for him is as follows:
If I ordered just the Ceramic Black pipes (but NOT the Torq Loopz), would we need to retain the stock, interior porting setup, with three ports within the new pipe, but of the three, only one of them actually emitting exhaust gas, the other two faux?
In other words, in order for my new, Ceramic Black pipes to not only be beautiful on the outside, but also function better ONE HOLE IN EACH PIPE AND THEY BOTH BLOW, do I need to order BOTH the the exterior Ceramic Black pipes AND the interior Torq Loopz?
What's the story, guys?
Porsche vs Ferrari.. either will get your attention if you know your motors.. hardleys sound worse than a john deere, turning petrol into decibels, no music thereThe bike's sound will change from a Porsche to a Ferrari. I get lots of looks when I am accelerating. The nice thing is that they mellow out when I am cruising and I hardly hear them.. Definitely not a Harley sound.
You're on a roll...lol Saying the pipes sound like garbage without loops and then telling the guy he's clueless? Great persuasion, bud...lolGetting slip ons is silly without doing Torq Loopz. They sound like @ss while cruising without the Torq Loopz cause they have that awful drone. Do it right and get both from Jimmy.
You're on a roll...lol Saying the pipes sound like garbage without loops and then telling the guy he's clueless? Great persuasion, bud...lol
With just the slip ons the bike won't sound like @$$.... Torq loops might liven it up more .... I plan on them sooner or later. But just going slip ons is just fine. And it's not a waste of money. If anyone here didn't want to "waste their money" they wouldn't be buying a motorcycle and dumping money into it to make it sound and look cool.
Get the pipes. You'll like them. If you want more power and growl get the loops. Is the money all worth 5-6hp? All perspective. You're not racing it, right? If you like them get them. I know I like mine.
I didn't use the Torq Master pipes. I put on a set of Rush pipes. I was fortunate because my saddle bag brackets could be modified to hang the pipes. Without the Torq Loopz I had major droning at higher speeds. I put up with it for a little while, but then broke down and got the Toq Loopz. The Torq Loopz make a world of difference. They are a set of straight pipes bent into a loop, so there is no restriction for the exhaust. They do take a little bit of time to set them up for the heat shield positioned right.
Do not go cheap. Order both pipes and you will be happy. The bike's sound will change from a Porsche to a Ferrari. I get lots of looks when I am accelerating. The nice thing is that they mellow out when I am cruising and I hardly hear them.
Funny story. I was cruising past a HA clubhouse the other day as I was accelerating. About 20 heads snapped around to see what was going by. Definitely not a Harley sound.
or just ride out of NH.?Actually, the next thing I'm going to add to my Valkyrie is the lower fog lights. They look great, and give the bike better visibility out front without having to go to high beams.
I couldn’t agree anymore. Most that start with slip ons get annoyed with the awful droning noise while cruising and then take them off and go back to stock. The more adventurous order the Torq Loopz and are amazed at the difference and kick themselves for not doing it sooner.