Adam (Savannah )
I'm very pleased with the sound of these pipes. They sound so much deeper than stock and they thump hard off the line. Yes, they are loud and if you put them on a bike like mine that has 5 gears running high RPMs at interstate speed, you may want earplugs (or the quiet baffles). That said, no one tailgates me any more, and on multi-lane roads all vehicles on either side of me give PLENTY of space. I installed the pipes myself and found the instructions to be satisfactory; however if you're not an aircraft mechanic like myself, teaming online video instruction with the paper should make it a breeze. The pipes are of very high quality, and come with all hardware for install. You may have to re-use some of your stock hardware and if your bike does not run O2 sensors, you will need to use the plugs provided with the kit. The matte black heat shields look great on my bike even though a lot of the engine bay is chrome. The price is very nice for what you get with these pipes, and after 800 miles since installing them, I'm still impressed every time I roll on the throttle. Great product, Vance & Hines; great price and quick shipping Motorcycle Superstore. I'm a happy first time customer.
Arthur (New Ellenton )
I've had people try to tell me that this won't work "get the power commander V"... Well, I'm here to tell you, if you are changing your slip-on mufflers, head pipes, intake, or even cams, this thing works. I have had it on three bikes now and not only has it improved performance, I get better gas mileage, lower run temps, and no decel pop to speak of. Love the auto-tune feature.
chris (REVERE )
Unreal- The pipes were easy to put on and when I come down the street, heads are turning. Vance & Hines- that says it all, you guys rock. Thank you.
gary (so. hadley )
love them, you know I'm coming and you know I went by. Great pipes sounds great and easy to install . Some decell pop with HD race pack and air cleaner added but not bad . I've had them for a year now loved them from day one and still love them now.
Brian (Gilbert )
I ordered and installed the Vance & Hines Big Shots for my 2006 Kawasaki Vulcan Mean Streak. This is the 1600. These pipes have a better appearance that stock with fantastic chrome work. The install was very clean and straightforward. I have a fuel management computer which took the V&H software perfectly. The motorcycle runs amazingly. The sound is perfect; great thunder when you want it, purrs at highway speed to make the long ride easy. The roll on at any speed now is robust, just as you'd like with a big V twin. This product is outstanding fit, finish, performance, and engineering. Very happy with the purchase, delivery, and cost.
James (Clay Center )
Had issues with the kit, could not use the spring that came with it and the jet that I needed to use was clogged so I had to file it out a tiny bit to get it to work, but otherwise I had no real complaints.