James (Montreal )
Bought these pipes along with the Quiet Core baffles for my V Star 1100 Custom and couldn't be happier. Not only was the purchase itself made super easy by the polite and professional staff, but delivery was fast, free and secure. The pipes themselves look fantastic and sound the business - now my V Star sounds ever bit the angry dragon gargling granite that it was destined to be. I love the clean lines of the exhaust, and did I mention they sound fantastic? I dialled down the exhaust note by installing the Quiet Core baffles (I live in a residential part of the city) and glad I did - the pipes are deep and throaty without any high notes. Damn I love them. Thinking of buying these? Drop everything, buy them now. You'll be glad you did.
Troy (Deerfield )
The bike sounds how it looks! I will say to be warned that this is quite loud so just be prepared. I was really concerned with how loud it would be before I bought this kit as I was looking at as many exhaust kits I could find. There really is no way to tell how loud it really will be from reading reviews and watching videos. Some people have mentioned that they get headaches with ridding over an hour with these on, I have yet to experience this. Also I have a seyna headset and people only say they can hear it if I accelerate hard on the bike. That said it's not like it's earth shattering, blowing out your ear drums. I would say if you were to judge from it's looks, you wouldn't think it was as loud as it is. Also there's not much else you can really do besides wrap the baffles (read that it doesn't do much) or buy inserts to damper the sound (this appears to change how the exhaust sounds significantly). The exhaust looks amazing and I get compliments all the time. Also I get compliments that it sounds really nice so I think for the most part I'm just paranoid with assuming and worrying people will generally be angry with me. On that note though, only one person I know has told me it's loud. After about a month with it on though I've learn to ride it quite as to keep it in certain RPMs and push the bike away if I need to so that I wake any kids up in the neighborhood. The main reason I got this was to be heard while passing people on the highway (which yes worked), to have a little better acceleration (worked), to look better than stock exhaust (deff worked), and for drivers to just generally be aware of my presence in hopes so that they just don't decide to do last min behavior movements that can potentially harm me. I would highly recommend it as it looks so unique, people mistake my bike as a Harley, and it really does sound good. If sound level is a concern you can make some changes to your ridding style.
Gerald (Baraboo )
Easy install on my Vulcan 2000. Sounds great, especially when you get on the gas hard.
Chuck (Flint )
Arrived today. Took off old exhaust, had the Cobra on in 20 minutes. Very easy to do. Was going to just do a short test drive but after hearing it roar & noticing much better performance I went on a 90 min ride. So glad I bought this, thanks to reviews on this site. I ride a 2014 V Star 1300 deluxe. This makes it sound so much better & the throttle is way more responsive. Very happy with this purchase!
Tamara (Bangor )
Bought these for my husband's Yamaha stryker and they sound REALLY good.... nice and loud rumble, but not blaring loud! Only gave 4 stars for fit because he had to slightly bend the pipes out away from the bike so they didn't rub up against a bolt on the bike but other than that he is incredibly satisfied!
Mark (Adelaide )
The slip on's got to me in 7 days. Fast postage to Australia. Fitted the pipes in 45 mins on my own. Went from stock mufflers on a 2010 ultra to the Cobras and was very impressed with the sound. A deep bass note on idle and yet when you pull back the throttle the sound is awesome. Has an aggressive note and will get some attention, I have no doubt.This was exactly the sound I wanted. Highly recommended if you want a bike with attitude.