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Hey guys. I am in a quandry over exhausts and need some help. Sure, you might say order what looks best for you but too many questions pop up. I have ridden Harleys before and love the sound of the aftermarket pipes (ie Hooker Headers, V &H, Street Sweepers, etc) Stock HD mufflers just don't cut it for me. And, I don't think I will ever get the opportunity to line up a bunch of Furys with all the different exhausts to compare! So feel free to make my mind up on exhausts to order!!!

I plan on ordering all the parts I need and then break down the bike in early March for paint and mods. The exhaust choice is VERY IMPORTANT to me. I am tired of all our club members (200 strong and I'm a Road Captain) looking over to me and saying --- "IS IT RUNNING? --- !!!!!! @##@ THAT!

Many of you have already changed and those who have --I need input!
The exhausts I am looking for should meet the following:

1. Great sound! ( not mild ) Love that WILD sound!
2. Still grants easy access to the shock side panel. (Custom paint here too)
3. Does not cover rear axle bolt
4. Is supported (not only by the head bolts!)
5. High quality Chrome
6. Competitive Price

I like the cobra swepts but the local Dealer has one on and the side panel is almost impossible to take off. Also, it covers the rear axle. (I don't want to remove exhausts to change the tire) As far as sound goes, I would have to remove the baffles on the cobras to even consider.....

Don't know about the Morton Infernos as to the side panel. Otherwise, I do like the looks and a little cheaper than the Viper.

I am leaning toward the Viper 2 but haven't heard the sound. Hate to get them if the sound is too mild. (Can't take the baffles out of these puppies) Otherwise it does meet the other requirements exept for being top of the food chain on price. Too bad they are not about 4" longer to help take away the ugly weld on the swing arm.

RAW Reaper slip-on(s) was a consideration but without frame support I was a little worried. The sound was pretty good on the video and RAW seems to have great products. Under $300 too.

The Fuggin Reapers are just a little to 'old school look' for me and the Mayhems have the side panel problem as well a possible 'hot leg syndrome'. You also need an aftermarket intake.

The Sampson, V&H , ect are just too damn long and don't do anything for the sweeping Fury look. (Just my opinion as those products are top notch)

I thought the Viper X was not going to be as long as the axle bolt but now that one is probably out as well.

Other companies are "working on some" but who knows when that may happen.

Does anyone have a different suggestion besides the above. The Viper or Viper 2 seem to be the closest unless you guys know something I don't . (Boy, that was an understatement! ) Make up my mind will ya???????
 

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Great. Another to add to the list. Like this one too!
 

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I have the Viper 2's. Guys in my club used to ask me if my Fury was running before I put them on. Now the fury is louder than some of the HD's in our group. You will be very happy with them if you get them. I know I am.
 

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Thanks for the imput Chopped. The viper 2 is presently at the top of the list. After the decision and when mods are done, I will post pics on the forum (along with comments, of course).
 

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I have Viper II's also... I have a video on youtube:



 

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Viper-2's have been top of my list to replace the swepts for awhile now; I agree the short pipes best accentuate the lines of the fury. The longer pipes look good, the swepts were great till the short pipes came out, but the shorties really do it better. With the *possible* exception of those sideburners; that is one killer-looking long pipe.

The new Cobra speedster slashdown is in my humble opinion the only rival for the viper-2; killer-looking short speedsters that really bring out the fury lines. Again, just imho. You would though as you noticed still have a hard time accessing the shock-side panel, but it can be done, although it's enough work you wouldn't wanna do it a lot. But the pipes look so good, it may be worth it; hard to say:

CobraUSA | Performance Motorcycle Exhausts | Fuel Management Systems | Made in America

One other thing you might wanna consider. The cobra is a double-walled heat-shield type pipe; the viper-2 isn't, which has been my main concern with the viper-2. Fuggin' says the internal ceramic coating compensates for this, but I don't know how directly comparable the internal-ceramic vs. double-wall heatshield is. I'd love to know if anyone knows, 'cause I've always liked that viper 2 but have held back partly cause of the heat question. I know fuggin' makes a heatshield, but they don't seem to want to post a pic of the chrome heatshields on the bike, and the one set I've seen pic of I didn't particularly like. And they're an additional $100 over the cost of the pipes, if I remember right.
 

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As I intend to paint graphics on the side panels, protecting them is on my mind. It seems like some manufacturers form pipes without consideration for the bike.
Just listenen' to the group here, there are concerns that go from one extreame to the other and no manufacturer could please all. But form and function both should be addressed.

I don't think most bikers would want to pay extra for every rear tire replacement because the exhaust has to be removed. And , if you're like me, I don't replace tires at the dealer. Do you really trust anyone to re-install the exhaust?????

Then those who need or want to adjust the shock... What's a scratch or two mean to you simply because there is no room due to new exhausts?????? FORM & FUNCTION GUYS!!!

All in all, the vipers have met the bill and no one has come up with better. I will decide and order tomorrow and be done with this post. Thanks for the help and hopefully more to come tonight! Painter #612
 

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the cobra swepts without baffles and the fi2000 is a very good set.if you add intake and cam all you have to do is change the pot setting.you want have to take back seat to harleys either.no pun intended.
 

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I went with the RAW Reaper slip-ons initially because they were so economical and my financial resources were limited at the time. I think they sound really nice (loud) and the look is adequate. In the end though, I decided to go with something else because they were not really where my heart was, and that my friend is what it is all about. I'd had my eye on the Fuggin Reapers for a long time and I like them for the very reason that you don't....their "Old School" look. Maybe it's because I'm old school myself. I'll be 60 in a few weeks and I love the look of them because they take me back to early chopper days. I ordered them today and will be installing when the weather warms up. I think they'll look great with my metallic blue Fury.
 

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Guys. Thanks for the input. You all have individual tastes and great reasons for changing exhausts.

Chopped, Predator, Stonewheel all seem to migrate toward the Viper. brevill likes the Cobra swepts and Tony with his HK Sidburners (Which seem to be on the right track) each have good reasons for their choice. Still, without actually having the pipes on I am more swayed by those who have already changed.

Fuggin old "old school" Reapers do give the old school look to Sundance and I looked at them pretty close when starting my search. But they still did not fit the bill as they cover the side panel.

The Cobra Swepts are a great look! I like the form of the pipe to the bike. However, still two big problems. 1. Difficult to remove side cover 2. They cover the axle bolt. Otherwise a quality product.

HK Sideburner.... Wow. Now that did catch my eye! NO issues with side panel or axle and it met will all the original criteria. However.... I'm needing to order and no one has actually installed these.... Future buyers will be looking at these!

How about FSD Exhausts? E-bay (Made by Serentto) WILD look and I bet the sound is 'Earthshattering'! But, unfortunately, they are not quite ready with the Fury exhausts either. And these are for the younger crowd in looks.

The desicion is made for me: I will order the VIPER 2 today! Even though double wall may be better than ceramic and Cobra is a big name, they just didn't fit the criteria of my search..... The Viper did.

Fuggin's ceramic coatiing (isn't ceramic used on the nose of the spacecrafts for a heat sheild?), the quality that you guys say it is, the sound that has been impressive for those who have them, they meet all the original criteria of the search and Doug seems to be very helpful to you all ---That is all I was looking for in an aftermarket exhaust. A hard decision made easier with your help.

Those with the Fury and those that will buy the Fury, exhausts have been the HUGE Honda disappointment. A "Chopper" seems to cry out for some noise as it roars down the road -- not putts down the road. The Fury was not designed to be a tourer but even the HD Ultra with stock pipes sounded better. There is no "Fury" coming out the back of the stock Fury pipes, is there?

Well, thanks again and we'll see what happens when the Vipers are on!!!
 

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Guys. Thanks for the input. You all have individual tastes and great reasons for changing exhausts.

Chopped, Predator, Stonewheel all seem to migrate toward the Viper. brevill likes the Cobra swepts and Tony with his HK Sidburners (Which seem to be on the right track) each have good reasons for their choice. Still, without actually having the pipes on I am more swayed by those who have already changed.

Fuggin old "old school" Reapers do give the old school look to Sundance and I looked at them pretty close when starting my search. But they still did not fit the bill as they cover the side panel.

The Cobra Swepts are a great look! I like the form of the pipe to the bike. However, still two big problems. 1. Difficult to remove side cover 2. They cover the axle bolt. Otherwise a quality product.

HK Sideburner.... Wow. Now that did catch my eye! NO issues with side panel or axle and it met will all the original criteria. However.... I'm needing to order and no one has actually installed these.... Future buyers will be looking at these!

How about FSD Exhausts? E-bay (Made by Serentto) WILD look and I bet the sound is 'Earthshattering'! But, unfortunately, they are not quite ready with the Fury exhausts either. And these are for the younger crowd in looks.

The desicion is made for me: I will order the VIPER 2 today! Even though double wall may be better than ceramic and Cobra is a big name, they just didn't fit the criteria of my search..... The Viper did.

Fuggin's ceramic coatiing (isn't ceramic used on the nose of the spacecrafts for a heat sheild?), the quality that you guys say it is, the sound that has been impressive for those who have them, they meet all the original criteria of the search and Doug seems to be very helpful to you all ---That is all I was looking for in an aftermarket exhaust. A hard decision made easier with your help.

Those with the Fury and those that will buy the Fury, exhausts have been the HUGE Honda disappointment. A "Chopper" seems to cry out for some noise as it roars down the road -- not putts down the road. The Fury was not designed to be a tourer but even the HD Ultra with stock pipes sounded better. There is no "Fury" coming out the back of the stock Fury pipes, is there?

Well, thanks again and we'll see what happens when the Vipers are on!!!
i just pulled the wheels for chrome and the side covers for paint.the exhaust is still on.you dont have to remove the exhaust to do this.
 

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Sorry. Did not know that-- just going by what was posted in the past and the Fury manual that states that you have to remove exhausts to change the back tire. (page 170-171 in the Manual)
 

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Sorry. Did not know that-- just going by what was posted in the past and the Fury manual that states that you have to remove exhausts to change the back tire. (page 170-171 in the Manual)
I understand his pain and dilemma all to well. I myself have the same problem and have not found the right choice for my exhaust also. I am still waiting and hoping for something with the look of the Cobra's in a shorten version which I believe would be the proper choice and look for this bike. A nice compromise would be a cross between the Morton and the Cobra's. I gonna try to hang in there a little longer but I know I can't go through another season without something. Hang in there buddy knowing your not alone!!!! Dave Maher
 

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Thanks Dave! At least I'm not in the boat alone!
 

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i just pulled the wheels for chrome and the side covers for paint.the exhaust is still on.you dont have to remove the exhaust to do this.
Do you have stock or aftermarket pipes ? If stock how did you get the brake stopper bolt out ? I was going to cut down an allen and was worried about what might happen when the bolt broke loose, it is torqued at 51lb/ft, but it is easier to remove the muffler,
 

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Guys. Thanks for the input. You all have individual tastes and great reasons for changing exhausts.

Chopped, Predator, Stonewheel all seem to migrate toward the Viper. brevill likes the Cobra swepts and Tony with his HK Sidburners (Which seem to be on the right track) each have good reasons for their choice. Still, without actually having the pipes on I am more swayed by those who have already changed.

Fuggin old "old school" Reapers do give the old school look to Sundance and I looked at them pretty close when starting my search. But they still did not fit the bill as they cover the side panel.

The Cobra Swepts are a great look! I like the form of the pipe to the bike. However, still two big problems. 1. Difficult to remove side cover 2. They cover the axle bolt. Otherwise a quality product.

HK Sideburner.... Wow. Now that did catch my eye! NO issues with side panel or axle and it met will all the original criteria. However.... I'm needing to order and no one has actually installed these.... Future buyers will be looking at these!

How about FSD Exhausts? E-bay (Made by Serentto) WILD look and I bet the sound is 'Earthshattering'! But, unfortunately, they are not quite ready with the Fury exhausts either. And these are for the younger crowd in looks.

The desicion is made for me: I will order the VIPER 2 today! Even though double wall may be better than ceramic and Cobra is a big name, they just didn't fit the criteria of my search..... The Viper did.

Fuggin's ceramic coatiing (isn't ceramic used on the nose of the spacecrafts for a heat sheild?), the quality that you guys say it is, the sound that has been impressive for those who have them, they meet all the original criteria of the search and Doug seems to be very helpful to you all ---That is all I was looking for in an aftermarket exhaust. A hard decision made easier with your help.

Those with the Fury and those that will buy the Fury, exhausts have been the HUGE Honda disappointment. A "Chopper" seems to cry out for some noise as it roars down the road -- not putts down the road. The Fury was not designed to be a tourer but even the HD Ultra with stock pipes sounded better. There is no "Fury" coming out the back of the stock Fury pipes, is there?

Well, thanks again and we'll see what happens when the Vipers are on!!!
Sounds like you thought it through pretty well Painter, and paid attention to the tips offered on the forums; I'll be pretty interested in your impressions if you have any on the heat question. I mean, doublewall or not the pipes will be hot as hell of course, but if you can compare with previous doublewall pipes I'd be interested to hear what you think.
 

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Well, thanks for the compliment. Only want to do it once and hope it's right. Ordered the Viper 2 today and should get in a week or so. Not in a big hurry. Fuggin was a great help once I (YOU GUYS) made the decision.

Also ordered mirrors, grips, controller and a basket full of other goodies.

Still scratching my head on the paint scheme.

I'm pretty good with spider webs (I'll attach a photo of a fender I did) Really want to take the bike apart to paint frame and all but that just takes too damn long. Done skulls until I'm blue-in-the-face! Old school flames are out but might throw in some real ones!

Also like the cards or money in a whirlwind! Look for it to be done late March. I will be sure to post comments, suggesstion, problems and successes. Hell, how else will we learn? :confused:
 

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Hi Sundance: I like your Fury. I am 69 and sold my last scooter last year...miss it real bad.I am undecided about the VTX or the Fury.I broke my back twice and also my neck and wonder if the "forward controls" tend to put more back pressure on the Fury. Thanks
 

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Hi Sundance: I like your Fury. I am 69 and sold my last scooter last year...miss it real bad.I am undecided about the VTX or the Fury.I broke my back twice and also my neck and wonder if the "forward controls" tend to put more back pressure on the Fury. Thanks
As I said, I'll be 60 soon and actually only started riding when I was 40.
so I was kind of up there in age when I bought my first bike and don't have the youthful riding experience to compare to. I've always loved the cruiser style bike. It's all I've owned and I've always been certain that it does not provide the best seating position for riding comfort, especially if the ride goes beyond a couple of hours. I can tell you that if I go longer than 3 hours, it starts to get uncomfortable and somewhat painful, so I try to avoid extended trips. Never having had back problems, I'm not in a position to advise. Maybe someone else can chime in. Good luck in your decision making!
 
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