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How loud are Cruzers? Degoated Stock?

I am looking to modify my exhaust to be moderately louder. I have searched these boards and found plenty of information about degoating and V&H cruzers, but a lot of it is conflicting. There doesn't seem to be any consensus on which pipe mod is louder.

Well, I know I'm not interested in the loudest pipes, or pipes that change the sound itself. I like the way my bike sounds; I'd just like to turn up the volume from a 3 to a 5 or 6. Not loud enough to compete with a harley, but louder than stock. I don't want something obnoxious. It seems like my options are Cobra Slip-ons, V&H Cruzers, or degoating.

I'm leaning toward the cruzers because of their look and removable baffle, but exactly how loud are they compared to stock/degoated/cobra? Any thoughts?

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I pulled the stock mufflers on my 87 VN700, and had a pair of pipes made and clamped them to the ends of the goat. I had them made the same length on both sides to look better, and had turnouts added to them. It sound a LOT better, has a nice deep throaty sound, not piss of the neighbors loud, but head turning loud. If you take out the goats belly, you will lose some of your low end torque. It's a matter of preference I guess, I like the look of mufflers on both sides of my bike as opposed to shotgun style of most aftermarket styles.
Cruzers sound good as an alternative to stock, and you can also get a pair of slip ons that sould good too.
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IMHO, the V&H Cruzers are the way to go................... They sound fantastic. I will say they are a bit loud when you first fire the bike up and the RPM's are up there. At normal idle levels they are fine.
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IMHO, the V&H Cruzers are the way to go................... They sound fantastic. I will say they are a bit loud when you first fire the bike up and the RPM's are up there. At normal idle levels they are fine.
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They're not overly loud, but enough to turn heads. Even made a couple of Harley guys I know give me the thumbs up! They liked the "smooth rumble" it made.
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I have the cruzers and they are one of the reasons I bought my bike... The moment I heard it fire up I fell in love... Loud enough to sound good but not so loud that it is annoying...

My neighbor, who owns a Harley, hadn't heard my bike til the other day... He came outside after he heard me fire her up... Said it sounded nice and made him look out the window to see who it was...

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If it is loud enough to "turn heads".....it's loud. If you really want others to notice you, I suggest wearing a pink to-to and fairy wings.

Tbs only thing I can figure is those that like loud bikes are just compensatiing for a short coming somewhere else.

If you are trying to impress your Harley owning friends...you should just kiss their asss and get a Harley.

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If you really want others to notice you, I suggest wearing a pink to-to and fairy wings.
ROTFLMMFAO!

I De-goated my bike this morning and installed the Scootworks by-pass kit and it is definitely louder. I believe in the moto that:


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if it is loud enough to "turn heads".....it's loud. If you really want others to notice you, i suggest wearing a pink to-to and fairy wings.

tbs only thing i can figure is those that like loud bikes are just compensatiing for a short coming somewhere else.

If you are trying to impress your harley owning friends...you should just kiss their asss and get a harley.

Again.... Just my viewpoint.

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if it is loud enough to "turn heads".....it's loud. If you really want others to notice you, i suggest wearing a pink to-to and fairy wings.

tbs only thing i can figure is those that like loud bikes are just compensatiing for a short coming somewhere else.

If you are trying to impress your harley owning friends...you should just kiss their asss and get a harley.

Again.... Just my viewpoint.

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lmao So funny it posted twice.

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I have the goat and strait pipes on mine.. and they are plenty loud.
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