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Slip on exhaust??

I was interested in getting some slip on mufflers to change the look, and possibly the sound of the stock exhaust.
I am keeping the goats belly, so anything I get would have to slip onto that.

Has anyone found anything aftermarket of from other bikes that might work?
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I hear that sportser muffler will work.

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Agreed with Niterider. The P/O for "SERENITY" included a pair of sportster "Dyna" mufflers in our deal. I've checked the fit and they do slip on the goats belly.

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Agreed with Niterider. The P/O for "SERENITY" included a pair of sportster "Dyna" mufflers in our deal. I've checked the fit and they do slip on the goats belly.
Just a clarification here. The H-D Sportster motorcycle is not a Dyna. The Sportster line are the only Harley models that have a single unit engine with the transmission an integral part of it, like the vn750.

The Dyna line includes the Wide Glide, Super Glide, Sreet Bob and Fat Bob with the "Big Twin" engine which has the transmission as a separate unit.

That said, I have read here that members have used both Sportster and Dyna slip on mufflers on the Vulcan.
Some may require fabricating a mounting bracket on the frame or the muffler though.

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My understanding from reading previous threads was that the Dyna mufflers would not fit on the stock pre-muffler or "power chamber"..AKA "goat's belly". Which is why I asked in the first place. I assumed it meant removing the GB and adapting them with straight pipes to the headers.

How is the fitment of the pipes? Do I need a gasket of some sort to seal them? How much modification is needed to "hang" them?
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I don't know about the Sportster, other than it comes in 883 and 1200 sizes (which may use different size pipes) but the Dyna series has undergone major changes form 1991 to the present, and used many different exhaust systems. With the right size spacer, any muffler that is big enough to slip on will fit, but you may have issues with the heat shield, and it may not look right. But stock Sportster mufflers will not give you much of an increase in sound, they are very quiet. These days, in order to make a Harley sound like a Harley, you have to go with an aftermarket exhaust system.

I recommend looking for a used V&H Cruzers system. They work without problems, and are much louder. Really nice around town, but miserable out on the road. I lost a lot of money when I sold mine and went back to stock. I'm sure many others have made the same mistake I did, so you may be able to find a set in great condition for not too much.

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I have stock OEM Sportster pipes on mine, and I love em ! I had degoated first though, and with the Kawi stockers was way too loud for me. I tossed them, mounted the Snortster muffs, and she's a heck of a lot quieter, yet has a sweet rumble. Left side slips right onto the stock header pipe, and I used a short flexpipe extension for the right. Now they're both the same length too ! The existing Sportster bracket will work fine if degoated, and using a 4" hanger (I made my own). I used Harley clamps too, theyre great.
Dunno where in Jersey ya are KC, but I got my pipes (used, but near new) at Unique Cycle in Hewitt, NJ...he has plenty more, and lots of other used parts. Im gonna get a large solo seat from him for $50 (he makes his own), and I paid $20 for my Sporty muffs. Check him out if youre not too far away.
He has a set of Streetglide long pipes there too I tried and liked, but would have needed welding on new brackets.



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