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My lady friend just purchased a 2006 and asked me "can you please make it faster like your 86?" It's bone stock with factory pipes, goat belly and even the mixture idle plugs on the carbs are intact.

Anyways, I noticed the Vance & Hines Cruzers are not listed for a 2006 (nor 2005) for the Vulcan 750 on their website. Upon contacting customer service, they replied with:

"Unfortunately 2004 is the last year we approved the fitment on that bike. Whether it's because there's a reason or just that we decided not to bring more in I'm unsure. If you could confirm that the 2006 is indeed EXACTLY the same as the 2004 I'm sure it would fit, however we cannot guarantee that or recommend the pipes - nobody here has ever seen anything beyond 04."

Besides changing out paint schemes and the round brake master cylinder, and oil filter size among some other nuances, I'm not noticing any major differences on the last year of production that would cause the Vance & Hines Cruzers #31363 not to install correctly. Are they talking out of their rear ends?

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They fit 2006 no problem.
 

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Yea looks like V&H was just C.Y.A. there
 

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We just tried to buy a set for my son's bike and they won't sell to California. The smog crap is in the way. If the 06 is CA compliant, with all the fuel evap parts in place they will have to be gutted to get the exhaust through the frame.
 

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We just tried to buy a set for my son's bike and they won't sell to California. The smog crap is in the way. If the 06 is CA compliant, with all the fuel evap parts in place they will have to be gutted to get the exhaust through the frame.
Green1, not sure who you tried to buy from, but you can buy them in Cali no problem. They do not have any 'smog' stuff. There is nothing to go through the frame as theyre strait pipes....

Just say it's for an older bike (86 is a good year) at the very worst case when you go to buy them.

I had no issues buying them off RevZilla myself.

Or get a set off an eBay seller.
 

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I was pretty sure the pipes he was looking at both came out on the passenger side. I thought it looked crowded there due to the water reservoir but really didn't think about it a whole lot. He actually went to the V&H site itself. Everything was going great until he entered his zip code. Then he called customer support. I haven't tried another site. He was told they were not CARB certified and due to the new laws couldn't be shipped here. My daughter's fiance had the same problem with his 2016 Dodge when he tried to get a cold air induction kit from Summit. He had to get a friend in Reno get it for him and ship it here. I will check on them today since our order from BikeBandit for splitting his case is supposed to arrive today. Were the early bikes made with the CA EVAP system. I have marbled both our bikes and removed the charcoal canister.
 

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A quick look on Google shows they pass under the swing arm. You are right they don't go through the frame. Now if I can get around the CARB issue.
 

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I was pretty sure the pipes he was looking at both came out on the passenger side.
A quick look on Google shows they pass under the swing arm. You are right they don't go through the frame. Now if I can get around the CARB issue.
Vance and Hines are not 'single sided'. If you were looking at the promo image it's of another bike and looks different.

The only single sided exhausts are Cobra and Mac. (and not all of them are, they make both types).

Vance and Hines look like this:


There is no CARB issue either. It's an uneducated seller. :D

Only 2015+ bikes are affected by the law they're worried about.
 

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He was looking at the Cobra pipes on another bike (he showed me the picture). Those are what he wanted. I know the site only shows a generic picture as do most of the site out there. I will have to show him the other pictures. Are the V&H equal length? I would think they are. I am glad this question came up. Otherwise I would not have done the research. Now to search for feedback on Cobra pipes.
 

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There are two part numbers of Cobras, single sided and dual sided.

4163SC = single sided

4163TSSC = dual sided
 
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