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The Screamin' Eagle High-Flow Exhaust system provides bolt-on performance by reducing catalyst restrictions and improving exhaust flow.
 
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3 / 5
Still not convinced
PostedAugust 15, 2014
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Location:Linclon, RI
I purchased a FLHTK this year and based on my dealer's recommendation I added the full SE H-F Exhaust to give me a few more ponies of power. From day one I wasn't sure if the added power was just the HO 103cu engine on my bike or if the exhaust was actually adding anything. What was certainly driving me crazy was the lack of that patented Harley sound. At idle you don't get that constant potato, potato, potato rumble and when you throttle up through the gears it sounds more racy than growl.
At my 5k service I had a chance to ride one of my dealers rental FLHTKs that they had installed SE Street Cannons on. That thing was so loud it gave me a headache but returned my primal beast instinct along with the growl. What else I noticed was the lack of power that bike had compared to mine. So the H-F exhaust on my bike does have power merit. Just no sound.
So I decided to purchase more baffle disks to add to the tips of my exhaust as I was told they will open the pipes up and give it more sound. Added 6 disks to each side and I don't notice a difference.
So now I'm in a mind struggle of what I really want. I think I'm leaning towards sound. If I can find a slip on muffler that will give me something between the two I have witnessed and will also fit the 2 1/2" headers of the SE exhaust then I will probably make a change. What a costly way to find the right mix between function and form.
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The Screamin' Eagle High-Flow Exhaust system provides bolt-on performance by reducing catalyst restrictions and improving exhaust flow.
 
Overall3 out of 53 out of 5
Awesome Performance but no noise
By JBryant from Lancaster California
Screamin' Eagle High-Flow Exhaust System with Nightstick Mufflers-64800022
Well, I have a 2010 FLHX that had the 2-1 stock exhaust, and after installing a Vance & Hines muffler, the bike sounded great and performed very well, but just did not look right with the one exhaust pipe, there really should be two pipes back there.
I had this kit installed by Antelope Valley Harley Davidson, and they really did first class work, This installation only took them a few hours to install and the bike looks great with them on.
The first thing that stands out is the Baffles’ #Spark Arrestors# on the Nightsticks, with the closed end caps. Was not sure if I was going to like that. Not really sure what there for and they took some getting used to.
My bike has a K&N Air filter system on it for better intake air flow, and with these pipes and a re-map of the ECM, there is a real noticeable power increase. Dyno number to me are Blah, Blah Blah,,,,, The real test is do you even notice the power while riding. With this system, I noticed it right away. Much more pull and quicker response from the throttle. And I do mean a very noticeable difference. On the freeway, jump down a gear and twist the throttle, my bike just jumps out from under me. I can really feel the difference. So for the money, this is a great power increase mod for the bike. In fact I have to say, its one of the best I have ever seen or felt.
Now, the down side……. They are really, really quite. I mean really quite, way less noise than the stock factory pipes. In Fact at highway speeds, the radio sounds fantastic. That’s all you will hear. When taking off from a stop, You will swear you are riding a Honda Goldwing with a noise suppressor or your driving a Prius. They sound good at idle, like they are going to make some noise when you take off, But they just don’t have that sound we love to hear.
I will give them a +5 for the performance, they deserve that without a doubt, for me, it was hands down, but in the noise department, a +1. I just can’t understand how you can get that kind of performance without making a sound?
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The end caps
Posted May 2, 2014
JBryant those caps on the end of the mufflers are noise restrictors. Since Harley can only release systems that produce 80 decibels of sound the number of plates is what creates that. Your dealer should be able to sell you more plates to add to the end which will open the sound up and get you that roar you are used to.
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The Screamin' Eagle High-Flow Exhaust system provides bolt-on performance by reducing catalyst restrictions and improving exhaust flow.
 

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Am I able to purchase separate items of this exhaust system? I had the entire system ceramic coated black to go along with the rest of my "blacked out" theme. Then I noticed I had melted a little of my boot sole onto the rear head pipe heat shield where it curls up next to the foot board. So I used the boot black remover, recommended by Harley, and it took some of the ceramic coating off with it. Since I see no way of being able to prevent me from burning my boot sole on that pipe again I might as well order a spare shield that I can keep switching out.
I Ride: FLHTK
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