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I am picking up a new VTX 1300C this weekend and was wondering if anyone had a suggestion for an exhaust/jetting to let it breatha bit more and give it a deeper "throatier" sound? Any suggestions would be appriciated. I will be commuting on the bike 120-140 miles round trip per day if it helps.
Thanks in advance,
Michael
 

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Scubamike, I also am looking for suggestions on exhaust for a 1300C and found that there is so much out there its hard to decide. I would like to go with slip-ons for 2 reasons cheaper and no re-jet plus you get a good sound. Im leaning toward the Hard krome 2.5" drag slip-ons but would like to hear from others that have them or any other suggestions. Maybe we will get some feedback, I got tons on saddlebags my last post.

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Exhaust

The cheapest way is to modify your current exhaust is the clayton mod. May need to rejet when you do this. I have the hk 2.5's (not slip-ons) no need to rejet unless you change the airbox.
 

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bubs jug huggers

I have a set of bubs jug hugers and they sound awsome. Also removed the paira valve and rejeted the bike with a stage 1 dynajet kit.
 

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I'm running Vance & Hines on my 1800. It's the third set I've bought over the years. I wouldn't run anything else. They're loud but not obnoxious and never had a set blue on me yet.

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Hey Scuba and Gert, I have the Hardkrome drag slip on, on my bike very easy to install and I have the "throaty" sound that most of us are looking for and you dont have to rejet....I have many people ask "what kinda pipes are they, they sound GREAT"!
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Thanks for the responses guys. I am going with the hard krome drag slip-ons. Got the sound and the price thats right for me.

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Exhaust Pipes

Very happy with Vance and Hines Big Shot pipes. I had the re jet done and the sound is great. I also picked up horse power and the gas mileage has improved. I have an X cut air box cover, that allows more air flow. That alone improved the sound, even before I had the pipes installed.

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I have the Vance & Hines Big Shots they are sweet. The bike sounds awesome and looks really clean with the new pipes. I also added a new air cleaner from Thunder manufacturing and rejetted the bike. I had the local Honda dealer do all the work so warranty still covers everything.
 

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I just got my C, and am trying to decide what kind of pipes to put on it. I have almost decided on Hardkrome 2.75 Straightshots, but am hoping to hear from people like yourself, and what really sounds good.
 

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What about Performance?

Most replies say the sound is great and some have re-jetted and changed the airbox. Can anyone describe or quantify the performance changes? I agree the factory pipe sound is somewhat tame (but not bad). I'd only make the exhaust and other changes to get better performance, either power and/or MPG. What do y'all think? :hmm2:
 

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What is the average price the dealer is charging to install a jet kit for the 1300? Labor and parts?
 

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Modify your stock Exhaust. Who's done it?

I'm a cheapskate, so I tried the drilling mod to my stock pipes and love it.
I drilled 7 holes in each pipe's rear baffle, all 1/2" holes in case I drilled too much and needed to insert a 1/2-in bolt to undo it, but didn't have to.
(this is not my idea, I read it in tips)

The sound is much deeper....brings out the loping rumble from that single crank pin. It's also louder but far from obnoxious. Rumble turns to a low roar when I throttle harder. I got to keep the better quality stock pipes without spending more than a few bucks for the drill bit. No re-jetting needed.

If anyone had the guts to drill THROUGH the rear baffle into the next baffle I would like to know the results. I've been temped to do it (using a 12" bit), but can't undo whatever happens. I know it would be louder, but might start sounding too poppy. I wouldn't want to do this unless I know someone else has had good results, or if I plan to replace the pipes anyway.
 

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I just purchased a set of cobra slash cuts,a cobra stage one kit,and a k & n filter. I followed the directions on the stage one kit, which said to set the fuel mixture screw at 2 1/2 turns but it didn't run well. So I took it out to 3 turns and it's like a whole new bike. 100mph in 3rd gear,AWESOME power...The slash cuts are great, they are fairly quiet when cruising but when you get on it they bark like a ferocious dog.
 

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Check out vtxexhaust.com

They modifiy your already cool looking pipes and from what I hear they are the best sounding of all the pipes. And less $$ than others. I am going to have it done this winter.
 
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