Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Year/Make/Model: 2004 VN2000
Color: Metallic Dark Purple Prism
Thanks for your input Smedlin, your presence on this forum is truly a treasure!
While the Freedom curves look seriously sweet on your bike (which is absolutely gorgeous, btw), based on what I could find on YouTube, I prefer the sound of the Powershots over the Freedom, Cobra and Hard Krome. I had that sharp rat-tat-tat sound on my previous bike for 7 years, and both my wife and neighbors think it cuts through the air too much - I don't blame them as we live in an apartment where even the sound of a car at night can get into the apartment with closed windows, bouncing between the buildings. I don't want to wake the neighbors' or their children every time I get home late. I'm looking for a little more subtle thump-thump-thump sound. I honestly wouldn't mind if it sounded like an old fishing boat, as long as it's at least louder than stock.
I have a fair amount of tinnitus in both ears after running 7 years on loud bikes (even with earplugs) and don't want to make it any worse, but need the bike to be slightly louder without destroying the stock pipes.
In short, I prefer more bass (especially when idling), less treble.
If anyone knows, can compare or measure the upper clearence of the Vance & Hines Powershots, that would help a lot. The distance of the rear upper edge, measured from the ground. Based on if you measure when parked or when someone holds the bike straight, I'll try to do the same for the stock pipes here in case anyone would be interested.
Last edited by FrankLumien; 07-25-2017 at 05:57 PM.