Originally Posted by Shadow_Demon
ok, thx. I still haven't made up my mind what I'm going to put on, but they do look good. Thought about Super Trapp slipons or maybe the SE's. Now I'm not sure.
Slip-ons in most cases are cheaper no doubt and maintain that typical Harley sound but 2-1s of any brand outperform 2-2 and sound really good (deep and throaty but nothing like a sportbike sound).
I put in about 30 miles this afternoon with my new 2-1. Having run my SEIIs for a couple years and the last 6 months with the BCT baffles I can say hands down there is a clear and noticeable gain over 2-2. Roll-on acceleration is very noticeable throughout the rev band and throttle response is a little snappier. I liked the sound of my SEIIs with the BCTs but it was on the loud side and I really love the sound of the Supermeg as its mellow and deep until you throttle up and though no where near as loud as the SE its more like a hopped up chevy or hemi sound going through the gears.
I did notice that my shift points changed (going by my ear and speed). I'm winding out the gears a little more than before and on top staying in 4th much longer at cruise speed (hanging in 4th till well over 55) and not feeling like I'm revving all that much.
I love the torque and being able to tune it within my riding style with the discs. (a factor that swayed me over the thunderheader or sampson, that and price and of course having owned a supertrapp before).
Lean angle though I was careful today was not much of a compromise with my 11.5" shocks and front end dropped 3/4". Of course I became a little more accustom to reduced lean from having run 11" shocks for about 6k miles in the past. I can see that if thrown over hard the collector area on the front header will contact before the rear pipe will but nonetheless I don't tend to ride that way often. The collector and front header sit about level with the frame rails and out just a tad more than stock headers whereas the rear of the pipe falls into about the same postion as the SE rear slipon did.