Shipping was quick, and the item arrived in Cobra original packaging, wrapped and protected. Unfortunately I got the wrong part for the rear heat shield. I contacted Parts Giant support, and after asking for some details, they contacted Cobra and handled everything with them directly and swiftly. I got a call back on the same day that Cobra will ship the part to me, and that I don't even need to send the wrong part back. Great service from Parts Giant (and from Cobra).
Cobra Classic Slashcut Exhaust System
Cobra has been building the best metric cruiser exhaust systems for since the mid-80's years. This experience allows them to produce exhausts with a perfect fit and finish, every time. Best of all, nothing sounds better!
- Features triple chrome plating for beauty that lasts
- Bring out the V-Twin rumble with these large diameter slip-on mufflers
- Baffles are welded-in place and are not removable
- Easy to understand instructions and all required mounting hardware included with each kit
- Made in the USA
Product Note: Only fits US models.
|Varies (make selection above)
|Country of Origin
|Heat Shield Included
|Lifetime Manufacturer Warranty
Fitment is guaranteed or your money back plus free return shipping.
Don’t waste time installing a product that doesn't fit. We worked hard ensuring that this product is an exact fit on the vehicles listed below.
- VT750C Shadow 750 A.C.E. 1998-2001
- VT750CD Shadow 750 A.C.E. 1998-2003
- VT750CD2 Shadow 750 A.C.E. Deluxe 1998-2002
- VT750DC Shadow 750 Spirit 2001-2003, 2005-2007
- Vulcan 800 1995-2005
- Vulcan 800 Classic 1996-2005
- Boulevard C50 2005-2009
- Boulevard C50C 2006-2008
- Boulevard C50T 2005-2008
- Boulevard M50 2005-2008
- Volusia 800 2001-2004
Customer ReviewsWrite Review
Very loud. There is a small dent on baffle chamber but overall works great.
I am very pleased with my purchase. I couldn’t be happier with they way they sound. It feels like I have a new bike. The only thing is it would have been nice if they came with new exhaust gaskets and hardware.
The pipes are awesome! Nice and loud when cranking it good. Exactly what I was looking for noise wise.
Pipes look and sound great. Installation was fairly easy but the directions said the shields should be installed last which was difficult when pipes were on. However I feel the shields could have been installed before pipes were mounted making the whole process much easier. I had no trouble getting to the header bolts if you have the right tools.
The Cobra 1370SC exhaust kit will not fit a 2000 Honda Shadow 1100 Spirit. The front pipe is different. It will not work. Period.
Awesome. My bike needed a punch and these were it. Very refined deep and throaty sound, without the “crack” heard from from some pipes. Peaceful yet present at cruising speed but everything I wanted at throttle. I haven’t had to rejet my carb either.
The big surprise is that my fuel economy has improved by around 3-5 MPG. Love the look and sound, big thanks to Cobra!
The Slashcut Classics arrived in 2 days. Amazed at how quiet they are at cruising speed, but when you open it up it roars. such an improvement over my gutted stock pipes. wish i would have changed the pipes 4 years ago when i first got the bike.
Questions & AnswersAsk Question
Will I require additional mounting hardware or will these mount to the stock bracket?
It varies by machine, but all Cobra exhaust systems come with any additional hardware that's required to complete the installation. You may need to re-use some of the stock exhaust mounting hardware, bolts &etc. to get the job done. So long as you have the stock exhaust on your bike, you should have no problem fitting these pipes to your machine.
These pipes are only compatible with the VT1100C they will not fit the VT1100C2 ACE models. Cobra does not currently produce any pipes that are compatible with the ACE American Classic Edition. We do carry a few options from MAC that will fit an ACE and another from Vance and Hines in our store. You can find them by selecting your exact 1996 Honda VT1100C2 Shadow 1100 A.C.E. from the drop down menu and selecting the "Exhaust" tab from the main menu from your garage.
The best jet kit to go with any Cobra exhaust would be the Cobra jet kit you found on our website. Those particular kits are developed specifically to work with all Cobra exhaust systems and, the included instructions explain exactly how to go about putting everything together and adjusting as required to get the best possible engine performance and throttle response.
Since the C50 is fuel-injected, yes, you'll certainly need to tune your bike's fuel delivery if you expect to have it run correctly when going from a stock exhaust to a complete system. To do that correctly, please be sure to add a Suzuki C50 Cobra Fi2000R Fuel Controller to your order. With that, you'll get a bike that runs well with the new exhaust system at all power settings. Installation of the tuner is easy and the included instructions explain exactly how to configure the device in order to get the best possible throttle response and engine power output without the need to visit a dyno tuner.
If it's the stock exhaust that you currently have on your bike, any Suzuki C50 aftermarket exhaust system is going to be a significant improvement over that! The exhaust ships with fixed baffles, so if it turns out not to be loud enough for your needs, you won't be able to do much about it. Another option would be the Cobra Streetrod Slashdown Exhaust System - it's basically the same exhaust where the headers are concerned, only the muffler sections vary. But unlike the Slashcut exhaust, it's built with removable baffles. Whatever exhaust you choose, you'll certainly need to tune your bike's fuel delivery if you expect to have it run correctly when going from a stock exhaust to a complete system. To do that correctly, please be sure to add a Suzuki C50 Cobra Fi2000R Fuel Controller to your order. With that, you'll get a bike that runs well with the new exhaust system at all power settings.
The exhaust in question is indeed a complete system from the headers on back. You'd have to change the whole system in order to put it on. If you're looking for just the mufflers, the Cobra Slashcut Slip-On Exhaust is exactly what you need. They replace both of the stock mufflers and come with all of the required hardware to complete the installation.
All of Cobra's Classic Slashcut exhausts have baffles that are welded into place. You can't remove them, at least, not without permanently modifying the mufflers.
I want performance but not deafness. Is this a bike that is going to rattle my brain when i cruise and step on it. I want some sound to alert the car drivers that are more concerned with texting, calling and face timing and then if time permits looking over the steering wheel and their mirrors prior to changes lanes on the roadway these days where bikers are riding. :-(
Of all the exhausts we have to fit the 2009 Suzuki Boulevard C50, the Classic Slashcut system will be the least intrusive for the rider and passenger. This is due to the larger muffler volume and the slashcut muffler design. The same goes for performance - when properly mapped for fuel delivery with a device such as the Cobra Fi2000 PowrPro Black Fuel Controller, you can expect increased power output and excellent throttle response. Still, with regard to sound, it's impossible for us to say exactly what would be defined as "deafness," - but you'll certainly find the system to be louder than the stock pipes. As previously stated, they're not the loudest pipes you could fit to that bike, so if you want more power and a system that's louder than stock, this is the system to get based on the description of your particular needs.
Two devices come to mind, depending on what your needs are. If you prefer a simple interface that you can just set and forget, check out the Vance & Hines FP3 fuel tuner. If you're more of a tinkerer and enjoy working with a smart phone, then Cobra's PowrPro Black would be more to your liking. For both devices, you'll need an iOS or Android-enabled phone in order to properly configure them. After that, you can just leave them be, or make small changes to the fuel maps in order to get the most power possible out of the Cobra Slashcut exhaust system.
So long as the rest of the engine is of the stock configuration and you have no more than an aftermarket air cleaner or air filter installed, you'd only need a stage one kit. In fact, Cobra Carburetor Jet Kits are perfectly suited to go along with this exhaust. With each of those jet kits, you'll get all of the required needs, jets and washers to get your bike up and running for the best possible throttle response and engine output. It's all in one box along with easy to follow instructions.
Yes, the exhaust diameter referenced in the exhausts' description denotes the outside diameter of the Cobra muffler. In the case of the system to fit the Suzuki Volusia/C50, the Cobra Slashcut Exhaust system headers have an outside diameter of 1-3/4" that then tapers out to 2-1/2" for the muffler bodies. For your second question, yes - the Volusia 800 and the Boulevard C50 are the same bikes, just of different model years. For marketing reasons, starting with the 2005 model year, Suzuki decided to change rename their entire cruiser motorcycle line to "Boulevard" with various designations to show the type of bike, and it's displacement in cubic inches. C = classic, M = muscle, S = standard and the following number being rounded up to the nearest CI that the marketing types though made sense.