Great look with a deep, full sound
By Randy H. on Verified Purchaser
The pipes look and sound great. My Sportster sounds like a Harley now, rather than a Honda. (H-D stock pipes are so weak.) I'm glad I went with these. I freaked out when I first opened the box, because I ordered black and saw chrome, so I stopped unboxing and immediately called customer service. The guy I spoke to was great, and said he gets this a lot because all Vance and Hines are chrome, but the black kit comes with black heat shields... and sure enough I found them under the wrapping once I continued unboxing. Vance & Hines includes (almost!) everything you need in the box, along with instructions that are fairly easy to follow. I only wish they had included exhaust gaskets too -- so don't forget to order those. Also, if your bike has a few years on it, now would be a great time to think about replacing your studs, flange nuts, and snap rings while you're in there. Also, if you're doing a Sportster, try getting your O2 sensors out of the old pipes before you go disassembling everything else, because if you can't get them out, you'll end up waiting a few days for mail order, so you may end up wanting to put the old pipes back on for a few days. Or, if the bike has a few years on it, it may be worthwhile to just order new O2 sensors before starting this project.