Is it time to replace the exhaust system of your Harley? If yes, you might want to check the following suggestions for best aftermarket Harley-Davidson exhausts—all suggestions were made by followers of Leatherup.com Facebook Page. These three exhaust systems for Harley were suggested by an equal amount of followers, but two of them are Vance and Hines exhausts. At the end of the article, we are offering you two YouTube videos per suggestion.
Feel free to add your own suggestion as a comment—let’s make this post a real guide to the best exhausts for Harley. When you are making your suggestion, consider these three qualities: look, sound, performance.
Vance and Hines Longshots Exhaust System
With the introduction of the Lonshots in 1996, Vance and Hines revolutionized the Harley exhaust aftermarket. The original Longshots have 1 3/4″ head pipes with 2 1/4″ muffler bodies. They also feature full-length 220° coverage heat shields that are plasma-arc cut from a full piece of tubing.
You can add optional plasma-cut Hot Tips that can be mounted and rotated to two different angles. The Hot Tips are sold separately. Mounting hardware and baffles are included in exhaust kits.
Vance and Hines Big Radius Exhaust System
If you want performance exhausts with a custom look on your Harley, consider getting a Big Radius system. With one set you get blue-proof chrome, curved 2-1/2” heat shields, and slash-cut end-tips. Big Radius exhausts produce extra horsepower and torque, and a signature hot-rod sound.
And if you’re shopping for a new system, check out our Vance & Hines catalog here.
Rinehart Exhaust True Duals
These must be good pipes since people recommend them. However, it is very hard to find information about them. One thing is clear: most Rinehart exhaust systems are not legal for use on public highways in California or other states with similar emission control laws.