What pipes would you put on this Harley?

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    I just bought a 2003 Harley Davidson 883 Sportster Custom and was looking for suggestions, what pipes would you put on it?
     
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    Thank you, I been kinda between those and a full Vance and Hines exhaust.
     
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    V&H is nice but SEII slip ons are cheaper and sound close enough.

    I've got them on my heritage and they're louder than stock but not obnoxious.
     
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    I was kinda shooting for that throaty sound without being that obnoxious to be honest. I been listening to youtube clips all night and the screamin eagle sounds pretty much where I want it to be.

    Did you have to re-tune the carb or do anything to keep it running right?
     
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    you mean re-map? (heritage has an EFI, not a carb) does an '03 883 have a carb?

    no. with just slip-ons I didn't need to re-map. but if I changed the air filter as well then I'd have to.

    I plan on doing stage 2 for my birthday this january so I'll do the whole air cleaner, re-map, cams, power commander route.
     
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    Yeah the 2003 has a carb. Not sure if the carb will need to be or even can be adjusted or will it need a whole new jet kit.
     
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    go bigbore
     
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    Dynojet has a jet kit or visit your HD dealer and they can set you up with one. I would do some really cool custom pipes from like Rooke or Roland. Then hit a dynojet and have it jetted to the pipes. I know it's only a 883 but you can make that thing look like a one off custom with retaining OEM reliability. IMHO
     
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    that would be cool, but that's easily going to go over $1500 (the work on the engine and time on the dyno will eat up most of it) while you can get slip-ons for couple hundred (mine were under $200 on ebay/craigslist)
     
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    Been drooling over V&H Staggered Shortshots for my Nightster.

    I do see they have "black" SE Slip Ons now. Might check them out.

    Damn:

    $330 for the SE Slip On or
    $430 for the V&H Short Shots at J&P

    That isn't making it easy.
     
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    is it stock now? pics.

    I wanted a nightster so bad but I sat on one and looked like a monkey because I'm tall and they seem to be set up for people under 6'
     
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    ya your right. There is a local shop near were I live called Carls and they are not that expensive for a dyno tune. I think about 200 bucks will cover it. Pipes can be custom made here in Daytona for under 500. for the little extra the custom look and loud pipes that would be worth it to me IMHO.
     
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    It is still stock besides some black diamond stuff. Still haven't got off my lazy ass and taken pics.

    Yeah with mid controls....it would be tough on you. Forward controls and mini apes might have been a better position. I'm only 5"4' and thinking about forward controls.
     
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    I'm 6'3" :hs:.

    When I sat on it I looked like my 9 year old son riding his 5 year old brother's bike.

    It sucks becuase I love the look of it. Congrats, nice bike.
     
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    Thanks. I'll try to get some pics this weekend and post them up. The nightster is for the smaller rider IMO. PLENTY of power but the riding position can be tough for bigger guys.
     

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