View Full Version : Just bought a 2005 Fat Boy with FI..have pipes Q

06-09-2005, 03:04 PM
Tomorrow I will be getting the Screamin Eagle Stage 1 Kit and Screamin Eagles pipes put on my bike. How much louder will it sound compared to my stock pipes? Should I notice a difference in torque and speed? Thanks in advance...


06-09-2005, 03:10 PM
Hiya Mike, welcome to HCG!!!

The sound will be a lot better, not real loud, but more prominent a sound for sure. You should notice a bit more snap with the Stage1, and no matter what, having the Stage 1 done is great to have if you decided ater to upgrade again.

06-09-2005, 03:19 PM
Thanks Tony! Somebody told me that on a scale of 1-10 (10 being deafening) that Stock pipes are a 1 and that the Screamin Eagle would be about a 3. I want my pipes loud enough so the "other" people will hear me coming... :ph34r:

06-09-2005, 03:22 PM
Welcome mklowe to HCG.

With the Screaming Eagle pipes you ride will defiantly be louder, kinda like "holy shit" louder than stock
but not "wake the dead" loud.

You will feel a difference throughout the entire power band mainly because because you have opened the engine to better breathing,
you will notice better throttle response and the feel the potential of an otherwise stock engine.

Overall you should be very pleased with these changes. They a far better than stock set-up.

06-09-2005, 03:26 PM
Thanks Horse! Looking forward to the changes...

06-09-2005, 03:38 PM
Hi mklowe, welcome to HCG..I also recently purchased a 2005 Fatboy with FI, had the dealer install the Stage 1 filter kit, V&H Big Shot Staggered and the chip burn, it did make a big difference compared to the stock bike that I tested.....BUT, it is pretty damn loud.

06-09-2005, 03:54 PM
Mike, I have a Deuce (same twin cam engine) and I think SE pipes are PLENTY enough loud for me. You can semi tiptoe past the cops with them as long as you are sane but you can make them crack pretty good if you want to put the throttle to her. You'll like em.


06-09-2005, 04:04 PM
Welcome! they got ya covered

06-09-2005, 05:10 PM
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06-11-2005, 02:01 AM
Hello Mike, and welcome to the HCG. Always glad to see someone else here from Maryland. I think everyone else has you covered.

Let us know how you like things when they are all installed.