How to Make Harley Exhaust Louder
A Harley-Davidson motorcycle has a very distinct sound—folks who know them can hear one coming well before they can see it. When it’s going slowly, it makes a low, throaty rumble; when you give it the gas, it roars. For whatever reason, many Harley riders are of the opinion that louder is better, and if you’re one of those bikers, you can make your Harley exhaust louder on your own and save some money. Read on to learn how to make Harley exhaust louder.
- Moderately Easy
- A motorcycle
- A hammer and iron rod
- After-market exhaust system
If you have a stock exhaust and you don’t want to spend too much money, take an iron bar and a 4 lb. hammer. Insert the bar up your tailpipe and use the hammer to hit the bar repeatedly until you have knocked out the exhaust baffles.
Buy an after-market exhaust system. There are a million after-market exhaust systems in a wide range of prices. You’ll find one that is right for you. Many of them are tuned with exactly the right amount of back pressure on your engine to enhance your engine’s ability to relieve itself with exhaust gases and run more efficiently and faster.
Buy two new exhaust gaskets for your new system. Torque down the exhaust bolts that clamp your pipes on to the motor per factory recommendations. (This is not the hanger clamp that clamps your pipes to your frame, this is the one that clamps on to the heads.)