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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-10-2018, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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I just picked up a 2018 Bobber a couple of days ago. While I think the stock exhaust sounds so-so and is an improvement over what stock bike exhausts used to sound like (pfff-pfff-pfff), I think I want a little more.

I first looked while at the dealer and saw the V&H but the price is a little more than I want to pay just for some extra sound plus I don't like the billet tips.

The BC Sleeper Pro pipes look nice and the price is better than the V&H. If anyone has them, how does the finish match the rest of the stock brushed SS exhaust? I understand they will give a deeper sound but do they also add sound volume?

I don't plan to remove the cat so would the BC Performance tips be obnoxious loud? I know it is subjective but I'm 62 years old now so I no longer am looking to scare children and little old ladies.

For reference, a couple of months ago I sold my 2014 Ducati Monster 1200S on which I had the Termignoni full race exhaust. LOUD but such pretty music at the same time (Ducs just have such a great sound). I don't really want the Bobber that loud.

So again, how does the finish on the BC mufflers match the stock head pipes and does the Sleeper Pro add some volume without being too much?
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OK, I can understand why no one will answer the sound question. But, will someone tell me if the brushed finish of the British Customs slip on matches the brushed finish of the stock headpipes?

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these are available in EU standard and not approved. the line is beautiful.
the quality of the materials is superb & the price seems justified to me


















the address is here.the site is German but the pages can be read in English

https://www.classicbike-raisch.de/en...r-bobber?c=176



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I received the BC Sleeper Pro slip ons but have yet to install them as my bike is in storage. IMO the brushed finish of the BC slip ons match the brushed finish of the stock headpipes. I can’t vouch for the sound but I had these slip ons on my T100 and really loved the sound. They were throaty and definitely louder than OEM but certainly not obnoxiously loud.
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Can´t comment on the BC´s, but i´m running the Zards and highly recommend them.
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Hi Bikerdib,

Check this video out, it should answer most of your questions about the British Customs Sleeper Pro

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Thanks guys and especially MikeB for your direct comparison of the finish (and sound with your previous bike).

I ordered the Sleeper Pros from a site supporter, A&J Cycles. They actually had the best price I could find on the net and on top of that they gave an extra forum member discount. I also went ahead and got a Booster Plug. I have one on my BMW which has a Acrapovic slipon. Without the Booster Plug I get lots of decel popping but with it very little to no popping so it must be working.

I know it is a matter of opinion but I think the Sleeper Pros are the best looking mufflers for the Bobber, even better than the OEM.

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Thanks guys and especially MikeB for your direct comparison of the finish (and sound with your previous bike).

I ordered the Sleeper Pros from a site supporter, A&J Cycles. They actually had the best price I could find on the net and on top of that they gave an extra forum member discount. I also went ahead and got a Booster Plug. I have one on my BMW which has a Acrapovic slipon. Without the Booster Plug I get lots of decel popping but with it very little to no popping so it must be working.

I know it is a matter of opinion but I think the Sleeper Pros are the best looking mufflers for the Bobber, even better than the OEM.
The booster plug works well on the bobber and seriously cut down decel popping on my one.

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It turned my LC GSA into the smoothest beemer I’ve ever owned.
If your only mod is a slip on Akra without headers, the “easy” will suffice.
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I like the Zards' look and sound. I just hope I can fit them 'wrong way round' so I can have the logos facing inside the bike and not out. Or maybe they'll do them special order without the logo.

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I like the Zards' look and sound. I just hope I can fit them 'wrong way round' so I can have the logos facing inside the bike and not out. Or maybe they'll do them special order without the logo.

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Hey Pasta.
You won´t be able to twist them around or install them the wrong way round due to the fixing points and way they are manufactured.
Your best bet would be to ask them to make you a non-branded pair, though I´m not sure how they will react to that request (worst case is a flat out refusal).
By the way, from all the slip ons i´ve owned, this bronze one is my favorite. It does not look as bad as you think (though i respect the fact that maybe you really can´t stand it at all).
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