Vance & Hines Pro Pipe install

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Vance & Hines Pro Pipe install

Vance & Hines Pro Pipe install

  1. We start with unboxing all of the Pro Pipe’s parts. As you can see, it comes complete with everything needed for healthy breathing.

Words and Photos: Jeff Leighton

Vance & Hines Pro Pipe install

Vance & Hines Pro Pipe install

  1. Once the stock pipe and mounts were taken off the bike, we installed the Vance & Hines headpipe/muffler bracket off the bike’s transmission.

Words and Photos: Jeff Leighton

Vance & Hines Pro Pipe install

Vance & Hines Pro Pipe install

  1. We removed the stock O2 sensors from the OE H-D exhaust and installed them onto the new Vance & Hines headpipes.

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Vance & Hines Pro Pipe install

Vance & Hines Pro Pipe install

  1. The black heat shields were installed onto the headpipes, and we snugged them up but didn’t completely tighten them, so we could nudge them into place if need be after all the parts were on the bike.

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Vance & Hines Pro Pipe install

Vance & Hines Pro Pipe install

  1. The headpipes were loosely bolted to the engine using all of the bike’s H-D OEM hardware.

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Vance & Hines Pro Pipe install

Vance & Hines Pro Pipe install

  1. We then slid the Pro Pipe’s muffler carefully onto the headpipe so as not to scratch the black coating.

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Vance & Hines Pro Pipe install

Vance & Hines Pro Pipe install

  1. Vance & Hines supplies a beefy stainless-steel exhaust clamp to make sure the muffler and headpipe stay as one while on the bike.

Words and Photos: Jeff Leighton

Vance & Hines Pro Pipe install

Vance & Hines Pro Pipe install

  1. The rear muffler was installed to the bracket by two hidden bolts on the back of the muffler.

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Vance & Hines Pro Pipe install

Vance & Hines Pro Pipe install

  1. As you can see here, the muffler is securely fastened by the beefy custom Vance & Hines hardware.

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Vance & Hines Pro Pipe install

Vance & Hines Pro Pipe install

  1. We tightened the exhaust flanges as per our factory manual’s recommendations and torqued down all other fasteners to Vance & Hines’ specifications. And we were done!

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Vance & Hines Pro Pipe install

Vance & Hines Pro Pipe install

  1. As you can see, this is one sweetly simple-looking exhaust that has a real mellow tone at idle but sounds nice and throaty when the throttle is cracked open.

Words and Photos: Jeff Leighton

Vance & Hines Pro Pipe install

Vance & Hines Pro Pipe install

  1. And it looks good, too.

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Since the ’80s, Vance & Hines has been belting out some of the best exhaust products to ever be bolted on a V-twin. It all began back in the day when a motorcycle dragracer by the name of Terry Vance met up with Byron Hines, an engineer, and the two of them proceeded to win 14 National Drag Racing Championships and became the first on two-wheels to race a six-second ET. All of those years of R&D just had to be put to good use, so the two decided to start production of a few select pipes, and the rest, as they say, is history. Vance & Hines has been setting its sights on Harleys for quite a few years now, and it seems as if combining both form as well as function is top on its list. Take for instance the Pro Pipe 2-into-1 ($779) we are installing on this 2013 Dyna Wide Glide. The pipe features a black finish, a stepped megaphone design, header and collector heat shields, as well as a shield over the first step of the megaphone. Finishing off the pipe is a very stylish CNC-machined end cap. Once we saw this pipe, we knew it would look great on our Wide Glide, so we ordered one up and got busy the second the brown Santa dropped it off. We also found that swapping the stock pipes for the Pro Pipe is a rather simple one with only a few common hand tools. Here’s how we did it.

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