2004 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom – Vance & Hines Short Shots (Standard Baffles)

2004 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom - Vance & Hines Short Shots (Standard Baffles)

Just got my new Short Shots put on yesterday, so I thought I’d make a video. Dad isn’t too tech savvy, so the picture is narrow on the first shot. I had to cover up the mics on my phone (which is why my finger is in the frame half the time) to keep the sound from distorting when I was up close to the bike, so these are pretty loud. Definitely enough to wake up the neighborhood if you’re not careful. My house is about 75 yards from the road and they make plenty of noise when you ride by. I haven’t ridden with them for any distance other than the mile or so down the road, but they don’t seem to have that irritating drone that some louder exhausts do.

Also, if anyone is wondering, my bars are 14″ Burly bars on 1″ risers. Very comfortable for me, and I’m 5’8″ and fairly short armed.

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  1. Nice sound clip! Thanks for getting all different aspects of the sound instead of it just idling in your driveway like a lot of these other videos are.. Nice bike and sounds great! Your video made up my mind as to what I'm getting so thank you!

  2. I have a question about how you got that set-up.  I want to put ape hangers on my bike and plan on removing the stock riser (like you did).  Where did you get that speedometer and handlebar clamp? because that is what I want to do, since I do not like the look of the stock riser with the ape hangers.  Do you have the part numbers for the parts you used?

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