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Who here has the Indian Stage 1 exhaust AND rides with a passenger they actually want to talk to?
Something my Wife loves about the bike is that we can actually talk via comms and hear each other.
Will stage 1 exhaust from Indian ruin that? How about after market?
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Who here has the Indian Stage 1 exhaust AND rides with a passenger they actually want to talk to?
Something my Wife loves about the bike is that we can actually talk via comms and hear each other.
Will stage 1 exhaust from Indian ruin that? How about after market?
thanks.
I run a stage 1 (stage 3 BBK actually) and it gives you a nice low rumble, very easy to talk with your passenger.
 

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Based upon my experience with Stage One Fishtail mufflers I had on my Chieftain they're about perfect for hearing your engine run and still be able to hear your passenger or radio. Being as the same Stage one slip-ons are used on the Challenger I would say you should be good to go with them.
 

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We have that exact setup...Challenger with Indian stage one slip ons. I don't feel it's actually that much louder than stock. We can talk with each other just fine.
 

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My girlfriend rides on the back and we can talk ok. I have to raise my voice a little bit. We wear half helmets and I usually have the radio going too but my setup is stage 1 air cleaner, RCX pipes and cat delete pipe.

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I have the Stage one pipes and air cleaner, and Stage two cams on my Roadmaster... Nice rumble, and not loud unless you're really in the throttle. My Wife and I can hear each other ok, at least I think that's what she said... lol.
Edit: I didn't notice this was the Challenger thread... my bad.
 

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Some folks on here keep confusing the Challenger's Powerplus engine with the Thunderstroke. There are no Stage Two Cams or Stage Three Big Bore Kit for the Powerplus 108.
 

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Some folks on here keep confusing the Challenger's Powerplus engine with the Thunderstroke. There are no Stage Two Cams or Stage Three Big Bore Kit for the Powerplus 108.
Ahh that’s what BBK stands for.
Yeah I call stage one the stage only 😂
 

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I think the posting problem comes from people seeing the post on the front page and replying without realizing they're in the Challenger section.
 

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I think the posting problem comes from people seeing the post on the front page and replying without realizing they're in the Challenger section.
You are correct..our bad. We thought we were in a thread about REAL motorcycles that do not have a 1973 Pinto fairing. Sorry but not sorry
 

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Ignore him, he can't help but post that kind of stuff.

The problem becomes that people become misinformed because they think that the PP108 has more performance upgrades than it actually has. I think the biggest need is something to remove the limiter and richen up the mix a little.
 

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Some folks on here keep confusing the Challenger's Powerplus engine with the Thunderstroke. There are no Stage Two Cams or Stage Three Big Bore Kit for the Powerplus 108.

I noticed this myself on a couple of threads, two completely different animals.
 

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If it isn’t much louder, does it at least sound better?
I would say so. In my opinion it's a little louder and maybe a little deeper. I like the sound. I can hear the bike, but I can also hear my music when going down the road at 70 mph in a half helmet. If you're worried about the Stage 1 interfering with communicating with your wife over a Sena or similar system...you won't have a problem at all. The question would be is it loud enough? (or enough louder over stock to justify the cost). I couldn't say for you. For me it was worth the extra little "oomph" in sound. I, like you, didn't want it too loud though
 

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Ignore him, he can't help but post that kind of stuff.

The problem becomes that people become misinformed because they think that the PP108 has more performance upgrades than it actually has. I think the biggest need is something to remove the limiter and richen up the mix a little.
Maybe we should start putting “Challenger” at the beginning of each post
 

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I would say so. In my opinion it's a little louder and maybe a little deeper. I like the sound. I can hear the bike, but I can also hear my music when going down the road at 70 mph in a half helmet. If you're worried about the Stage 1 interfering with communicating with your wife over a Sena or similar system...you won't have a problem at all. The question would be is it loud enough? (or enough louder over stock to justify the cost). I couldn't say for you. For me it was worth the extra little "oomph" in sound. I, like you, didn't want it too loud though
Installed Freedom true duals on my challenger and am very happy with the rumble and roar
 
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