I have Rineharts on my 2004 carbed RK and love 'em! Got them for a very good price from M&M Cycles - nearly $250 cheaper than J&P...but I did buy them in December of 2004.I have a 2000 Road King and installed Rinehart true duals this summer. I added the high performance baffles which increase mid to top end, plus gives it a throatier sound over the stock baffles. Also available are quieter baffles that increase bottom end. I think the extra cost (actually not that much more than others) was worth it.
As far as I know, the best power maker is a 2 into 1 set up, went to that on my Sporty and had no complaints.I am interested in the Rinehart true dual. I have either read or heard that eliminating the stock crossover will rob power. What are these baffles that are mentioned that are in Rineharts? I guess you have a choice of 2. One is for low end and the other is for mid and high end? I have 99 Road King, carbureted, Andrew TW21 cam. I now have straight pipes with baffles. I can't take the noise any longer at highway speeds. At idle it sounds great! Also I know that straight pipes mess with the performance.
For what it's worth, my motor is stock. All that I have done is install the SE air cleaner, tune the carb and install a thunderslide kit.FireDawgStew,
I guess one of the things that I think about when hearing and reading about cams, carbureters (jetting), air filters, and exhaust systems is whether I am wasting my money. I begin to wonder if a lot of these alterations are actually best for people operating their motorcycles at 4000+ rpm. I typically donot go above 3200 rpm. But, I still like the looks and sound of the rinehart. I will likely go that route, but for my type of riding I start to have second thoughts on spending the money for them. And I really wonder if my "butt" will feel the added torque.
There are actually three different baffles;As far as I know, the best power maker is a 2 into 1 set up, went to that on my Sporty and had no complaints.
Rinehart uses a "stepped header" technology - they actully design exhaust systems for NASCAR teams, so they must know a thing or two. I noticed a big improvement when I went to the true duals.
The two baffles are a torque baffle and a quiet baffle, I have and have used both. I can tell the difference...sticking with the torque baffles (stock when I bought my set).
I highly recommend them