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TF go ahead and get yours Installed and let me know how it goes.
I got the x-factor last week waiting the Hollywood mufflers to get here now.
If we was a little closer we could help each other out.
The package is set for delivery on Monday, i will install right away. Let me know how the hollywoods sound, I was going to purchase both but (wife said i can do it one step at a time, LOL)
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In a way, that is something like the X-tractor that used to be available? My trike came to me with one that the original owner installed.
I once tried a stock chamber but very shortly reverted back as I swear, it just seems to run better at 60-70 mph with it.

I also like the tone.
VROOOOMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmm.................m

To your question, seems to my recollection that I found very quickly that at least one side header needs to be let loose from engine since the exits into the middle chamber or crossover (my X-Tractor) or your X-factor go in at converging angles. Of course, both mufflers will be off.
Arm yourself with new gaskets (4 total) as likely the OEM ones will come out in pieces ....
.... and be prepared for possible broken bolts at the clamps.
I had a couple that were rusted solid, so I drilled those stubs and threads out and resheped the clamps as needed and used longer bolts with plain nuts to pull them up.

Your's looks shorter like the stock chamber, mine requires some extensions for rear muffler mounts as it pushes them back about 3 or so inches.

Also, expect a little louder, but not overly louder tone with a more distinctive growl. More like going from a quiet noise to sporty tone (for lack of a better description).

great information, thank you
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You would be hard pressed to notice any sound difference at idle and only slightly more and deeper tone with OEM tailpipes at normal driving conditions.

As the bike rode away the owner cracked open the throttle and then could be heard 2-3 houses away at high RPM.
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I am ultimately going to put on the hollywood pipes,
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Then tack on slightly more noise and slightly deeper tone.

Wind, stereo and tire noise will still trump anything the bike will produce.
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installed the system, sounds great, roads were pretty slippery last last night and this morning so no cracking the throttle, will go for a ride at noon and see what she does, i snapped two header bolts off, one installing and one while i was removing, how hard is the process of removing these?
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Depends if there is any length left sticking out to get a hold of the broken studs with vise grips or not. If not it's pull the head off, drill and easy out. You will have to pull the header off to do the vise grips or head.
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Depends if there is any length left sticking out to get a hold of the broken studs with vise grips or not. If not it's pull the head off, drill and easy out. You will have to pull the header off to do the vise grips or head.
it snapped at the nut, so there is thread left, is it easier to cut it off and then drill and tap?
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it snapped at the nut, so there is thread left, is it easier to cut it off and then drill tap?
If there are enough threads to get 2 nuts on to tighten them together then back out the stud or vise grips will be easier.
Drill and easy out will require heads off, that means top end gasket set. Lots more work.
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