Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 8
Rated 5 out of 5 by Randyyoung3 Great look Great sound Woke up my my bike...
This was a fantastic investment for my 2012 Switchback. Easy to install, and no more chatter on take off. I recommend this for any Switchback!
April 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gentleman Great sound, improved performance!
I have had the Nightstick for a week now, and I have to say that it is the perfect muffler for my 2012 Switchback. It looks and sounds great!
The sound: The Nightstick produces a deeper, throatier sound than the stock muffler. Under hard acceleration, it is truly glorious. But this muffler is more about quality than quantity, as the volume increase, while definitely noticeable, is still within legal limits. I'd say that it's about a quarter louder than stock. My old Superglide had Pythons, which sounded awesome, but on long rides, the volume left my ears ringing. No such problems with the Nightstick. It's louder, but not obnoxiously so. Your neighbors will appreciate your machine, but will not hate you for stating it up at six in the morning.
Performance: I did not do a remap, as I still have the stock air cleaner, but the performance increase was immediately noticeable. The bike revs more freely, and you get more out of each gear. The bike just wakes up with this simple change. An aside, with the stock muffler, I experienced a low RPM shudder from takeoff. The Nightstick fixed this, I believe due to being lighter.
Looks: It's like the stock muffler only moreso. Sleeker, and with the diffuser discs and end cap, it looks different enough stand out from the stock, but not so much that it changes the look of the bike.
And it is in the looks department that I have my only negative criticism. I had heard on Harley forums and groups that the end cap discolors from the heat, becoming almost a golden color. This occurred within three days of my installing it. Both the end cap and the diffuser discs all changed color. The lovely chrome was unaffected. As the bike is four years old, the weathered look suits me fine, but it is something that you should be aware of.
All in all, I highly recommend this product if you own a Switchback. It was designed specifically for this bike, and truly enhances your riding experience.
January 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by route1 Nice Fit
Sounds good, not to aggressive, but different than stock.
April 15, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by SFRider Improved sound and performance
I like the Nightstick because it allows me to experiment with SuperTrapp accessories to modify exhaust sound. The initial raspy exhaust tone can be changed to a deeper, richer tone by adding the SuperTrapp insert kit, packings, and open end cap, although overall sound volume remains moderate. The only real problem was that the round mounting hole on the bracket of the Nightstick as received did not match up to the threaded bushing on my 2014 Switchback exhaust bracket and had to be drilled out forward to form an oblong hole. On the positive side, this allowed the stock mounting bolt to be replaced with a longer M8 bolt, lock nut, and a pair of nylon washers which allow the slip-on to slide slightly on the bracket, a modification that eliminated most of the Switchback's annoying vibration at 2900-3000 RPM.
November 6, 2014