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    Should I put chrome or black exhaust on a M109R BOSS?
    I'm about to install a set of Cobra swept exhaust on my '17. I knew there's a black option and figured I would go that route due to the bike being blacked out, and figured it would be cheaper too. NOPE! Why do they cost so much? Are they taking a chrome set and stripping the chrome off and powder coating them? I can only find the black set at mean cycles.
    If I save the money and go with chrome I'm afraid its going to look out of place.
    What would you do/have you done?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pockets View Post
    Should I put chrome or black exhaust on a M109R BOSS?
    I'm about to install a set of Cobra swept exhaust on my '17. I knew there's a black option and figured I would go that route due to the bike being blacked out, and figured it would be cheaper too. NOPE! Why do they cost so much? Are they taking a chrome set and stripping the chrome off and powder coating them? I can only find the black set at mean cycles.
    If I save the money and go with chrome I'm afraid its going to look out of place.
    What would you do/have you done?

    I'd suggest to with the black one

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    It's really going to be a matter of personal preference.

    I am old school and love my chrome.....gotta have it.

    I have not seen a set of chrome cobra swept on a boss model but I have seen a few chrome VPR exhaust on boss models.

    Not sure if you have the mat gray or blue/black color scheme, but I have seen the chrome VPR on a '17 blue/black and it looked great.
    Could not find a photo of that bike but I did find this '15 model on the internet to show as an example.

    If you added chrome intakes and splash of chrome here and there around the bike I think the chrome exhaust combo on the boss would look pretty darn good myself.
    You would certainly not look like every other boss on the road and would set your bike apart of the pack.

    Chrome Freedom Performance Sharp Curved Radius would probably look great also on the boss with some additional chrome accents. (since FPSCR is also a short exhaust)
    Would have to bolt the long Cobra Swept on the bike and have a look to really know if the longer pipe would seem out of place or not.
    (Or photo shop a set on just get an idea if you don't have access to an actual set of pipes)

    Again, its really a personal preference.....beauty is in the eye of the beholder...... the murdered out (all black) look personally does not excite me as much a bike with some chrome on it.


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    I have never been a chrome fan so my suggestion is more bias than others...Black for sure!
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    I went with black on my boss, but I will say that when done right the black n chrome combo does look really good.

    I do feel like the black shows scratches n rock chips more n can't just be polished out like chrome.

    Really all about your personal preference and the direction you see your styling going in.

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    I purposelessly got the BOSS because I dont want to deal with all the chrome. I feel black exhaust is the only way to go.
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    I'm an old guy and most old guys like chrome and more chrome. Black is trendy. If you plan on keeping your bike for more than a decade, you might find that chrome will be back in style. Besides, chrome is safer than black.

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    I love a bike thatís loaded with chrome. Iíve never been a big fan of the all blacked out look. But, I do like the black contrast cut look. In fact, I think itís HOT, and will be for years from now. So, as a result, on my 14í model LE Iím going with a totally custom Black & Ghost LE paint job, along with the black contrast cut look throughout the entire bike, to include wheels, fork tubes, radiator grille and chin spoiler, handlebars and control housings, risers, hand grips, foot pegs, fuel cap, exhaust, taillight, and bolts and screws throughout the custom painted parts on the bike.

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