2005 Road King Cold Exhaust

Discussion in 'Other Service and Maintenance' started by Tpeterson, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. Tpeterson

    Tpeterson New Member

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    I have an 2005 Road King - FLHRI and I noticed that the left pipe is cold. The bike runs fine - is that a dummy pipe, or just a dummy riding it?
     
  2. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Welcome to the forum.

    If it is stock exhaust it has a crossover that connects the right to the left. Since the headers run out the right side the exhaust gas takes the path of least resistance and the majority goes out the right side. That being said, when you roll into it hard the left will start to flow.
     
  3. lorne

    lorne Senior Member

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    mine is the same...and the same bike. welcome to the forum
     
  4. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    :wsWelcome to the forum from Minnesota.
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Welcome to The Forum, Stock exhaust the left pipe is a falsey until you roll on the throttle:s
     
  6. RibEye

    RibEye Junior Member Contributor

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    Got any charts or graphs of that response?

    Enjoy,
    Rich P
     
  7. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Nope, just personal experience with baggers and stock exhaust
     
  8. cdn-bigfoot

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    Just look around. Baggers with stock exhaust almost all have one pipe with soot in the end and the other one clean.
     
  9. lorne

    lorne Senior Member

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    that is like asking Jack for a pic.....:newsmile100::newsmile100::newsmile100:
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2012
  10. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    The new 2009 Touring exhaust system not only reduces heat to the rider and passenger but also should improve performance because the collector should even out exhaust flow through each muffler while providing better scavenging. With pre-2009 Touring exhaust systems, roughly 3/4 of the exhaust was directed through the right-side muffler.