Bagger Upgrades Over The years

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Rod Stewart, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart Active Member

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    So I am thinking to upgrade my Florida ride ('97 Road King Classic) to something a little newer, but not necessarily new.
    I would like to stay with the Road King, and I figure it should be at least an '07 as this would get me into the TC-96 engine, 6 speed tranny, and the newer hydraulic cam tensioner setup.
    But it won't have cats, or CO2 sensors in the exhaust or any of that stuff yet. I would like to avoid all that if I can.

    Any other thoughts on this? Have I got the important stuff nailed?

    Thanks,
    Rod
     
  2. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    '07 have the O2 sensors. '06 and earlier don't have them. Not sure what year the cats were put in the mufflers,but last year was "09 I think.
    tourbox
     
  3. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    As far as the o2 sensors go you can get a certain TFI and bypass them. Bike will run cooler and perform better. I believe 2010 is when they put cats in the non CA bikes. 08 was the first year for TBW and 09 was the year for the new frame.
     
  4. Lawdog314

    Lawdog314 Active Member

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    2010 Ultra was Kitty-less. Was a left over and pretty much stole it. Took me all of about 2 minutes to get over it. Went for a ride with a buddy that has a 2012 EG standard. 103 engine and he dumped major bucks into de-catting it. Off the light, was about even with me,but never closed an inch of distance. Pretty happy with my 96. (V&H slips, SE high flow intake, and Dolbeck TFI). Probably about it for the foreseeable future. :bigsmiley12:
     
  5. Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart Active Member

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    Joe; You lost me on TBW. Can you explain please?

    Thanks,
    Rod
     
  6. gusotto

    gusotto Junior Member

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    TBW
    Throttle By Wire

    No throttle cable as in '07 and earlier.
     
  7. Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart Active Member

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    Thanks for the TBW explanation. I thought that might be what it was.
    So I am guessing that would be the same year that they eliminated carbed bikes altogether and went straight EFI?

    Rod
     
  8. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I believe that the touring bikes went all EFI in 2005. They still had cables.
     
  9. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    You are correct sir, my 05 has cables.
     
  10. lorne

    lorne Senior Member

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    my 05 RKP the same