checking for converter

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by 09classic, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. 09classic

    09classic Member

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    I have not long ago had a stage one put on my 09 ultra. S E pipes and air and remap. I am looking at a TFI and have been told that some of the 09s had a converter and some did not. Is there any way to know short of pulling off the right exhaust and looking to see if it is there.
     
  2. oiler

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    I thought my 09 SG had a converter because it is a Canadian bike but it does not.

    Insert a small diameter broom handle through the right muffler into the header and see if goes past the point where the front and rear header join together. I did that with mine but I have Rienhart muffler's. If you can't get it through the S E mufflers then just take off the right muffler and inset the broom handle into the header.
     
  3. dbmg

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  4. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    09classic; unless your bike came from CA - you shouldn't have a catalytic converter. This is why I wanted a '09 vs. '10 bike b/c it was the last year before EPA std implemented CAT in m/c's.
     
  5. 09classic

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    Thanks for the info I have found that I do not have a converter. As hot as this bike is I would hate see what it would have been like with a converter.
     
  6. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    Also A big reason I bought the 09 instead of the 2010 sitting behind it.:D

    Full stage one,,,V&H slip-ons and SE air along with the TFO or Gen3 WILL cool the bike a bunch and it will run a lot better (my 09 FLHR does.)..

    Just the TFI or Gen3 will Help do the trick and Run a lot better..

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  7. 09classic

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    I am making a trip to Gatlinburg 22-26 this month. When I get back I think I will add the TFI,. Love the bike hate the heat. I believe the TFI will help.
     
  8. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Definitely...plus it allows adjustment for other/future upgrades. You'll be pleased...!! Have a safe trip!