Fact or Sales Pitch Exhaust

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by tlyoungb, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. tlyoungb

    tlyoungb Junior Member

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    This struck me as interesting. I was at Bruce Rossmyers Harley Davidson this Biketoberfest, and caught this interesting bit of info that the parts counter person was telling a customer.

    I guess the customer was concerned about the heat from the engine. Not sure what year his bike was, but the parts person asked. "Is your bike stock?"
    Customer said "yes." Well the parts person said that if you was to change out the stock mufflers and put on some other pipes like the SE pipes or Rush pipes other than stock the engine would run cooler.

    So when I heard that I got really interested. Is this a Fact or is this just a sales pitch. When a more free flowing muffler is installed, can it make the engine run cooler? He was saying that "all that back pressure in the mufflers just caused the engine to run hotter."
     
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  3. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    better flowing mufflers better flowing air cleaner .. fuel tuner sure it will be cooler
     
  4. FLHXTom29715

    FLHXTom29715 Active Member

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    You need the big 3, A/C for intake, pipes for exhaust, TFI or something else for a tuner and you have a happy, cooler running bike. exhaust alone will make it run leaner.
     
  5. tlyoungb

    tlyoungb Junior Member

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    Thanks,

    That is what I thought. Lean is hotter running. Thanks.