New pipes

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by dblKick, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. dblKick

    dblKick Member

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    I just installed a new set of V&H Short Shots with baffles. I'm keeping the stock air cleaner. The bike runs good as is, is there a NEED for a fuel manager or remap?
     
  2. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    usually you can do one or the other air cleaner or exhust and get away with it .. but for my taste yeah your better off with one it will run better why chance it?
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Add some fuel and the stage 1 , you'll see a different bike afterward.
     
  4. dblKick

    dblKick Member

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    thanks guys,
    I'm not really looking to improve the performance of the bike, I like the look of the V&H pipes but don't want to spend the $$ on fuel packs unless it's nessesary. While I'm here....if I do go with the AC, can the dealer remap it? & what does that usually cost.


    thx again!
     
  5. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Yes the dealer can remap the ECM for about $150.
     
  6. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    For under $100. more then a dealer remap you can have a TFI and be able to adjust for yourself as you add things like a stage1 which would cost another $150 remap at the dealer,Don't we give them enough money?
     
  7. dblKick

    dblKick Member

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    FYI:
    I went down to my dealer today first talked to the parts guy, then 3 guys from the service dept. including the service manager. I told them I "want" to put on a set of XXX pipes & keep the ac stock. & asked them what else I need ( open wallet in hand) They all agreed....nothing! they even told me to get a new AC to help breathe better but no remap or fuel management is required! Refreshing news from a dealership! I will say that I am NOT looking to put up big #'s in the HP & TQ columns, I just want a scoot that looks good & runs good.
    The factory ECM will self adjust with the help of the O2 sensors to run well. I did however buy a new set of plugs so that I can see how I'm running.
     
  8. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    I'm willing to bet that when you put those pipes on and a stage1 AC it is going to starve to the point of detonation and extreme heat.causing damage.Not to mention an uncomfortable ride. I am not the most knowledgable here on the HD but I do know a bit about trying these different configurations on an 07!
     
  9. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    I agree with the last three replies.:s
     
  10. barnak

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    Good day to all, here's my question as I want to understand, I just install S&S slip ons on my bike, an 08 Heritage, is there chances that I could damage anything on it if I don't remap or put a fuel pack, I didn't change the stock AC, thanks
     
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