new pipes

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by catfishon, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. catfishon

    catfishon Member

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    i have an 04 roadking and put bad dad longshot slipons on , they are 4" pipes with 2 1/2 in baffles. i noticed the pipes starting to blue coming out of heads so i put on a tfi fule manager.
    do i need a new air intake now also ?
    i notice most all the exhaust is coming out the right side pipe now and its alot hotter than the left side. it has a crossover pipe .
    how can i tell ifs its still running hot since my pipes are already blue now ?
    seems to be running fine but im worried about now .
    thanks john
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Most pipes will blue some, more fuel never hurts, do you have heat shields and are the pipes double wall?
     
  3. catfishon

    catfishon Member

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    not sure what you mean by double wall? they are stock except for the slip ons.
    and it does have heat shields. i know it ran hot when i put the new slip ons on it because the pipes wasn’t blue before. and it popped alot on decel. since installing the TFI it seems to have more accel and no more popping on decel. might all be in my head but engine seems noisier after a few miles . thinking of getting a thermometer dipstick to check oil temp. would this tell me if its still running lean?
     
  4. Jack Klarich

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    Oil temp alone will not tell you all you need to know. Are the mufflers blueing or just the head pipes, as all head pipes will turn blue to gold, the heat shields should cover that and a bit more fuel may not hurt better to run a bit rich than lean JMO
     
  5. catfishon

    catfishon Member

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    thanks and yes just the head pipes .
     
  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Ride it like you stole it:s
     
  7. fisherman124

    fisherman124 Active Member

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    yea jack my reasoning to . like u stole it