P-o-t-a-t-o

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by walleye, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. walleye

    walleye Junior Member Contributor

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    Is there anything we can do to the new EFI bikes to make the old "Potato" sound from our rides? I loved the old carbed bikes that sounded like they were about to die but kept on keeping on. Most of you know what I am talking about. I think I know the answer, but if there is a way, I would like to know. Any cams or anything that would at least resemble that old addicting HD sound??:D
     
  2. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Loping idle likely not a good thing for modern full EFI bike because everything runs off the battery/charging circuit and and low alternator output would start to make things go south if not high enough to get float charge back on battery just tapped for up to 200A for 4-5 sec power drain from just starting your bike.

    But yeah, I like the sound of carbed bike, and even my gal says it sounds like it is ready to die, but likes that slow engine cadence.
     
  3. caseyleiser

    caseyleiser Active Member

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    Vance & Hines monsters on a 103 c.i. motor comes pretty close to the old sound in my opinion.
     
  4. spartacus55

    spartacus55 Active Member

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    Same thing on my 07 rk with rinehart tru duals with 103 upgrade 255 cams imo
     
  5. Safehaven

    Safehaven Active Member

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  6. harley@16

    harley@16 Junior Member

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    There have been other posts' regardjng this issue and the higher idle keeps the oil pressure up enough to properly lubricate the entire motor. No way around it.
     
  7. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    1. Install an amp and upgraded speakers to handle a lot of bass
    2. Download some type of file with the exact "potato" sound you're looking for
    3. Burn file to CD
    4. Insert CD into stereo
    5. Turn stereo up loud enough to drown out the sound of the actual motor
    6. Smile and ride away
     
  8. steveohdrider

    steveohdrider Member

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    Kind of like the Japanese bike owners every day try'n to make it sound like a Harley? 04 Custom:newsmile108: you gotta love the LOPE!
     
  9. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    no ya cant you cant get the low idle because of the requirement to charge the battery .. also the EVO have more of the true lope esp because all lobes are on one cam and more overlap
     
  10. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Hit the nail on the head. Too many want to get that sound at the expense of the electronics, best off to leave what the factory did alone IMO