Pipes & Shocks

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by det45, May 4, 2012.

  1. det45

    det45 Member

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    Hello all :D I've decided to go with the Vance & Hines Large Radius 2 into 2 pipes for my 2012 Road King Classic 103ci, also a K&N filter. From what I understand these pipes can accommodate the factory O2 sensors. Will I have to Re-Map my fuel injection with these pipes & K&N filter? Lastly where can I find a reasonable priced set of Chrome shocks for my 2012 Road King, I want to remove the stock air shocks. Looking on the internet most of the chrome shocks I saw were around four to five hundred dollars. Thanks all.....det45
     
  2. oldhippie

    oldhippie Senior Member

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    To answer the first question: yes. You've opened her up to breath better she'll need more fuel or she'll be overly lean. But you don't need to go with H-D's download you can get a controller like Dobeck's Gen 4 that piggybacks on the stock controller for about the price of H-D's download. Bonus being you can adjust on the fly where the dealer download is what it is. There is a better description of what the Dobeck's does on their website and we have a thread on them which may help you.

    Sorry can't help with your shock question.
     
  3. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately...don't think you'll find a "decent" set of shocks for under $500 and you can't put a price on comfort...;)
     
  4. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I agree with all that has been said. I just recently rented a RK 103" in Las Vegas and that bike was the hottest leanest running thing I have ever been on. I would add fuel to it if you kept it stock. Moving more air through it, more fuel is a must.

    Save your money and get some Progressive shocks for your ride. You really do not want to pinch pennies in this area IMO.
     
  5. det45

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    Hello All, I finally got around to installing my Vance & Hines Large Radius 2 into 2 pipes. I also installed and programmed my F.I. with the Vance & Hines Fuelpak. Bike runs great and sounds a lot better than the stock exhaust. I have only 760 miles on my bike. The stock exhaust system weighed a lot more than the new pipes though. What do you all think? :D
     

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  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    I like the clean un cluttered look, looks like its LOUD:s
     
  7. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Great job - nice look'n RK!!!!
     
  8. Amish Hawg

    Amish Hawg Active Member Contributor

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    That Sir....is where I want to take my RKC if I keep her. Clean and mean looking. Great Job.
     
  9. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Sweet! What happened to the bags?:(
     
  10. det45

    det45 Member

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    I still have the bags and factory exhaust & hardware.

    I have to admit that Vance & Hines got it right with their Large Radius 2 into 2pipes! They really look good and sound great! The factory exhaust weighs a lot and is too mellow. The Vance & Hines 2 into 2 have baffles and are much louder than stock but not too loud :taunt
     
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