Slips ons or new head pipe for '10 FLH?

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by COFLH, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. COFLH

    COFLH Member

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    Just got a new '10 FLHTK. Want to open her up and let her breath. Figured out I need ac, fuel manager and some kind of exhaust configuration. Question is, are slip ons good enough, or should I spend the extra $400+ to replace the head pipe with a new one without the cat?
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    The cat will restrict the performance gains but you can find a pipe from a previous year without the cat for a lot less then $400
     
  3. walleye

    walleye Junior Member Contributor

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    However you do it, get rid of the CAT, your bike will love you for it. :s
     
  4. COFLH

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    Isn't it important to keep the current confiuration (2-1-2 with cross under)?
     
  5. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    That's one option (look for 09 header on CragisList or eBay), or just go w/the entire system (V&H MO's/2-2, D&D Fatcat/2-1). Price them out & decide which will fit the budget, but definitely need to lose the CAT...Good Luck!
     
  6. xdanman

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    I picked up some 09 headpipes without

    :p cats the other day on ebay for $35.
     
  7. bonsi57

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    Someone told me the 09 head pipes would not work with the 10 model due to a difference where it attaches to the motor. Is this false information? I had priced out V & H Power Duals and Monster Ovals. That will have to wait for a long time!
     
  8. walleye

    walleye Junior Member Contributor

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    bonsi57: I guess I can't say for sure, but that is the first time I have heard that. As far as I know, they are interchangeable. I guess I would check with a indy to find out for sure unless you have a decent HD shop nearby. It would be nice to know.
     
  9. bonsi57

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    I will stop in the local H-D dealer and ask one of the mechanics. They will give me the straight scoop without trying to sell me something. Thanks for the suggestion.
     
  10. COFLH

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    I for one would appreciate hearing what they tell you!