Stage 1 done. Whats the next most cost effective perf upgrade?

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by Keithhu, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. Keithhu

    Keithhu Active Member

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    Folks, got V&H BSS, SERT. Looking for the next perf upgrade but not looking to dump a ton of money at it. Whats a good but modest costing perf upgrade, and what would the result be?
     
  2. Keithhu

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    Cost (including labor)? I presume this will give me a torque boost, ya?
     
  3. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    You state that the Stage 1 is done in the title of your thread but you didn't mention it in your post - did you put on a freer flowing air cleaner? If not, that would definitely be the next step as it's probably the least expensive component of the full Stage 1 and it officially completes that upgrade for you.
     
  4. sandmar

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    Air filter recommendations?:)
     
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  7. Keithhu

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    Yep, sorry - SE air cleaner...
     
  8. sandmar

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    Thanks Steve.
     
  9. Greggle

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    Hey Keithhu, I see that you put Vance and Hines pipes on your bike. I am getting ready to do the Stage 1 to my 03 Heritage. I'm thinking about the V&H Bigshot Long for mine. Unfortunately i've been to a few rally's and haven't heard them yet but people tell me they sound nice. Is that what you have? What are BSS? How do you like your pipes?
     
  10. Keithhu

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    As Hobbit said, Big Shots Staggered. I love em! They are loud no doubt. More of an agressive sound, not 'burbly', like some pipes. I think if you want that sound you can add the quiet baffles, but not sure.

    Pic of BSS on my Heritage is here: http://keithhu.smugmug.com/Other/2010-FLSTC/405671034251af554ee2o/700942699_nNaT7-X2.jpg

    They have a nice 'BLAA-A-A-A-' sound when I'm cruising in 5th on a surface street and accelerate to pass someone. :D
     
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