Stage One Complete on my EG Classic

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by sstoots, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. sstoots

    sstoots New Member

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    Just picked the 'Glide' up yesterday. I had 2" Rush slip-ons, a Power Commander, and Arlen Hess Big Sucker breather installed. Total out the door price was $1080. Only an hour of labor which surprised me (reaffirmed my decision not to do the work myself). The bike is noticeably louder(but not citation loud), more powerful, and quicker off the line. Its too cool here in the Tampa Bay area to know if the bike will run cooler, but that was a major motivation to have the Stage One done. I expect my gas mileage will improve as well. Highly recommend this for any stock Harley, but especially a Touring bike that might have a passenger from time to time.
     
  2. R.Bingham

    R.Bingham Active Member

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    Don't be surprised if it gets worse. Everyone that I know that has a power commander fuel mileage drops. I think that they are probably set a little rich.
     
  3. jsvt184

    jsvt184 Active Member

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    Most likely mileage will drop. When I did mine It dropped from 43 mpg to 36. The nice thing with the PCV is that you can add a switch and run 2 maps, one for power and cooler running and one for better mileage. The difference in power and fuel mileage is definately noticeable.
     
  4. TripleJ

    TripleJ Senior Member

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    I would be one of those :D
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Better rich than lean IMO:s
     
  6. sstoots

    sstoots New Member

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    thanks for resetting my expectation around MPG. Took a spin this evening and really enjoyed the sound and improved power.
     
  7. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    The enjoyment factor is worth the drop in fuel mileage.IMO
     
  8. R.Bingham

    R.Bingham Active Member

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    Yep he always needs gas before me. But we have such a great time riding.:laugh
     
  9. HOLY DIVER

    HOLY DIVER Junior Member

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    congrats on the upgrade. i think the gain in power/sound/engine running cooler out wieghs the 6 mpg loss
     
  10. sharpscuba

    sharpscuba Banned

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    You will enjoy the upgrade. I had the big sucker and the rush pipes in the 2". I lost a bit on the fuel but like everyone here said you are adding fuel to the bike. My scoot went down to around 36mpg but all said and done I love the change.