Why did my exhaust tone change?

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by HDHard, May 10, 2011.

  1. HDHard

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    The girlfriend gave me the HD garage door opener, and not wanting to mess with the wiring harness, I took my 08 Heritage Classic to the dealer to install. When I got the bike back the exhaust was noticably louder and the tone changed from the throaty sound to a slightly sharper tone. The girlfriend noticed it too. I can't imagine how the two could be related, but nothing else changed. It runs OK. Anybody have any idea what happened?
     
  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Don't know how adding the door opener would change the exhaust sound. Did you check to see if somehow your baffles were taken out and not replaced?
     
  3. wilks3

    wilks3 Junior Member

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    Does it have some kind of a fuel remap? Could taking power off reset the fuel controller?
    wilks3
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  4. mydeluxe

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    What kind of tuner do you have on the bike e.g. Power Commander, Screamin Eagle.
     
  5. wilks3

    wilks3 Junior Member

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    I love that s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d bike!!!
    wilks3
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  6. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    I wonder if the dealer did a download while the bike was there.
    Ken
     
  7. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I dont know but next time somebody wants to change the sound of their bike. I'm going to suggest a garage door opener!

    Bodeen
     
  8. TripleJ

    TripleJ Senior Member

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    Have you tried opening the garage door while the bike is running??:newsmile01:
     
  9. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Nice!

    Bodeen
     
  10. Hoople

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    Have you checked the VIN number.. :)