Originally Posted by tcisodar
I'm new to this/fourm. I have 2012 Road King. Cataltic converter and heat is over the top, especially in Florida summer.
HD shop is telling me in order to change headers they recommend: Kit, SE Stage 1 a/c 50MM ($140), KIT-EF1 Super Tuner, Scream ($460) and True Dual Head Pipe ($519) with labor of 7 hours ($560).
I don't mind spending when necessary but this seems HIGH. I see on the Forum "Fuel Moto Headers", are any better. I'm looking for recommendations, suggestions to do a good job, reduce the heat and make the bike sound. I have rehinheart slip ons exhaust.
So your dealer wants you to spend big bucks ?
Have to say I'm shocked, shocked !
Can you do simple work yourself ?
All this is very very simple in the overall world of mechanics.
D&D supposedly makes a non-remap exhaust that will wipe out most of your heat problems and sound cool to boot.
I just went Rinehart xtereme true duals $400 (retail a grand) on ebay and Fuel Moto intake with Dynojet Power vision $550, and a day of my labor. Sounds great and I can feel the boost. No catalytic converter so that heat is all gone.
If I ever want to go with more stuff (cams) this system is adaptable with no dealer dyno "help".
Or if you want to keep your slip ons look to ebay for a non-cat factory pipe conversion. About $200 w/exchange IIRC.
The factory down pipe actually looks fairly efficient.
Its the Cat thats killing your system.