Originally Posted by Goodtime1
I just bid on some slip-ons off a newer touring model for my 06 FLHT. The 06 has no catalytic converter anywhere. Do the newer models have the cat in any part of the slip-on or is it just in the head pipe? Just buying them to experiment with a stage I bafflectomy as I don't want to screw up my originals.
As stated, the cat is in the headpipe in the 2009-up models. The older models had no cat, but European models did, in the mufflers, as early as 1997.
FYI: There's TWO baffles in the touring model pipes. I recommend knocking them through from the front, (End the exhaust goes in to.) towards the exit/back.
You'll notice a difference in sound slightly at idle, and more while accelerating.
Police or CVO stock mufflers have a slightly louder rumble and tone, but not when accelerating.
Their baffles are also different for Left vs right pipe, and can not be simply "punched out".