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Old 12-01-2012, 04:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Catalytic converter location

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.
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The cats are only in the head pipes. They go from two head pipes into one big cat the splits off back into two mufflers.
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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".
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