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Old 10-28-2012, 09:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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2009 FLSTC True Duals

First, I realize there is a forum for exhaust, but this a specific question regarding the 2009 FLSTC so I am posting here.

I would like true duals. I have see many advertisements for them, but I have never seen any pictures or postings on how true duals are possible specifically on a 2009 FLSTC.

The pictures, which are always for some reason from the right side of the bike, show the rear exhaust curving out of the rear cylinder and passing between the cylinder and the oil tank.

On my bike, there is a bracket there which appears as though it would block any passage through this area.

Can someone please post some pictures of how this works or at least explain to a newbie how you get the rear pipe through this area.
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Search is your friend...but I'll post these again .
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the post! I have a couple of questions.
Vance and Hines...they appear not to use a bent shifter rod that some require???

Still have to ask this too...

Is the header pipe formed to pass under the large bracket that is in that area...or is the bracket somehow removed?

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Thanks for the post! I have a couple of questions.
Vance and Hines...they appear not to use a bent shifter rod that some require???

Still have to ask this too...

Is the header pipe formed to pass under the large bracket that is in that area...or is the bracket somehow removed?

Thanks,
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It's the stock shift lever, not bent in any way.

I'm not sure what "large bracket" you are referring to. Suffice it to say that, other than removing the shift rod, floor boards and ignition coil cover, I don't recall removing a large bracket. Besides, there weren't any leftover parts when I was done .

Here is a link to the installation instructions .
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Here is a pic of the bracket...seems to block any passage of header

OK, to clarify...what they say about a picture is worth...

The bracket I am referring to is the one that runs from the top of the engine case up to the bottom of the seat pan.



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it does not appear that bracket is an issue in the instructions 8ball linked to above
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it does not appear that bracket is an issue in the instructions 8ball linked to above
Nope...not an issue. The header pipe bends down and passes between that bracket and the cylinder fins.

Not sure if you can tell from these pics or not.
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Same year bike and same concern when I was looking for true duals. That's the coil mounting bracket that appears to be in the way and Samson head pipes come with a different bracket for the head pipe to sneak by, obviously not an issue with V&H.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:14 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Great post and pictures gentlemen! So, please describe any power increase... And, how's the sound? Did you have to install a race tuner? Dyno? Totally curious as I have a 2012 HSC.


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Great post and pictures gentlemen! So, please describe any power increase... And, how's the sound? Did you have to install a race tuner? Dyno? Totally curious as I have a 2012 HSC.


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No Dyno or tuner required if just changing pipes. I wasn't overly concerned with regards to increased power. I got the Duals to add a more classic look to my Heritage .
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