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Old 10-15-2012, 06:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Break in period for slip ons?

I was looking to get an Ultra Limited. I currently have Rush slip-ons on my Street Glide, but can't remember whether or not I waited until the break in period was over (1000 miles). Does it matter? Also, I know last time I changed the air filter and the Stage 1 kit. However, my brother just picked up a 2013 Limited and put slip ons on the bike without the Stage 1 kit. He's had no issues. Did he just get lucky or is it in general that you dont need the Stage 1 with slip ons unless you change the air cleaner? Thanks.
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Mufflers: No "break in" needed.

Air cleaner: Suggest you at least get it through 500 miles.
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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No stage 1 reflash needed with slip ons only.
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hi guys, a have a couple of questions regarding exhaust. I have a 2007 Fatboy I'm trading in on 2013 streetglide.
On my Fatboy I changed the air filter to a k&n and put on vance and hines big shot duals. Initially I had a power commander, but I took it off after a bit and just ran them with the stock computer. (It ran better after)

Now, my question, if I change the air filter to the k&n again and go with the V&H oval slip ons, do I need to do anything with the computer?

Also, if I find the slip ons are not loud enough, can I add the headers to the slip ons? Ie are they compatible with each other?
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:29 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I don't believe you will need to change anything if you are just putting the K&N in the stock filter housing... Intake only classifies if you actually do away with the factory system, like a SE with a K&N filter...not just putting a different filter inside the stock housing....The stock system will only let so much air through, and that's it.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:09 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You will probably get rid of the stock header pipes and cat on the bike to help it run cooler and better once you've ridden in the heat of summer.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:39 AM   #8 (permalink)
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had a 2010 ultra and put Rinehart 3.5" and arlen ness big sucker, no ecm mods. thinking i will go with some 4" and big sucker and stage 1 flash on my new limited.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:22 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I have 4" slipons and screaming eagle ventilator ac. I am running just the stage 1 download. Eveything seems fine. Stage 1 download is setup to do slipons and ac change. Stage 1 is a basic setup. I was thinking of getting a set of fl vieds to add some more fuel though. Over the winter i plan on pulling the stock headpipe and installing a decatted stock headpipe.
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