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post #1 of 57 (permalink) Old 08-20-2015, 05:55 AM Thread Starter
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After 3 years of enjoying the peace and quiet, as well as not disturbing my family when I fire up the bike at 4:30am to go to work, I'm getting ready to upgrade the exhaust. I talked to my dealer to make sure I don't void the remaining 2 years of my warrantee and he wants to do their custom recore job. He claims they've been dynode and average about a 5hp improvement when coupled with an Lloydz air intake and stage 1 flash and it won't hurt my warrantee. My question is would I be better off using one of the slip-ons that are available instead of the recore. It looks like by the time I've done the dealer exhaust with the air and stage 1 I'm going to be up to about $1200 or so. I plan to keep this bike the rest of my life so I'm ok with the expense, I just don't want to find out after the fact that I short changed myself. Any advice would be much appreciated. I know exhaust is already in a hundred other threads on here but I didn't see one addressing the comparison. Thanks, Dave

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post #2 of 57 (permalink) Old 08-20-2015, 07:34 AM
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stage one is overpriced, you can get more out of it buy building your own stage one setup.

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+1 on what DTMMIL is saying. What is he charging for the recored exhaust?
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post #4 of 57 (permalink) Old 08-20-2015, 07:50 AM
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dtmmil here makes a nice set of pipes on which I have actually seen dyno results. Good sound, too. There is another member here that is also making pipes (and I made my own as well).



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The dealer said his recore job was about $800 installed. I work a lot of hours so I was pretty big on the idea of just having it done instead of trying to do it myself. I think he said the stage 1 remap was about $150 or so and something similar for the air filter. I was also thinking about having the 1/4 turn throttle ring installed while they have it. Does it sound like I'm about to mess up? I've got too many irons in the fire already, but, if I'd be that much better off I guess I could attempt to do the work myself.
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Well hey, then so be it. Sometimes it's just worth it to have someone do it for you, no harm in that. I just like to get my hands dirty lol.

As for the 1/4 ring, the bike should come like that from the factory; it's that good.



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Well you can buy a set of miller mufflers for around $400 and it takes an hr to install them. I think the reflash is a joke because it still makes your bike run leanish once you give it some more air and expel exhaust quicker.
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Drew Miller makes his for $250 plus a $100 core deposit. You get that back one he recieves your take off set.
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I just purchased a 2015 Cross Country Tour and had the Victory Stage 1 upgrade installed by the dealer and love it. The sound is exactly what I wanted and the added HP really made the bike respond.. I rode the bike for the first week and found the factory setup sluggish but once the upgrade was done, big difference. I am not a big gear head and do not have the tools needed to do an exhaust recore myself so having it done was a better path for me. I am sure there are cheaper options out there but since this is my first Victory, I wanted to go with what should work and it did.
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I have two sets of OEM mufflers - the only change was the tips were shortened by a few inches.

Anyone want them to play with? Gotta come get them tho, it would be pricy to ship...



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