No More CATS
After talking with PaiN and a year of deliberation, I decided to take the Cats out of my exhaust. The undeniable heat on my wife's right foot just shouldn't be there as well as the added heat to me that made the bike unrideable without removing the hard lowers in the summer.
Here is my initial thoughts after taking a 20 mile ride today.
A little harder than I expected. The second one was easier once I realized the trick. But I'll tell you, the drilling of the numerous holes was harder on my bit than I thought it would be.
Probably a hair louder(not much really) and a bit deeper and a bit more throaty. Not exactly what I wanted, but more to come.
About 42 degrees out. Rode great, sounded great and had no popping at all. Did I notice a difference in torque? To be honest, maybe a little. Big difference? Not at all. Totally rideable as is. By the time I was done my 20 miles, I realized that I just needed to be around 100-200 rpm's higher than I normally am when cruising.
Well, it was 42 degrees out so I can't really comment yet. I will say that I used my heated seat for the first time. Even at 42 degrees, I usually use the engine to heat up my legs a bit to keep them warm. That did not happen today. So, not scientific, I need to ride in the heat to really tell you if there is a big difference.
Now, I will have to update you a bit later, depending on the weather. I ordered the 158 Thunder Torque Inserts from DK Customs. If they do as they say, these little nuggets will return my sound to exactly where it was and will return some or all of my low end torque. I am not expecting all, but some of it back will be exactly what I hoped for. Cats/Heat will be gone and the bike runs great and gets me to where I need to go the way I want to get there. Also, once I get the TTI's in, I will decide if I need a dyno or not. Honestly, with no popping today at all and once the TTI's are installed, I think my current map will be just fine.
I will certainly keep you all updated for those who have been deliberating like I did.
More to come.....
Coastal Victory Exhaust, Cycle Ops Winged-V luggage rack
Lowered 1 1/2" - Jimz Adjustable Link
Lloydz Timing Wheel +4, Hi-Flow Filter, 1/4 Turn Throttle Ring
Kuryakyn Foot Boards, ISO Grips and Heat Demons
Victory Passenger Grips
Madstad Bracket & 11" Windshield
PCV - Dyno by [email protected]
93hp / 108tq
Last edited by davefarias; 01-08-2016 at 01:49 PM.