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I just finished installing the S&S intake and the RPW big slash exhaust on my 2011 vegas 8-ball. I have not had the remap done yet as the dealer is closed today but I cranked it up to hear the exhaust, and it is unreal how good it sounds. A loud deep rumble. I could not be happier. I had it ran on a dyno last week and I will have it run again this week to get some before and after numbers. I will post when I get the results.

While I had everything disassembled I also installed a LED light kit from Joe Florida. I am very pleased with this kit aswell.

One question I have, is about the intake. There is a pretty loud hissing noise coming from the intake. I understand that this intake is moving a lot more air than the stock box, but is this loud hissing normal or could there be a hose not connected correctly?

I will try to get some pictures of the light kit tonight after dark.
 

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Totally normal, even if you don't have a leak (so I'm not guaranteeing that you don't... but my bike with an S&S and my other bike before it did the exact same thing when you got rid of the stock airbox).
 

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Jnoasu, nice looking exhaust bet they sound great. RideNow is now open 7 days a week, they just went back to their summer hours.
 

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Thanks everyone for the info.

coltman, I wish I would have known that, I could have had them do the remap today. I guess tomorrow will come soon enough though.

jebz240, what happened with your pipes? Fade to gray due to the heat? Which pipes do you have?
 

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if the bike is running too lean, the coat can fade or flake off. OR, if the quality of the coating isn't so good, it can deteriorate even with a well-tuned engine.
 

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I have a minor backfire issue. Seems to be when the bikes cold and may be 5% of the time when i ride her. From what i've read its typical on the 08's Closed loop system. The pipes are "greying" a bit.
 

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I have a minor backfire issue. Seems to be when the bikes cold and may be 5% of the time when i ride her. From what i've read its typical on the 08's Closed loop system. The pipes are "greying" a bit.
Lloydz "Idle Air Valve" might help.
 

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Any before and after numbers with this set up yet ? I am really interested in this pipe, vs. the Thor, to see how they compare performance, wise.
 
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