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Looking for help...I just ordered rpw slash exhaust for a highball. I seem to get different answers, do I need a remap or a fuel controller? Do I need to change air filter? Do I need a idle control deal from Lloyd's?
Money is a factor so what does everyone suggest and also what can I expect to pay?
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Any time you change the way a fuel injected motor breathes, you need to address fuel mapping. Add more air...remap. Add more fuel...remap.
Carburated motors do the same thing, but it's taken care of with jetting.
Remapping isn't a big deal, there are a ton of aftermarket products that are user friendly.
I've noticed that most pipes for Victory come with a breather upgrade and mapping. If the exhaust you're looking at doesn't, it's not very expensive to have the ECM flashed to your new setup.
 

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So after putting pipes on I will need a remap? Is this done at dealer or do I need a fuel tuner of some sort? What is the difference between having a dealer remap or buying a fuel controller? Also, with new exhaust do I need air filter upgrade or continue to run stock?
 

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If you want more control over everything, get a tuner. I would go for a new breather, the motor will breathe better.
Double check with the vendor, a calibration card might come with the exhaust system.
 

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So after putting pipes on I will need a remap? Is this done at dealer or do I need a fuel tuner of some sort? What is the difference between having a dealer remap or buying a fuel controller? Also, with new exhaust do I need air filter upgrade or continue to run stock?
Personally, I don't see the point of adding a performance pipe without addressing the other side of the equation with a performance air filter unless it's just the sound of the pipes you're after and not performance.

As far as whether you will need to remap, that depends on the effect those specific pipes have on your particular bike. You will obviously change the operating environment of the engine with both an intake and exhaust change. It's not so clear cut with just an exhaust change. And yes, your Victory dealer will download and flash your ECM...but that's where things get a little iffy.

The difference in a dealer remap and a fuel controller is that you pay once to have the dealer remap your ECM. It may or may not be the best map for your setup as it's a general map based on another bike's setup...and who knows what that may be. A fuel controller puts you in charge of fuel tuning to get the mapping correct for YOUR specific setup.
 
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