Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Rhode Island, USA
V&H Power Duals or Jackpot ceramic 2/1/2?
I'll be changing the stock exhaust on my 2012 FLTRX this winter and have pretty much decided to go with the Vance & Hines Power Duals 2-1-2 head pipes and the Monster Round slip ons. My thinking is that sticking with one vendor makes things more seamless. No questions about parts working together, etc. Plus additional purchases (AC, tuner, etc) can also be more easily added. Am I wrong here? The reason I ask is because I've been reading about the Fuel Moto Jackpot ceramic pipes. Judging from their website and what I've read here, the quality sure seems to be there. I'm especially interested in the cooler oil temps found when running these pipes. Is the difference in temperature that significant? I've only owned this bike a short time but I've read/heard that keeping them cool is an issue and if I can address that issue, at least to some degree by using the ceramic coated pipes than maybe I should go that route. Also, I noticed that FM does not provide heat shields. Anyone have any issues with stock heat shields not aligning properly, etc? They do offer a lifetime warranty which I like. This will be my first attempt at installing an exhaust system. All advice/opinions appreciated!
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2012 FLTRX, BBP, 13" MadStad, Fuel Moto Pro Billet AC and 4" Dyno Tuned Jackpots, catless header, DinoJet Power Vision, Horizon Helibars, Iron Aces mount, HD Aileron grips, Ward's cooling fans, Mustang Wide Tripper solo, CD Plasma Rods and LED turns...