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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
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What makes the bike run cooler?

I just got the rc slip ons put on my bike. The dealer told me the next step is, the air cleaner, fuel pak and the headers. I have a 2012 rgc and I never had heat issues as a rider on it but my wife complains about the heat around her right ankle.
Doing some research on this made me confused very much.
Should I just get the fuel And the cleaner or the whole thing?
If it is going to make it just louder, I would rather to spend my money on something else like the daymakers. )
I have read people saying that the slip on Ad ons are just for the tone of the sound and it does not have any performance gains without the stage one. I went ahead and did it I say bs to those people, my bike pulls much stronger now.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 11:03 AM
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the heat on her ankle is from the cat

a tuner that richens the AFR will cool the engine down


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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 11:44 AM
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I have never had slip ons alone change the performance of any of my HD's that had the catalytic's in the header, the restriction is still there, the cats are in the head pipe, just changes sound. If it feels better to you, then more power to you.

As for the heat on her ankle, you need to get the bike tuned properly, AND get rid of the catalytic to cool the bike down, and it will also have more power and "should" get better mileage depending on the tune.

Just my $0.02

I recently traded in my old bike for a new one, and forgot how friggin hot these bikes are in stock form....

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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 11:47 AM
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You could go with a cooler set of plugs also, but the heat is likely from the header.
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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thank you guys for all the answers. i will get new headers. it seems like the only way to get rid of the heat.
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I am not advising it but you could always try the method the BMW guys are fond of


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Get rid of the cat

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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 06:42 AM
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Get rid of the cat

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agree`d,also wrap the pipe with header wrap close to where your wife`s footpeg/floorboard (under the heat shields)
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These will make your bike run 15+ degrees cooler on a scorching hot day. My friend has one on his 120R engine as well as the oil cooler fan and I'm ordering the parade fan for my CVO.


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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 06:16 PM
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Could move to a cooler state or get her a bike too. If that's not possible, get new header pipes as suggested.

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