Gutting Factory Head Pipes?
I live in Florida and get caught in traffic, stop and go, so the rear cylinder does not shut down for very long. The rear upper exhaust gets hot enough that a couple of times I had to pull over and shut the bike off, it was extremely hot on my right upper leg.
My bike is a 15 Road Glide Special, with stage 1 air breather setup and HD download. The exhaust is factory and I want to keep it that way. I can gut the stock header pipes and leave the rest of the exhaust system stock. How much louder will the exhaust be with it gutted? I believe I will need to install a tuner to ensure the bike does not run too lean. This is all I want to do, as I am happy with the way stock exhaust sounds.
I understand that gutting the exhaust is not hard, as the CAT is in the upper part of the exhaust header, is that correct? Or have I totally misunderstood about gutting the CAT? Also, am I correct in needing a tuner and if so, what are my best options for ease of install and setup on a tuner?
Thanks for any input
2020 FLTRXS, Vivid Black, KW Slicer Front Fender, Sundowner Seat/Modified by Mean City Cycle for trips, Mustang Wide Tripper Solo Seat
Last edited by FLTRXS20; 08-25-2017 at 11:32 AM.