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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-04-2017, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb Stage III 103-110 or Stage III performance upgrade at 103?

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Im new to the forum and was recommended to join. I have two questions...

1. I have purchased the Stage III performance upgrade for my 15' Special. This is the kit before going to 103 to 110 Stage III. I have not taken the bike to the shop yet to install. Am I short changing myself our should I just bump it to the 110? Also the sales rep tried to push me into the tire shredder kit based upon only wha you get for a few dollars more . I just want to ride two up comfortably and have more passing or climbing power on demand. Any advice?

2. I have a FP3 and Vance & Hines sent me a few maps to avoid the up charge for the dyno and wasting my $400 on the FP3. It can only be used on 1 bike... that sucks!

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I just want to ride two up comfortably and have more passing or climbing power on demand.
If this is all you want then stick with stage 2 and do it yourself, AND, you'll save a ton of cash.. it's super easy. You'll be done during a weekend. I had the PC-V tuner which died on me but I've only heard great things about FP3.
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Depending on the weight of you and the Mrs. Scotty is pretty on point. Good set of cams and a good tune. I will add. A good 2-1 pipe. Will make it even better. If you're running true duals. You're lose is in that header. 2-1-2. Retain your torque
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Depending on the weight of you and the Mrs. Scotty is pretty on point. Good set of cams and a good tune. I will add. A good 2-1 pipe. Will make it even better. If you're running true duals. You're lose is in that header. 2-1-2. Retain your torque
I agree totally, true duals are real weak in the low end, two into one is the best for performance, then the next best to that would be what i have a fullsac x-pipe which IMO performs really well if you dont want to go to a two into one. Secondly a good set of cams wake that glide up bigtime, especially if you go for a torque cam you should have no problem. I have a 96 inch motor with Feuling 525 cams and have no problem when riding two up going thru the mountains upstate.
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Thanks all....

I started to do a 2-1 pipe but didn't like the look. Did not know about the torque loss with duals. Cams seem to be the common thread of advice. As far as weight.... Im 6'1 250 and my wife is 5'7 around 205, so we are not light and why i was wondering about the displacement bump to 110.
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I started to do a 2-1 pipe but didn't like the look. Did not know about the torque loss with duals. Cams seem to be the common thread of advice. As far as weight.... Im 6'1 250 and my wife is 5'7 around 205, so we are not light and why i was wondering about the displacement bump to 110.
The fullsac dx pipe or Vance and Hines power duals are a good choice. Also Drago and D & D make a great 2-1 with a ghost pipe to retain the dual look.

The old adage applies. There's no replacement for displacement. Question is do you need to drop that extra cash.

I'm 230 my wife is 145. I have a stage 1. Gutted cat, CVO mufflers with fullsac baffles and stock air cleaner tuned with a FP3. It does what I need.

I see guys posting dyno number with good cams and a proper tune that are so close to the 110 tire shredder kits yet they spent thousands less. I'd start with cams and if you're running true duals I'd ditch them for the fullsac or V&H header.
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Thanks man.. next bike is a CVO so I'll save the bank for that! The map for my current set up to the FP3 is Twin slash rounds with power duals advised by V&H. Going to look into the 2-1 ghost pipe.
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Just an FYI theres a 107 kit as well that a friend of mine who is a tech at local stealer says he like better than a 110 kit, not 100% sure why but i value his advice, but before we jump to that cams are a big game changer, as well as what cam you choose. I am 240 IBS and my wife is ugh-ahem 160 IBS and i have no problem running up the mountains in the Catskills with her on the back. But a 107 kit is very tempting.
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You may not like the look, and to be honest I didn't either, but the V&H propipe 2-1 does add 12 hp.. that's kinda hard to ignore.
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I have a 107 with with heads and cams and it runs very well for the money spent. If I were thinking of motor work again, a good cam (many listed on this sight), a good 2:1 pipe, intake and a dyno with a good tuner will get some really good numbers (also listed on this sight) for 1/2 the $ and is much less invasive to your motor.

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