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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-03-2015, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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My friend has a 2015 road glide with less than 5000. miles and the whole exhaust is blue and he said after riding for any time at night it glows red. Deal said nothing is wrong that they can find. Anyone seen this be fore on a new bike? Bike is Un touched.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-03-2015, 09:01 PM
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I am in the process of upgrading the intake and exhaust for my 2015 RGS. The first thing I bought was the V&H Fuelpak FP3 from Drew at Hogpro (sponsor). After I installed it I loaded the stock MAP. i was going to auto tune from there to see if I could improve performance without changing any parts. I called V&H support and was told that the Bikes come out of the factory lean and hot. They suggested that I run the bike for a tank of gas and it will settle in and provide improved performance. No need to auto tune. Well, I took it for a ride and I could immediately noticed better response, sound and less heat. I now personally believe that even if you do not plan on upgrading your exhaust you sould add a FP3 and load the stock MAP. You may be able to avoid the situation explained above.
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Pretty much what Jhl192 said. Bikes come EPA compliant with AFR so lean the head pipes turn blue from heat. Do you and the bike a favor and get a tuner. I hear the FP3 is an excellent choice. Easy to use and Bluetooth MAP downloads.

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I kind of fill bad for him because I talked him into buying the bike and he has had nothing but problems with it. I have told him the same but he thinks it is BS and the stealer should do something for him. The whole head pipe and the right side muffler are very blue. They tell him everything checks out good and all the bikes do it but they have never seen one as bad as his. I thin my 2011 RG will be my last Harley if they are going to pull BS like this. If it was me I would be in jail.
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Its a bummer for sure. They are too lean from the factory!!!

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Besides a FuelPak FP3 I would suggest a a Rush high output performance header. (7017HO) . It is a ceramic coated header inside and out with no catalytic converter and high quality shields. They claim it runs 300 to 400 degrees cooler than the stock pipes. The catalytic converter collects a great deal of heat. Not much to do about the blued pipes on the stock pipes at this point. Are the shields blue too?.
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That grinds my gears as well. You pay the dealer for the catalytic converter, and then you pay again to have it removed. Arrggg

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A 2015I think if the Bluing is as severe as you describe I would find another dealer to have it checked and a quick call or letter to the MOCO politely describing the issue. I can see a few inches of head pipe but not all the way to the mufflers.
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A 2015I think if the Bluing is as severe as you describe I would find another dealer to have it checked and a quick call or letter to the MOCO politely describing the issue. I can see a few inches of head pipe but not all the way to the mufflers.
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That grinds my gears as well. You pay the dealer for the catalytic converter, and then you pay again to have it removed. Arrggg
That is the way it has been since the MOCO was forced to include
Catalytic converters in their bikes. If your pipes are blued now can you imagine the heat on his legs when the summer rolls around again. These bikes are notorious for the heat Above the CAT. That is why I am going to replace my header with open headers and others just get the catalytic converter cut out. I am coming from a Sportster 1200 Custom so I look at it as the cost of admission. This bike is great to ride. A new windshield and better intake and exhaust and you are good to go. The rest is icing on the cake.
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