I have a 21 CVO with the heavy breather, does not get in my way. Welcome, and thanks for your 30!
What did you do to retain your wedge? Didn't you have to change the internals to provide more airflow??? The more I have researched and heard from folks the more I think the heavy breather will cause me issues. 6'2. 265lbs. Size 13.5 boots. Just think I am gonna be kinda cramped.Welcome from Northern VA and congrats as a retired LEO with 30 years. Well done. I did an SE Stage II torque cam last year on my 2018 RGS and kept the wedge for the OEM look. I am more than happy with it. I have heard some riders feel cramped with the "heavy breather" while others don't. I guess it all depends on the mechanics of your body. I can't help you there but your bike looks great and will continue to do so with whatever breather you choose. Ride safe into retirement.
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How long after install before you added the tuner? I did order the High Flow wedge kit today. I know I can install but I don't want to mess up the warranty by not adding the tuner in timeStrickdaddy, I'm responding to your earlier post about retaining the "wedge." I did need to buy the SE High-Flow Air Cleaner Kit (Part Number: 29400246A), but you can keep the chrome outer cover. All you are removing from that is the plastic piece on the bottom. Easy DIY and I'm mechanically challenged. It has worked well for me. I find the look of the heavy breather "elite" or "extreme" kits a little too much for my taste. Hope that helps in your decision tree.
I have the heavy breather on my 19 with the stage 2 at first it seemed to crowd my leg space but once I got use to it no problem.I retired after 30 years of service in a large municipal Police department in 2017. This 2017 RGS was my gift to myself. I have made a lot of changes to it from the seat, to floorboards, to windshield, sissy bar, etc. etc. etc. But now, I have a big time itch for a stage 2. I bought some Rinehart 4" slip-ons the day I bought the bike. They were installed before the sun set that day. Now, to complete a stage 1 I need an upgraded breather and a tuner. (I still have warranty--I have the warranted forever deal--so I probably need to stick to the HD products) I REEALLLYYY like the look of the HD SE Heavy Duty Breather but have a concern on it crowding my leg/foot near the brake pedal and floorboard. Does anyone have any real world experience on this? (I attached a pic of it here) I have seen a couple of posts elsewhere where people ditched theirs but no reasons as to why. I hate to assume as to why they did, as we all know how that usually works out. Anyways, after I get the stage 1 settled I will bite off the stage 2 Torque. Thanks for any discussion on this and I am glad to have found this forum, even if it was almost 5 years after my purchase.
Thanks. I meant to reply to an earlier question from "Strickdaddy" but posted in the wrong place. I'm putting on a wrapped front fender this Spring and I'm done with cosmetics (Unless of course HD comes out with a new item I have to have). Ride safe.Gorgeous bike!
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