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Old 11-10-2012, 05:00 PM   #1
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Drilled the exhaust on my VTX

Sounds MUCH better. Thinking of going deeper and drilling through the second plate though.

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Old 11-11-2012, 01:56 AM   #4
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1300`s sound sweet...keep drilling! It gets better!
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:01 AM   #5
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Nice, sounds like a cat is purring, I'm pretty sure the video isn't doing it any justice, my buddy did the exact thing and that thing sounds BADASS in person
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:33 AM   #6
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Do you need to install a FI Manager after the drilling? I ask this because the holes will allow more air to return back to the engine and this will modify the air/fuel ratio mix.

Any pictures?
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:39 AM   #7
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Do you need to install a FI Manager after the drilling? I ask this because the holes will allow more air to return back to the engine and this will modify the air/fuel ratio mix.

Any pictures?
How is more air returned back?
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:05 PM   #8
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lol... I was thinking "well, that's not exactly what happens... but I guess the question is still valid.
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The general consensus on the VTX forums is that the stock exhaust is so restrictive even when drilled out, no re-jetting or mods are required, even with a K&N filter.
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I've drilled even deeper now, I'll get a vid up in a bit
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Do you need to install a FI Manager after the drilling? I ask this because the holes will allow more air to return back to the engine and this will modify the air/fuel ratio mix.
Bike has a carb, not fuel injected. I rejetted my carb after installing Cobra drag pipes and a K&N filter. Just drilling the stock exhaust probably won't requiring rejetting though. He'll know after riding.

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The general consensus on the VTX forums is that the stock exhaust is so restrictive even when drilled out, no re-jetting or mods are required, even with a K&N filter.
The consensus may be no re-jetting but I had to re-jet after drilling and installing K&N -- made a big difference.

I have since completely opened up my air box by cutting off the top of the air box, installed new pipes and re-jetted again. Took a few tweaks to get it just right but it was all worth it after all was said and done.
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My pops just shimmed the needles on his.
Worked perfectly and a helluva lot cheaper.
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My pops just shimmed the needles on his.
Worked perfectly and a helluva lot cheaper.
Yep it is, I also shimmed and re-jetted, that was part of the tweaks.
I agree shimming is a good option, but if u open that air box up you will need to re-jet. I had to anyway
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How is more air returned back?
exhaust reversion
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