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I put a Vance and Hines exhaust on my xl1200x about 2k miles ago and did not install a fuelpak. What problems will this create and will I have to do a rebuild? What would I need to rebuild?

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Adding an exhaust system should not adversly affect your motor just the performance, rebuild? nooo, if this system was made to run its best with the fuelpack add the fuel pack.

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about 3-5db but you must remember db is not a linear scale but logirythmic. basicallyy the baffles will remove the harsh rasp off the pipe and make them deep in sound, when cold they will be as loud as normal but once they have some heat in them they quieten down

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Whenever I have a question about an aftermarket part - I contact the manufacturer, they are very helpful, but to answer your question, In general, if u get the correct part for your model bike, it should mount the same as the OEM part you;re replacing

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SOURCE: Loud Vance and Hines long shots

Depending on the pipes you purchased, they will be stamped as to whether or not they meet noise requirements. Many if not most aftermarket pipes do not. Sorry.

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hi buddy turn the mixture screw in more and try it and the pilot jet is only for idle get back to me

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SOURCE: overwhelming heat coming from the

I think replacing the exhaust will help, but it's an air cooled engine - they get fricking HOT! It's a very common issue with Harleys -just as it was with VWs back in the day. Replacing the exhaust will not void the warranty but it's not going to make a noticable difference - it may drop the temp a few degrees, but hot is hot. Your dealer might try to pull that "warranty is void" ****, but don't cave in - they are bluffing. They cannot void the warranty for this. Everyone changes their exhaust. If they persist, contact customer satisfaction and choose a different dealer.

You might look into putting a parade fan on - the bigger, the better. There are several to choose from and they help a great deal.

Also - Kuryakyn makes lexan heat shields which do help.

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