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Old 11-27-2012, 05:50 AM   #1
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Shaking vrod

I have just had a 2 into 1 V&H competition pro exhaust fitted. Compared when the stock exhaust was fitted the bike appears to be shaking itself to death. It does not appear to be running rough, just having a lot of vibrations running through the bike. Is this normal with a V&H pipe?
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:57 AM   #2
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Shaking is definitely not normal!! Check all your bolts to be sure they are snug. Also, did you put a tuner on the bike as well?
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:06 PM   #3
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did you get it tuned?
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:20 PM   #4
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Yep, put a Power Commander V on it. Remapping the EFI for the pipe mod will calm the shakes. I don't think it is mechanical like bolts or anything else but check them to be sure.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:59 PM   #5
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That pipe needs to be tuned on a dyno.

I'll bet if you get on it it lessons and you have black smoke out the pipe.

I say you are running reral rich.
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:52 AM   #6
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shaking vrod

I had a screamin eagle super turner fitted. I asked the shop about having a dyno done, but they assured me there was no need, because it was 'mapped'.
It does throw a small amount of black smoke when you rev it from idle when stationary.

Thanks for the advice, I will get it dyno'd.

My other question is when I ran it stationary at 4K RPM, the headers began to glow (red), rev'd for only about 20secs.
Is this normal, or an indicator of running rich also?

By the way long time rider, first time Harley owner. Don't know why i didn't do it years ago!!

So reason for the 101 questions..
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:16 AM   #7
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a tune is in order.

Some here have had that too.

Maybe they will post up.
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What does the shop that fitted the pipe have to say about the shaking.


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Old 11-29-2012, 03:02 AM   #9
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they said the bike will feel different, maybe it is just that, but it does vibrate considerably more than when the stock pipe was on.
Of more concern now is the headers glowing red when I rev'd it while stationary.
I have it going back into the shop next week,will let you know of the outcome.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:39 AM   #10
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I had a screamin eagle super turner fitted. I asked the shop about having a dyno done, but they assured me there was no need, because it was 'mapped'.
It does throw a small amount of black smoke when you rev it from idle when stationary.

Thanks for the advice, I will get it dyno'd.

My other question is when I ran it stationary at 4K RPM, the headers began to glow (red), rev'd for only about 20secs.
Is this normal, or an indicator of running rich also?

By the way long time rider, first time Harley owner. Don't know why i didn't do it years ago!!

So reason for the 101 questions..
Don't do that! The bike runs very lean at low throttle openings / higher revs, so sustained running there has the potential to do damage.
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Thanks Louis will keep that in mind
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Was it mapped right by the shop? Can you take to another shop and get another set of eyes to check it?
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What year DX and total mileage?
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What year DX and total mileage?
2013 3815km
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