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Will running with no muffler at all hurt the bike at all? Would I need a PC to adjust anything or would that only be needed for the air filter?
 

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yes you will need a fuel management system to run without mufflers, I'll bet you'll loose HP too.
 

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Yeah, that's what I figured. It sounded much better than stock though. Rode it up and down the street and put the stockers back on. Just don't have the fundage for PC and mufflers.
 

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Yeah, loud but not too loud. I liked it anyway ;)
 

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what kind of bike do you have that you are running no mufflers
 

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Yeah, they sound awesome w/o mufflers. I ran mine w/o for a few minutes while they were out for powder coating. It sounded AWESOME, but I turned it off quick before it had a chance to cause damage.
 

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what kind of bike do you have that you are running no mufflers
Its a 10 muscle. I'm not really running no pipes though. I took them off to clean them and ran it without them for probably 10 min or so. It sounded great but I put them back on just in case.
 

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I guess it popped like hell when decelerating and the throttle reponse was crappy compared with the factory setting... What happens is one thinks it runs great and faster because it's louder, but it runs almost like an air cooled... Anyway, if are riding beside an unbaffled aircooled, you'll think the Rod is turned off, same happens to me when my wife drives her Deluxe beside me!
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Flat Broke
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I guess it popped like hell when decelerating and the throttle reponse was crappy compared with the factory setting... What happens is one thinks it runs great and faster because it's louder, but it runs almost like an air cooled... Anyway, if are riding beside an unbaffled aircooled, you'll think the Rod is turned off, same happens to me when my wife drives her Deluxe beside me!
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Throttle response was less from start for sure, didn't seem that bad but definite loss of horsepower. To be expected with no tune done though. As for Decel pop, I get that now anyway. Has from day one.
 

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Its a 10 muscle. I'm not really running no pipes though. I took them off to clean them and ran it without them for probably 10 min or so. It sounded great but I put them back on just in case.
did the same thing to my dx to paint the muffles
 

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