February 14, 2007I am looking into buying a set of Big City Thunder baffles for my Vance and Hines shorty big shots. I have ran them for the past two years with the stock "cheese grater" style baffles and hate the way they sound. I am also hoping to pick up a couple ponies in the process, but not expecting any miracles. Have any of you used these or know anyone that has? Good, bad, worth the $80, do they sound good?
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February 15, 2007Look back through some of the old posts. On those Big Shot shorts you'll need some sort of backpressure and those Thunder Monsters will give you that plus that loud no baffle sound. Without the baffles though you will lose low end torque unless you use a PCIII, not the the crappy Stage 1 download. My .02 from what I've learned on here.
February 15, 2007Thanks for the info. So you think the baffles are worth the money then? I was also tossing around the idea of a good set of 2-1's. Im really looking for more performance out of my bike. I cant ever remember winning arace against any of my freinds bikes which are all mostly stock as is mine. Oh, and I ride an '05 nightrain with SE stage1 intake, V&H big shot shorty's and a dynojet power comander. I have always kind of wondered if some of the performance issues were do to my pipe, thought these might help and make them sound better at the same time. You say the stage 1 tune is crappy. Is there one that is better, or would it be a custom tune? I live in ND and I dont know of any tunning centers around here with a dyno or the know how to write a custom program.
February 15, 2007If you go with 2 to 1s, stay away from Hooker!! I've looked at 3 so far, undecided.....Vance and Hines with the cheesegrater cap, Bub Caliber, and Cobra.....waiting for some more feedback. They are going on a 97 Evo, bumped out to 1500 cc
February 15, 2007if you are dealing with a stock motor,How much do you think you are going to get out of it with just an exhaust change?
February 15, 2007I realize that I wont get much with just an exhaust change, but the way it is now, anything will help. I am also planning on doing cams, headwork, and possibly bumped up compression this summer if at all possible. I dont have enough money to start doing big bores and strokers so Im trying to plan mods that I can use and will benefit me in the future. Do those things sound logical? I am no expert when it comes to HD performance, just trying to learn.
February 15, 2007High - I have an 05' Ultra Classic - Stock 88". SE air, Samson Calibers with small bore baffles, PCIII. Had it dynoed. Got 68hp with Moscooters and my download - got 69hp after dyno-tuning. Dyno run was well worth it as some very lean points were adjusted back to 13.5 (air to fuel ratio). Just my .
February 15, 2007You can do the 95" and cams for around $1000 or less if you shop around ( doing it yourself). You can get some great power from a 95 kit,the stroker kit is nice but very pricey.
I paid around $450.for the 95" kit from Zannotti Motors,S/E Flat top pistons with wrist pins,rings etc
$199.99 and free shipping for Andrews cams from Jireh cycles
New Cam chain tensioners were around $45.00
Cometic head gaskets for around $28.00 all other gaskets needed come with the 95" kit
Inner cam bearings (Torrington B-148s) $ 12.00
I had the(specialty) tools needed to do the job,but there are guys that rent them out for around $50.00
February 15, 2007That sounds like a good price for a 95" setup. Did you leave your heads stock then? What kind of specialty tools are needed for the job? I feel that I could do the install myself. Did your 95" kit come with jugs or did you just have your stock ones punched out? Is there anywhere that I can read about different 95" setups concerning cams, compression, head work, valves, rockers, etc?
February 15, 2007Kit comes with cylinders,pistons Etc.
I didnt do any headwork yet,but i picked up an extra set of heads off Ebay and I am sending them out shortly.I will install them next year with a different cam. Basic Porting is around $300.00, if you have them CCed it costs a little more.
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