Serious Found this one my new motorcycle

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Remember to Have Fun! - Solar Bear 2020 Champion
Aug 4, 2016
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2014 Harley Davidson (FLHTK) Ultra Limited
To begin, the bike passed the Harley-Davidson certified pre-owned inspection. It has that one year warranty and a 5 year extended warranty.

The right side muffler was blueing so I got a new muffler take off. While doing the swap I found this...


I have an appointment in a couple of days with the dealer to go over the problem
 

HippoDrone

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Jan 2, 2017
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1984 Honda CB100-N
2012 Moto Guzzi V7
2017 Suzuki GSX-R750
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2022 Aprilia Tuareg 660
To begin, the bike passed the Harley-Davidson certified pre-owned inspection. It has that one year warranty and a 5 year extended warranty.

The right side muffler was blueing so I got a new muffler take off. While doing the swap I found this...


I have an appointment in a couple of days with the dealer to go over the problem
Looks like the last owner wanted to make it louder for free
 

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Remember to Have Fun! - Solar Bear 2020 Champion
Aug 4, 2016
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Middle Tennessee USA
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I ride a
2014 Harley Davidson (FLHTK) Ultra Limited
Looks like the last owner wanted to make it louder for free
Yep. Talk about a great way to viid a warranty! But since it was like that when I bought it, the appointment tomorrow should fix it.

On a related note a HUGE motovlogger for repairs answered an email I sent them with the pic. I had emailed them on a whim and before I studied the footage more.

He had shared his email for questions in a video of his so I did not need to black it out here.

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Tomorrow should be a good afternoon at the dealer.

Also shootout to my pal @LoneWolfer for saying the same thing as you guys. So now three sets of eyeballs have all agreed.
 

Theodor

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Nov 16, 2017
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My previous bike had something along those lines done to it, to make it louder. Basically someone had taken a drill and just added some holes to the exhaust
 

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Remember to Have Fun! - Solar Bear 2020 Champion
Aug 4, 2016
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Middle Tennessee USA
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I ride a
2014 Harley Davidson (FLHTK) Ultra Limited
The whole power gain on the headers for the Milwaukee 8 114ci engine is a myth given how short on fat the cat material is.

The sound is 81-82 db at idle taken 45° from the rear of the bike at 4' away.

For comparison my TC103 has its cat, stage 1 intake, and Street Cannons exhaust with over 50k miles on this set of mufflers. The sound is 82-83 db taken in the same manner.

Here is the kicker though. The myth about heat being less. I ran both bikes just long enough to get a sound measurement and the M8 is still clicking from heat long after the 103 which was tested 2nd.


 

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Remember to Have Fun! - Solar Bear 2020 Champion
Aug 4, 2016
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Middle Tennessee USA
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I ride a
2014 Harley Davidson (FLHTK) Ultra Limited
Thanks everyone!

I got some great comments on the Short. The dealership just happened to have a take off header from a bike with just 7 miles on it. They do a lot of hot rod mods at this dealer. I just had to pay labor since it is a warranty item. They swore up and down that Harley-Davidson's warranty was not effected by the other header but I still wanted the cat back correctly.

I will be putting out a video soon as a supplement to a review video.
 

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