Yes you would need to take it into consideration when doing the DIY RAM air mod anything that can potentially changed the air/fuel ratio. Things like opening up the exhaust and freeing up the intake will make it run different. Now i also had the DIY exhaust mod for a long time before i bought V/H classic 2 and i never experienced this lack of power you speak of. However if you rejetting with both mod's then i would consider using a 17 in front and a 14 in pilot. That is alittle smaller than my friend went on his when we opened the exhaust up alot and dragons breath intake we went with a 19 and 16. But those number we guesses that turned out to be good.
Thanks brother, that answered my question...at least now I have a starting point to go by....
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Well before I put my V&H slip-ons I had used the mod with the bike for over 3000 miles and I retained the AIS system I had alittle backfiring but overall good sound i only switched because i wanted a different look to the bike.
I am considering doing the Phelps modification on my 2006. I noticed in the thread there was a specific set of instructions for the 2006 model. However, in the instructions it doesn't describe once the baffle is out if you still place the short piece of pipe into the exhaust. Can someone give me some advice?
Has anyone done the following exhaust modification on a 2006 (or so) 1100 V Star? http://www.vstar1100.com/jack_phelps/vstar/exhaust.htm
It is basically cutting out the baffles. I am thinking about doing this until I can afford real aftermarket pipes and was looking for stories of anyone whom had already done this.
Anyone have experience with doing this mod on a California 2009 1100 Classic? I did the mod on my old 2002 Classic and all went well, but rumor has it there is a catalytic converter in the later model years and I'm not sure what effect the mod would have on the cat, or if there is any difference in the modification procedure itself?
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