Harley guys - Xied

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Bloodweiser, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. Cakeeater

    Cakeeater Long timer

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    Thanks. Good to know. I'm doing about 43 mpg average on my stock bike but a lot of that is pretty fast open West riding at 85 mph plus. MPG drops then.

    I don't ride where it's as hot.

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  2. Cakeeater

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    Good information. What cracks me up about HD is the potential for much more HP. Clearly, they get by the EPA by strangling the bike ...the bike obviously runs very lean, very limited intake, restrictive mufflers, and mild cam lifts. It seems very easy to change a few things to get much more power out of the bikes.

    Plus, there's clearly a decent business model to make many owners buy upgrades to get that extra 20 to 50 percent HP boost.

    What also cracks me up is the serious face HD puts on the "race only" screaming eagle applications. 99 percent of "race only" engine parts are going on street bikes, which HD knows, and we all know.

    Hopefully the EPA doesn't go more Nazi -ike and shut that down in the future.

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