June 7, 2014 by aubreykloppers
I have a 1200 “48” and the pipes that was fitted on the bike when i bought it from Harley Davidson tygervally is “Vance & Hines Side Shots” http://www.vanceandhines.com/store/sportster/fullsystems/26035.
I am about to fit a “Joker Machine – High Performance Filter (10-200S)” I got from my friend Hugo in Johannesburg. To do this, I will also have to fit a “Power Commander V” from Dynojet:
- http://www.powercommander.com &
- http://dynojet.co.za – Alain@dynojet.co.za
I will report back as I do the fitting and the tuning. I hope I remember to take before/after video’s and possible installation videos to assist anyone else going this route.
ps: I keep the charge up with a http://www.tecmate.com/u_optimate_3plus.php
PS: A/C, I now know, stands for Air Cleaner and PCV for Power Commander V.
Ok, Friday 06/06/2014 I decided I will do a cleanup of my garage and once done do the installation of the PCV before the A/C. The easy part, taking off the side cover! These are the steps/tips I can give you making the installation easy:
- To un-install the battery, do not even THINK you are going to remove the right-cover. This is the ‘oil-tank cover’. It does not come off. (Well, not for a novice!)
- Do not think you will get your hand into the engine-compartment to loosen the screw!
- All you have to do is remove the 2 electrical pieces mounted on the battery-bracket, then slide the battery towards you, then undo the Negative.
- Then undo the positive…
BUT, that’s not all, there is a huge (and I mean HUGE) 30A main fuse that you have to take out to stop the alarm going off. The steps are as follows:
- Switch the bike off.
- BEFORE the PEEP of the alarm, pull the fuse!
Then follow the instructions. Except for a couple of tight-spaces, the installation took about 45-60min.
The installation of the A/C was just, loosen all the bolts and then fasten the new ones. Use lock-tight and re-use gasket. Could not be easier. Took me about 20min.
Ok, I use my Harley Davidson for daily commute. I do not do long, mountainous drives and do not try to keep up with a superbike on a highway. My immediate conclusion was the bike was more responsive, a bit more peppy, but it still backfires (pop) on deceleration, but this (after I read about 5 days of technical documentation) is a good thing even-though fixable.. The bike feels like it will get from 0-60 km/h faster. The noise is no less and no more. Only difference I can hear is a HISS when I start/stop the engine.
ps – and this is what it looks like: