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Offline Rhino

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Re: two brothers pipe
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2014, 02:39:19 pm »
For me a if i really wanted a fuel economy improvement it would begin with slowing down to almost the posted speed limits.

+1 But at times I find that very difficult.

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Re: two brothers pipe
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2014, 03:47:33 pm »
Can guhl do a reflash that improves fuel economy?  I'd love to ride 250 miles before stopping for fuel.   ???

Possibly, but remember that the fuel trims are very minor that they do... the main purpose is getting the secondary butterfly maps changed to something sane.  I doubt they could improve mileage much more than the existing "FEAM" that the bike already has (if you have a gen2).

I can already go 250 miles before stopping... but that is REALLY pushing it, and you have to drive very.... "calmly".  230 is much easier to attain.
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Re: two brothers pipe
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2014, 05:58:07 am »
Possibly, but remember that the fuel trims are very minor that they do... the main purpose is getting the secondary butterfly maps changed to something sane.  I doubt they could improve mileage much more than the existing "FEAM" that the bike already has (if you have a gen2).

I can already go 250 miles before stopping... but that is REALLY pushing it, and you have to drive very.... "calmly".  230 is much easier to attain.

My low fuel starts annoying me at 180 miles.  On a trip I am usually running 15 over the speed limit when no one is around me.  I do need to add a detector to the bike.  I would pay for itself after one or two tickets.  Fortuanately, a mature rider in Hi-Viz gear gets a warning after all the paperwork checks out, unless it is a state trooper or a small town chief.  Many times I just get a momentary blue light flash telling me to slow it down.
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Re: two brothers pipe
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2014, 09:55:38 am »
My low fuel starts annoying me at 180 miles.  On a trip I am usually running 15 over the speed limit when no one is around me.  I do need to add a detector to the bike.  I would pay for itself after one or two tickets.  Fortuanately, a mature rider in Hi-Viz gear gets a warning after all the paperwork checks out, unless it is a state trooper or a small town chief.  Many times I just get a momentary blue light flash telling me to slow it down.

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Re: two brothers pipe
« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2014, 05:15:49 pm »
My low fuel starts annoying me at 180 miles.

Yep, 180 to 185 before warning is pretty typical for me too.  That places your range (to the last drop) at approx 222 miles, which is not that unusual.  I believe 250 is attainable using FEAM (Fuel Economy Assistance Mode) and assuming you don't gun it, have a non-huge windshield, low weight, stick to under 70, filled it to the absolute max, are willing to ride to the last drop, etc, etc.   I don't recommend it, though... far to much work and too risky.  :)  Besides, life is just too short for riding to be work.
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Re: two brothers pipe
« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2014, 10:54:45 pm »
you guys are funny. I have an '08 and have done 250 miles plus on a tank several times, at a leisure pace but not obsessed with the mileage and gunning it as needed.
I have to wonder what I'd get with the funny ECO mode, just not willing to live with the linked brakes nor the payments for a new bike. At 60 thousand miles mine's finally broken in  8)
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Re: two brothers pipe
« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2014, 11:30:01 am »
you guys are funny. I have an '08 and have done 250 miles plus on a tank several times, at a leisure pace but not obsessed with the mileage and gunning it as needed.

So, are they not putting ethanol in your gas over there?

 I recently was able to get some 100% gas on a trip when passing through Oklahoma and I think I could have easily gotten 250 miles from that tank if I was wanting to, but we stopped for lunch and gassed up earlier than needed.

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Re: two brothers pipe
« Reply #22 on: September 13, 2014, 05:01:13 pm »
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Re: two brothers pipe
« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2014, 07:38:26 pm »
I like the popping...adds personality :o
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Re: two brothers pipe
« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2014, 07:42:53 pm »
I have a Two Brothers pipe and a power commander.  The pop is glorious!  And that is from folks in the canyon in front of me:)
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Re: two brothers pipe
« Reply #25 on: September 20, 2014, 06:29:51 am »
I've got an Area P (carbon fiber of course) and stock filter and stock tune.  I think I've heard the decel pop once.  Not enough for me to worry about it.  Some like the pop.

I have the same set-up that Jim does and for me the 'pop' is more like a very nice burble/rumble.     :thumbs:
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Re: two brothers pipe
« Reply #26 on: September 20, 2014, 06:31:56 am »
For me a if i really wanted a fuel economy improvement it would begin with slowing down to almost the posted speed limits.

That would be a bit extreme wouldn't it?   :o
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Re: two brothers pipe
« Reply #27 on: September 20, 2014, 07:14:01 am »
you guys are funny. I have an '08 and have done 250 miles plus on a tank several times, at a leisure pace but not obsessed with the mileage and gunning it as needed.
I have to wonder what I'd get with the funny ECO mode, just not willing to live with the linked brakes nor the payments for a new bike. At 60 thousand miles mine's finally broken in  8)

+1 although I rarely go past 220.  On my last trip I was filling it up when it got to the E block just to see how much it took to go to the filler neck.  It took about 4.1/2 gallons so based on that I could go 250 although I would be a nervous wreck getting there.  I also add an extra half gallon after the neck is reached.  I agree with Martin in that my bike is finally broken in at 60k miles.
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Re: two brothers pipe
« Reply #28 on: September 20, 2014, 09:58:01 am »
Dumb question from a newbie.
Is the Catalytic Converter inside the stock muffler (2014 model)?
If so, does replacing the stock muffler cause emission problems/codes?

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Re: two brothers pipe
« Reply #29 on: September 20, 2014, 12:07:27 pm »
It's not in the muffler in any of the models that I'm aware of.
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