Magnaflow Riot 2-into-1 Exhaust Install

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Magnaflow Riot 2-into-1 Exhaust Install

Jason, the owner of this Dyna, was no different.

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In the search for more sound and power, most every Harley rider swaps out their exhaust for something else. He wanted something not horribly loud but a pipe with a nice tone. He also had his mind made up regarding wanting a 2-into-1 system due to its looks and reported performance gains. This was just at the same time the folks at Magnaflow introduced the Riot exhaust. Magnaflow had been amazingly successful in the aftermarket automotive market for years and has been introducing various exhaust systems for Harley-Davidsons for a couple of years now with good success. We have found the past Magnaflow pipes to be of good quality. They have a fairly mellow tone at idle and some serious grumble when the throttle is cracked open. The Riot once installed did not disappoint and had all the same quality, craftsmanship, and sound it is becoming famous for in the motorcycle market. If you are looking for a nice 2-into-1 exhaust, you should really check out the Magnaflow Riot.

Magnaflow Riot 2-into-1 Exhaust Install

Here is a photo of the Magnaflow Riot out of the box and ready to install.

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Magnaflow Riot 2-into-1 Exhaust Install

We start by removing the stock exhaust and O2 sensors. We then installed the sensors into the new head pipes using anti-seize compound on the threads.

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Magnaflow Riot 2-into-1 Exhaust Install

The 02 sensors were tightened to factory specs.

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Magnaflow Riot 2-into-1 Exhaust Install

The Magnaflow Riot comes with a very nice exhaust bracket, which attaches to the transmission similar to the stock bracket location.

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Magnaflow Riot 2-into-1 Exhaust Install

We installed the stock exhaust flanges and retaining rings onto the new pipes.

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Magnaflow Riot 2-into-1 Exhaust Install

Here’s a shot of the O2 sensor, exhaust flange, and retaining ring all in their proper places.

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Magnaflow Riot 2-into-1 Exhaust Install

The head pipes of the Magnaflow exhaust were then installed onto the bike.

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Magnaflow Riot 2-into-1 Exhaust Install

The front and rear exhaust flanges were snugged up on the front and rear cylinders of the engine.

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Magnaflow Riot 2-into-1 Exhaust Install

The Magnaflow Riot Muffler was slid onto the 2-into-1 head pipe.

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Magnaflow Riot 2-into-1 Exhaust Install

The O2 sensors and wires were reconnected.

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Magnaflow Riot 2-into-1 Exhaust Install

The front heat shield was carefully put on the head pipe.

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Magnaflow Riot 2-into-1 Exhaust Install

And the rear heat shield followed suit in a similar fashion.

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Magnaflow Riot 2-into-1 Exhaust Install

The Y-shaped heat shield that mates the muffler to the head pipes was then installed.

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Magnaflow Riot 2-into-1 Exhaust Install

As you can see, the heat shields cover the Riot pipe very well.

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Magnaflow Riot 2-into-1 Exhaust Install

Once all of the parts were aligned and in their proper places, we tightened everything to Magnaflow’s specs.

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Magnaflow Riot 2-into-1 Exhaust Install

And the job was complete! And it took less time than getting through the drive-through at In-N-Out Burger.

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Magnaflow Riot 2-into-1 Exhaust Install

With the bike back in the tarmac, the Magnaflow Riot pipe looks right at home on Jason’s Dyna.

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Source

Magnaflow