Old bike or new bike, whatever the case, it seems that as soon as you bring your bike home, the aftermarket parts catalogs open up. For most guys the exhaust system is one of the first places to start swapping out parts whether it is sound they are after or a little more power. Knowing this, companies like Vance & Hines (V&H;) are trying to stay ahead of the game by offering exhaust systems for the newest models. Everything from slip-on mufflers to full exhaust systems with fuel management units and air cleaner kits. For the
09 FL models V&H; has an exhaust system called the Power Duals with Monster Oval mufflers that comes with header pipe, heat shields, and their exclusive Power Chamber with contoured heat shield. Similar to the stock09 FL pipe design, the V&H; True Duals run the rear pipe under the frame to help eliminate heat. The Power Duals are designed with built in bungs for the 02 sensors, good looking heat sheilds and should increase power and torque. We wanted to test a set out, so we went over to Huntington Beach Hogs and Choppers, where shop owner Ed Syer had a `09 Street Glide that was the perfect guinea pig for the V&H; pipes, FuelPak Fuel management system and air filter kit. Also with a dyno in the shop we could install all the parts and get some test numbers all in one day.