2012 Harley-Davidson FLD Switchback Doin’ Time — Motorcyclist Magazine

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Harley-Davidson FLD Switchback
Harley-Davidson FLD Switchback

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Mods: Eagle Nightstick slip-on Ventilator air cleaner kit and Street tuner

Have you ever “The F Word” episode on Park? It is because of that that I resisted installing an exhaust on the ‘ol Switchback. I didn’t to become one of those guys.

But I I may be getting closer to ordering a helmet and leather chaps. I’m about the helmet, of course. As for the though, you can catch me performing at the Down show in Vegas my stage name, Beefy

The sound? Wicked. The chrome? The diffusion discs? Extra My only regret is waiting on the The bike is much more fun to now.

The sound? Wicked. The Wicked. The diffusion discs? wicked. My only regret i

of that. I had been thinking installing an aftermarket exhaust—but not doing it—and what me on the Screamin’ Eagle Nightstick Slip-On exhaust (www.harley-davidson.com ; was a chat with a Harley-owning “It is louder than stock, but not he reassured me. Still, I ordered the with some apprehension, angry neighbors shaking fists at me in the morning.

He was right, though; the system is than stock, but it’s not The actual sound measurements are 88 dBa at and 99 dBa at 3000 rpm using the SAE J2825 test format.

What surprised me was how a simple like an exhaust could the Switchback a completely different the better. And it’s not just the gain. The throttle response is something I notice most on

Harley-Davidson FLD Switchback

With the old exhaust and fuel I couldn’t match engine easily while downshifting, at not without the bike lunging. We added the S.E. Ventilator kit ($249.95) and remapped the fuel using the Screamin’ Eagle Performance tuner kit ($249.95).

Look at the dyno chart and you can see a of 4 horsepower starting at 3700 and it just gets better there. The best part the power gain, but where the occurs. Harleys live 3500 and 5000 rpm and that’s the power increase comes in the right in the thick of it. The Switchback’s engine really wakes up the midrange on.

Even better, the upgrades did to hurt torque at lower where Harleys also lots of time.

It is worth there was a drop of 2 mpg on average. I was of expecting that because the new map richer than stock, and the Twin Cam to 6200 rpm consumes fuel. But it’s mainly me grabbing a handful of throttle chance I get.

Now we’re talking!


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