Join Date: Aug 2011
Year/Make/Model: 2014 Kawasaki Vulcan Vaquero ABS SE
Color: Orange SE
A few folks have talked about it but I haven't seen anyone do it yet. That'll be LOUD for sure.
As far as a fuel processor? Every bike is different. If you have an aftermarket intake (including modified air box or high flow filter), I could pretty much guarantee you you'll need a fuel processor if you cut the pipes (but you likely with the the V&H also). With stock intake, maybe, maybe not. Problem is, the bike is lean to begin with, so a less restrictive exhaust could potentially lean it out even further.
It would definitely not HURT to get a fuel processor and in this guys humble opinion, I'd just do the custom route if you think you can do a good job (then it'll be unique, not off-the-shelf), and then use the money you saved to get a good fuel processor. It'll let you dial it in (A dyno is the best way!), it'll also open the door to buying an aftermarket intake in the future if you decided you wanted to just open 'er up and give her a boost in power! Exhaust or intake alone won't usually give meaningful gains in performance. It's usually done for looks or sound by itself. But both intake and exhaust, combined with a fuel processor, can give some SERIOUS gains. Some folks have reported, after dyno tuning, numbers as much as 30 horsepower more than stock. THAT is a worthwhile gain.
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2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS SE
iPod Connector Kit, Kuryakyn Highway Pegs, Mustang Touring Seat, Marvella's Hitch, Kuryakyn Trailer Wiring Kit, Haul-Master Tag-a-Long Cargo Trailer
2011 Honda Shadow Aero 750 (Wife's)
Memphis shades quick-release windshield, OEM Solo Seat, Mustang Fender Bib, Chrome Solo Luggage Rack
Past: 2006 Vulcan 900 Classic LT