bthames2000 I looked at your seat. Sorry if I get a new seat it is going to have the studs in it. That way it will match the bags and stuff. Thanks for letting me know. I have a friend that thinks the stock seat is great. He said he has road 140 miles straight. His butt don't hurt. Maybe he is just the 1 out of a 1000
Does he have a Vulcan 900? Every once in a blue moon some folks are okay with it but most hate it. Mustang makes a seat with studs that matches everything just fine. Not all stock seats are created equal, though. My wife has a 750 Shadow and I rode it home from the dealer, about 50 miles. Wasn't as comfortable as my mustang seat but it wasn't bad- I'd be in pain riding the same distance on the stock seat on my 900!
Yes pipes or debaffle I see in the future. I can not decide which one to do. It is so hard to tell what they sound like on you tube. Does the de-baffle pipe help power wise like the aftermarket ones?? Is de-baffeling them as easy as it looks?? I guess I am asking do I get the same effect taking the baffles out as I would with aftermarket pipes?? I could save 400-500 bucks to put toward a fuel processor and intake. I have read that people who have done it say they sound great.
Pipes are louder. Debaffle does sound good, IMO. Nice and rumbly. It's pretty easy, too. But, no, you won't get the same effect. The pipes aren't 'tuned' and don't have things like catylitic converters and crossover tubes that restrict flow. Debaffled pipes will give some improvement, but not what you'll get with an aftermarket system.
Also is a k&n filter just as good as an aftermarket intake??
No. The stock airbox, even with a high flow filter, is restrictive. The only reason to run a K&N filter would be the ability to wash in instead of needing to replace it. The stock air filter is not that restrictive in all honesty- it's the airbox that causes issues.
In order to get the most power you'll need a full exhaust system and a new intake. A fuel processor is not optional; it's necessary to prevent the engine from running very poorly AND necessary to get more power. Any one, or any two of those components will not give meaningful increases in power. All three (pipes, intake, fuel processor) will. You can certainly debaffle, install a processor, and install an aftermarket intake and have some gains. It'll also run better once you get rid of the restrictive intake and factory lean fuel mixture.
Any one tried these Kuryakyn Adjustable Cruise Peg Mounts for Floorboards
I rode a Road King with those on it. They worked out nice. I'm a little concerned about them limiting you're already shallow lean angle. But they did work nice. Personally, I like the look of a highway bar and some highway pegs!