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I have been putting off getting pipes on my 17 classic. I am going tomorrow
to pick out a set. I really want to "rumble it up" a little but really really don't want to sacrafice fuel mileage. I'm not worried about the pennies per tank but don't want to be they guy we always have to stop because they need to get gas. Does anybody have any input good or bad about this mod? we do a couple of pretty good rides per year and sometimes 150miles ain't enough between tanks.

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I dont think any will make a lot of difference in MPG if the intake side is 100% stock. Beyond that, Freedom Performance true duals and 2-1 are bothvery good. Have heard the V&H 2-1 is good for performance, but quality has been questionable on some pipes. FP are a bit pricy but worth it.


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I have been putting off getting pipes on my 17 classic. I am going tomorrow
to pick out a set. I really want to "rumble it up" a little but really really don't want to sacrafice fuel mileage. I'm not worried about the pennies per tank but don't want to be they guy we always have to stop because they need to get gas. Does anybody have any input good or bad about this mod? we do a couple of pretty good rides per year and sometimes 150miles ain't enough between tanks.

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You Know the sound You will want to hear will sacrifice some of the mileage as You will be making them bark more often. LOL

Added some sound for Ya Man. This don't hurt mileage. LOL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWBoY0L-NxE

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I dont think any will make a lot of difference in MPG if the intake side is 100% stock. Beyond that, Freedom Performance true duals and 2-1 are bothvery good. Have heard the V&H 2-1 is good for performance, but quality has been questionable on some pipes. FP are a bit pricy but worth it.


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My freedom true duals do sound good don't they Rick!!
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I have these on my 1700 classic. Good sound and I'm getting 38 mpg. Road from Central Iowa to Sturgis and only had to stop every 200 miles for gas.

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My freedom true duals do sound good don't they Rick!!
Followed him 150 miles or so last summer when I was up his way. Nice low rumble, and never thought they were loud, if they werent out of my budget, for now, I'd have them on mine.

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I have been putting off getting pipes on my 17 classic. I am going tomorrow
to pick out a set. I really want to "rumble it up" a little but really really don't want to sacrafice fuel mileage. I'm not worried about the pennies per tank but don't want to be they guy we always have to stop because they need to get gas. Does anybody have any input good or bad about this mod? we do a couple of pretty good rides per year and sometimes 150miles ain't enough between tanks.

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Don't know if my mileage decreased when I put on my tri-ovals but ironically enough I noticed a mileage increase when I upgraded to the stock fit K&N air filter!

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power pro 2 into 1
better power and better fuel economy made a big difference to power
i too would have the true duels if i had the choice at the time though

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I have the V&H slip ons, KN filter and an EJK fuel processor on my Vaquero. Got 43 mpg the other day averaging a 55mph speed. Should not affect your MPG at all.

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I have these on my 1700 classic. Good sound and I'm getting 38 mpg. Road from Central Iowa to Sturgis and only had to stop every 200 miles for gas.
You are putting in 5.26 gallons at each fuel stop. That is cutting it too close for me.

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