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Old 01-10-2019, 07:04 PM
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That is some impressive gains. That has been the opposite of what i have been told. Fuel Moto recommended the D&D fat cat as they had several noticeable tq dips with the bassani as well as other shops in my area. I personally do not like the look of the fat cat though.
 
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:16 PM
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I have seen two dyno charts from the SE447 cam and the Bassani Road Rage, the above from ADM and the other was from PuttNutt24, and both looked quite similar. I don't know how they'd compare against anything else though.
 
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:19 PM
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And, okay, because I'm somewhat interested and apparently have far too much time on my hands, I just made a half-baked Photoshop mockup of what the Bassani 2-1 Road Rage 1S52RB would look like with the heat shields coated to look somewhat similar to the stock pipes. In this pic I embedded a shot of my existing bike's exhaust flow, so you can see how much difference there is between the flow of the stock headers (and their three cutouts), the 2-1 vs. 2-2 look, and the collars (with their cutouts) and the black muffler. My muffler collars have been coated to match the other brass elements on my bike, stock collars are black.




Looks like you'd probably save a bit of weight with the Bassani, pick up some performance, and recover some more room for a saddlebag on the engine side. It'll probably also be louder. On the downside, it'll cost $868 plus installation, would void any existing warranty, and ... meh, it's not nearly as cool looking as the stock. But it's the one that comes the closest as far as I have found.
 

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Old 01-10-2019, 07:21 PM
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That's very creative! it actually looks pretty good. maybe they will use this as a mock for an actual one.

Will you be doing the bassani soon Fat Bob 2018?
 
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:33 PM
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Not likely before November when the warranty expires. I've half talked myself into doing the Bassani and a PowerVision... but then I keep thinking that while I'm at it, why not swap out the SE447 for a TTS100 and use the TTS tuner...

On the other hand, the bike's really fun the way it is now, so maybe I won't change anything...
 
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:39 PM
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It sounds like we both share similar thoughts... to change or not to change...
 
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Originally Posted by harley2018 View Post
Yes, have but the Fat cat which is the one they use just does not do it for me. i know that i should not base everything off of looks more so performance.

Decker72, i see you have the bassani, how do you like it? how much of an improvement was it, not sure if you dynoed or not..
I HATED the stock exhaust. Not a fan of the look and it was way too quiet for me. I'm a pretty big proponent of loud pipes save lives, especially in the areas I ride. I like the look and sound of the Bassani. I purchased my Fat Bob the day one hit the showroom floor at my local dealership (Sept 2017) and started modding it as soon as stuff became available. The Bassani was one of the first to market so that's what I went with. I have not tested or tuned my bike on a dyno so I don't know what kind of numbers I'm putting down. That being said, the "butt dyno" definitely felt an increase in power when I put the exhaust, intake and tuner on. The people I ride with noticed the power gain as well.
 

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Look at the cobra el-diablo. It is longer than the bassani
and sounds mean!!
 
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:30 PM
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Put a Bassani Road Rage III on my bike. https://www.hdforums.com/forum/2018-...l#post17927141 I finally got out on a short ride last weekend to test it out and run autotune on the PV. I noticed a slight decrease in low end torque but it pulls harder in the mid and upper RPM'S now. After seeing ADM's results with the Road Rage and the stage 2 torque cam I may have to stick with it and just go with the HD torque cam.

Looking at the charts on Fuel Moto as well as on the stonecold tests he got numbers that are right in line with or better than the aftermarket cams that are said to blow the HD cam out of the water. Could be due to an excellent tuner but if the results look similar to PuttNutt's with a similer set up then I would assume the HD cam and Bassani Road Rage pipe is a good performing combo that has me interested since I already have the pipe. Was considering swapping to the D&D Fat Cat but may end up sticking with the Bassani Road Rage.

For reference and comparison to ADM's chart above.
https://university.fuelmotousa.com/h...shaft-Shootout

Originally Posted by FatBob2018 View Post
here's ADM's dyno chart. As I understand it, the red line is stock headpipe (decatted) and S&S Grand National slip-ons and the Harley tuner. The blue line is with the Bassani and a Power vision tune.


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OK, the moment that those of you who give a damn have been waiting for, the unveiling of the dyno graphs.

First the base run, 001 is with the stock air cleaner and 004 is with the Arlen Ness Big Sucker installed.




Next is the CR460, it was cam A.




Then we had the RS468, it was cam B.




Then we had the SE8-462, it was cam C.




Now for the cam that many of you really liked, the TTS-100, cam D.




Then there was the TTS-150, cam E.





And last, but not least the WM8-22x.




So which one did I end up with? Remember I told you it was the last cam we tested and I said no matter what it was staying in? I'll eliminate one for you, these cams are not portrayed in the order they were tested, actually the only graph that is, is the base run.
 

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Old 01-12-2019, 01:16 PM
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Nevermind the stonecold charts above. Just realized those were on a 107 not the 114. The Fuel Moto link has a bunch of 114 cam tests. Here's a chart that was sent to me from Fuel Moto. It's a 114 with a D&D Fat Cat and the 22X cam. The torque curve looks almost identical to the Bassani and 447 curve but the 22X and Fat Cat produced 3 ft/lbs more and starts off a bit higher at lower RPM's. They both have that slight dip as the curve starts off. It's more dramatic on ADM's chart since his seems more compressed left to right than the other charts.



Originally Posted by FatBob2018 View Post
I have seen two dyno charts from the SE447 cam and the Bassani Road Rage, the above from ADM and the other was from PuttNutt24, and both looked quite similar. I don't know how they'd compare against anything else though.
Do you have a link to PuttNutt's Dyno chart? I would like to check it out but haven't been able to find it.
 

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