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Old 09-16-2018, 01:27 PM
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I've been thinking about a new bike for awhile. I decided to order one, an i'm going with a 19 Limited. Based on price, I couldn't decide between a new 18 or a 19, dealer met me in the middle of what I wanted to pay. I sure hope that I get a good one with no issues! 1st thing i've always done is put a set of true duals on the bike before picking it up. What are people doing on the newer M8's for exhaust?

Old 09-16-2018, 01:50 PM
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Congrats on the decision. I am in the same boat but still deciding between RGS or RGU.

I am part of the school of thought where any brand-spankin-new bike will be ridden 100% stock for at least 1K miles before starting to tinker with the minimum basics as we all tend to do (AC, Slip-ons and/or True Duals, EFI tuner). No real basis in 'science' that I know-of but just feels right to me to get things seated and run-in a bit first in stock configuration. Hard to resist for me but at least this M8 sounds and runs a lot better than the older bikes stock...at least in my case as mine was an '09 new last time I bought an HD. Just me, of course...and I'll probably totally cave and contradict myself when I order/choose my 2019.
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Pretty good deals on 18's at the dealerships... I just bought an 18 RGS for way less than I expected.
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True duals will reduce low end torque.
Old 09-16-2018, 02:42 PM
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With the new Boom if you can swing the 19 that is the way I would go and you are also getting the 114. That has been a really sweet motor for me. You will enjoy.

I would leave the exhaust stock for the first 1k miles as mentioned above and put slip on’s on afterwards. Talk to your dealer but you could open a can of worms warranty wise.
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True duals will reduce low end torque.
I didn't notice that a bit but maybe just because the M8 is what it is. Went with RCX headers and slips. Nice sound and seems to have gotten better the more miles I put on.
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Old 09-16-2018, 07:50 PM
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On my RG I went with a Road & Track, 2 into 1 Jack Pot, from Fuel Moto, AC and Power Vision. Its the Stain Less steel with no covers, it turns a funky bronze color. Quite enough to here the radio, until you get on it. Kinda like a "Mullet exhaust", business up front and rowdy out back!
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