New Vegas Owner

Discussion in 'Victory Vegas' started by Jbook815, May 18, 2017.

  1. Jbook815

    Jbook815 New Member

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    Hey everyone,

    I just became the proud owner of a 2016 Vegas which I scored an amazing deal on, and so far I am loving every bit of it. Looking to eventually upgrade the pipes, any suggestion? Looking for throaty but not obnoxious loud. With the exhaust am I going to have to install a power commander?
     
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    Congrats! Plenty of choices of pipes and other mods. Just pay the rent and utilities first, maybe a few groceries, then go shopping.
     
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    Congrats and welcome!

    To your question, no you don't have to have a fuel controller but you would have to at least bypass the O2's. Plenty of info here relating to all that. I will say this, not many can upgrade just the pipes and leave it be. There is always more and more and more lol.
     
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    thank you both, and believe me...I intend on upgrading one thing at a time so I dont go broke lol.
     
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    Congrats and welcome. You don't need a power commander but I would recommend one. As for pipes, there are a lot of choices. For me it was Trask 2 into 1. Lots of threads on pipes or do a search and read up.
     
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    Welcome aboard! Congrats on the new Vic!

    For most items, doing one mod at a time works well. Performance mods for our bikes are best installed all at once. My recommendation would be to either collect parts, or save up enough to do them all at once. It will save you money in the long run.

    Now, for the important part... let's see some pics!!!!
     
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    Congrats & welcome. RPW Slash pipes might be just what you're looking for. Not obnoxiously loud, but have a nice tone - people are always complementing their sound on my Vegas.
     
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    Bassani, can't go wrong
     
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    You and I have the same new bike and I'll tell 'ya I love mine. Don't worry about parts and service. I've heard a lot of scaremongerring. Just go down the road with a smile on your face and have fun with it.
     
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    Congratulations on the new bike. I'm a Vegas newbie myself and the comments above are now confusing me. Many of you are stating a power commander is not a necessity when installing new pipes. I'm looking at bassani's on partsgiant.com as they are down to ~$550. If I don't have to immediately invest the other few hundred on intake and power commander without doing damage to the engine, I'd love to.....

    Can you guys clarify? Are we not doing damage to our engines by just slapping on exhausts?
     
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    Then use PayPal for exhaust :rofl2:
     
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    Agreed....bought my new 2016 Vegas 8-Ball in Feb...picked up on Monday...broke-in on Tuesday,,,took to KEVINX on Wednesday. Told him do his thing, as he did with my Cross Country 8-Ball. He said BEST exhaust he's seen on dyno is Bassani 2 into 1....I chose BLACK over chrome, a few more HP :dance:. He turned a JET into a ROCKET!!:icon_thumleft:
     
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    Generally speaking, you can do one, pipes or intake, without a fuel controller. Vics are already so lean, I personally wouldn't change the intake without a fuel controller being added.

    Just pipes you can safely do without fuel controller. Just unplug your O2's to help some. When you get ready to add the intake, add a fuel controller to go with it.
     
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    Congratulations on your purchase. I'm sure, as well as fellow Victory owners, you will be very happy with your purchase. Notice the support you receive from this fine group of loyal Victory owners and the pride they have for their rides. Happy riding!!
     
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    I feel that the Vegas is the most beautiful cruiser ever made - bar none. Yours looks great. Enjoy!
    Pipes are a very personal thing. That's why there a million styles. I felt like you - wanting them not too loud but more deep and throaty. For me the Victory aftermarket X-bow exhaust fit the bill. They are deep at idle or under light load but not too loud. During acceleration they are louder and still deep throaty - not too loud though. I especially like the long sweep and down curve of these pipes. They flow with the lines of the fluid look of a Vegas. On the downside they don't come on the cheap. Good luck.
     
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