01. Here are all the V&H components that are going to be installed on the ’10 Street Glid
With more than 30 years in the exhaust industry and backed by just as many years of racing, testing, and product development under its belt, Vance & Hines (V&H) has become one of the most popular companies to go to when it comes time to add some juice to your ride. And for good reason, the company has a stacked lineup of components when it comes to improving the sound, power, or performance of your ride, no matter if it’s an Evo Softail or Throttle-by-Wire bagger. From mufflers to intake kits, fuel tuners to header systems, V&H has just about something for everyone. With so many products in its lineup, V&H is basically a one-stop hop-up shop. You can satisfy your performance needs all through V&H or just piece something together combining V&H parts with other manufacturers’ components.
For this article, our concern is a bone stock ’10 Street Glide. Like many new bike owners, Kyle was looking for some quick and easy bolt-on power and a deeper note from his exhaust. Cruising through the V&H website, Kyle found a plethora of exhaust/muffler options, a couple of hi-flow air filter kits, the FuelPak EFI tuner, and a brand-new product geared directly towards Throttle-by-Wire bike owners, the new V&H ThrottlePak—essentially everything he needed for his intended upgrade.
02. Here’s the SG up on the lift. As you can see, the tech, Matt Gazzetta, has already re
While his stock ’10 Street Glide came with the 2-into-1 exhaust setup, Kyle wanted the more traditional duals look. Sorting through the V&H website he found the Power Duals ($519.95, PN 16769), which provide the balanced look of one muffler sitting beneath each saddlebag, but also provide the added performance of a 2-into-1 with V&H’s exclusive Power Chamber design on the right side of the bike. Basically the two head pipes meet down by the transmission and form an X-shaped crossover system, which helps scavenging of both cylinders. As for mufflers to back up the Power Duals, Kyle opted for V&H’s new 4-inch Monster Rounds ($649.95, PN 16773). Similar to the company’s popular Monster Ovals, Kyle was drawn to the Rounds because they claim to offer a mellow and deep rumble that isn’t too loud or obnoxious to listen to on those 300-plus–mile rides. The Rounds feature V&H Blue Proof technology and CNC-machined endcaps. To feed more air into the engine, Kyle chose to go with a black Duke air cleaner cover for the VO2 Air Filter kit ($279.95, PN 40007). The VO2 kit is designed to flow more air with its large washable/reusable filter element, larger inlet backing plate, and a billet venturi. The kit is available with several cover options in either chrome or black, or can be used in conjunction with most stock covers.
03. Before mounting up the VO2 kit, Matt worked on installing the ThrottlePak. Installati
With the head pipes, mufflers, and air cleaner taken care of, next came the electronics. To help get the fuel delivery on par with the hi-flow intake and freer flowing exhaust, Kyle picked up the V&H FuelPak ($279.95, PN 61009). Already lean from the factory, the addition of the pipes and air cleaner would make the bike run even leaner and hotter. V&H designed the FuelPak as a simple plug-and-play solution to get your bike running cooler and the air/fuel ratio in the right parameters. The FuelPak adds and takes away fuel as needed to create a very precise air/fuel delivery. Aside from being easy to install, the FuelPak is easy to program with a large assortment of component combination options that go well beyond just V&H products, allowing you to use only the FuelPak and just about any another manufacturer’s headers, mufflers, and intake kits.
04. The ThrottlePak male connector (red arrow) was plugged into the factory female connec
05 Here you can see the ThrottlePak wires routed around the throttle body (arrow). Matt t
06 Next the filter backing plate and aluminum venturi were installed. The rounded edge de