View Full Version : Inside of an stock HD 09 FLH header pipe

Gas Man
03-21-2012, 11:00 PM
I was there getting my rear brake light switch recall done.

There was a debate today at the HD dealer... some said my header pipe had a cat in it... I said it didn't. Some didn't know for sure. I guess there is some confusion...

I popped off the right muffler and looksy what we didn't see... a cat!!

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03-21-2012, 11:48 PM
so this is what you were looking for?


Gas Man
03-21-2012, 11:58 PM
Yep it wasn't there! :dvrofl:

03-23-2012, 09:24 AM
Dealer should know? Only 2009 models that have cat in the head pipe are the cali models. In case you all forgot what a cat looks like here is a pic of my 2011 before I replaced it with some dresser duals. I was going to gut like others but decided just to replace it.

Gas Man
03-23-2012, 10:31 AM
Also the 2009 CVO models have it as well (110CI).

04-03-2012, 12:58 AM
My 2009 FXSTC (Calif.model) had cats in each muffler. Saved the original mufflers and bought new slip ons. Got rid of some dead weight too.

04-03-2012, 01:04 AM
:coolpics: Alhall88, I would have stashed those expensive bastards away. God forbide they start smogging bikes.

Gas Man
04-03-2012, 01:42 AM
Cali models are always going to be different.

04-03-2012, 04:28 AM
:coolpics: Alhall88, I would have stashed those expensive bastards away. God forbide they start smogging bikes.

Yeah but I have a spare just in case

Gas Man
04-03-2012, 10:56 PM
Stock (non-cali) 09 muffler... NO cat there either!!


04-11-2012, 06:30 AM
I wanted to know what makes those damn things so freakin expensive and this is what I found out. According to the Discovery Channel show How It's Made Catalytic Converters are a piece of ceramic with a tortuous labrynth flow path that is lined with a very small like grams of Platinum. The Platinum reacts with the exhaust component they are trying to get rid of (CO) and helps eliminate or change it to something more tolerable (CO2), as well as oxidizing Hydrocarbons to H20.

Gas Man
04-11-2012, 07:07 AM
It's the platinum. I could have told you that.