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I have read some of the info about HP and TQ increases with the addition of Torq Loops. My question is will the installation of torque loops improve fuel mileage? the GL1800 is plenty powerful for my tastes (not a hot rodder) I am looking for ways to impove gas milege.

Also, will the EviroTerroists give me any trouble about removing the Cats?
 

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I have an 06 Wing that I installed torq loops on and the performance mufflers. I did notice a small increase in MPG and a noticable increase in HP. Now, with that stated...it depends on just how far and how fast you rotate your right wrist :22yikes:. If I get up around 90 + the MPG is not an issue, its just bad! LOL If I stay around 65, I get right at 45 miles per gallon.

As for removing the cats, just be carefull taking out the air sensors! Other than that, I would not worry about it. Here in Montana we have no rules about them and no exhaust inspections at all. If you have inspections in your state you may be in a bit of a bind.
 

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Mpg

I am usually on secondary roads and an occasional divided four lane. Speed is usually 60, sometimes 70-75 for a short distance.

Aa for the Cats, I live in the Socialist State od North Carolina.

Thanks for your reply.
 
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Can someone explain to me how the torque tubes work? Or is it the removal of the cats that increase torque? How can mileage increase with less exhaust backpressure?
 

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Can someone explain to me how the torque tubes work? Or is it the removal of the cats that increase torque? How can mileage increase with less exhaust backpressure?
You can look at the power gains in 2 ways. In one regard you are making the engine more efficient which means it uses less energy (fuel) to produce the same output (torque). Looking at it another way, you are producing more HP at a given RPM range so you need less throttle to produce the output (horsepower) required to move the bike down the road. Both ways of looking at it result in better fuel economy unless you get throttle happy and use all that new found HP :)
 
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