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Hey, everyone. It's about that time for me to replace the plugs, air filter and change the oil I suppose and it got me wondering...what other types of maintenance and small improvements can you recommend that greatly improve the performance and / or longevity of the bike? I'm all ears!

Also, Side note*
I've taken to riding with my buddy all the time who has a brand new Harley. He put some Sik Pipes (http://www.sikpipes.com/) on it and it sounds great...mine sounded better than his (Vance & Hines Big Shots) before he did this. My bike sounds pretty good at 25+ mph but at idle or low speeds while coming to a stop it sounds super-lame. I hear a 'fluttering' and I hate it. The question is...is it the pipes or just oil viscosity or just the engine itself that causes this?

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I wouldn't call it gurgling but I guess that's subjective. It's just a valve 'flutter'. You can literally here the *flu-flu-flu-flu-flu* of the pistons.
 
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