The angular upsweeping muffler design of the Vance & Hines Competition Series slip-on is the consummate enhancement to your bikes style. Formed in lightweight stainless steel and coated in high temperature ceramic with laser-etched Vance & Hines logo, the Competition Series slip-on also features a machined billet end cap in matte chrome to match the finish of the factory header heat shields.
With an aggressive deep tone thanks to its fiberglass wrapped perforated core, the Competition Series slip-on brings your bike to life in a big way, but still retains the versatility to be fitted with an optional sound insert to measure the exhaust note.
Let me answer your first initial question: No you are not required for the fuel pack. However, keep in mind that this "slip on" flows more free than the exhaust and you will get a little bit of popping without any fuel management. It looks so much better in person and YouTube clips do not do it justice. I am not usually mechanically savvy and I was able to install this myself. Just have a good attitude and watch the YouTube installation videos and you will be fine! I have mine installed with ape hanger bars and it looks very nice! Five stars for me!
Machine this part was bought for: 2014 YAMAHA Bolt R-Spe