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Kosher
01-21-2012, 03:55 PM
Probably get it back on Friday 2/27, 14" Wild1 Chubbys.

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Gas Man
01-21-2012, 05:20 PM
Nice!!! :coolpics: The only way to have a Road King!!!!!

Kosher
01-21-2012, 05:33 PM
I'm so excited. Getting a Power Vision as well. This will be painful, getting it back and not able to ride it will be hard.

Feeling some losing-man-points guilt for not doing it myself, but I don't really have the time or the patience at this point.



Nice!!! :coolpics: The only way to have a Road King!!!!!

Gas Man
01-21-2012, 06:10 PM
Power Vision tuning kit??

We could have definately done the bars at my house man. They're not hard, I've done a couple sets.

Kosher
01-21-2012, 09:33 PM
Power Vision tuning kit??

We could have definately done the bars at my house man. They're not hard, I've done a couple sets.

Have you done cams? Might take you up on that one!

Power Vision: http://www.fuelmotousa.com/powervision.htm

Gas Man
01-21-2012, 11:51 PM
I'm not real big into diving into the motor honestly. It's not chartered territory for me.

That tuner sounds interesting.

Kosher
01-22-2012, 07:48 AM
That tuner sounds interesting.

For all I've read on it, seems like a great product. Fuel Moto will send it to me with a map on it that matches my combo of pipes and AC, it will probably be 95% close to a dyno tune. Its extremely easy to use, just plug the thing into the data port on the bike and it will flash the ECM with the new map in about a minute.

You get free lifetime map support from Fuel Moto, so if you have issues they can send you a new map, or - you can do data logging "tuning runs". The unit is about the size of a GPS, and they sell a handlebar mounting kit for it, so you can put it on for about 30 minutes of riding, and it will log the data. You can then send your data logs to Fuel Moto and they will send you a new map based on that data. (I wont buy the mounting kit, I'll just stick it in my left bag for tuning runs).

They give you the software, so you could in theory make the adjustments yourself, but its actually fairly elaborate so I'll probably just send them the data for them to make me a new map if I need it.

(BTW, a lot of people RAVE about Fuel Moto's 107 kit. $1299 for parts and I think $2K installed which includes a dyno tune. They are near Milwaukee and have deals with local hotels, a lot of guys make a trip of it, they get it done in a day or two I suppose, but of course you need to make an appointment fairly far in advance, they book up quick as you can imagine)

alhall88
01-22-2012, 08:11 AM
Apes look good, I put the wild one 12.5's and honestly wish I would have went with the 14's as well but I'm still very happy. I just went with the PCV and have already changed my pipes 3 different times and fuel moto has always came through with new maps for me so I can't really complain about the cheaper unit.

Gas Man
01-22-2012, 11:03 AM
The lifetime maps is a HUGE bonus. Hearing Al giving it good reviews should make ya feel better kosher.

The 107 kit idea sounds great. Lots to do in Milwaukee. I'd go with you for that. Could ferry over there and shave some serious time.

This type of mapping is catching on. I think all the big players sell similar units.