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Need for tuner??

Discussion in 'EFI Maps and Tuners' started by charlie46, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. charlie46

    charlie46 Well-Known Member

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    I recently moved up to a New 2014 Ultra. I installed V&H round twin slash slip-ons. Now, is it necessary to add a tuner? The bike seems to run FANTASTIC and sounds great also.
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    Everything I've read and about 10 new bikes in club is no for mufflers only. Add a free flowing breather then it's a yes.
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    charlie46 Well-Known Member

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    The rushmore page on H-D says "no need to add free-flow intake as it has one already". Of course I had to inspect the innards of the A.C. It looks as free flowing as could be. Also washable element.
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    But the bike came with it so my feeling is no tuner required.
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    charlie46 Well-Known Member

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    hotroadking Super Moderator Staff Member

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    IF you feel the need go see Doc in Clermont
    he can tune you up, plus it's a good ride and across
    the street is a local gravy and biscuit diner...
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    charlie46 Well-Known Member

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    I don't feel any need to. I just don't want to hurt the motor. The bike runs really strong compared to my 09 Str, Gld, stage 1....Way more power.
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    There is NO need to goofe with it,it seems my whole crew just got new 14 bikes and all have changed mufflers with no problems at all. I will hold out til 16 to look at a new one then I will have the new one. My 11 with 55,000 is running just fine, its a 110 and I've had only the lifters replaced thats all. No reason to off it. It is starting to use a little oil, I got oil.
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    +2 on doc the best tunner in Florida there is a lot left on the table with the factory tune if you think it runs good now just wait and let doc tune it.awesome people also. P.s.gumba glad to see . Your knee is all done don't skimp on the physical therapy. Charlie congrats on the new scooter!
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    Thanks Paui. What's his address and what can I expect to pay. Right now I have no tuner(PC-V, etc.) on bike so, $$ is somewhat of a concern, Also, do you think leaving it with just the muffler change hurt the motor?
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    Well it will compensate to a point but they are very lean from the get go much more than before . The new style cams do have more overlap then prexious years but there is alot left in those motors and it will run so much better than now.i looked him up on the web and map quest it .the name of the business is docs performance tunning .i had known him over the phone for years finally met him in person 2 years ago just an awesome teacher and dyno guy .learned alot from him
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    I put V&H mufflers on mine with nothing else and it's running fine. However if I change the headers out to get rid of the cat then I'll have a tune put on it. For now the tuner guy here said that I shouldn't have to do anything with just a muffler change. If you change the air cleaner to like a K&N which is more free flowing then that will also make it leaner so then you probably would.
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    Thanks guys. I think I'm gonna leave it the way it is for now like You. Also since I've got 1k mi. on it I enabled the rear cyl heat thing and unlike my 09 it will shut down the rear cyl. every tine I'm waiting at a light. Is this nrmal on bikes with the CAT ?
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    In hot weather I keep mine enabled but the cooler temps I disable it. If I'm stuck in heavy traffic I enable it also. I've got the water cooled heads and it runs cooler than my 12 did.
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    I got a PC 5 from fuel moto tuned for my mods. Gas milage dropped from 43 to 35, no noticeable performance gains. Took it off. Waiting to hear from them

    Sent from my ALCATEL ONE TOUCH Fierce using Tapatalk
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    Sounds like the map is wrong, talk to Jamie they should send you a new map.
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    Jamie can send a new map but if he doesn't send Charlie a computer nerd Charlie is outta luck !
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    LOL he can always ride to the local high school.

    Or he can ride that bike to Clermont for Leesburg Bike Fest
    and let doc tune it for him.

    He can go across the street and have BBQ and a coke
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    Yeah, almost went to Leesburge. Shoulda known that He'd be there. Waiting to get a response from FMoto

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