Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Surrey, BC Canada
VFCIII vs PCV & Autune plus some B/S
Last year I'd added the Lloydz high-flow air filter and did the "Thrush mod". Bike ran fairly good but figured I should get the Stage One flash .. so I did.
Since then it seemed to have noticeable vibration under heavy load. Got the Timing Wheel and felt more bottom end power but those vibrations were still there.
Decided to try a VFCIII. Fiddle-farted with that several times till I got it where it seemed as best as it could be but the vibrations were still there.
Got me a set of D&D's during that time.
Eventually went back to the dealer, had the stock map put back on ... no difference so re applied the Stage One flash ... guy at the shop figured the vibrations were due to the D&D's.
Now, in my mind, that's where the B/S comes in but I went on about my way, knowing that something just wasn't right about my scoot.
Finally broke down and got the PCV & Autotune and installed it last night. Thanks to Squatch and dtmmil who supplied me with a couple "starting point" maps based on similar setup, I did a few test rides this evening, applying the trims from the Autotune.
The result is ..... I shoulda got the PCV & Autotune in the first place.
After first test ride with a supplied map there was a noticeable difference. No more vibration was the first thing. Faster and smoother roll-on was next.
Then I applied the trims from the Autotune ,,,, bike was a tad smoother, roll-on was a tad better and finally, no more "popping" between shifts!
Am I a happy camper? You Betcha!
Moral of the story ... listen to your "instincts".
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Live to Love - Love to Ride
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Lloydz Air Filter
Lloydz Timing Wheel
Power Commander V
Stage 1 flash
HD Trunk Rack
FIAAM Air Horn
PIAA 1100x Lamps
D&D Slip-on Mufflers
HID High & Low
KuryAkyn Sabertooth saddlebag tail lights
Michelin Primacy Alpin PA3 ZP 195/55-16