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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-12-2012, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
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I have just purchased a used set of Stage 1 pipes for my Vegas and I already have the performance air filter and vent. Next step is a fuel tuner. Any suggestions on a reasonably priced, easy to install and easy to use one? I was looking at the Ness Cheap Shot, but I don't really want to splice into any wires. Looks like the Lloydz and Wiesco (?) one plug into existing connectors on the bike. Just wondering what people prefer.

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if you want to go the cheaper,easier way
take it to a dealer and have the stage1
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Get the Power Commander. Anything else can only add fuel and make for compromises.

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Thanks for the input guys. I think the Power Commander is a little more product than I need. I really just need whatever it takes to make the bike run good. Not looking for huge performance. Just more sound. The Stage 1 download would be nice. Didn't know the dealer could do just that part for me. Any ideas what that would cost? I like cheaper, but I have a feeling my local dealer will gouge me on it.

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Some dealers some When I called my dealer and asked what I nneded to do to get a Stage 1 flash (I'd bought a set cheap), his reply was "Buy a set of pipes" Finally talked to Kate at Honda East and found out about $100 for the card, dealer will probably charge $100 - unless you get one who really likes to create relationships. I ended up gpoing the PCV route. $300 and I put it in myself. Spent an extra $100, but if and when I decide to do other changes I juts have to do another map (free).

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Go with power commander. Can do way more adjustments with it.

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So I got my pipes today and want to put them on. Will it cause a problem if I put them on and run them until I figure out what I want to do for a fuel tuner?

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So I got my pipes today and want to put them on. Will it cause a problem if I put them on and run them until I figure out what I want to do for a fuel tuner?
Your bike will run alot leaner with pipes and filter with no tuner. I just put on the Lloydz VFC III and really like it. It really smoothed it out and added a little more giddy up. I found the Lloydz on eBay for $189, I think they're $279 retail.

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Thanks for your input. Lloydz is the direction I am leaning. I've been looking around for a used one, but I'm sure they are hard to find. Especially the VFC III for the newer bikes. May just have to splurg on a new one, but sounds like I can run it without for awhile and not hurt anything.

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Run just the pipes and keep the stock air cleaner, and unplug your o2 sensors. Bike will run fine. You'll get the occasional backfire, but that's common even with a tuner. I ran that way for a while and my fuel mileage was the same as it was with the stock pipes on. So, I'd say I couldn't have been too lean. Keep in mind. Your motor is a big air pump. If you don't take more air in, you can't really put more air out. Right ? Just keep the stock air cleaner on.

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