Ok , just needing to know this. I installed a S&S air cleaner on my bike. My local dealer or any dealer within 200 miles doesn't know how to remap for this upgrade using S&S's upgrade software when combined with Victory's performance software. I have no idea why!
To do it properly requires a dyno and exhaust measuring equipment.
Often times, PCIII maps are made available from nice people that have done various mods and went to the trouble and expense of having a map created for it. If your mods are similar, you can use such a map in your own PCIII.
When I ride and then stop , Im getting a little excess gas smell, like not all of the fuel is being burned up? or something like this. There is no leak found to cause this.
Probably gas coming out of an overflow tube.
Since I cant get it remapped to accomodate the new air intake, Im thinking of buying the Power Commander 3 and using that.
A PCIII is not an auto tuner. You will need to have a map created or find someone with an existing map if you want it to do anything.
Will running without a remap screw with my motor?
Will the PC actually correct this to where its very noticable?
Engines today are set to operate very lean (low fuel to air ratio) to pass emissions and fuel mileage standards. By changing to a higher flow air filter, you have likely decreased the fuel to air ratio making it even leaner.
Engines running lean run hotter and will thereby decrease its life somewhat as over time heat kills mechanical gizmos. A side effect from running too lean is popping in the exhaust. Because there is too little fuel, there may be un-burned fuel spit out on the exhaust cycle that ignites in the exhaust and makes for night time light and sound shows.
On the flip side, you're fuel mileage will probably improve a tad.
FWIW, Cobra is now making an auto tuner for many bikes that *only* takes into account the amount of fuel needed to maximize output power. Some worry this may come at the expense of making the engine run lean at certain operating conditions. In any event, I haven't seen one made for a Victory yet.