Do I need a tuner? - Road Glide Forums
Intake and Exhaust Intake and Exhaust Systems for Road Glides

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-01-2019, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 3
Do I need a tuner?

I have a 2013 Roadglide Ultra. I have put Jackpot Slipons on it. I pulled the baffles out today. I am looking at the Arlen Ness Big Sucker air cleaner. Do I need a tuner? I have seen yes I do and no I don't. I don't care about the performance I am strickly looking at the looks. Please give me a little advise.
Do I need it or not?
dodgeman is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-01-2019, 11:12 PM
gldlver's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Fargo, ND
Posts: 299
More air = yes

Slip ons no but recommended

This is all my opinion for better performance and fuel burn
gldlver is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-01-2019, 11:26 PM
Grey beard
bosshogg123's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Economy, PA
Posts: 803
Send a message via Skype™ to bosshogg123
With the slip ons only you donít need a tuner, but once you add the Big Sucker you will need it. Shop around for a good deal on a V&H FP3, it will do well for your configuration, especially with the auto tune capability.

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2017 Road Glide Ultra, Mysterious Red/Velocity Red
"The Difficult will be done Immediately, the Impossible will take a bit longer." - U. S. Military Slogan
bosshogg123 is online now  
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-02-2019, 05:14 AM
Life Member
madmat's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Mass
Posts: 4,422
Yes, more air in-more air out. You need a tuner.

If you were picking just one, slip ons or intake no.

I hear good things about the V&H Fuel Pack, simple and easy to use

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

18 RGS Bonneville Salt Pearl
madmat is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-02-2019, 08:02 AM
JacktheBagger's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Bama
Posts: 9,589
I have the FP3 , it's pretty easy and strait forward , like a lot ..

So Many Highways So Little Time
2011 Ultra
JacktheBagger is online now  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-02-2019, 11:50 AM
Smokey's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: So Cal.
Posts: 316
Once you add the Big Sucker a/c youíll need to adjust the air/fuel mixture peramiter in the ecm or the engine will run to lean possibly causing damage. You can make this adjustment yourself with one of the many available aftermarket tuners or, you can take the bike to the dealer and have them flash a new tune into the ecm which would be the cheapest of the two options. If you plan to do other engine mods in the future that will require ecm adjustments then definitely get a tuner so you can make the adjustments as needed.
Smokey is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-02-2019, 05:42 PM
Life Member
Big_gary's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: GA.
Posts: 8,184
Go get ya a Power Vision off Fuel Moto, if you're not going to Dyno it. Its about the same price as FP 3 and does a lot more.

2010 FLTRX , Stage 1, 13" Madstad, Mono tubes, SuperShox, Heritage style bars. Alpine CDE-HD149BT,Soundstream Picasso Nano Series PN4.520 , 5X7 and 6.5 Infinity Kappa speakers
If I have to explain ,you wouldn't under stand anyway.
Big_gary is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Road Glide Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome