Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Orlando, Florida
Review: Daytona TwinTec 2
Alright everyone first time really doing a right up on a product but figured I would take a crack at it.
I purchased a 2010 roady about a month ago coming off a 2007 street glide. I told myself I was not gonna get crazy with this one, but we all know how that goes. I bought a pretty aggressive exhaust from martin bros that I had to make a baffle for and it ended up leaning the bike out to much. My options were: SERT, PCV, ThunderMax, a slew of crapy controlers ie. arlen ness, vance and hines, etc. All that do a good job none the less just hit a different part of the market with each item. I opted for a Daytona Twin Tec II. I commute to Daytona Beach for work everyday, and I am actually two doors from the manufacturing facility. None the less i received many great reviews on the product.
First off, the Twin Tec is about a hundred dollars cheaper then the PCv. Main difference is the map download. PCv is via laptop USB, Twin Tec via manual entry. Funny thing is save a hundred dollars and you can actually use any PCv tune off of there website, just enter the values through the tuner per instructions that are very easy.
Install is a little more involved and this is where it will separate the men from the boys, and the ones that like digging into there bike and actually performing your own installs. The tuner comes with detailed instructions for a monkey that can read, and if you have some basic concept of wiring and reading a diagram should be no biggie. The instructions say 15-20 minutes for an install, more like an hour. Reason being is, it takes a little bit to comprehend exactly what they are trying to explain in the instructions, if i had to do it again, it would take 10 minutes. You do have to remove a few of the wires from the wiring harness, and replace them with wires coming from the tuner, but no cutting and no splicing; then plug the ecm wires you removed into a portion of the tuner. It is all very detailed and color coded with all hardware supplied.
In conclusion, the tuner works great. I like it compared to a PC for these reason:
1. PCv tunes are able to be enter almost to exact specifications to the Twin tec.
2. Put a 100.00 dollars back in your pocket compared to PCv, 250-300 if you were considering a SERT. Serts are probably the best way to go but, the Twin Tec will tune all your needs no matter how radical your engine is.
3. Great reviews from local Indy shops recommending it over other tuners.
4. You can tune almost any parameter on the fly out on a ride.(depending on mounting location)
5. I have about a total of one hour of ride time dialing in my tune to my needs, I first entered a tune from PC, then perfected it to what i wanted.
My rating for the Product: Scale 1-5 5 being the best
Ease of Install: 3
Customer Serv: 4
Ease of Tuning: 5
I dont know whether this is helpfull but I like to find writeups like this from time to time when I am on the prowl for a new product. This is a product I feel needed a good review on due to the unfortunate reason you have a little extra time for install(scares customers away). Its a great product and has done everything I expect out of it. I also have experience previously with SERT, Thundermax, and PC3.
Have a good one, and ride safe. I hope this helps some fellow riders on the fence.
Last edited by slowglide2989; 08-21-2010 at 06:07 PM.