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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-20-2015, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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Is Dyno tuff on the bike

First, I know there is a Dyno page, but this isn't a numbers question. I have been going back and forth on what tuner to get for my bike.
I have an offer of $1000 for a TTS install and a Dyno.
For about $1100 I can get a Thundermax. I have talked to a few old timer HD mechanics that are not fans of (their words) "how much a Dyno beats up a bike"
Do you think that a Dyno can be hard on the bike.
I have just opened a can of worms here, but all info is good info
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I don't know how hard a dyno is on a bike, but I know if you call Frank at Dragos he can get you a TMax much cheaper and answer your questions about the dyno.

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I'd rather have my bike running correctly. I feel that is much easier on the bike in the long run than to run a tune that may be substandard. I also feel that if my motor is going to present problems, then I'd rather have them show up on a dyno than out on a long ride.

Bikes get dyno'ed day in and day out. You are never going to ride a bike and put as much stress on a bike during normal riding than when its on a dyno. So, yes, a dyno is somewhat hard on a bike. But that certainly should not deter you from having one performed on your bike.
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I'm assuming you mean 1100 CAD for the Thundermax? Although you can still probably pick up a used one shipped for around $650USD

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Well there is a reason the dealer will have you sign a form releasing them of any responsibility if your bike blows up.
Yes a dyno can be hard on the engine also many dyno techs will not take the time to dyno tune through the entire RPM range and will only tune at high RPM just to show you big HP/torque numbers. In most cases big numbers make for a happy customer even though their bike may not run right when doing normal riding.


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cant be any harder on it than riding around in Dallas traffic.

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Its not tuff or tough.

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Its not tuff or tough.
you forgot your apostrophe in the word It's ;p

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you forgot your apostrophe it the word It's ;p
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you forgot your apostrophe in the word It's ;p
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