Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: East Central Iowa
Any idea what we did before dynos??
Make no mistake, I'm a fan of dynos, and actually designed, built and used one for several years on single cylinder kart racing engines.
They're fine for trying to get the last gnat's-ass out of your engine, or at very least learn what a particular type of engine
wants in it's tune, but to convince anyone that you absolutely can't get your engine to run right without a dyno is pure BS.
Especially with access to the tools we have today, it is indeed possible for the average person to get VERY close to perfect, or at least FAR closer than ANYONE could just a few years ago, without ever running your bike on a dyno.
Of course those people that have $$thousands$$ of dollars and hours invested in their dyno programs are going to tell you that the
self tuners are BS, because they're cutting into their liveleyhoods.
Is self tuning for everyone??
No, absolutely not. There are still millions of owners out there that don't have any business picking up a screwdriver to change their seat, so they obviously have no business trying to tune an engine themselves.
There are however many people that can and will be able to do a very good job of tuning their bikes now that the technology is available.
2015 RGU CVO........under continuous change......
Last edited by tdkkart; 03-27-2016 at 02:15 PM.