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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-12-2018, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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Please help with which tuner I should purchase

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I plan on upgrading my ac and looking at which tuner to purchase. A lot of people seem to like their FP3 tuners. Just wondering if the SE pro street performance tuner is any good? Just want to buy the correct one once the first time lol. I don't plan to do any crazy motor work, maybe just cam later, thanks.
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You might as well also ask about seats, exhaust systems, and handlebars as well.

Seriously, there are a lot of choices. I have a TTS and love it. But it depends on who you will have doing the tune (which is just as important) now and/or later. I chose what I have based on that. Your tuner should be your best guide. You are in SoCal; I would recommend Bob at RC cycles (Hayward); worth the ride!
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You might as well also ask about seats, exhaust systems, and handlebars as well.

Seriously, there are a lot of choices. I have a TTS and love it. But it depends on who you will have doing the tune (which is just as important) now and/or later. I chose what I have based on that. Your tuner should be your best guide. You are in SoCal; I would recommend Bob at RC cycles (Hayward); worth the ride!
Thanks SharknoseScott,

I have all the above things mentioned on or on the way But was just wondering if one was better than the other. My Harley mechanic got back to me and said both are comparable if just doing mild mods. If I wanted to do engine work later than the SE performance tuner would be the way to go. Noted on RC cycles, not sure if my friend still has his dyno and does custom tunes in Santa Clarita. It's been a while since I had my deluxe tuned there. Thanks for the info.
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I'm one of the guys that loves the FP3. From the mods you stated, it's probably the easiest to use, and it can expand to do more than what many people think. If you think you'll ever do major motor work, I'd try whatever the dyno guy you plan on using likes.
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I've owned both the SE Pro Tuner and Thundermax. A friend of mine owns the FP3 tuner. Since your not looking to do major mods, the FP3 would be my recommendation. The SE Tuner isn't as easy to use. The FP3 is plug and play.

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I'm another fan of the FP3. I installed it at the end of my last riding season so I only programmed a canned map for it as I haven't been able to ride enough yet because of the weather to make the autotune map. It is easy to use and with its bluetooth capabilities all you need is your smartphone to use it. And like someone mentioned previously it will do more than you think it does so you have the capability to do more to the bike in the future.
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I have a full V&H exhaust system on my sled so the FP-3 just made sense to use as well.

The FP-3 is one hell of a unit.

When I had engine mods done, cams etc, I had updated my FP-3 before they handed me my keys.

Very easy to use and everything can be changed using my i-Phone.

The auto-tune system on the FP-3 is great.

My bike is always running great and I haven't had any issues what so ever.

I highly recommend the V&H FP-3 unit.

You can install this gem yourself in a matter of 10 minutes.

Your bike will love it.

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As you can see tuner threads are like oil threads, everyone has a different opinion and everyone is correct. It depends on what you’re trying to do. The current Harley tuner will only allow you to tune within EPA specs. I prefer the Power Vision because most dyno tuners are familiar with it and it will allow for infinite adjustability. The TTS is also excellent, but fewer dyno techs are going to know how to tune with it. Vance & Hines says no dyno tune is necessary with a FP3, but that’s debatable depending on your desires and circumstances. You can auto tune with a FP3. People like it due to its convenience because it requires no physical connection and the software is easy to use.

If there’s any chance I was ever going to have the bike dyno tuned, I would go with a Power Vision simply because that’s what most techs are going to know how to use, and it allows individual parameter adjustability.
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I do like the FP3. Couldn't be easier. Filling the blocks in the autotune session is like the best game ever trying to ride to get those last few high RPM/high throttle position and low throttle/high RPM boxes was fun.
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