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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 10-31-2018, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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Seeking advice / help with getting a tuner

I recently purchased a 2016 RG, that appears to be pretty much stock except the V&H slip-ons. I know that for know the stock tune is capable of working with this setup. But, what I want to do is find a tuner that will allow me to grow and not require a new dyno tune after changing out parts, something that will either self learn or allow me to easily give it a basic tune that I can work with until the next mod. Example, could I take a tuner like the PV and add it to the bike, download a tune they recommend for current setup. When I swap out exhaust, I can repeat the tune process, then again with intake and so on. Would something like the PV work, or would it be wise to add something like an auto tune / target tune. I am not trying to be cheap, I just can't afford to drop a ton of money at once or to repeat dyno's after each up grade, I would like to get the dyno done after everything is complete.
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When I get ready to buy a tuner, I am going to call Fuel Moto, tell them what I have and what I plan to do, and heed their advice.
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The Vance & Hines FP3 might be your ticket. Definitely not the best but it has auto tune and I know a lot of Bros running with it.

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Vance & Hines FP-3 Hands Down

I have a full V&H exhaust with the FP-3 and it’s simply fantastic

Read up on it and you’ll see for yourself

Many adjustments and auto tune

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Congrats on the new sled and welcome from Mass!!!


You know the deal, we need pics!


Many great tuners on the market for a non m8 scoot.


I bought a PV from Jamie at fuel moto for my twin cam, unlimited free maps available and the ability to auto tune.


I don't have V&H fuel pack but from what I've read they are very versatile and people love em.


Good luck with your decision
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If by mods you mean cams, big bore kit down the road, don't get a FP3. PV with free maps from fuel moto or a thundermax.

If your just going to be doing exhaust stuff and AC, then the FP3.

Just know that nothing takes the place of a quality dyno tune. Its not cheap doing it. I changed exhaust on mine and took it back to the tuner so that was more money again. However, when you have a lot of time and money into your build, finish it off right with a quality tune. I budgeted into the build when I was saving.

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If by mods you mean cams, big bore kit down the road, don't get a FP3. PV with free maps from fuel moto or a thundermax.

If your just going to be doing exhaust stuff and AC, then the FP3.

Just know that nothing takes the place of a quality dyno tune. Its not cheap doing it. I changed exhaust on mine and took it back to the tuner so that was more money again. However, when you have a lot of time and money into your build, finish it off right with a quality tune. I budgeted into the build when I was saving.

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If by mods you mean cams, big bore kit down the road, don't get a FP3. PV with free maps from fuel moto or a thundermax.

If your just going to be doing exhaust stuff and AC, then the FP3.

Just know that nothing takes the place of a quality dyno tune. Its not cheap doing it. I changed exhaust on mine and took it back to the tuner so that was more money again. However, when you have a lot of time and money into your build, finish it off right with a quality tune. I budgeted into the build when I was saving.

Your bike. Your money. Your choice
Philly, Thanks, short term plans is just the AC and pipes. But I like the option of going further with cams and top end down the road. I like the idea of the FP3, but not if I am going to have to replace it with something else to do those upgrades. I had a Power Commander on the Street Bob that was dyno'd at install and it ran like a beast, just didn't like the idea of having to get a new dyno run if I changed parts and want to avoid that with this bike. I want to be able to have a good running bike with a good decent tune until I am at the point of fine tuning it on the dyno.

Do either the PV, Thundermax for FP3 have the option of sending your auto tune map back to them and having it fine tuned with their professional knowledge to adjust them mapping a little better?

Also, I attached a pic of the bike for your viewing pleasure.
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I have a TTS, on my tuners recommendation. When you are done with your mods do you know who will tune it? If so, find out what they prefer to use and get that unit.
If I didn't have a tuner around me I would go with a thundermax. Of all the ones that "Self adjust" they seem to have the best reviews among tuners themselves.
I have a buddy that has the Thundermax, he is from Indiana, he loves it. Has had it for a few years and not one problem. Get it close and it does the rest.
Some guys will play around with the TTS, but thats a road Im not going down.

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If by mods you mean cams, big bore kit down the road, don't get a FP3. PV with free maps from fuel moto or a thundermax.
That's funny because Fuel Moto uses the PV to tune there Big Bore Builds...
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