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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-14-2013, 07:25 AM Thread Starter
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Would you do the ride?

Thought I'd toss this out to more experienced riders for input.

I just added a Fullsac DX head pipe to my bike. I already have CFR slip-ons and a moco tuner map on it. I didn't want to keep taking the bike back to the dealer to dyno every time something gats added, so I ordered the Power Vision from Fuel Moto. It's on the way, but in the meantime, some friends are heading out for a 300-400 mile ride and I'm itching to go along.

Would you ride the bike before the new map is loaded? If so, what would you expect with the more open exhaust flow?
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Personally, I would ride the shit out of it. Maybe I am just lucky, but I have nearly 80K miles on my bike and it has never been on a dyno for tuning. I have changed pipes and air cleaners several times over the years. I don't ride it wide open and there is a canned map from fuel moto when I bought the PCV, but that is it. Someday I may get it tuned as I know there is power left to be had, but it has not given me any problems so far. Unless your current tune is right on the edge of destruction to sap ever ounce of power out, just changing the pipe is not going to do much. (Disclaimer: This is the internet, you get what you pay for in advice...LOL).


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prob not. but how does it ride now without the map? You should be able to run around town for a few miles and get a feel for it.

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prob not. but how does it ride now without the map? You should be able to run around town for a few miles and get a feel for it.
I haven't ridden it yet (just installed the head pipe last night). I'll take it out today for a few miles and get that feel. Anything in particular I should be looking out for, besides the obvious things like backfiring, popping, etc?
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Stock AC or aftermarket high flow AC?


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Stock AC or aftermarket high flow AC?
It's a cvo and has the big SE AC.
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I would put a tune on it before heading out on a long trip and I say that only because when I put my fullsac x pipe (C model) on my CVO (minus tune) I had a wicked accel/decel pop that occurred everytime I pulled the clutch in to shift gears. Pop pop pop pop pop. I don't think it'd do any harm riding normal but for me it was more embarrassing than anything else.


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I would put a tune on it before heading out on a long trip and I say that only because when I put my fullsac x pipe (C model) on my CVO (minus tune) I had a wicked accel/decel pop that occurred everytime I pulled the clutch in to shift gears. Pop pop pop pop pop. I don't think it'd do any harm riding normal but for me it was more embarrassing than anything else.
Concur. I had horrible decel pop. Loud, annoying. Also, the bike was difficult to start sometimes and when it did it was like a big explosive pop out the back. Scared the snot outta me even when i knew it was coming. good tune got rid of everything...


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I would tune first but, the dealer would be the last place I'd go for a dyno
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I would tune first but, the dealer would be the last place I'd go for a dyno
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