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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-11-2011, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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TV-3 versus PC-V with Auto Tune

OK, so I thought I should share some info. with all of you regarding the Terry Components TV3 and the Power Command V with Auto Tune installed on my 2010 FLTRX. Please keep in mind that these are my experiences only, with input from my local dealer and may not reflect that of everyone else.

Last year when I purchased my 2010 Road Glide, one of my many accessory purchases to go along with the SE 103" kit, was the TV3. My first impressions of this piece were good. The bike ran decent, though maybe a little sluggish off the line, which I attributed to me getting used to the throttle by wire. After a month or so, I started to get some other weird throttle problems, all of which I promptly blamed on the throttle by wire (Like everybody else wasn't doing the same). The worst of which was that while driving down the road at varying speeds, I would completely loose throttle control. The bike would stay running, but the throttle was simply dead. Over the next few months, this happened like 30 plus times and became quite dangerous while riding in a pack.

I took the bike to my local dealer and they went through it on three separate occasions and the only thing they were ever able to find were some lightly corroded wires, which they promptly replaced. At one point, they even tried replacing the TV3 with a new unit, hoping that this one was simply defective, but the problems continued. This winter they had the bike completely tore down and again tried to find the problem. Eventually, due to the many problems they had experienced with this unit at their shop and on several different bikes, they replaced the TV3 with a new PCV with auto tune at no cost to me (I love my dealer).

With the new PCV installed, I have not experienced any of the problems I had before. It's been less than 1000 miles, but the bike is no longer sluggish off the line, I have yet to loose throttle control and the seat of the pants feeling is that it just plain has more power...allot more. 1K miles probably isn't a very complete test, but I wanted to share this info., incase someone was experiencing the same problems or trying to decide between the two systems.
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Sounds like your dealer did good by you
Glad everything worked out in the end....
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Good to hear...I'm very close to ordering those units from Fuel Moto.


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This seems to be common. The TV-3 works great if you are just doing minor mods stage one and pipes but as soon as you put a bb kit, cams, etc...people seem to have the same sort of problems with them. It was really nice of your dealer to give you a PCV with autotune for no extra money.
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Eventually, due to the many problems they had experienced with this unit at their shop and on several different bikes, they replaced the TV3 with a new PCV with auto tune at no cost to me (I love my dealer).
I would too!!! Where is this dealer located? Others may benefit from having service done by such a stand up place...

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Sounds like the same problem I had with my TV-3. Totally lost throttle - had to hobble home in limp mode one day. Not a happy camper. Ripped it out, returned it and went with an SERT & Dyno Tune and it runs like a raped ape.

Kudos to your dealer for doing the right thing.
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I would too!!! Where is this dealer located? Others may benefit from having service done by such a stand up place...
The only dealer in my area that I trust and the one that took care of me with this issue is Hall's Harley-Davidson in Springfield, Illinois.
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