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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-12-2016, 04:34 PM
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Yea sorry. It's a tuner from Vance and hines
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Thanks, I'm reading more about these. I had a 7.3 diesel in my ford f250 and it had a tuner that I played with but didn't think it really made a difference. I'm just not the guy that needs a tuner if it doesn't earn it keep.

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Thanks, I'm reading more about these. I had a 7.3 diesel in my ford f250 and it had a tuner that I played with but didn't think it really made a difference. I'm just not the guy that needs a tuner if it doesn't earn it keep.
Harley's are tuned lean from the factory due to meeting EPA requirements. The changes you have made will make the bike run more lean. You would be better off being on the rich side of a tune than the lean side. The bike will run and you will think everything is fine but you are causing additional heat to the motor which is not good.

Get a tuner when making these types of changes for longevity of the motor. Even if you feel you don't notice a difference your engine will notice.
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You want it to run REAL good? - IMHO, Find a Indie Shop with a Dyno, call them and ask them what they tune on, buy that, have it Dyno'ed and she'll run better than she ever has - As mentioned above, may not feel it but the motor will - As for what's next, my question to you would be..."How much you want to spend?"

1. Cams - Heads - Punch Out?
2. Bars?
3. Audio?
4. WindShields
5. Suspension (Best Mod You Can do outside of the Stage 1)
6. Seat?
7. Lighting?
8. Stretched Bags?
9. Wider Boards and Grips?

I could go on and on man - It comes down to what YOU want to do and how much you want to drop doing it
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Thanks for all the good advice.... I ordered the V&H FP3 after reading all the info on it.

What about the suspension? haven't read anything on that. The best mod I can do?

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I hear olins is the best stuff around. I'm looking at one of their mid grade sets
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Thanks for all the good advice.... I ordered the V&H FP3 after reading all the info on it.

What about the suspension? haven't read anything on that. The best mod I can do?
Hit up Smarty for O'hlins - Pricey but will transfer to every Glide you ever own and thought of as an investment, not a Mod - Will change the ride of your bike and you'll wonder HOW you ever lived without it, IMHO

No nose dive on heavy braking - All the little road imperfections go away and the the pogo stick wobble in the turns when leaned over on the gas are a thing of the past - The bike will feel PLANTED to the road - Coupe that with some brand new rubber and you'll be a happy fucker
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I didn't read anything about vent screens you will want those if you a swarm of bugs for sure.
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You want it to run REAL good? - IMHO, Find a Indie Shop with a Dyno, call them and ask them what they tune on, buy that, have it Dyno'ed and she'll run better than she ever has - As mentioned above, may not feel it but the motor will - As for what's next, my question to you would be..."How much you want to spend?"

1. Cams - Heads - Punch Out?
2. Bars?
3. Audio?
4. WindShields
5. Suspension (Best Mod You Can do outside of the Stage 1)
6. Seat?
7. Lighting?
8. Stretched Bags?
9. Wider Boards and Grips?

I could go on and on man - It comes down to what YOU want to do and how much you want to drop doing it
+1 on what Eddy said; but do your own research on mods/upgrades to match your riding style and budget.

Suspension I have Recor and it's great, others may disagree but again it's all personal to you.
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