Do I need to invest in a Race Tuner

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by RTCUSTOM08, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. RTCUSTOM08

    RTCUSTOM08 New Member

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    Hello hoping someone can help. Iam new to this site ,but I have a question. I have a 2008 softail custom. I recently installed Rush slipons and Screaming Eagle high flow air filter , now do I have to install a Race Tuner or will the bike stock ECM map be okay.Iam not planning on doing any other engine mods.
    Thanks for any answers
     
  2. RTCUSTOM08

    RTCUSTOM08 New Member

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    Thank You Hobbit , but will the TFI void my warranty.Also is there a difference between closed loop or open loop.I was always told stick to the closed loop
    Thanks
     
  3. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    TFI is VERY easy to install and operate. From Ready-Set-Go to finished is at most an hour, and that includes unbolting, raising, lowering and re-securing the gas tank. The TFI leads go in series with the existing injector leads. Meaning that you take the lead off an injector, plug it into the TFI lead and plug the other linked TFI lead back on the injector. Then repeat for the other injector. Use a bunch of plastic tie-wraps to secure the cable (if you want) to where ever you are gonna stash the module. Secure the module with the Velcro provided, hook up the ground to the negative post on the battery, set the pots and voilĂ !

    If you don't want to argue with the Service Manager that the oil leaking out of the front shock has to be a warranty item because it can't possibly have anything to do with the TFI, then simply yank the TFI out. NP. You will be running lean then tho'. So just take it over there and let them fix the leak. Then home and reinstall the TFI.

    You're good to go!

    TQ
     
  4. Crazyfrog

    Crazyfrog Active Member

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    What ever you decide to do, I would do it before I rode the bike much. Your going to be way lean since you changed the air cleaner too.
     
  5. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    yes you need one no tfi wont void warrenty
     
  6. RTCUSTOM08

    RTCUSTOM08 New Member

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    Thanks for all the info , If I wouldn't of changed the air filter would I still have to install the TFI
     
  7. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    maybe maybe not .. do ya want to risk it?
     
  8. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Wouldn't HAVE to but it would still help.
     
  9. harley@16

    harley@16 Junior Member

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    Can you only run open loop without a catalytic converter? If so are the stock pipes on my 07 FLHT goint to be ok? I just ordered a TFI today and it looks like the o2 sensors are bypassed.
     
  10. harley@16

    harley@16 Junior Member

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    Thanks Hobbit