Gonna do it! - V&H FP3

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  1. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    OK Folks. I am gonna do it!!

    Momma bought me a V&H FP3 for Fathers' Day. Waiting on the courier service now. So I will let you all know how it goes when I get it and install/fire it up!!

    Here is the marketing info on it:

    FUELPAK FP3: Vance & Hines: Performance Exhaust Systems

    Vance & Hines Fuelpak FP3 Autotuner For Harley 2011-2014 - RevZilla

    Fuelpak FP3 Feature Video - YouTube

    I also ordered this to hold the iPhone:

    Kuryakyn Tech-Connect Complete Device Mounting Kit for Clutch or Brake Perch | 605-839 | JP Cycles
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    Will let you know how it goes.

    Cheers,

    TQ
     
  2. stray dog

    stray dog Junior Member

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    You must have been thinking about this for awhile, I remember you mentioning it in another thread somewhere.

    Hope it works well for ya! Keep us updated.
     
  3. hillbilly81

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    Very interested in how it works keep us updated
     
  4. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    TQ,

    That is REALLY one SLICK Tuner...

    Looking at the vid, it sure takes the work out of the "Having to Know"...

    Might be the way to go for many here...:s

    I had to do a lot of LEARNING to program my SE pro tuner (not for everybody) and bought a Lap-top to boot... Before I tuned it myself, I WASTED 400$ for a poor DYNO tune... That Inspired me to do my own.
    The unit you will use Looks EASY to install and tune from what I saw on the vid.

    Never looked at the cost of this device...:shock:shock:shock Looked and see it IS Cheap at 389.95............

    JUST the Saving of the Headaches of PC tuning, and Not having to use a dyno is a lot of saved wotrh-while $$$$$...

    That Self Tune feature looked simple enough.:D

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  5. CRCKR

    CRCKR Active Member Contributor

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    I foresee a new toy in my very near future.

    How did it work out for you?
     
  6. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Don't know yet. It is a Fathers' Day present. So I just have to wait!!

    TQ
     
  7. Blue Wide Glide

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    Can it be as simple as it is depicted?? I can't wait for the feedback on how this unit performs.
     
  8. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    OK Folks. Father's Day has come and gone, and my Sweet Wife gave me a Fuelpak FP3. This device only works with bikes that have the HDLAN (CAN Bus) system. Those are:

    • 2011-2014 SOFTAIL
    • 2012-2014 DYNA
    • 2014 TOURING
    • 2014 SPORTSTER MULTI-FIT
    Full list:
    • Breakout FXSB 2013, 2014
    • Cross Bones FLSTSB 2011
    • Dyna Low Rider FXDL/I 2014
    • Dyna Wide Glide FXDWG/I 2012, 2013, 2014
    • Electra Glide Ultra Classic FLHTCU/I 2014
    • Electra Glide Ultra Limited CVO/SE FLHTKSE 2014
    • Electra Glide Ultra Limited FLHTK 2014
    • Fat Bob FXDF 2012, 2013, 2014
    • Fat Boy FLSTF/I 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
    • Fat Boy Lo FLSTFB 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
    • Forty-Eight XL1200X 2014
    • Heritage Softail Classic FLSTC/I 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
    • Iron XL883N 2014
    • Road King CVO/SE FLHRSE6 2014
    • Road King FLHR/I 2014
    • Rocker C FXCWC 2011
    • Rocker FXCW 2011
    • Seventy-Two XL1200V 2014
    • Softail Blackline FXS 2011, 2012, 2013
    • Softail Custom/Nostalgia/Special/Deluxe FLSTN/I 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
    • Softail Slim FLS 2012, 2013, 2014
    • Softail Standard FXST/I 2011, 2012
    • Sportster 1200 Custom XL1200C 2014
    • Sportster 1200 SuperLow XL1200T 2014
    • Sportster Low/SuperLow XL883L 2014
    • Street Bob FXDB/I 2012, 2013, 2014
    • Street Glide FLHX/I 2014
    • Street Glide Special FLHXS 2014
    • Super Glide Custom FXDC/I 2012, 2013, 2014
    • Switchback FLD 2012, 2013, 2014
    • Maps are currently available for Sportster, Dyna, Softail, Touring and Trike models.
    • Maps for 110ci CVO models coming soon.
    • NOT COMPATIBLE WITH: 2011-13 CVO SOFTAIL, 2011-13 CVO DYNA, 2011-13 CVO TOURING or V-ROD MODELS

    So here is the story:

    The quickstart guide is a very user-friendly set of instructions that quickly gets the user set up and Bluetooth connection to the FP3 established (see pix below).

    Vance Hines | Fuelpak FP3 Quick Start

    Once connected, the next step is to pick the configuration of the bike wrt exhaust and engine (I think V&H assumes a high flow AC - Stage 1).

    Once set, then click on the option to get and flash the ECM with the new map. Note - the current base map is uploaded to V&H prior to downloading and flashing the ECM in case the user ever wants to go back to the original map (for some reason?!!!).

    This is a very easy process and took no more than 30 minutes from start to finish (including removing and re-installing the seats!!)

    To elaborate on the process, when I first attempted to do this, I could not get the process to complete - the FP3 kept giving me an error message. So I contacted Technical Support at V&H in CA and worked through the problem with them. A tech named Arsenio (sp?) said he would look into it and to call back the next day. When I did, another Tech said that Arsenio was programming some fixes to the app, and instructed me to delete the FP3 app off my iPhone and reload it after 9p my time (Central). I did all that, and the changes they made at V&H worked like a CHAMP:

    A BIG SHOUT-OUT TO THE TECHNICAL SUPPORT GROUP AT VANCE & HINES! Especially Arsenio!!! Thanx a bunch. TQ

    The new map has really made a difference in the way the engine performs. The backfiring on decel (zero throttle) is gone replaced by the familiar low Harley rumble. Excellent! That popping was VERY annoying.

    Throttle response is crisp. We will see how the fuel economy fares, although the right hand may not be disciplined enough to give me a good comparison!!

    Can't wait to play with the other features of the FP3 like real-time monitoring of the sensor it can provide. Will be interesting to see the AFR settings under various operating conditions.

    I will check back in with more details when I have some. So far, so good!!!

    Cheers,

    TQ
     

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  9. DFHarley19

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    Sweet!!! Unfortunately, mine is 2010 RKC. :bigsmiley31:
     
  10. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    NP. Dobeck TFI Gen 3+ will get 'er done!!

    TQ