Is it worth the $

Discussion in 'VRSC Models' started by dhpt, May 22, 2008.

  1. dhpt

    dhpt New Member

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    I bought a 03 V-Rod that has Samson pipes and everything else stock as far as power goes. There is no fuel management on it currently. What are the power gains or inversely engine damage possible from not putting on a fuel management upgrade.
    Also, what is the best one for what I have...Power Commander??

    Anybody have used stuff??
     
  2. dhpt

    dhpt New Member

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    I believe the pipes are slip on and the air filter, etc are all stock.

    It ran poorly when I bought it so I drained all of the fuel knowing that it was at least a year old and topped it up with good stuff. I went for a real short run and it was a new bike again. The weather has been too poor to try it out. The whole thing just got my gears turning on what it has and what it needs.

    Thanks for the reply.
     
  3. hkhajah

    hkhajah Member

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    you need a race tuner or power commander, my friends Vrod had a spark plug blow inside the engine, dont ask me how, we were racing me and him and suddenly, gets a short and the engine sounded wierd. We took it to the dealer, they brought a specialist to figure out why the spark plug blew up and dammaged the engine, as everything on it was original HD to every ones shock. The specialist told us that the reason was he changed the pipes but didnt use any tuning for the engine like power commander .
     
  4. CIGARLVR

    CIGARLVR Member

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    Get a race tuner and you will see a big difference. Your bike will also like this and spend the money to have it dyno tuned. You will see a big difference.
     
  5. TxVrod

    TxVrod New Member

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    I added a PC III and increased my HP by 14 and torque 11... I have seen what happens when you don't add a Fuel Management controller to a VRod, wasn't a good sight!!