Life of the TFI

Discussion in 'TFI Questions Answered By Dobeck' started by PaPa T, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. PaPa T

    PaPa T Active Member

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    How long is the life of a TFI? How do you know when it is going bad?

    PaPa T
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  2. turnerbend

    turnerbend Active Member

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    Good question. Would it be when you loose indicating light?
     
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Perhaps when the bike starts to run funny and engine light comes on?
     
  4. PaPa T

    PaPa T Active Member

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    Be hard to tell indicating light since I am sitting on it. As for as running rough or check engine light comes on, would that be due to replacing the two sensors that were diconnected to hook up the TFI?

    PaPa T
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    That should not be a problem seeing as how they are in by pass mode now and not reporting to the ECM
     
  6. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I would think that it's not running as normal such as running to lean, less power, pinging. You do not have to remove the injector leads, you'll still have a complete system and it will revert back to stock.
     
  7. Webbtron

    Webbtron Banned

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    In my case it would be a lot hotter and maybe a tick more miles per gallon.
     
  8. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    You would Notice Poor running like without it. Maybe even Popping out the exhaust Leaving off the throttle when it Never before.:(

    Dobeck's told me that the TFI had VERY Few go bad OVER The Years.....
    Are you having a Problem?

    Personally I have (know) many out there and NO Problems.

    Try this;
    IF you want to check your TFI. Take unit out of hiding and open the rubber,,,,,,, Running motor at idle,,, turn UP for more fuel,,,, It should Flood out then reset to the good running as before...Note the position it was in BEFORE you move pot one Open...:s

    That will tell you IF it is working...:D

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  9. turnerbend

    turnerbend Active Member

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    Mine is located in my right side tour bag and I check it from time to time.
     
  10. llharr

    llharr Member

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    Have had my TFI going on three years, never had a problem with it. The best thing since grits:s.