No more decell popping!

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by horizonchaser, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. horizonchaser

    horizonchaser Senior Member Contributor

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    I just had to write this. My '03 Ultra was notorious for deceleration popping. Every time I would back off on the throttle, especially while going down a hill, it would start "popping". It was pretty bad. I mentioned it on this forum and it was suggested that their might be air getting in the exhaust ( Glider ). Come to find out he was correct, the rear head exhaust pipe was split. I have since fixed that but still there was a decell popping, not as bad, but it still persisted. It was also suggested that a TFI would cure that. Well I finally had one installed last week and there is absolutely no more popping. I go down that same hill and back off the throttle and the RPM's, just to see if I can bring on a pop and nothing. No noise, no popping. Can't tell ya how happy I am now! :s
     
  2. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    Another proud member of the TFI club. :D
     
  3. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Thats great news! Yet another HDTalking success story. Enjoy your quiet, cooler running ride.
     
  4. Rydit

    Rydit Member

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    It is amazing something so simple(user wise) and so inexpensive( comparatively) can do so much for these bikes. enjoy the ride...
     
  5. lorne

    lorne Senior Member

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    was it the GEN3? still waiting to get enough time off work to install mine
     
  6. horizonchaser

    horizonchaser Senior Member Contributor

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    No Lorne. The Gen 2 was recommended for my bike by Matt at Dobeck. I asked him in my initial inquiry if the Gen 2 was somehow inferior to the latest Gen 3 & Gen 4 models and he said it wasn't at all. It has the screwdriver adjustable pots which some guys prefer. My take on it was so long as I got the performance out of it and it was relatively trouble free, then that was good enough for me.
    We will be going on a long ride this weekend so I'll be keeping an eye on the gas mileage. I want to see if I use more or less gas as others have said. I would imagine it using more but I'll see. Let us know how you like yours.
     
  7. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    All Dobeck Performance tuners are fantastic products & add flexability to range of bike tuning with/without upgrades. TFI, GEN3, GEN4 & beyond...all are available & recommended for many different m/c's & recreational vehicles. You won't find many bad reviews.
     
  8. HawkPilot

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    I had the same problem on my 04 RK. Installed the Gen 3 and the popping stopped, simple as that. I still get 40 mpg and the bike runs cooler.
     
  9. horizonchaser

    horizonchaser Senior Member Contributor

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    It was those overwhelmingly favorite reviews on this forum that helped me finally decide to purchase one.
    After several years on this forum I started trusting the opinions of members whom I came to hold in high regard. Ordinarily I don't put too much stock on Internet reviews because I know that one company can slam a competitor with a slew of contrived unfavorable reviews. What I garnered from our forum was unbiased facts.
    And so it will go with future mods for my bike! ;-)
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  10. lorne

    lorne Senior Member

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    installed mine today...love it i just stayed with the factory setting for now, i want to ride some more before i start paying with the settings. i use to have decel popping but that is gone now. anyone want to call my boss and tell him i need more time off