Stage 1 Advice please....

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by rbev1906, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. rbev1906

    rbev1906 New Member

    I have just purchased my first Harley, a 2010 Fatboy Lo. The bike is completely stock except for the Vance and Hines slip ons that I have ordered. Before purchasing my Fatboy I had ridden sportbikes for years and while I love the cruiser lifestyle, I would like some additional throttle response. What is the best Stage 1 setup? Ofcourse, the dealership wants me to go the SERT, SE filter and Dynotune route. I have been looking at the Thundermax autotune. Any thoughts would be appreciated......
  2. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    Welcome to THE forum. Lots of cool folks here with lots-o-knowledge. Screaming Eagle air cleaner or a K&N. Dont be fooled buy the Ness Big Sucker, not worth it. The TFI comes highly recommended here and the company is a member of the site. Lots of happy customers.
    Use the search function at the top of the page. It will keep you reading for a long time. Good luck and let us know how it goes.

  3. sharpscuba

    sharpscuba Banned

    Bodeen pretty much has you covered here. Welcome to the forum.
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Guest

  5. rbev1906

    rbev1906 New Member

    Thanks for the responses! I'll do some research on the forum and post an update with my results.
  6. glider

    glider Veteran Member

    I agree with the TFI and stage 1 from the dealer as my choice. As Bodeen mentioned, some problems with the backing plate on the big sucker cracking.

    Hard to beat a simple solution, the dealers usually recommend one of the more costly units that involve dyno time because it translates into profit for them.
  7. bikernick

    bikernick Member

    I just bought my wife a Fat Boy LO and had them install V&H Big Shots, SE Stage 1 and SE Pro Super Tuner. She only has 600 miles on the bike so far but she's really happy with the ride and the performance. - I was willing to help her put some miles on the bike but she prefers I keep to my Road King :(
  8. Roger Paul

    Roger Paul Member

    I was thinking of pipes stage 1 etc on my new 2010 flstc but figured say $1500 (aud) buys 1000 litres of fuel (@1.5 per litre) which equates to 20,000 kms of riding (@20kms per litre) For my money the extra riding is more fun
  9. cedarbrook63

    cedarbrook63 Junior Member

    I agree with the advice to go with the TFI - a great little unit at a good price and very adjustable. You'll notice a big difference in the bike with just Stage 1.

    Welcome by the way! It's a great place to learn a lot and enjoy your time here.
  10. Rhys

    Rhys Active Member

    The TFI come highly recomended here, I have Vance&Hines pipes, Stage one SE sucker and Vance&Hines fuelpak, I got them all at once and I am not happy with the fuelpak, or the service that has come from their customer service lines. I personaly am not shure about the TFI, But I am currently doing research on it. These guys on here will give you tons of ideas to contenplate, its a great fourm!!!