The TFI Install is Complete!! Part one of three . . .

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by markfsanderson, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. markfsanderson

    markfsanderson Active Member

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    All,
    I just finished up about an hour ago installing my new TFI. Between running out of battery on my camera, being a perfectionist, and trying to be Cecile B. Demills and just being slow . . . it took me about a total of 4 hours.
    Interesting to me is that the bike seems to sound different - like it has a bit more lower frequency 'grunt' to it. Sounds nice to me - for sure. I have lots of video from my camera and laptop showing how I did it, some of the mistakes I made and etc. It'll take me a better part of a week to make it 'YouTubeWorthy' and release it for folks to view - should be amusing at least! I had a chance to 'putt around' in my apartments parking lot to see if all was well . . . it certainly has more low end 'grunt' and snappier throttle response for sure. It feels like the engine is not quite as hot . . . just general first impressions . . .

    Mark - Thanks!:newsmile026:
     
  2. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    WELL Good for you... Only One Word.


    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!SEE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  3. hogrotten

    hogrotten Junior Member

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    The GRIN factor has just gone UP! :D
     
  4. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    With your opened up air box and a wee bit more fuel the bike will sound different and you should feel the difference when riding
    Good job

    Brian
     
  5. markfsanderson

    markfsanderson Active Member

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    Running a bit late to work . . . we'll see how it acts on the road this morning . . . fortunately, work is only about 1.5 miles . . . but I can the long way!

    Mark - Thanks!
     
  6. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    What a Guy.... Take the Long short cut, it warms the Bike and the Heart at the same time and puts a :D on your face for the rest of the day...

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  7. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    SEE, and you were worried about WHAT? Good job Mark, let us all know how you like it so far, Job well done:s:rider Good write up also:s
     
  8. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Looking forward to the video, I want to do the same install in the very near future.
     
  9. markfsanderson

    markfsanderson Active Member

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    Take the long way home . . . Wasn't that a SuperTramp (SuperTrapp :s) song from the days of lore? Good stuff so far. No misses, backfires, decel pops - nada. So far so good. Engine certainly runs cooler, thats immediately noticeable. Better throttle response, I think I'm getting a tad bit better acceleration but I have no way to quantify that with any certainty (Engineer Speak Alert!) . . . I went 5 miles, then filled up . . .the last tank w/out the TFI was 44 MPG - that was the 150 miles at normal highway speeds. I'm seeing closer (pre-TFI) to 51 MPG if I keep the speed to between 55 and 65 MPH. There doesn't seem to be any codes set . . . so I think I'm good to go for the next upgrade - part 2 of 3 for my Stage 1 (sheesh!) - which I believe will be the air cleaner. Part 3 of 3, the SuperTrapp exhaust upgrade will this weekend. My research indicates that 16 disks/side will be a good first start. I'll be talking to SuperTrapp and TFI and see if they can provide any more insight into what I can/should run . . . .

    Mark - Thanks!:newsmile026:
     
  10. Kev69350

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    Actually it was yes who did that song "take the long way home"