upgrade ?

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by ironmule, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. ironmule

    ironmule Member

    49
    0
    0
    question 07 flhp roadking 2100 miles added K&N af stock airbox,rineharts slipons. what are your thoughts on a tuner.Dont want to spend big$$$$.at
    the dealer.Vance&hines fuel pak good move.....?thanks .
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

    18,544
    153
    399
    More fuel wont hurt a thing and will run cooler many good choices out there, check the self help section:s
     
  3. R. Lewis

    R. Lewis Senior Member Retired Moderators

    2,183
    48
    5
    I have no complaints with my V&H fuel-pak on my 07 Ultra.
     
  4. Subby

    Subby Active Member

    216
    26
    0
    +1 for the Fuelpak. Put it on my /09 Ultra. Nothing could be simpler and the bike is very happy.
     
  5. ironmule

    ironmule Member

    49
    0
    0
    thanks guys ! ride safe.
     
  6. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

    4,959
    83
    113
    I would like to weigh-in here on the TFI...

    I installed the FI-1252ST on my 09 FLHR FULL stage one.
    V&H slip-ons, SE air and TFI

    a few weeks back I installed SE255 cams.. Thought it seemed to be running a little Rich after I did that install.. SO I popped out my little box from the side cover and after my ride and Fully warmed IT Needed to be turned Down on the Green Pot... Just a little.

    I thought it would of needed More Fuel after the cam install... But the 1/4 turn Down did the trick and smoothed out the idle and it Improved in mileage a bit, from 40/ to 42 Often Now...

    Mind you, I had the bike running Good Before the cam change so I can only say that it DID need to be turned down After...

    I like the EASY way I CAN tune the TFI... for the changes I did to the bike.... SIMPLE!

    Good discount for members of HDT.com and Better if you qualify.... Check the discount button at Dobecks Performance and see Before you Buy.

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  7. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    6,399
    108
    24
    Hey Bubbie, I'm curious to hear, on a scale of 1 to 10, how everything you did affected your performance. From stock to Stage I? Adding the cams next?

    Here's the reason I ask:

    Honestly, I'm a Bit Disappointed With Stage I - Harley Davidson Community
     
  8. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

    4,959
    83
    113
    Well DR..... I installed the SE255's BUT I didn't notice a Big amount of Torque that I thought I would get AT Lower RPM...

    Normal shift down when passing is Still Needed... but When down to 4 gear at 50 and 5 at 60 , Twist the throttle and YOU FLY!!!!

    I am ""NOT"" disappointed BUT wondered IF I would of used the 4* to lower (early or late?) the cam function IF I could of made the "Torque Curve" Come On a bit earlier????
    Some one with Knowledge of the 4* gear needed here please...

    It Doesn't bother me enough to tear back into the cam-chest to TRY....

    I thought (wished) the cams would of "come on" a bit earlier to Help the torque at the Lowest End but they (I) still need to shift bike down to the lower gear...... BUT you better Hold On! (No tack but about 2200 and up)

    I used the SE HD slender tapered, fully adjustable push-rods and I am VERY happy with them.. Big improvement over the Old Day Clubs SE offered back in 2000 or so.

    I would read-up and do a little MORE study of cams IF you want the torque earlier than I got it.... But would I change anything Now?..... NO!

    When I shift down a gear or two,, I feel the wife grab for the leather and hang on... Gotta LOVE that power! Scale is a "8"

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  9. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    6,399
    108
    24
    Thanks for your opinion and report!

    Our own Steve07 sounds like the guy you're asking about:

    Honestly, I'm a Bit Disappointed With Stage I - Harley Davidson Community
     
  10. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

    4,959
    83
    113
    Thanks DR. and STEVE07 for the links... Getting a lot out of reading.

    STEVE07.....

    I didn't know what the duration on intake is compared to Your SE254's and My SE255's that I used..
    Is the 4* gear change simple, Meaning it is the big drive gear you replace or do you need to replace the Cam gears?!

    I am Not disappointed with the modification I have done with the cams but MORE thought on My part and checking the open and closing intake should have been done... (my bad) Do you have Your 254's specks?


    Is the 4* gear is JUST the big sprocket or the engine sprocket, if not the cams,that will be easy enough to change out.

    Thanks for the input... I do like the idea of the LOWER rpm for the torque...

    I'm used to wanting and using the higher durations cams for the lighter bikes I have owned but the bagger ?? needs the LOW stuff! for LOW RPM.

    signed....BUBBIE