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InMotionJosh

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I dont mean to turn this into an HDForums type of thread but here goes nothing.

Right now I am running a PCV tuner. It was fine with my old exhaust and intake setup. Now I have put cams, different intake, different headers, and CFR mufflers which I hear can cause a little but of tuning issues. I am wanting run some type of auto tuner that will correct in real time for the conditions that im riding in.

My two choices that im considering are the Zippers ThunderMax, or the new Cobra fi2000. The Cobra is about $300-400 cheaper but im sure with that price savings its got some downfalls. Does anyone have any insights as to which way I should go?

My objectives for this are good throttle response, minimal popping on decel, decent mileage, and good reliabilty. I am not looking to win drag races, I just want a smooth running, and well performing bike.
 

QuikHD

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Im pretty sure you can add a auto tune module to your PCV. IMO, I would just have it dyno tuned by a reputable shop and skip the auto tune bs.


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InMotionJosh

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Yeah there is an auto tune ad on for the PCV. One thing about the PCV and the Thundermax is that I would have to weld bungs into my head pipes for the larger o2 sensors.
 

Zach

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I think the auto tune stuff has its' place in the market, but I'm personally not a fan. Remember, the only thing those auto tunes adjust is the A/F ratio. The timing has to be set by you (or relied on by you for whatever the canned map you start with has in it). I'm just not a fan of getting things close enough. From the pictures you've posted of your cars and bike I don't think you are either.

You have good tuners in your neck of the woods. No reason not to pay them for their skills and have a properly tuned motor. You'll be better off in the long run.

Zach
 

Classic$98

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Get it tuned on the dyno. Auto tune stuff can never be as optimized. When I get my new motor, I am seriously thinking about adding a dual wideband o2 setup and tuning myself since it is a Carb motor.
 
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dbell66253

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I'm on my second bike with a TMax, so far I'm very happy with it. My engine is in the process of being modified now, I guess this will be a true test.
 

Slowbagger

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I'm happy with my Thundermax so far but I haven't done anything in the motor. I have read some stuff about people having trouble getting the timing right on them once they start modding the motors. I'll be doing cams in the next month or so once I figure out what cams I want to go with, so hopefully I can get the timing stuff figured out..
 

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