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Have fun disassembling half the bike to install it LOL! I put mine in a few months ago
 

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This bad boy finally came in!!!

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I have one coming tomorrow. So how hard was it to install? Did you have to remove the tank or at least lift it? Did you remove the snorkel too? Sounds like it’s recommended for ideal performance.

I am a bit nervous at the breakdown, but I’ve had all the panels off at some point. Let us know if you ran into any sticky spots. Thanks for sharing Bob!
 

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I got my filter in. I’m going to put it in tomorrow. @Vansmack posted from the repair manual and no need to remove the upper side fairings, just the upper side panels and the tank guards. Removing bolts from the tank bracket and lifting the tank seems like the hardest part. Looking forward to getting the high performance air filter and snorkel removed before I get my Graves exhaust on.
 

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So what happened?
Sounds and looks incredible! Thanks for asking. Didn’t get it on until yesterday and got the air filter and Power Commander done today. Runs so good. Didn’t think I could love the bike more, but I was wrong. Doesn’t scream like an inline 4, much more like a growl with some low end rumble. I like it more than I imagined and there’s no question those around me will hear me.
 

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Why the power commander and not a ECU flash?
That’s a good question. I had planned on putting in the K&N and sending the ECU to 2WDW. Once they had the exhaust on, the tech found flat spots through the gear ranges. They offered me a deal on the Power Commander V from DynoJet for $300. Seemed like a decent deal and then I’d be able to keep the ecu stock and can always update the map on the PCV.

Well, they didn’t mention the addl $150 to install the PCV. They did throw the air filter in while they were in there. She runs strong and I didn’t know I would love her so much more. Just better in every way.

Thanks for asking!! Have a great day!
 

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I’m going to try and keep this pretty short. Sending your ecu off to get flashed you have a tuner that spent all of his time and knowledge building a good map and it convenient. This map is built off someone else’s bike. Every bike is a little different when it comes to building maps. That person is also more than likely in a different elevation, temp among other things than where you live so the map will be off even more. Then you still are in that close range yes some will see improvements some will see more than others. As were if you buy power commander or buy an actual ft ecu harness and install it to your bike. Then you have a reputable tuner run it on a dyno and build a map for your bike it will be to your bike, to the area you will be riding in. It’s more of a hassle and expensive. You can’t go wrong with either route as long as you choose reputable people. They both have pros and cons so it’s up to you to decide what suits you the best.
 

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I've been researching and talking to mechanic. The ECU flash is the way to go. Power commander is old school and just fuel and air. ECU flash will make a huge difference. Already getting it done this weekend. 🤘👊
 

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Sweet hope you are happy with it but quick question what more benefits will you see over an ecu flashing over a power commander? The bike doesn’t have t/c or launch control so what big benefit are you going to see?
 

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Sweet hope you are happy with it but quick question what more benefits will you see over an ecu flashing over a power commander? The bike doesn’t have t/c or launch control so what big benefit are you going to see?
Added HP is the main thing and running smoother cuz I have so many mods. Velocity stacks, full exhaust and air filter.

Power commander is just fuel and air.
ECU will control so many other things even as simple as when the fan comes on, like what temp. Which will help bike run cooler and better
 

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But when you get it flashed it is changing the mapping witch is adjusting your air to fuel ratio. Since you spent all this money on your bike already I hope you went the extra mile and bought like a f/t side stand where it wires into your wiring harness and get it on the dyno. So you can have the best map possible for your bike in the area you ride in. If your sending it in to get flashed you’re paying for them to buy a license to your ecu anyways and you are not getting a cable to adjust your ecu if something ever does happen. Funny thing about a fan it actually doesn’t come on above like 30 mph. I don’t run a fan on my bike because it’s a race bike it’s nothing but extra weight to me. The bike has a mechanical thermostat that regulates the bike for optimal operating temp. Not trying to come across as an ass just was curious that’s all best of luck let us know how you like it!!!
 

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Well I went back a read it the first part and I most definitely could’ve come across the wrong way with the way I typed it. I will say you do have more you do have more of an adjustment range on your fuel tables because you are literally rewriting the ecu but doesn’t mean it is the better product because you can get the same results with a piggy back systems.
 

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Well I went back a read it the first part and I most definitely could’ve come across the wrong way with the way I typed it. I will say you do have more you do have more of an adjustment range on your fuel tables because you are literally rewriting the ecu but doesn’t mean it is the better product because you can get the same results with a piggy back systems.
 
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