August 24, 2010I just took my 2010 Sportster 48 to Harley Davidson to put on the Vance and Hines short shots I ordered earlier in the week. Harley had my bike on the lift early this morning and I just received a call saying they cant do a simple download on the pipes and saying that I need the race tuner. DO I NEED THE RACE TUNER??? Thats a $300 difference so PLEASE HELP.
August 25, 2010I would assume NO - if that`s all thats been changed. If you change the air filter I believe you still won`t have to change anything. Tattoo can answer with a definite YES or NO.
August 25, 2010I called HD today for my Son (I know let go) and asked I was told that the HD Race tuner is needed because the bike won`t take the upload. They said with the air cleaner and pipes, he could do nothing and see how it goes wait to see if the check engine light goes on or put the HD race tuner... For $500, he`s gonna see how it goes without it and hope the check engine light does not come on.
August 25, 2010Geez man....ya oughta be able to find an Indy sympathetic to the club??? ...he,ll run a tad lean is all but its not dead on...probably lean out at high R,s..
August 25, 2010Shouldn`t need anything.............
The computer will adjust..
Run it and find out!
August 26, 2010HD is saying if you leave without it and something happens then warranty won`t cover it....
I called my friends at the INDY say there is a download for it but HD NYC says they dont have it..
August 26, 2010If you changed only the pipes then you do not need to buy a race tuner, if it was breather and pipes then you probably need to buy the tuner. The
new bikes are allready set up real lean from the factory and if you lean it out with pipes and breather then that may overdo it and burn valves or a piston.
What ever happened to the stage 1 burn they used to do to the computer or ECR for the pipe ,breather upgrade, that did not require you to buy the race tuner.????
August 26, 2010See how it goes with just pipes and stock air cleaner. pull the plugs and check there color...
August 27, 2010I had to go down there show them my face and guess what... They have the download. The uploaded it and the bike runs great... Only in NY...
Thanks All for your advise in this...
August 27, 2010Nice! Giving the kid some training on how to get shit done.