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Has anybody had any experience with the Dynojet Tuning Centers ?? I am trying to find a shop that has a dyno. The Powercommander web site directs you to these approved centers. The local HD dealer is listed, but I hesitate because they blew me off when I was trying to buy my bike.

I have never used such a place and am looking for advice. How much does it cost ?? I have heard that dyno tuning shortens the life of your rear tire. I want to get the bike tuned for the combo of V-Mods and K&N with the SE1 flash and PC.

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A couple of the HD dealers in my area are Dynojet Tuning Centers.
I've used one (and you need to use the same one to avoid variation) and I've had good experience. It cost $40. The guy does a couple of runs and measures the HP and torque. If you want a custom map tuned for your bike (PC3, V-Mods, etc,) the guy told me it costs $150.
I've only done the run to see how much power I gained with the V-Mods and the PC3 w/ SE air filter. I gained a couple of horses and 2 ft-lbs of torque. The bike is running a little rich with the 020 map from Chopper Steve (probably becasue I don't run topless, yet). I have to decide if I want to run topless to give more air or to get a custom map developed with the top on.

I recommned you go back to the dealer and talk to the service guys (which are the ones that are actually going to be working on your bike) and see if they treat you better.
Some dealers have a crappy sales department (cocky-ass salesmen who think they're doing you a favor by selling you a bike) but happen to have very good service dept. So check it out.
If they give you bad service then take it to any other tuning ctr.
I think that to be a certified tuning center they have to go thru the Dynojet Training, so it probably doesn't matter if it is the HD tech or the "Jiffy-Lube" tech who does it because they both probably took the same training class at Dynojet (as long as they are certified Dynojet tuning ctr, you should be OK).

I think the life of the rear tire isn't impacted by the Dyno runs, as long as the guy isn't making the tires squeal.
 

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Both dealers I have gone to,had the Dynojet.I have the pcIIIr now.My last dyno time,the kid knew what he was doing.
 

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Thanks for the feedback.:)

air1kdf, I put the SE1 flash in my bike to keep the service manager at the dealer happy. I am going to use them for service and he had a problem with pipes and no flash. Now I still have to remove the PC when it goes in for service but not the pipes.
 

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That su(ks you have to remove the P.C.The dealer I go to has new v-rods on the showroom floor with pipes and the P.C.They are an authorized P.C. dealer.I have no problems with mine when I bring it in.
 

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That su(ks you have to remove the P.C.The dealer I go to has new v-rods on the showroom floor with pipes and the P.C.They are an authorized P.C. dealer.I have no problems with mine when I bring it in.
It really doesn't suck that much since the bike will run fine with just the SE flash (assuming they put in the one for the slip ons). The PC isn't needed with the V-Mods, SE AF and SE Flash. It will probably only net about 5 hp more than the SE flash and if tuned wrong, kill the fuel economy :2cents

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Finally broke down and called the local HD dealer today and got the skinny on what they do and how much it will cost.

Drop the bike off for the day and for $175 they will create a custom map for my bike. The guy on the phone seemed to know what he was talking about, but was not the Dynojet certified tech. They have 2 techs that have been certified. I was suprised that he knew about the V-Mods muffs. They do not use the maps available, only do custom work. I will get a printout from every run to show the progress and the final outcome.
 

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I like the flash idea to keep the dealer happy, I might have to ask about that myself.

175 is a good price, here they want 200 plus leave the bike overnight, plus a waiting line. I guess that you could ebay your custom map too! 10 bucks would be a great deal. Sell a few of those and your price goes down.
 

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I thought about the custom map being available for others to use since the 020 & 021 maps for v-mod pipes are for running topless. Seems that some don't like going the topless route but settle for the available maps. I ran the bike topless and did not care for the added noise.
 
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