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Old 09-29-2008, 09:10 AM
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I know many of you had your harley's a long time.. and proably could help me answer this.

What is the stage 1 download?

Who downloads it ? Service?

Is it worth doing on a 08 roadking classic?


Just wondering options here. To see what I should and shouldn't do.. that doesn't cost too much.
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mine cost 150 bucks....the HD dealer has to download it for you...from what i gather it basically sets up a richer map taking into consideration your pipes and air cleaner. i have a basically stock 07 fxd. i put screaming eagle street legal exhaust and a k&n oem replacement air filter. ( i like K&N). anyway, my bike ran a bit lean from the time i bought it. putting the pipes and aircleaner made it no better or worse. i had the download done and it seems to run better and a bit richer too...before the download my plugs were pretty tan all over and a white on the tip. with the download my plugs are dark except the tip which is tan. i think its worth the money. however, even though the new harleys run lean i doubt that it is lean enough to hurt anything. to me it was cheaper and made more sense than screwing with a pc III or something. if i were really into souping my bike up and wanted to be able to tinker with it i would probably go with something external but not nearly stock as i am..good luck
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Put the stage 1 download on my 09 Ultra. Really woke it up. Great performance increase over stock. Also have Rush pipes and SE air cleaner.
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I know many of you had your harley's a long time.. and proably could help me answer this.

What is the stage 1 download?

Who downloads it ? Service?

Is it worth doing on a 08 roadking classic?


Just wondering options here. To see what I should and shouldn't do.. that doesn't cost too much.
im thinking the same question for my '07 RG.. i have a stock set up, will the "stage 1" benefit me in any way with it being stk...and if i do the download, and then add later some slip ons and and A/C kit, will they have to re-do the "stage 1"...
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You "can" do the download before putting anything on your bike, but you might foul plugs from an overly rich condition. The download is a one-time thing. Regardless of what you put on the bike now or later. I had the download done as well. I also noticed an increase in performance, well worth the money.
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I thought we had to buy a SERT to do a stage 1 on 07 and later Harleys am I wrong

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Wrong 09SERG. I do not have SERT and did the stage 1 download. Dealer just installs if. Then works later with SERT or PCIII or any other tuner you may or may not get in the future.
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You don't have to have the SERT. Stage 1 is pretty basic and the dealer can do it.
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You all left out an important benifit to a stage 1 download. It raises your rev limiter and is very benificial for that extra rpm when screwing around!
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