Originally Posted by Robert Petrone
I asked about Power Commander, he siad they are useless, has a box in the shop full of them people have taken off. What I am wanting to know is how can I get better performance without going the dealerships route. Funds are limited so any info/advice would really help me make decision. Thanks in advance
Nothing wrong with your bike running lean. That's the way they arrive from the factory.
If you're asking for advice, then my advice would be find a tuner in town, independent shop or otherwise, that knows how to tune using either a TTS Mastertune
or Power Commander V
, which can be purchased from Jamie at Fuel Moto, who is a sponsor of this site. Personally, I'd opt for the TTS Mastertune. Nothing wrong with a Power Commander (PC) V, it's just a matter of technical and customer support. Steve Cole, inventor of the TTS Mastertune, spends alot of hours on technical forums helping people out with his product, and it does what it claims to do. Even "Doc" Weaver, owner of Docs Performance Tuning
endorses it. Who's he? Arguably one of the best bike tuners in the United States.
As far as PC V's sitting all around you're wrenches shop, here's what one gentleman said on the Harley tech site I also spend my time at:
I use all the tuning products you mentioned. PCIII/V/SESPT/TTS Mastertune. And I work at a Dealership. If your local Tuner says he "cant" tune with TTS but can tune with SESPT. find another tuner. If you are competent in SEPST or old style SERT and claim you "cant" tune a TTS, the fact is this individual is probably not competent in any of the tuning products. Any Tuner in this industry worth his salt knows about TTS Mastertune. And, at least amongst tuners who keep themselves up to date and educated about the latest products, there is no debate about the best product and support. TTS wins hands down. SESPT is still suffering from stability issues and "smart tune" does not work as advertised.
Spend your money right the first time around.