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Old 07-23-2008, 02:13 PM
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Default Nightster Vance/Hines Fuel Pack

Hello, I am new to the Forum and was wondering if some of you could shed some light on a question. I have&nbsp\\;a 2007 XL1200N, Nightster.
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I want to install the Vance and Hines Short Shots with the Forcewinder Intake (part#5013-BK). My local HD dealership wants to charge me $400 for the power comander and another $450 for the labor to install and Dyno. I was wondering if I purchased the Vance and Hines Fuel Pack (part#61007A) and install myself would I run into any road blocks? Is the Fuel Pack a "Plug and Play" and adjust the fuel&nbsp\\;accordingly?&nbsp\\;I am a fairly mechanical guy and enjoy working on things.
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Old 07-23-2008, 02:44 PM
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Default RE: Nightster Vance/Hines Fuel Pack

I haven't put in the fuel pack myself...just got the dealer re-map, but from what I've seen you give V&amp\\;H your specs and it sends it to u programmed and ready to plug I think.&nbsp\\; The biggest issue I've heard is finding a place to&nbsp\\;put it (i.e. stuffing it under the seat).
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&nbsp\\;Especially if you have some mechanical ability, do all of the stuff yourself, exhaust, forcewinder etc....it'll save you so much $ in the long run.&nbsp\\; I've spent $1200 on mods for my bike and the re-map is the only time the dealer touched it.&nbsp\\; By shopping around for parts and putting them on myself, I've saved anywhere from $2,000-$5,000.
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Old 07-23-2008, 05:12 PM
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Default RE: Nightster Vance/Hines Fuel Pack

I went with the V&amp\\;H Short Shots/ Fuel Pak/ K&amp\\;N filter with modified air cleaner housing.&nbsp\\; Everything will work wonderful, but you will bitch and moan getting the fuel pack unit to fit between the frame rails on top of the battery...&nbsp\\; Just a bitch as its a tight fit.&nbsp\\; But can be done if your patient.&nbsp\\; Other than that it is plug N play... I had no problems and the bike runs fantastic.
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Old 07-23-2008, 06:42 PM
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Default RE: Nightster Vance/Hines Fuel Pack

I ran the fuel pak and I wasnt too happy with it. Im not saying other stuff out there blows it away cause I never tried anything else, so I wont make that statement. I felt that the settings V&H gave me were not as good as it could have been. If I were to do it again I would stay away from the fuelpak and probably have a dealer dyno tune it for me. And as for the placement of the fuelpak........... dont get me started!!! [sm=headbang.gif] I understand that the fuelpak works for many bikes so changing the housing to suit each bike would be pricy but damn that thing sucked *** to get it! knowing how to do it now is a plus but I would refuse to help any of my boys try to install one cause it really was that shitty to get in there.
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Old 07-23-2008, 07:44 PM
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Default RE: Nightster Vance/Hines Fuel Pack

I have a fuelPak and V and H shortshots on my 08 Nightster with a stage 1 intake. On the plus side FuelPak is adjustable by you so as you add engine
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Old 07-23-2008, 07:48 PM
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tried to respond but this forum has limitations so after 10 minutes of typing it would only let me post a fragment
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Old 07-23-2008, 09:16 PM
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Default RE: Nightster Vance/Hines Fuel Pack

Does the Fuel pack replace the ECM under the seat? I assumed it did. But I guess it is safe to say that the new fuel pack will not mount anywhere under the seat, correct?
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By the Way, thanks for all the quick responses I have received. Appreciate it..........
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Old 07-23-2008, 09:22 PM
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It connects in series with the stock ECM. That's why it needs to fit by the battery.
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Default RE: Nightster Vance/Hines Fuel Pack

PCIII is better if you need every last bit of performance. But the FuelPak is adjustable by you without a dyno or computer.
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Also, if you upgrade engine components the people at FuelPak will help determine the right settings for the new configuration, PCIII may require another dyno run.
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