Earlier in the week, I called and set up an appointment with Ed @ The Dyno Difference (www.thedynodifference.com
) The bike has been to the local HD shop twice for tuning since I’ve installed the SE-204 and the D&D Fatcat. So, I called Ed and he was confident that he could fix the issues that I’ve been having. I could tell just by speaking with him on the phone that this guy knew his stuff real well. Ed didn’t give me the run around by trying to sell me some other product or he didn’t say “Oh that just won’t work, blah, blah blah.”
So we head out about 7 AM from AR and we arrived at Ed’s shop a little late…woops! Waiting there in the shop was PhilM (LOVE those handlebars!!!), his wife, and Ed. Almost immediately Ed gets to working on my bike. He begins by making sure things are tight, checking plugs/replacing, etc. On the first run my clutch was slipping BAD as you can see from the sheet below. After some adjustment, everything was good and Ed began doing his magic on the bike.
4 Hours later my bike was finished. Ed took it for a test ride and gave the thumbs up. Then he goes over a few things and sends me on my way. Well things changed. NOTE: This next section has NOTHING to do with my bike being dyno’d or anything that Ed did. Let’s just say I’m not that great of a mechanic……….
After we left Ed’s shop, I stopped to buy some gas. I buy gas, pull out into traffic, and then bam the bike DIES! I’m just sitting there shaking my head in Dallas traffic!! HAHAHA. Luckily it died under a bridge that had plenty of room for traffic to go by. The bike had no power or anything. So I called Ed and he was actually 45 minutes away from where I was.
Ed showed up with a trailer and we towed the bike over to V-Twin Solutions over in Allen, TX. (214-763-5748) Lloyd @ V-Twin Solutions started peeking around some and all it turned out to be was a loose connection going to the battery!!!! Could it have been any simpler????
All in all it was an awesome trip. The bike is running great. I met some great people, PhilM, Darren (he even drove from Louisiana), Ed, and Lloyd. Ed is a stand up guy and really stands behind his work. I wouldn’t hesitate to take my bike back to him. If I lived in Dallas, Ed, Lloyd, and PhilM would definitely be the people that I’d turn to for mechanical help. PhilM and Ed both called Saturday night to make sure that I made it up to McKinney ok. This morning Ed just called to make sure I made it back to AR ok. You really don’t find people like this anymore………….
91.6HP / 109TQ AND 43MPG!!!!!!!
It just shows what a good tune can give you. I don't think your auto tune module can do that now, can it
Ok enough rambling. Bike specs….
D&D Boss Fatcat (Standard baffle)
HD Heavy Breather