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Old 09-13-2017, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by TOMMYBLAZIN View Post
so no dyno needed with the Tmax?
Correct. Not needed.
BUT, if you spent some time on a dyno you could manage to squeeze a few more ponies out of it by tweeking the timing.
The gain there vs. the money spent on the dyno session dose'nt make sense.
The map T-Max has along with their support and auto tuning, gets its pretty damn close!!
I'm super happy with mine.
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Old 09-15-2017, 11:11 AM
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Consider this...
The dyno is an indispensable tool to use to tune for best performance and mileage.
It is also the absolute best tool to properly breakin a performance build. Provides all sensor outputs to monitor during breakin process rather than sending a rider out onto the highway to guess at temps and loading. Most riders are not experienced in proper breakin methods and just go out and ride hoping all's well.
The dyno is the best way to diagnose running issues during the first minutes of running a new build to preclude the bike from running any longer than necessary with a problem to identify and repair it/them.
The dyno is also he ONLY way to quantify the performance of a build. Sure you can tell if the bike runs without hiccuping or spitting but don't know if the o2 sensors are reporting properly so the system can be expected to tune itself.
Also having a properly tuned and broken in build will provide many miles of smiles rather than 'back to the shop...again to try to figure out why the bike runs really hot, or seems sluggish, or won't start and/or idle properly.
Outside of the above I agree there is no requirement to dyno a ThunderMax equipped bike.
I see the biggest challenge with t-max is getting the timing optimized since there is no tuning help for that.
Hope this opens the minds to the value of a dyno, not just to correct AFR, but a plethora of other valuable "tools in the box".
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