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Old 04-06-2013, 05:57 AM   #1921
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From what I've been reading here, I shouldn't have to remap with just the Wings and Uni-filter. I want to fix as many of the things I'm hearing that are less than fully reliable (like the tank bolts and the aluminum shock collar) but to leave the FI system and all the sensors that feed it as stock as possible. I'm hoping I'll get lucky and not need a lot of "tuning" in that area.

Yikes! Thanks for the info on the shock. I kept the stock collars, of course. I'll have to pull it apart again and install the locking collar. Shouldv'e thought of that!

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Old 04-06-2013, 06:26 AM   #1922
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:15 AM   #1923
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:38 AM   #1924
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Hey Bud,
If I remember correctly, you are supposed to use the stock locking collar on top of the new unit. I made the same mistake when I installed mine.

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In my case the old locking collar was galling the threads of the shock body, so I cut it off with a Dremel. I think using the old collar is asking for trouble but maybe I'm out to lunch? The RR collar on its own has been fine, no movement at all. I made a sharpie mark on the body to monitor it actually.
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:07 AM   #1925
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:49 PM   #1926
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:22 AM   #1927
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From what I've been reading here, I shouldn't have to remap with just the Wings and Uni-filter. I want to fix as many of the things I'm hearing that are less than fully reliable (like the tank bolts and the aluminum shock collar) but to leave the FI system and all the sensors that feed it as stock as possible. I'm hoping I'll get lucky and not need a lot of "tuning" in that area.


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All modern bikes are basically delivered with a fuel injection map skewed to the lean side to pass emissions. If you replace the relatively restrictive muffler with an aftermarket product that is also fairly restrictive a remap is most likely not necessary (though it would still be a good idea if you want maximum performance and engine life). But if you replace the stock unit with free flowing exhaust it is going to run even leaner and definitely should have a remap. You've done that with the Wings exhaust and you opened up the front end as well. You may "get lucky" and have the bike appear run ok but you will certainly not see the performance gains you could, the bike will run hotter and engine life will suffer.

Bottom line is it's your bike so do whatever you want but remapping is really a good idea considering the mods you're making.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:07 AM   #1928
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From what I've been reading here, I shouldn't have to remap with just the Wings and Uni-filter. I want to fix as many of the things I'm hearing that are less than fully reliable (like the tank bolts and the aluminum shock collar) but to leave the FI system and all the sensors that feed it as stock as possible. I'm hoping I'll get lucky and not need a lot of "tuning" in that area.

Yikes! Thanks for the info on the shock. I kept the stock collars, of course. I'll have to pull it apart again and install the locking collar. Shouldv'e thought of that!

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So you think that by going to a more free flowing can and air filter that you can get by with the already lean FI mapping?
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:18 AM   #1929
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From what I've been reading here, I shouldn't have to remap with just the Wings and Uni-filter. I want to fix as many of the things I'm hearing that are less than fully reliable (like the tank bolts and the aluminum shock collar) but to leave the FI system and all the sensors that feed it as stock as possible. I'm hoping I'll get lucky and not need a lot of "tuning" in that area.

Yikes! Thanks for the info on the shock. I kept the stock collars, of course. I'll have to pull it apart again and install the locking collar. Shouldv'e thought of that!

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Find someone in your area with one, or buy a tuneecu cable and load up the Akro, or if you get a new airbox lid, the evo1 map. We tried both on a friends 12, the evo was the clear winner. He was fairly surprised and the difference it made. About as cheap as it comes when dealing with FI.
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:22 AM   #1930
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Find someone in your area with one, or buy a tuneecu cable and load up the Akro, or if you get a new airbox lid, the evo1 map. We tried both on a friends 12, the evo was the clear winner. He was fairly surprised and the difference it made. About as cheap as it comes when dealing with FI.
Good advice. I did exactly that with my Triumph. All you need is a cable and 20 minutes. Woke the bike up.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:04 AM   #1931
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Keep it flat or gloss it up?
Maby add some white in there?



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Old 04-08-2013, 08:10 AM   #1932
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How about something like this? Saw it in Orange Crush.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:16 AM   #1933
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How about something like this? Saw it in Orange Crush.
If you're going for a "look" then go all the way. Otherwise it seems unfinished, or worse, like you gave up. You want a full on Dakar/adventure bike? Then go for it:


Hell, throw on some painted rims while you're at it!

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Old 04-08-2013, 08:37 AM   #1934
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Find someone in your area with one, or buy a tuneecu cable and load up the Akro, or if you get a new airbox lid, the evo1 map. We tried both on a friends 12, the evo was the clear winner. He was fairly surprised and the difference it made. About as cheap as it comes when dealing with FI.
If you want to do a test of changes you have made so far before loading a new map, then do a reset adaptation before doing the 15 minute idle. This will give you some sort of benchmark for later changes.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:30 AM   #1935
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How about something like this? Saw it in Orange Crush.
I saw that one too, if id drop it off at a shop or made up custom stickers sure.
Just getting rid of the orange that was a bit much







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If you're going for a "look" then go all the way. Otherwise it seems unfinished, or worse, like you gave up. You want a full on Dakar/adventure bike? Then go for it:


Hell, throw on some painted rims while you're at it!
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