More Power! Oh Oh Oh!{0}

After installing my new exhaust and air cleaner a couple of weeks back and running the engine lean ever since, I finally stole away some time to myself to install the fuel management system to improve (or rather, normalize) the performance of the bike.

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I made good and sure to read the instructions front to back and made sure I had all the tools on hand (not many) before getting started because there is nothing worse than finding yourself in the middle of a job (on a Sunday, especially) and not having the right stuff to finish the job… Wrenches, Sockets, Drivers, Beers…

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Getting the seat up and locating all the connecters was easy enough..

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…but the one thing I didn’t pay attention to in the instructions was the removal of the battery. Really not a big deal but I didn’t bring my shop manual with me so it was a bit annoying… but not more annoying than trying to reattach everything without tiny little baby hands.

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The programming of the module once connected was pretty painless. I somehow had it in my head that it was going to take 40 minutes of running the engine solid and going through all the modes whilst simultaneously pissing off all the neighbours but it was really quite painless. It took all of 7 minutes and that was running through the modes twice to make sure that all the settings were correct. Note: If anyone is doing this and has an ’11 model, skip modes 19-22 – don’t worry when the numbers flicker as you run through them.

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Because the spot where all the new connectors sit is so small, they are currently bulging out under the seat and one of the things I like most about the springer seat is the side profile / seeing light through from one side to the other so I’m going to have to go back in at some point and try to clean that up… Not sure how successful that’s going to be, there really is NO room in there…

Vance & Hines FuelPak

Ah well, at least I had some good company!

Vance & Hines FuelPak

Stay classy…