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Old 10-05-2011, 09:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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New Guy...Dobeck Question

Hey all, nice to meet ya.

Question: Anyone here running a Dobeck Gen-4 TFI ? If so, Pros & Cons on it.
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Fubar,

It's pretty much SOP and a courtesy here to go into the "New To The Community" forum and post an intro...a little about yourself, location, what bike you have, any SOA clothing you wear regularly, etc before getting right into your problem.

Welcome from another Michigander (is that a word?)
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Old 10-05-2011, 01:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Can't help on that question but maybe someone will chime in soon.
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Old 10-05-2011, 01:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i'm working on getting one but i need a bike to put it on, if anyone near statesville NC is interested contact me through pm's and i'll try and work something out. this is a new unit that come out in august and theres a limited application list right now. when i get more info on it i'll post up for all to see.
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Old 10-07-2011, 06:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Wow, I posted this 58 hours ago and didn't get anybody that uses this product?
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:02 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Wow, I posted this 58 hours ago and didn't get anybody that uses this product?
Unbelievable !
Now it's 72 hours and the most productive reply I got, was that I should say Hi as a new member.
Guess I've got to say Aloha to this forum if I can't get 1 reply to a simple question.

BUT, I did say Hi as a new member!
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:40 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Unbelievable !
Now it's 72 hours and the most productive reply I got, was that I should say Hi as a new member.
Guess I've got to say Aloha to this forum if I can't get 1 reply to a simple question.

BUT, I did say Hi as a new member!
Did you read post #4? I'd think bw's answer would be as too why no one has replied since he is a distributor for this company's products. Perhaps the members of this forum just are not good enough for ya so bye bye good luck or as you say aloha
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Old 10-08-2011, 02:04 PM   #8 (permalink)
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this new product hasn't been on the market but since late august. from what i can tell this is pretty much an EJK(electronic jet kit) but comes with an AFR gauge so you can monitor the AFR, some like it some don't. i've sold several EJK's in the past couple of years with no complaints yet. i'm ordering this new unit with the AFR gauge on monday for a friend in Texas.
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:02 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Fubar,
I've actually done some research about a number of the different aftermarket tuners... Here's what I've been able to find out. Read on:

I actually have been paying fairly close attention to these debates on this and other forums. From the sounds of it, the concensus seems to be the Dobeck.
Personally, I have just ordered the Dobeck Gen. 4 for my 2011 Fatty. This decision came after using the Powercommander V and being left wanting something more. Why? Well, when it came to light that using that (without the self-tuner, and even then, to a degree) was basically "fooling" the ECM into different A/F mixtures, I didn't like that idea. From personal experience, my bike never seemed to run the same way twice. E.g. good one day, doggy the next, I was just dissatisfied.
My next idea was either the Dynojet Powervision or waiting for the Thundermax to come out for 2011 softails. What I liked about the Powervision was the ability to "reprogram" the ECM using real-time readings. I also liked the idea of the Thundermax where they just replace the ECM and program the T-Max using the equipment on the bike--and there is a TON of variables you can program in there. Everything from aftermarket exhaust to aftermarket cams is adjustable in the T-Max. Problem is, I'm EXTREMELY impatient--it's still not out! The problem with the Powervision? It's proprietary... You can only use it on ONE bike. You can use it on that one bike as many times as you like, but for $500+, I was having trouble seeing the value.
Enter the Dobeck. I have yet to hear a bad word about them. The Generation 4 provides real-time, analog gauged information about how rich/lean/mid-range your bike is running at any given time and the ability to make on-the-fly adjustments. THIS is the part that sold me! If I want to richen up the passing gear? Done! If I want to lean out the cruising speed? Done! With all this taken into account, the Dobeck is on its way!
With my impatient nature, rest assured it'll be installed the same day it's delivered! Unfortunately, I'll probably not be able to do anything in the way of performance reviews until the spring... Anyway, thought I'd share the stuff I learned from doing some research...

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Old 11-19-2011, 09:20 AM   #10 (permalink)
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damn denfire, i prolly could have saved you 50$ on the gen4 if you had contacted me.

@fubar, the gen4 is only available for 2011 and 2012 bikes and the models are limited.
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