Fat Guy on the Ultra
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Princeton WV 24739
2010 HD ultra efi tuner?
I have a 2010 ultra classic and have put on the rhinehart slip ons and soon to install a se stage 1 intake kit. I have done research and to the best of what i am understanding I have 4 options.
1. i can have the dealer reflash the ecm with a stage 1 tune that is specifally designed by HD to match the bike and their SE parts, but most dealers say that this tune will work for most mild mods since none of them really differ much in the performance areas, mostly cosmetic and sound differences. all of them increase air in and exhaust out. therefore increasing power and requiring a non-stock ecm tune, I beleive the dealers call this a ecm download and costs about $150-180 at the dealer.
2. I can buy the SE street performance tuner which is about $320 and this will allow me to take it to HD dealer and they can download a HD map to the ecm and only charge about $50 bucks. but this is still the generic HD stage 1 map, not specific to my parts.
3. the most costly up front, is the SE pro race tuner and software. this would allow me to not only download stock hd maps for my setup, but also allow me to use the autotune feature to get a closer tune to my specific setup, or take it to a dyno shop and have them custom tune it to my spcific bike.
4. Stay with the stock ecm since it is a closed loop system and should accomodate any minor changes made and keep the air fuel mix to factory spec.
i am still trying to decide which way i should go. Don't really want to pay for a map or ecm download every time i make a change, but the sert is $460 plus software and cables making it $530 + intake.
This is a daily rider and not a track bike, hence its an ultra and not a street glide. I just want to put the intake and pipes on and get a modest streetable tune to get away from the factory lean/hot tune, to cool it off a bit. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
if i am incorrect in any of this please let me know as it would help my understanding alot.