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    STAGE 1 TUNE ?. is it worth the cost ?

    Hi folks.
    my Fatboy came with V&Hines end cans. Sound is great, but i have became aware of the full stage 1 tune now, adding air filter and a retune.
    Taking into account the cost of this conversion, are there any benefits to doing this.
    I am more than happy with bikes performance and soundtrack, therefore i ask you guys for opinions.
    Cheers.

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    If you know your mixture is correct then don't bother. If you don't know then get it checked if so you might as well do the rest.

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    Ive never been able to tell if the bike is stage 1 or not without a Dyno

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    It has original airfilter on, so dont think its stage 1.
    Have read slip ons can be added without need for retune, but if you add airfilter then you must do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 100thmonkey View Post
    Ive never been able to tell if the bike is stage 1 or not without a Dyno
    From what I gather stage 1 can be exhaust and airflow or the later and fuelling. Spartan is saying he has,nt got stage 1 Either way Dyno is safe way to check unless you are happy with the mixture and performance and your knowledge.

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    Cheers, folks

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    I meant in terms of performance

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    Just a thought what does a dyno test cost?

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    As far as I'm aware you can add slip-ons or upgrade the exhaust without re-tuning
    But if you then add a high flow air filter as well as the exhaust/slip-ons then you need to re-tune and thus you have a stage 1 upgrade
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    Quote Originally Posted by 100thmonkey View Post
    I meant in terms of performance
    I don't think it's a massive difference as far as BHP goes but I've just upgraded mine mostly due to the fact I really like the look of the V&H shortshots and the screaming eagle heavy breather so it was more based on looks.
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