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  • Fuel programmer needed?? Which programmer you guys prefer?

    So I recently picked up another road star. This one is a 09 Midnight with 18k miles. It currently has a vance and hines 2:2 pipes with baffles. No fuel controller. It was backfiring a lot so I removed the AIS and it solved that.

    From what I have read on here (and maybe im beating a dead horse again so feel free to delete this post or ignore it) a full exhaust and air filter will not need a fuel programmer for our bikes? Although you will not receive the power benefits without one. I pulled the plugs to check if it is running lean and they are too new to tell so I will check again later.

    I am looking at the power commander and cobra products from pacificcoaststar.com. Looking to get tsome feedback from all of you good people on what your experiences have been with any of these.

    1. Power Commander V

    2. Power Commander FC

    3. Cobra Fi2000R PowrPRO

    4. Cobra Fi2000R O2

    5. Cobra Fi2000R

    From the sounds of it the Cobra units sound a lot better for the Road Star setup.

    So currently I am looking at getting rid of the Vance and hines pipes and getting the PCS monster pro 2:1 pipes and a barons BAK. That is all I would want to do with this bike engine wise to keep it reliable.

    Thanks for all your feedback



  • #2
    None..factory computer is all you need for your setup
    LET'S RIDE

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    • #3
      Mine’s a fuelie and I started down that path by throwing money at that aspect of ‘improvement’ when it could have been wasted on slutty chrome instead.



      That subject pops up on here once in awhile, so I looked back and found this thread. Pretty much sums up what you’re needing to know.

      https://www.roadstarclinic.com/forum...uner#post17437

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      • #4
        You will waste your money if you change from an OEM setup. It has been proven here multiple times. In fact, some had had a hell of a time and additional problems with it installed.

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        • #5
          I even had a bad dream last night about my friend making that mistake. Read this.

          https://www.roadstarclinic.com/forum...ion-facts-tips

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          • #6
            Hahaha slutty chrome.

            thqbks for the replies! I guess I won’t buy one then! Was hoping to squeeze some of the benefits from using the fuel programmer but I really don’t want the headache of issues.

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            • #7
              I mean I’ll throw a BAK on the bike with the aftermarket pipes and see how it runs. I don’t know if pulling plugs these days with modern fuel really tells if you’re running lean/rich. I’ve heard of the old trick of checking the colour of the inside of the exhaust tip (black, brown, grey/white).

              don’t want to run lean for prolonged durations to prevent any engine damage

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              • #8
                I have 62K on my fuelie with aftermarket intake and exhaust and the OEM processor. Many others have done the same.

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                • Cubo55
                  Cubo55 commented
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                  how do your plugs look?

              • #9
                Originally posted by Cubo55 View Post
                how do your plugs look?
                Only checked them once about 50K ago and they were very light brown. Exhaust is black so I don’t worry. Runs great at 62K.

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                • Brad_G
                  Brad_G commented
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                  Are you running Iridium plugs?

              • #10
                Originally posted by Brad_G View Post
                Are you running Iridium plugs?
                Yes, could that give me a problem?

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                • Brad_G
                  Brad_G commented
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                  I don't believe so. I figured you might given the mileage on the plugs. Just hadn't heard of anyone mention them.

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