Lifetime Achievement Award
The tune has everything to do with noise on our bikes. Slight timing changes really impact the noise in the pre-2019 bikes. I have a course coming up that will address this with equations that will help.Last night, I downloaded an 'unlocked' tune from Dynojet, that "about" matched my stock configuration, strictly for the purpose of logging rides and modifying it. However - major shoutout to Dynojet~! With this tune the dreaded knocking that I've been desperate to avoid for the last 45K miles is finally gone! I never dreamed that a canned tune would be better than the custom one I received from FuelMoto (and the stock tune was dreadful BTW). I guess my fiancé is right about my needing to be more willing to try new things.
I logged the ride to work, and I'll have couple more after the trip home. I'm actually somewhat looking forward to working in PowerCore... as confounding as I do find this program... it will get better once I have real files to work with, right? I have to remind myself what I tell others at work: all the preparation and research you can do is great, but things won't really make sense until you start doing it.
I have put a lot of work into this blog and especially the videos to take the fear out of tuning your bike! Take your time, do watch & listen to the videos and read the blog, practice and you will be fine. There is no other resource on or off the net that goes through tuning like my resources.....I should charge! However there is a donation button....hint...hint.
I am getting ready to put up example/practice files so you can run the tunelab equations and compare what I did and what you come up with. It all takes a lot of time for me to assemble, so look for this sometime over this weekend.
Unless you really change some values you should not, you will be fine. Remember, everything is reversible. Always keep a known good tune on your PV3 in case you get out and have issues, pull off and flash the known good tune, you will be fine then.
And a final note, I have been unlocking my tunes upon request. I was thinking about putting them out in a large sharepoint, but really do not want to enable "professional" tuners from taking them, using and charging folks for them. And yes, that has happened in the past.