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Does anyone know of a good dyno tuning place in the tri-state area (NY/NJ/CT) or even PA? There is no place to dyno my bike here in the Upstate NY Area.

Now that I have installed my new Black Dragon Exhaust, I would like to have my bike tuned properly with the PCIII.

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Do you have contact info for them?

Yes I do, and so do YOU;) IF you look ON the Main page of SpeedZilla right hand side under our sign in...... there's a list of All OUR sponsors there and JD is one of our sponsers\vendors... and here's a shortcut aka "Link" for you: HPR - Hordpower, Art of Twins

Personally, I hope you could make it to him... as I'd really love to see the results, FYI. he has done enoungh RC51s that he should be able to Tweak everything last little bit out of her, with what You've got in her that is!:clapper

I Hope this Helps,

Peace Jeff
 

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check out Ivan's Performance. I took my 10r to him and IMO he was very fair price wise and has a dyno etc. location is up state NY, near West Point.
 

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check out Ivan's Performance. I took my 10r to him and IMO he was very fair price wise and has a dyno etc. location is up state NY, near West Point.
I haven't lived in NY in a minute, but there has to be tons of places.
I know there is a large powersports dealer on Long Island in Freeport (I think the largest in the Tri-State). Give their service department a call and they may be able to tell you.

Or join the WERA forum - I'm 100% sure someone one will be able to point you in the right direction.
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Yes I do, and so do YOU;) IF you look ON the Main page of SpeedZilla right hand side under our sign in...... there's a list of All OUR sponsors there and JD is one of our sponsers\vendors... and here's a shortcut aka "Link" for you: HPR - Hordpower, Art of Twins

Personally, I hope you could make it to him... as I'd really love to see the results, FYI. he has done enoungh RC51s that he should be able to Tweak everything last little bit out of her, with what You've got in her that is!:clapper

I Hope this Helps,

Peace Jeff

Thanks for the help Jeff....I will give him a call to see what he has available.

So here is the million dollar question.....Do I do this now through the cold months here in Syracuse or do I wait till the spring to do it?

Not sure if doing it now will affect it in anyway until the spring time when I can actually ride. Differences in temperature and all.
 

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Has anyone dealt with "The Cycle Shop" in Rochester. They are the closest to me.....however I am inclined to drive out to Ohio since J.D. Hord has done work on V-Twins.

Not sure just yet which way to go.
 

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Thanks for the help Jeff....I will give him a call to see what he has available.

So here is the million dollar question.....Do I do this now through the cold months here in Syracuse or do I wait till the spring to do it?

Not sure if doing it now will affect it in anyway until the spring time when I can actually ride. Differences in temperature and all.
he does his dyno inside the shop so i guess technically, he could tune it for any temperature you want. my trip to hord was 6 hours each way... and because i forgot to install two gaskets, i had to make 2 full trips up there and back... and it was still worth every bit of trouble
 

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Has anyone dealt with "The Cycle Shop" in Rochester. They are the closest to me.....however I am inclined to drive out to Ohio since J.D. Hord has done work on V-Twins.

Not sure just yet which way to go.
I'd really recommend Hord. I haven't heard anything one way or the other about the Rochester ppl, but Hord comes HIGHLY recommended by a lot of users here with great experience!
 

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The problem with Hord is that he is an 8hr drive from me and he can not assure that my bike will be returned to me the same day. Plus I do not want to rush him either.

Rochester is only 2 hours away, and they are actually a HD dealership that is certified for power commander. The man I spoke to knew some things about the RC51 and said he would look forward to working on my bike.

Its a tough decision and I am not sure I can take the time off, especially now during the holidays.

I will call Hord again after Thanksgiving to see if we can work something out.

Thanks again guys for the feedback.
 

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Has anyone dealt with "The Cycle Shop" in Rochester. They are the closest to me.....however I am inclined to drive out to Ohio since J.D. Hord has done work on V-Twins.

Not sure just yet which way to go.
take this for what you will, because it's purely second hand anecdotal. a friend had his bike tuned there and they charged him a fair price for a real custom map. problem was they supposedly downloaded a map from the dynojet site spun up the dyno and called it good. again take that for what you will it was not first hand experience, just hearsay.

on that note Hord has proven over and over again that he is a stand up guy and knows his shit. his charts always come out looking like the torque curve from a tractor:twocents
 

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if you can't do it now, just wait until you can. if you get it done at a random shop, you'll be wishing that you took it to hord later.. then you'll be out the $200 or whatever from the initial tune.
 

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for what its worth.... you have a basically stock bike. if the tuner near you will tune the pc in 250rpm increments, at all different throttle positions they will do a good enough job for your bike. if they use an O2 sensor in your exhaust, and are familiar with tuning with the pcIII then its somewhat a no brainer to tune the bike. just ask them if they tune the pcIII for all the different throttle positions, and in 250rpm increments and with an O2 sensor. also ask him what a/f ratio they would tune the rc for. dynojet/power commander give a range from 12.9/1 to 13.2/1 but dont tell him that, let him tell you. my tuner set my a/f ratio at 13.0/1 (iirc).

there is no doubt that hord is the man, and he knows his shit. but for a basically stock bike you can get it tuned locally and still have good results.
 

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john at dyno solutions is good. not sure how far middletown, ny is from you but ecs (european cycle services) is also good.
 
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