TFI installed !

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by martin14, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. martin14

    martin14 Active Member

    Well, I finally got my TFI installed, and oh does it run nice :D

    acceleration -- better
    popping on upshift -- gone
    surging on highway -- gone
    popping on decel -- 80% gone, may fiddle a bit more to see if I want to
    get rid of all of it, or maybe a keep a bit, just for old times sake.

    G 2
    Y 4
    R 4
    rpm 4

    However, not all went smooth as silk.
    List of issues:

    getting the unit -- there is a distributor in Italy, they wont sell to the public,
    insisting a dealer installs it. Got in touch with Dobeck directly,
    they shipped me one from the US about the same price. They threw in a discount for being a member here ( thanks :) )
    Then UPS soaked me for an extra hundred bucks for import and 'service'.. grrrr

    installation --
    after depressurizing and the disconnect for the fuel line, mine started leaking;
    not gushing, but like when you dont close the kitchen tap all the way.
    Note to self: next time, do this with an EMPTY gas tank :20:
    time lost, and of course the obligatory fuel spill.

    That video of George and the Dyna is a bit optomistic, IMO.
    I wound up with my gas tank almost completely off the bike, looking more
    like this:

    EFI - Electronic Fuel Injection Controllers - Motorcycle, ATV, Snowmobile, UTV

    included removing the console ( 2 mins ), just missed the crossover
    to completely remove the tank.

    My bike is 8 years old, the injectors were ' well settled ' in their home,
    took a bit of persuasion to get them turned around to get them off.
    Nothing impossible, but some work.

    Tuning was easy, very nice.. just like a carb :)

    All in all, nice unit, not too tough to install, very happy with the results.
    Bike feels better, and no more popping down the road :)

    Thanks to Steve07 and cedarbrooke for some last minute tuning ideas....
  2. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

    Glad you got it done and you are happy with the results:)
    If you find you are chewing up too much fuel you can turn that #2 pot down a bit:s
  3. NYHarley

    NYHarley Active Member

    Did you replace another Fuel Controller with the TFI or was this your first?
  4. martin14

    martin14 Active Member

    First one.

    The wife says the bike has gone from a tinny gun on decel
    to a ... purring bear ... :)