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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-17-2013, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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Best tuner for the 950?

Hey guys I'm back! Been gone for awhile and focusing on other things and the bikes been in garage since the weather dropped out. I've decided that before spring comes I'm gonna chop my exhaust (homemade drag pipes) and I need a tuner to handle the mod. I've already fabbed a big air kit so.... What's the best to buy to handle the changes?

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show us a detailed progress of your pipes along the way. i think the most popular FMS for the 950 is the Cobra powerpro. it automatically adjusts fuel/air mix 80 times a second based on a number of real-time factors: throttle, engine speed, O2 sensor, gear, etc. i've got an older Cobra FMS, but if i were in the market right now i would definitely go with the powerpro

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Right on bevo.... That's what I tought. I'm really just gonna take off the "muffler" just behind the 2-into-1 section past the O2 sensor and then, dump it towards the ground. Heat wrap it and out a chrome tip on it and DONE. Gonna be loud but I dig that

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See I thought there was one on Amazon or something that I could get for like $200??? All I wanna do is make sure I don't run it out too lean and burn anything up while sucking in and blowing out so much more air.

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then have a look at the Cobra FI2000R. go for about $150 now

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Yea that's what I'm talking about. I don't need it to do more than keep my bike safe with the mods I make. Anything else I do will be looks related and/or better basics, here and there. Intake and exhaust are the biggest "performance" mods on the list. Thanks guys!

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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-25-2013, 11:31 AM
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FI Power Pro 2000


Get it! Forget the adding screws to tune, then you NEVER know for sure. This thing constantly takes measurements when your on the Gas and will add air/fuel accordingly.

it's expensive, but worth it. If you can FEEL if it is tuned right, you could spend 1/2 the money and accomplish the exact same thing! I just wanted to Set it and Forget it

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Best tuner for the 950?

All,
Just seeing these posts on the Fi2000R and need some advice. I added the Vance and Hines 2-1 slip on, and bought the FMS to help as suggested. But the directions say to unplug the O2 sensors? What consequences does this cause and where are the sensors located? Is this a recommended thing to unplug the sensors or is there a different way?

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You don't want the ECU fighting the FMS at the low throttle range that the O2 sensor is active. The ECU will give a steady output so the FMS can do it's job without playing tug-o-war. There is another model called the Fi2000r O2 which DOES utilize an O2 sensor.

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-12-2015, 10:13 AM
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the O2 sensor is in your exhaust, roughly directly down from the seat, you should find the sensor and the wire going to it, the connector for it is near the frame.
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