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i was about to do a stage one on my 2010 xl1200 low.
im out of work for a while now, that aint happening.
while im out of work, im installing my mufflers, and saddle bags.
i might add a cheap air cleaner into the mix, but i have not bought that yet.
all the other parts i have already, thats why im putting them on.

im considering an xied or x14ied as a stop gap till i can afford a pv tuner.

any input as to what is better between those two?
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I went with the vied it was adjustable works great with my vance n hines pipes n non stock air cleaner
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I went with the vied it was adjustable works great with my vance n hines pipes n non stock air cleaner
i will look into that one too.
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the person who sold me parts said do not bother with an XIED,cause it tells lies to your ecu
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I had the XIEDs on mine for about 80,000 miles. I put them on when the bike was new in '09, along with an Arlen Ness Big Sucker air cleaner & stock mufflers with home made, freer flowing baffles. It ran good, got 45 mpg, topped out at about 115 mph. But it had a randomly recurring high idle problem. Finally got tired of messing with it, took off the XIEDs & nothing changed except the high idle has not come back in the last 20,000 miles since I removed them. The plugs still read good, light tan, & there's no popping on deceleration. I'd try it with out them & if you don't get an overtly lean condition, don't spend the money until you can get a proper tuner.
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the person who sold me parts said do not bother with an XIED,cause it tells lies to your ecu
That is true AND that is the point...the XIED uses a simple resistive voltage divider to alter the oxygen sensor voltage so the ECU thinks the bike is running leaner than it is and the ECU then richens the AF ratio a bit. A tuner is definitely a better solution but XIED's do work OK for Stage 1 (freer flowing AC and exhaust)
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i just purchased a set of used xieds on here.
should be here in 3 or 4 days i assume.
if i like how they work, i will run them till i can get a tuner.
when i get a tuner, they will go on my sisters stock sporty.
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they showed up, looked like new.
i installed them, was quick and easy.
i removed the battery for a couple days.
installed the xieds, and installed a new battery.
runs well after the install. no check engine light.
no decel popping, runs smooth after the mufflers and ac install.
so far, so good.

i wish i could find more info about them such as af tables and dyno results.
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