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I bought a 1250 kit about three years ago from y'all (stage II XB heads). I have been gearing up to get her dyno'd in the near future but confronted with $750 bucks to do it, I am scratching my head. At it stands, the bike is bringing me big smiles and tons of joy, and when I twist it up with my biker buds, I generally leave them behind me. The bike has an updated but still stock ignition (screaming eagle module, replacement module in the nose cone). So, what exactly am I leaving on the table by not getting a programmable ignition, and having it dyno'd? Is it not worth the trouble? Might a stock setup be getting me %90 the way there or am I in all likelihood leaving lots of efficiency on the table? Or, might you recommend getting a programmable setup and not bothering with dyno?

For what its worth, three years out. . .the bike runs great! Doesn't seem to burn any oil and just yesterday I was riding with a bud; he was on his Triumph 900. We wicked it on and I saw him in my rearview mirror. When we stopped next, he asked, "So is it just the cubic inches that lets you do that?" I chuckled and we talked about it for a bit. Thanks for the smiles guys. . . . . . .


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$750 for a dyno tune?? Where are you located as that is a ridiculous price for a carbed bike.
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...I have been gearing up to get her dyno'd in the near future but confronted with $750 bucks to do it, I am scratching my head...

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A good dyno tune is not cheap but, not $750 dollars. A price more like $300-400 is about right for a through (ie: carburetor adjustments, changing jets, adjusting timing ect) dyno tune. About 2-4 hours of labor at the average shop rates. ($50-75 hr)
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As much as I like to tinker, your bike sounds in the category of "leave well enough alone, son!"
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If you are pleased with the way it runs, you are getting decent fuel milage, no pinging or deceleration popping, and the spark plugs are not really white or very black and wet i would say all is good let it be. especially for $750 .
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I have a 95 conversion with dyna 2000p ignition. There are 4 maps programed into it. I live in LA & got it dyno tuned for $150, $225 if they have to change jets...$750 id pretty ridiculous.
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Oh my...sorry. 750 would include the cost of buying a programmable ignition. They want $300-$350 for the dyno....(still seems high to me). The shop was recommended elsewhere on the site. The bike has an S&S G, the kit, and stock everything else. I live in Brooklyn ny and the shop recommended for the dyno is on Long Island.

Thanks for the support/input.

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what kind of ignition? Since yours is a 1996 all you need is a simple Dyna plug in box style ignition which I sell for $204. You can still use your stock coil even.

I would look for another dyno tuner if it was me.

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