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Adding a DNA filter and an Akrapovic Titanium/Carbon exhaust... need to flash ECU?

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Leo Vannucci

Hi guys,

 

Before you tell me that an ECU flash is awesome even with no mods done to the bike, please remember I live in Peru and unfortunately, there are no bike places that do dyno tuning or ECU flashing... so I'm pretty much stuck by my own and I don't really plan on spending 400 bucks on one of those flash tune kits either.

 

Question is... if I buy the Akrapovic exhaust and I keep it as it is without removing the db killer - which I know that in this configuration requires NO tuning at all - but, I on top of that, replace the stock filter and put a DNA filter. Will that combination "need" an ECU tune? By "need" I mean that I amm for making sure I don't lose power and/or damage the engine, however, if the ECU will re-program itself to the Akrapovic, my question is if it will also reprogram itself to the DNA filter AND Akra together.

 

Thanks!

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pattonme

You should be fine. But if you can afford an Akro pipe, how is it you can't afford at least a DJ with auto-tune if not any of the other solutions? IMO buy an ECU solution first, then get the exhaust. Or buy a 'cheapo' exhaust like Dan Moto with the ECU. It's not like you'll really notice any power difference between the Akro and DM. But at least you get the noise and a sorted ECU.

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Leo Vannucci

Well, if I get 1500 bucks (that's hoe much it will cost here in Peru) and 150 bucks for the DNA filter... I doubt I'd be able to spend anymore money...

 

But, what's a DJ with autotune?

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pattonme

DJ = Dynojet PC-V with optional auto-tune module. Lordy, $150 for a bit of foam filter? You can spend however you like but I would cheap out on the can and focus on ECU. Aren't you at attitude?

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Leo Vannucci
2 minutes ago, pattonme said:

DJ = Dynojet PC-V with optional auto-tune module. Lordy, $150 for a bit of foam filter? You can spend however you like but I would cheap out on the can and focus on ECU. Aren't you at attitude?

Nope, I'm in Lima, right at sea level.

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Leo Vannucci
10 minutes ago, pattonme said:

DJ = Dynojet PC-V with optional auto-tune module. Lordy, $150 for a bit of foam filter? You can spend however you like but I would cheap out on the can and focus on ECU. Aren't you at attitude?

Whoa, buying those 2 things will cost about 800 bucks or so (in the USA)... damn!

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topazsparrow
5 hours ago, Leo Vannucci said:

Nope, I'm in Lima, right at sea level.

At sea level with ex and a more free flowing air filter, you're going to be running super lean.

 

Why spend money on the air filter at all? you can't really take advantage of it without a tune anyway. The exhaust at least sounds nice, but there's no point to a more free flowing air filter if you're not tuning it.

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norcal616

stock airfilter flows pretty darn good, handful of threads on this.. the Hordpower Airbox provides way more power than the stock airbox can provide...

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208MT07

Before you spend money on the Akra, just know that with the dB killer in there is barely a noticable difference in sound, if that matters to you. But at sea level, I think anything like a pipe or filter will require a tune as the bike will probably be running super lean. 

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sansnombre

I think you'll want a AFR mod of some sort. I understand the $ issue, but you can get an EJK for around $200 US and, while not ideal, it will help a lot.

 

I've played with this bike quite a bit and have run 3 different exhausts (4 including stock) and have run an EJK before finally getting a reflash. All the pipes I put in had different enough characteristics to require jetting mods, esp the Acro. If you put in that exhaust and a DNA intake without a jetting change, I think you'll wish you hadn't.

 

Good luck.

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