Hi, just a quick question...i know the 96 cu motors run HOT, and have heard there is an ECM modification for the rear cylinder to shut down on idle. Was wondering if anyone has had this mod done......
First off, let me say I've had my 07 for a year now, done 18k, and never experienced this "hot" condition, that has been spoken of a lot, have a couple of mates with 07's and they never mentioned it either.
But what you speak of is called Parade Mode, when temps become critical the ECM goes through stages to control it. First stage is to add more fuel, second stage is stopping cylinder firing every other stroke, third is total shutdown of engine. Can be flashed in by a HD tech, or added DYI by use of the SE Race Tuner version 4.6.2 or "J" version. When changing or modify a map with the SERT there is a section in the software that enables the heat management program to be switched on/off. I personally like the SERT software, but am probably in the minority. SERT deals with temp management and also allows the active intake/exhaust sytems to be switched on/off. Those are but two of the hundreds of different tuning options the SERT gives you.
Hope that helps.
PS. I'm not a mechanics azzhole. Just been through this already on my own 2007 bike.
i recon its a usa thing with the heat , we may have diff setups ?????????
i done 1800 ks on mine b4 i stript it down and never had a heat issue, had stage 1 b4 i pickt it up from shop
Maybe you have to riding in a "parade" for that mode to kick in
A couple of other cooling options if you are really worried about temps (and I have no experience with these, I just know they are available);
Oil coolers - theres heaps of different types
Cooling fan - goes where the horn is and blows air through the gap between the pots.
I don't know about the heat issues, but between Stix and Greg, we have got the Avatar awards covered. I love it when you two post together. Keep up the good work!!