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WHAT'S THIS .... AND WHY?

Discussion in 'Victory Cross Country' started by working dog, Aug 5, 2019.

  1. Andytwodogs

    Andytwodogs Well-Known Member

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    For PCV yes, no problem to find a good tuner. For ECM tuning I know of 3 proven tuners in Australia who can cope with the PVCX (none in Adelaide). I am not aware of any with Maximus experience. Judging from 3 local Facebook pages I am not even aware of anyone in Australia who owns a Maximus.
     
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    Being that the Maximus can be done remotely I don't see why someone like @NOEMTZ could not offer the same service. Postage would obviously be more. Is there something I don't know about that prevents that? Maybe Noe can set me straight.
     
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    Again, he is in Australia. We do not have a remote tuning option.
     
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    Isn't it done over the internet. Are you saying you don't have internet? :hyp1:
     
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    Maximus tuning involves a dispatched laptop and a wideband kit.
     
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    What's the wideband kit? How does that work? I'm honestly asking cause I don't know. I thought you just needed an internet connection.
     
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    Interesting conversation this, I shall follow it..... I cannot understand how any tuner/mechanic/technician anywhere in Australia could not know what that thing hanging off the chassis is.....
     
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    A few issues with being in Australia. The the cost of shipping additional equipment needed for the tuning would possibly triple the cost of the tuning service fee. Another is the time difference between USA and there. Then the shipping times are as much as 3-4 weeks each way. Not to mention, no guarantees the equipment will make it there and back due to customs.
     
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    But if money was no object and the customer worked nights would/could it work? Lol!

    I got my Zed headlight cover in about a week from down under. I was very surprised.
     
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    My biggest fear is the $$ tied up in equipment being lost or held in customs. I have spoken to a guy that has been trying to get customs to release his equipment for a very long time due to a paperwork error and confiscation. Don’t know the whole story, but that alone makes me shy away from doing it internationally.
     
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    Wideband O2 sensors. Needed for tuning the bike properly.
     
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    Oh. I was way overthinking that. Lol!
     
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    'Tis more the pity. I have a WBCX wideband kit that I have hired out on occasion to those in Australia wanting to get a remote tune done with the PVCX (we don't need a laptop to log), but with the decision by Dynojet to replace the PVCX with the PV3 (that doesn't support the 106) we are up **** creek without a paddle.

    Sort of happily, the WBCX kit will work with the PV3 but unhappily, Indians run a skinny O2 sensor so it won't fit without the bung holes being enlarged.

    I now usually suggest people here are better off with the PCV and timing wheel. At least there is no real shortage of competent PCV tuning guys. The blank looks, long hesitations and outright bullshitting I got while talking to dyno guys about ECM tuning was just bizarre.
     
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    Dang, I was kind o looking at the PVCX as it had a display I could see and use to log longer runs.

    I guess not enough demand for the PVCX...
     
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    There was plenty of demand for the PVCX, obviously not enough from Victory owners. The effort and expense involved with configuring the PV3 for a motorcycle that has not been manufactured for two and a half years was apparently seen as a no-brainer.
     

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