Too good to be true? Dyno-Boost Performance Chip for Goldwing - GL1800Riders

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Too good to be true? Dyno-Boost Performance Chip for Goldwing

I've searched the forums for performance chips and other performance upgrades and the only thing I have seen is exhaust and some will argue that doesn't do much without a re-map of the ECM. I've always thought its too bad Power Commander or some other company hasn't come up with a plug and play unit for the Wing but maybe there isn't a high enough demand for it.
While I was doing a little searching on ebay today I ran across this gizmo http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/DYNO-...Q5fAccessories

Sounds too good to be true to me and I'm sure this could lead to some warranty issues unless it was simple enough to pull off if you had an issue.
Anyway let's hear from the smart guys on the forum who are much more knowledgeable then I on the ECM and how it all works on the bike. Anyone think this thing has a snowballs chance in **** of gaining "+15-35 additional HP, dynamic acceleration by up to 30 %"?

Fellers let's try and keep this on topic all the performance upgrade forums I've read have been de-railed with people talking/asking why in the world you would want more performance from the wing its a touring bike, just buy a sportbike etc etc. I, for one will always want more performance out of everything I ride/fly. Whether its the Wing or a CV-22 Osprey however I also recognize performance ain't cheap and cost more then the $54.99 this product sells for.
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post #2 of 64 (permalink) Old 01-26-2010, 10:41 PM
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Well, the claims are very generic. And more fuel does not mean more power. And I believe we have more than one o2 sensor, but could be wrong. But if I were you, I'd buy it and let the rest of us know how it goes.

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Okay.you put one on your bike first..
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Maximum horespower is achieved through a specific air fuel ratio. If the mixture is too lean, you lose power, and the exhaust temps increase. If it's to rich, you also lose power and (depending on how rich you go) start fouling plugs, developing deposits on the valves, and clogging converters. Most manufacturers will have the air fuel mixture a touch on the rich side to be safe from the heat generated from the lean condition, so simply "tricking" the computer into thinking the intake air is cold so it will dump in more fuel (and then blocking that message from the o2 sensors) will not necessarily make more horsepower.

I also am the type of person who's looking for more powerin everything I own, even though I'm really happy with the performance of the 1800. This product, in my opinion is like many others out there that say you're gonna go fast by tricking the computer into thinking it's cold outside, thereby dumping in more fuel. I've been building horsepower for racing 1/4 mile way to long to know that it's not that easy. If you could hook the bike up to a computer and custom tune that fuel curve to maintain a specific ratio, I'd say it may be a different situation, but simply dumping in more fuel is not the answer IMHO. I'm saving my $50+ dollars on this one, but if someone puts it on their bike, let us know how it works !!!

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The chip for remapping my mini is $600+ plus a dyno run and pulley, price is so low it can't be true. The guy who did the turbo on the wing had to install a second computer and rewire it. So if it walks like a duck.....

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Dyno-BOOST tricks the ECU thinking the intake air much more cooler, then the ECU will send more fuel for a richer mix besides if the current vehicle has oxygen sensor it blocks restrictions generated by the ECU


No thanks. I'd rather have the right mixture.

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Why in the world you would want more performance from the wing?

It's a touring bike...


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Why in the world you would want more performance from the wing?

It's a touring bike...

To have a quicker touring bike? I would not mind more power, but this ain't gonna' do it.

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Why in the world you would want more performance from the wing?

It's a touring bike...

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I've got this idea about selling cow magnets to tape around the gas line and......................Oh! Wait, we all use unleaded gas now, don't we
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