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Has anyone here run into issues from flashing?

Discussion in 'SideWinder Trail Talk' started by yamamarc, May 8, 2018.


  1. yamamarc

    yamamarc TY 4 Stroke Master

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    1,474
    Location:
    ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2014 viper rtx se
    2014 zr 7000ltd
    Just curious if any of you ran into issues from tuning/flashing there sleds?
    How many have flashed there sw from new?
    I' m still undecided on what vendor to go with they all seem top notch I really like what precision EFI has done with using the gauge.
    Anyone know if turbo dynamics or hurricane will come out with a similar gauge option
     
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  3. 1100saber

    1100saber Expert

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    324
    Location:
    northern ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2017 Sidewinder LTX-SE
    WEBSITE:
    AlliedPerformanceShoppe@outlook.com
    FACEBOOK:
    AlliedPerformanceShoppe
    IMO the factory gauge is really limited as to what info can be displayed. TD also shows boost on gauge, afr on gauge, quick select of tunes using button (if purchased) plus offers all the data logging features when using phone or ipad. My sled has be flashed for thousands of miles without issue.
     
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  4. HURRICANE

    HURRICANE Advertiser Advertiser VIP Member

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    Location:
    Prescott Ont.
    The Guage option from Precision is a nice option and has given reason for customers to choose Precision EFI flashes.at Hurricane we want people to choose our flashes for the durable power that includes knock protection, multi flash bundle etc. We are now into the code on the cluster to provide boost and afr display so that people can have it all with choosing Hurricane
     
  5. yamamarc

    yamamarc TY 4 Stroke Master

    Messages:
    1,474
    Location:
    ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2014 viper rtx se
    2014 zr 7000ltd
    Does you knock detection lower boost automatically when knock is detected like precision's?
     
  6. HURRICANE

    HURRICANE Advertiser Advertiser VIP Member

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    Location:
    Prescott Ont.
    The knock protection system starts by retarding timing as its the quickest way to lessen knock. If the knock can’t be totally eliminated actively by retarding the timing, boost is then lowered to until the knock is eliminated
     
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  7. yamamarc

    yamamarc TY 4 Stroke Master

    Messages:
    1,474
    Location:
    ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2014 viper rtx se
    2014 zr 7000ltd
    Awsome thanks for the info!
    I am trying to get all the info and options on all 3 vendors
    Hurricane
    Td
    Precision
    To make a decision with who I will go with for my spring order!
    Since it's a new sled i plan on getting the bundle package! For the first season i plan on running the stock muffler and clutching then get a muffler and clutching to run the bigger tunes
     
  8. Beerman

    Beerman StevewithOCD's padawan Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Location:
    Plymouth, MN
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    Sidewinder LTX-SE
    YOUTUBE:
    arttyszka
    there's a lot of discussion in past threads on flashing - I flashed my '17 with TD tune with zero miles and it was awesome, right up until I crashed the sled. I now have all the TD tunes ready to go on my new '18 LTX and am already flashed, waiting for snow. Lots of us flashed from day 1 with zero problems. There is a ton of info and field testing from TD here on TY and elsewhere, VERY proven - zero engine failures.
     
  9. Shagnos

    Shagnos TY 4 Stroke Junkie

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    616
    Location:
    Slowville mi
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    Sidewinder
    Only issue I had was a big grin and having to add longer studs!
     
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  10. yamamarc

    yamamarc TY 4 Stroke Master

    Messages:
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    Location:
    ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2014 viper rtx se
    2014 zr 7000ltd
    Lol!!
    How long did you go with studs
    I'm thinking 4 per window (2 double backers ) just not sure on length yet?
    Thinking 1.50
     
  11. marathon mike

    marathon mike Extreme

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    Location:
    Ottawa, Ont
    Ive been boosted since 45 miles. It was nice to try stock and then see how the flash and exhaust really wakes these up. 5500 miles and no issues.
    Everyone has their favourites but all are good people imo
     
  12. MattZx6

    MattZx6 Expert

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    Location:
    Ontario
    mechanical issues: not a single one

    physical issues: dislocated my shoulder with the power of my TD tuned 998 (true story)
     
  13. snowbeast

    snowbeast TY 4 Stroke God

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    Location:
    E waterboro,maine
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2015 apex xtx traded for a 2017 sidewinder L-tx-le
    FACEBOOK:
    yes
    YOUTUBE:
    yes
    good choice.
     
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  14. stevewithOCD

    stevewithOCD Beerman Wannabe Lifetime VIP Member

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    Location:
    live in CT sled in Millinocket MAINE
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2017 Sidewinder LTX-LE
    So not ONE tune related problem except for Matt's shoulder?

    We can extrapolate a few things from this:

    1. a lot of guys don't have OUR addiction & won't see this post until fall
    2. maybe some are hush hush and vendor loyal so they aren't talking
    3. OUR vendors rule!
    4. this motor RULES!
    5. Matt needs to hit the gym.....maybe some incline bench presses or lateral side raises
     
  15. Beerman

    Beerman StevewithOCD's padawan Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

    Messages:
    965
    Location:
    Plymouth, MN
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    Sidewinder LTX-SE
    YOUTUBE:
    arttyszka
    I think every one of your extrapolations are accurate and acutely succinct. God it's going to be a long Summer . . .
     
  16. WinterWolf

    WinterWolf TY 4 Stroke Junkie

    Messages:
    544
    Location:
    Connecticut
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    "2018 Yamaha Sidewinder RTX LE 50th Anniversary Edition"
    Seriously thinking about tuning mine now too.

    1361 miles on my 18 this season stock(except for Dalton helix and secondary spring). Love the sled. Thinking TD Powertrail and Superquiet muffler if I decide to go the flash route?? Got a long spring and summer to decide lol.
     

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