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No Quarter
12-27-2004, 02:29 PM
In your opinion is it worth it to install a PCIII?

I have heard that a good comp chip is just as good. (I currently have the e-prom)

Cycle center/Speed dealer in Seattle have Dave Lanigan a well respected tuner but before spending dyno money I want to have all the parts in place.

I have :

2000.5 Mille w/
Air box.
Aprilia titanium 2 into 1.
Fuel pressure regulator.
E-prom.
Voltage amplifier.
Stock injectors.
Stock heads. (my spare heads are soon to be "flowed")
Stock motor, cams, etc...

There is a PC III for sale in the parts area for $260 seems reasonable for the part.

Just wondering what you experienced motor guys thought.

It seems that the only real Aprilia Super Tuner is Clarkie and he couldn't be farther away from here and still be in the good 'ole usa. Natch!

:( :(

This bike is strictly a wmrra racer/track only cycle.

lunchbox
12-27-2004, 04:07 PM
hey, if you want another bike Im going to be selling my 01 that you saw this summer. it has some engine problems (rod bearing going out) but other than that its in mint shape. I got a parts quote to fix it and it came to about $800 for a new crank two new rods and two new main caps. and all the gaskets needed to fix it.

clarkie49
12-27-2004, 07:49 PM
the biggest advantage of the pciii (apart from a custom map for your bike) is that you can really work on the off-on throttle hesitation that plagues all 1000cc fuel injected v-twins.

you can add extra fuel to the bike in the 0% throttle position so it comes back on the gas smoother :cool:

No Quarter
12-28-2004, 07:27 PM
I have installed several superflow truck dynos but I'm totally ignorant of how to use them.

Will my tuner be able to do this properly? (they have a dyno brake on the dyno) or can I buy a map from you?

Dave Lanigan is a respected engine builder/tuner who specializes in SV's. He has some very good/fast superbike Sv's at wmrra.

He is familiar with the mille motor. I know of 1 tuono he worked on and had good results. (according to the owner)

You're the only aprilia tuning/engine specialist I have even heard of. Will he be able to tune the issues out? Is there anything I should look for?

I'm trying to get a little more power without losing reliability. I don't want to spend a $$$$ because I intend to stick my '04 on the track ('06?) as soon as spares become more prevelant on e-bay.

Anyhoo.

Thanks,
Allister

No Quarter
12-28-2004, 07:29 PM
I have a spare engine with a good bottom end (it sucked a valve)



Originally posted by lunchbox
hey, if you want another bike Im going to be selling my 01 that you saw this summer. it has some engine problems (rod bearing going out) but other than that its in mint shape. I got a parts quote to fix it and it came to about $800 for a new crank two new rods and two new main caps. and all the gaskets needed to fix it.

clarkie49
12-29-2004, 10:47 AM
Originally posted by No Quarter
I have installed several superflow truck dynos but I'm totally ignorant of how to use them.

Will my tuner be able to do this properly? (they have a dyno brake on the dyno) or can I buy a map from you?

Dave Lanigan is a respected engine builder/tuner who specializes in SV's. He has some very good/fast superbike Sv's at wmrra.

He is familiar with the mille motor. I know of 1 tuono he worked on and had good results. (according to the owner)

You're the only aprilia tuning/engine specialist I have even heard of. Will he be able to tune the issues out? Is there anything I should look for?

I'm trying to get a little more power without losing reliability. I don't want to spend a $$$$ because I intend to stick my '04 on the track ('06?) as soon as spares become more prevelant on e-bay.

Anyhoo.

Thanks,
Allister

if he can tune the SV twin he should be able to tune the Aprilia twin, twins are a little different than inline 4's but he should be able to figure it out pretty easily.

No Quarter
12-29-2004, 06:01 PM
Thanks,
That was what I was hoping to hear.
But I know very (very,very) little about computer/dyno tuning a motorcycle