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post #1 of 12 Old 06-06-2012, 12:36 AM Thread Starter
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Question Forced induction tuner in Arizona?

I'm trying to find a good shop that is within a couple hundred miles that has some experience dyno tuning forced induction sportbikes. Once upon a time I went to ECS Dyno in Phoenix, but I don't think they are around anymore. I have this supercharged 2nd gen up and running, but between having the bigger injectors in it and no real data-logging ability with this set-up, I'm going to need some quality time on a dyno with someone who knows what they hell they're dealing with. KMS is the only place I've even heard of that might be able to accommodate.... I'll talk to a guy that used to work there tomorrow.

Anyone have any recommendations? I'm 200 miles straight south of Phoenix; I'd rather not trailer all the way to CA or NM to get it done. Especially because I don't actually own my own truck or trailer. :)

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post #2 of 12 Old 06-06-2012, 01:25 AM
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big injectors, check. fuel pump? and whatever they do, make damn sure they keep you below a 11.5:1 air fuel ratio. 11:1-11.5:1 is around ideal for your described setup but the tuner will be able to see where in that range is best for your bike.
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Oh, no worries on set-up and how to tune it... I just lack equipment. If I had access to a dyno I could do it myself. Most guys that own one aren't going to let you go buck wild on their stuff though... I sure wouldn't let some walk-in if I owned one. :)

Sooooo.... anyone know someone? I figured Phoenix has to have someone who can get it done.
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Not sure how much experience with forced induction but chek ESP (Evan Steel Performance in Tucson) They build some of the fastest privateer bikes in the AMA.
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Google Sam Terranova, he is in AZ.
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Not sure how much experience with forced induction but chek ESP (Evan Steel Performance in Tucson) They build some of the fastest privateer bikes in the AMA.
I've had some run in's with ESP stuff from Arroyo Seco: no doubt he makes bikes fast on a road course. I've never seen any real "straight-line oriented" stuff from him, but I'll give the shop a ring

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Google Sam Terranova, he is in AZ.
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Sam Terranova doesn't have a dyno in is shop anymore according to the nice lady I spoke to on the phone. No luck with ESP either. But I talked with the guy at KMS in Phoenix and he seems willing and able to get it done. I'll know after the 9th and update for anyone who cares. :)
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Update for anyone who cares:

Kelly up @ KMS Performance was fantastic. The guy is really a mad scientist with forced induction, and is a fantastic dyno tuner. Real down to earth, and was willing to open up the shop on a Sunday just to do a session for me so there wouldn't be any distractions. Answered questions and let me annoy the shit out of him (most-likely) while he did the work. Really, really awesome experience. I've been back up at least once since then, and I'll keep going back. If you're in AZ and you need good dyno work on anything street/dirt/snow, I'd highly recommend this shop.

On a side note, he builds some of the most insane off-road (dirtbike/quad/snow) machines that I have ever seen. Can you imagine a Raptor 700 with 20 more whp than a 2008 Zx-10R? heheheh just ludicrous awesome stuff.
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I had agency power mess with mine when I did some contract work. They are a clean shop and very cool to work with. Thought I'd just throw that out there. They are in gilbert area

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dyno graphs? sounds good, always glad to hear of good tuners still out there
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