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Chucksters Big Air Kit - Do I need Fuel Management?

Can't seem to find an answer.

Stock exhaust, no other engine mods.

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Short answer, yes you will.

It's best to add some style of fuel management with any intake or exhaust modifications but with a free flowing air kit it's a must.
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what's cost-effective? Ivan's is double the cost of Chucksters BAK and that's what they recommend...
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I don't know if the 2009's have the same issues as the 2015's but Ivan's flash made me happy I bought a 1700. The drivability is vastly improved, vastly. The power comes on much faster and a bit smoother. It even runs a bit cooler.

I've owned several bikes over the past 40 years and the Voyager was the first one that wasn't fun to go rip thru the gears. Ivan's flash fixed that, cause it's a blast to go rip thru the gears now. It's no muscle bike but the sluggishness is gone and it'll happily hit red line with a normal twist of the throttle.

I recommend contacting Ivan or somebody with a 2009 see if the improvements are the same for all years. If I had to choose one or the other I'd take the flash because of all the issues it fixes.
This may make your decision more difficult but... There are 2 different flashs for the 1700's. One covers all stock bikes and bikes with slip-on exhaust and a high flow air filter (filter only NOT an air kit). Second one covers bikes with an air kit and either stock or aftermarket exhaust.

Lots of good info on Ivan's site. Ivan's Performance Products
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I don't know if the 2009's have the same issues as the 2015's but Ivan's flash made me happy I bought a 1700. The drivability is vastly improved, vastly. The power comes on much faster and a bit smoother. It even runs a bit cooler.

I've owned several bikes over the past 40 years and the Voyager was the first one that wasn't fun to go rip thru the gears. Ivan's flash fixed that, cause it's a blast to go rip thru the gears now. It's no muscle bike but the sluggishness is gone and it'll happily hit red line with a normal twist of the throttle.

I recommend contacting Ivan or somebody with a 2009 see if the improvements are the same for all years. If I had to choose one or the other I'd take the flash because of all the issues it fixes.
This may make your decision more difficult but... There are 2 different flashs for the 1700's. One covers all stock bikes and bikes with slip-on exhaust and a high flow air filter (filter only NOT an air kit). Second one covers bikes with an air kit and either stock or aftermarket exhaust.

Lots of good info on Ivan's site. Ivan's Performance Products
thanks for the info - the thing that gives me caution is sending my ECU - how long did it take you? My bike is my main mode of transportation.
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He flashes and ships the same day he receives your ECU. Shipping is what takes the longest, so it depends what you're willing to spend. IIRC mine took 4 or 5 days using UPS ground.
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He flashes and ships the same day he receives your ECU. Shipping is what takes the longest, so it depends what you're willing to spend. IIRC mine took 4 or 5 days using UPS ground.


4-5 days each way, right?


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I'm pretty sure it was 5 days total. Shipped on Monday, Ivan received/flashed/shipped on Wednesday, I received Friday. MI & NY not very far apart though.
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I'm pretty sure it was 5 days total. Shipped on Monday, Ivan received/flashed/shipped on Wednesday, I received Friday. MI & NY not very far apart though.
Ah, yeah - I'm in California.
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Yeah that'll add some time or expense to the deal.
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