Join Date: Jul 2017
Year/Make/Model: 2016 Vulcan Vaquero
Not a great day. The dealership called to let me know all the upgrades and parts were installed and the bike was ready.
I got there and immediately noticed that they installed the Freedom Performance True Dual Racing 4Ē racing exhaust with black tips, not chrome like I ordered. Strike one.
I started it up and noticed itís nice deep sound but itís volume just at idle was way too loud.....way too loud, as in itís not installed right. Hmmm, maybe Iím wrong but Iíll take it for a spin. So I drive it home which took about 20 minutes and the whole ride, all the way, in all gears, on or off the throttle the bike was snap, crackle and pop. It sounded like a gun club. And I was smelling gas. Strike two.
I get home and see in the saddlebag stickers from a different company, NOT IVAN in NY. I called the dealership and asked where did they send my ECU to get flashed. NOT IVAN. Strike three.
Drove it back, itís at the dealership, and Iím pretty ticked off. They will be sending it to IVAN on Tuesday.
Hope they make this right for me, or Iím going to start naming business and employee names in my reviews.
As I understand it, a Kawasaki nomad/voyager/vaquero ECU has minimal pops on deceleration after an Ivan flash. Am I wrong?
Do you think I should get baffles for the FP TD 4Ē? Will that interfere with performance after the Ivan flash? Itís really loud, racetrack loud.
As it is now, I think itís lean because of all the popping. It popped all the time in all gears on or off throttle. Very unhappy with service by dealership.