Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: West Coast, North Island, New Zealand
Most of us who used fuel tuners have either on-sold them (if a buyer could be found), or as in my case - have them hanging on a nail in the shed.
And most of us who used fuel tuners would say there are no circumstances where a one would be preferred over Ivan's flash.
You won't need any different flash, or a tuner, for just aftermarket pipes. I've used my bike, flashed, with both an open intake, and with a much more restrictive K&N replacement filter in the OEM intake. I never had any issue, and prefer now to keep it in the more OEM setup. The flash provides so much more performance, I don't miss that little bit extra from having an open intake - and I don't miss the extra intake noise at all. However I have it set up, it's still far better than the tuner ever was.
I've kept in touch with Ivan. He's never suggested I should have him alter the flash at all. If you buy your Voyager, call him. He's very approachable, and will help you find the best solution for your bike - however it is when you buy it, and whatever you plan to do to it along the way.
Paul (Peg) Elliott
New Plymouth, NZ. '10 Voyager 1700
'02 Nomad 1500(sold) '97 VN800B (sold)
2 Honda's, 2 Suzuki's, 1 Yamaha (all dead)