I searched around to find nearest reputable tuner. Allikanbe1 (Keith) pointed me to owner/engineer/tech/racer David Lillard of Redline Performance Motorsports (http://www.redlinemotors.com
) in Yorktown, VA which is a Ducati dealership, but services every brand
of bike. Had a custom map done with the new PC5 (no Autotune desired) on my K13S yesterday.
I don't have a jpeg of chart yet, but yesterday later in afternoon mapping was done during following conditions: 98.55deg F; 29.85in-Hg; 14% STD, 1.03. Prior to map stock bike had a custom str-thru aftermarket can and K&N's and the temp was already at 85deg F. It was very hot yesterday in that dyno room. Incidentally, gas tank already had 93oct with 10% ethanol blend.
Results: From baseline on untuned bike, we gained 18.10hp and 10.55ft-lb at rear wheel on a DynoJet dyno
. FWIW, the increase would probably have been a wee bit higher since Redline saw the TB's were so dirty, they cleaned them before even the baseline tests were started.
Couple notes in just short time after install: As I was driving back home on NC coast, and as ambient temps kept dropping, the bike kept performing even better & better!! Additionally, the custom tune has not in the least affected my fuel mileage. Example: I filled tank to bottom of neck at station next to Redline and never filled again 'til home, 4.47gal and 214mi later - 47.8mpg. That's typical of fuel mileage before tune. I don't ride like grandpa and also includes some city driving. Even without dyno readout, the SOTP dyno is significantly stronger than before, particularly felt when staying in 6th and doing fast blasts around drivers who are running 70mph... 70-100mph time is seriously shortened! Engine pulls smoothly
and with greater thrust. The O2 sensor is now disconnected (since bike is fuel-mapped) and does not affect CANbus/ECU. PC5 works in conjunction with ECU and adjusts for temp and altitude as per a stock bike.
Not trying to influence folks from unverified, cheaper "Booster Plug", but engine operation is seriously upgraded
on the bike with a PC5. If you own a BMW or any other brand, I highly recommend David Lillard at Redline in southeastern VA
if you want quality dyno tuning. I'm very familiar with dyno tuning on my past hi-perf drag cars at various places. Redline does NOT inflate numbers; they are real world data and David's been tuning for 20yrs. He currently owns nearly a dozen bikes including a BMW GS which he rides to/from work. My K13 is the 4th he's done so far & as of yesterday mine's produced highest increase; previous was 14whp. He's done a number of K12's too.