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BETA testers wanted
« on: December 15, 2016, 01:43:55 am »
I have a new flash set for release, it's the Evolution flash, and I want 5 Beta testers to ride and review it.

  The Evolution flash is for c-14's with stock headers and either stock or slipon mufflers. The Evolution Flash is a completely new flash, not another of my flashes with some window dressing. The Evolution Flash is the result of 1.5 years of constant work and evaluation of tuning just the c-14, in all types of riding. My goal was to make an EFI tune that had the smoothness of good carburetion. That means throttle transitions are smooooth, even off / on transitions. Deceleration is less aggressive than the decel flash, but only because it's easier to level off in any gear and find exactly where you want to be gear / rpm wise, and each gear becomes more useful over it's full spectrum. Light throttle operation is a good as anyone could hope for. The lion is still within, but unless you call him out, he's a pussycat. The bike never begs you to get on the throttle, no feeling that you have to go faster - but it certainly will. In fact I believe the Evolution Flash is the fastest flash for stock exhaust I have. It also has the potential for the best fuel economy in light throttle operation also. What you should notice about the Evolution Flash is what you don't notice - no bad manners, just an engine that does exactly what you want from it all the time. I built this flash with total refinement as the goal, and I believe I've achieved that goal. The evolution flash will be 375.00 w/ shipping in the US. The price reflects the extra developmental work involved.

    If you want to test and evaluate the Evolution Flash, here's the terms:

 1) I must have previously flashed the ECU you will be sending with the DECEL or Original flash;

 2) you must be in good enough weather that you can install the ECU and ride within a few days of getting the ECU back from me... If your bike is put up for the winter, or you're expecting snow and cold temps, sorry.  :??: :??: :??:

 3) you must know your bike well enough to pick up on subtle but obvious changes;

 4) you must be willing to post your thoughts on the new flash, good, bad or indifferent, as long as it's honest.

 5) You cover shipping cost. Send along 22.10 to cover return shipping. Must be in the US.

 6)The first 5 folks who meet the criteria and post below are selected.

   Steve
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Re: BETA testers wanted
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2016, 02:10:09 am »
OOOOOO...mememememememeeeeee...wait...i have a c10...never mind!  :)
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Re: BETA testers wanted
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2016, 08:27:19 am »
Damn, makes me wish I was back in the states, kinda.  Steve, if it is anything like the Decel flash I have now I will be looking to upgrade when the kinks are worked out. :great:
 
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Re: BETA testers wanted
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2016, 10:37:54 am »
I'd be all over this, but my bike isn't stock and the weather here in N.C. can be icy one day, then 70F the next and then low 20's F the next during the winter, so I'm not a good choice for an A to A comparison.  :smiley_confused1:

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Re: BETA testers wanted
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2016, 11:43:40 am »
Put me down Steve.  I have the original flash and will send it to you pronto!
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Re: BETA testers wanted
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2016, 12:27:43 pm »
Reid, email me for the shipping info.

All, after you post here, same drill, email me for the shipping info, you can email through my site, listed in my sig line. Steve

 
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Re: BETA testers wanted
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2016, 12:43:19 pm »
Im up to be a tester, but I didnt get the original flash yet.
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Re: BETA testers wanted
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2016, 12:52:55 pm »
Im up to be a tester, but I didnt get the original flash yet.

Sorry Nicole, this offer is only for those who have my previous flashes, as it's the only way I can get comparative feedback. Look for a 1st of 2017 release date.  Thanks, steve
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Re: BETA testers wanted
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2016, 02:07:22 pm »
Steve, I've already rode a bike with your new flash and loved it.
Would be interested in being a Beta, BUT I'll wait and let other have the first chance.
If you don't have e'nuff by tomorrow, please consider using me as a Tester.
NOTE: I'm in Houston. Riding soon after the install wouldn't be a problem..

Ok folks, I have my name on the wish list, but I'm stepping aside to give ya a chance.
Better sign up NOW!!

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Re: BETA testers wanted
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2016, 02:25:40 pm »
I have no real experience with the original flash, but I've put several thousand miles on this new evo flash. It transformed my bike. I'm curious to here others comparisons.

Im up to be a tester, but I didnt get the original flash yet.

You'll want this when it's released Nicole.

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Re: BETA testers wanted
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2016, 12:55:43 pm »
Hey!! I thought ya'll would be lined up to test this!
Steve sed I'm in... Sooo, I'm excited!

  I suspect the problem is,,, NOT able to ride in the time allotted?
     Might have something to do with having snow up to your ears?

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Re: BETA testers wanted
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2016, 01:06:03 pm »
Hey!! I thought ya'll would be lined up to test this!
Steve sed I'm in... I'm excited!

  I suspect the problem is,,, NOT able to ride in the time allotted?
     Might have something to do with having snow up to your ears?

Ride safe, Ted

I'd be in iff'n he could tweak it for my Versys.
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Re: BETA testers wanted
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2016, 01:09:50 pm »
Sorry Steve - I'm passed Beta, VHS and don't even use DVDs that often anymore.


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Re: BETA testers wanted
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2016, 01:21:51 pm »
I can't believe more people haven't jumped on this.
Steve, if yer willing to entertain a non-US beta tester let me know.
I can ship the box to ya to arrive before the end of Dec. and will cover the cost of return shipping to the UK.

Otherwise will probably buy the finished article in the spring.
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Re: BETA testers wanted
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2016, 01:36:29 pm »
I'm so thrilled with my current Flash. If I were any happier I'd be committed.

Plus I haven't yet read up on what the evo tune is. Thus - figured I'd let people who know what's going on jump on this. I'm clueless.

But Boomer is right. So, Steve, I'm down to test. I've had every flash so far. Why not!

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Re: BETA testers wanted
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2016, 01:59:04 pm »
I'm so thrilled with my current Flash. If I were any happier I'd be committed.

Plus I haven't yet read up on what the evo tune is. Thus - figured I'd let people who know what's going on jump on this. I'm clueless.

But Boomer is right. So, Steve, I'm down to test. I've had every flash so far. Why not!

Fais, there'a brief description in my original post. And you need to be where you can ride the bike, so you need to get out of that hellhole city you're in and go home  :nananana:  Email me for the shipping info if you can fit the criteria (of being able to test and evaluate in a timely manner) Steve
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Re: BETA testers wanted
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2016, 02:14:10 pm »
10-4 - will be back South on Tue and all I want for Christmas is to ride.

Baker air wings are on for the winter, huge vstream with another mini screen attached, Gerbing and etc.... have bike will ride it  :motonoises:

Email imminent - standby - thank you Steve
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Re: BETA testers wanted
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2016, 03:38:32 pm »
I can't believe more people haven't jumped on this.
Steve, if yer willing to entertain a non-US beta tester let me know.
I can ship the box to ya to arrive before the end of Dec. and will cover the cost of return shipping to the UK.

Otherwise will probably buy the finished article in the spring.

Sorry Boomer i really need T&E guys right now - Steve
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Re: BETA testers wanted
« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2016, 04:04:14 pm »
3 spots gone,

 Reid;
 Ted;
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 2 spots left.

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Re: BETA testers wanted
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2016, 10:55:11 am »
Hope some day you develop a flash for my Harley-Davidson  :motonoises:
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Re: BETA testers wanted
« Reply #20 on: December 17, 2016, 02:26:12 pm »
Steve,
As I told you earlier, I'm wanting this new flash!
I did get my bike back, and I'm in Oklahoma. Next week temps in the 50's, definitely riding weather.

 I understand the one thing that doesn't work for this is the fact I haven't had an earlier flash from you yet, for comparison...

But, I am ready, whenever you are, to get this done!
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Re: BETA testers wanted
« Reply #21 on: December 17, 2016, 11:17:10 pm »
I'll be your huckleberry Steve. Put me down. PM me the shipping details. Really dig your last work. Just did 2k 2 up packed for 4 days and it was the best upgrade ever. Love that low rev grunt. Over 200 miles before the low fuel icon flashed. Ride corners in 3rd where before was 2nd. Dig it! Don't ride in ECO mode anymore.
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Re: BETA testers wanted
« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2016, 01:04:11 am »
I'll be your huckleberry Steve. Put me down. PM me the shipping details. Really dig your last work. Just did 2k 2 up packed for 4 days and it was the best upgrade ever. Love that low rev grunt. Over 200 miles before the low fuel icon flashed. Ride corners in 3rd where before was 2nd. Dig it! Don't ride in ECO mode anymore.

Mark - email me at Steve at Shoodabenengineering  dot com and I'll send you the shipping info. #4... Steve
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Re: BETA testers wanted
« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2016, 09:23:35 pm »
Hey Steve-
I'd love to do this if you can hold off on getting riding feedback until the first week of the new year.?
(gonna be on vacation in your neck of the woods from the 24th~31st...) :49:

If it doesn't work out, my question(that you've probably already thought about) is how will the Evolution flash be priced for those of us that have already purchased one of your previous flashes but would now like to try this one?
Do we have to pony up the full price all over again or can we upgrade for a smaller fee?
Hate to say it, but your currently available flashes are such an improvement over stock that I think it may be hard for anyone that already has one of your flashes to justify paying full-price all over again only to receive subtle(yet desired) improvements.
Maybe I'm wrong- :??:

Either way, just let me know.
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Re: BETA testers wanted
« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2016, 11:20:57 pm »
Will it work on an FJR?

We're waiting.....................
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