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feedback on Rapid Bike?

Post by mrossk » Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:51 pm

Looking for some feed back on the Rapid Bike module. Anyone have experience with one? I'm hoping to scavenge a few m.p.g. from the Akra map, and am curious if there are improvements to be had. Seems interesting, especially being able to access the "closed loop". Thanks,
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Re: feedback on Rapid Bike?

Post by JDS1290SDr » Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:25 pm

I had one on a 2007 998 monster. You don't hear much about them anymore.
Easy install, just like the rest of them. Figuring out the rest was a PITA. Im sure they have improved from 10 yrs ago.
Why not use Dynojet ?
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Re: feedback on Rapid Bike?

Post by mrossk » Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:27 pm

As far as I know, and I may be wrong, DynoJet isn't able to access the closed loop area of the map. And in the commuting I do, it would be nice to affect the low rpm/throttle openings. I'm getting pretty shitty mileage in town with the Akra map

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Re: feedback on Rapid Bike?

Post by kevxtx » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:09 pm

Dyno jet uses plug in Eliminators on the 1290 with the PCV which peg the closed loop around 13.8:1 to 14:1, the O2 sensor when in used runs at 14.7:1

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Re: feedback on Rapid Bike?

Post by mrossk » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:59 pm

If anything, at my altitude (7000 feet), I feel my bike's running rich down low. Would hate to exacerbate that with those plugs. Kev, do you have any firsthand feedback about Rapid Bike? I know you have lots of experience with PCV's. Thanks,
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Re: feedback on Rapid Bike?

Post by kevxtx » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:05 am

Never used Rapid bike not because it does not work well but mainly because I use Tune Link Dyno tuning software which hooks directly to a PCV & makes tuning so much quicker & cheaper to build maps, especially when I build up to 10 custom maps a year on my bikes.

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Re: feedback on Rapid Bike?

Post by NiteKreeper » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:46 pm

kevxtx wrote:...I build up to 10 custom maps a year on my bikes.
How come?

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Re: feedback on Rapid Bike?

Post by kevxtx » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:53 am

Most riders only build one custom map on a bike I build many on a bike, I work on a few bikes at a time, next month when I am on leave I will be remapping/reflashing my new 2017 MT09 + the new 2017 1290 with a whole lot of mods that have never been tested on the 2017 1290, I do back to back Dyno testing on nearly every mod I bolt onto a bike to see the gains & losses, the only way to know the true gains is to correct the AFR each time.

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Re: feedback on Rapid Bike?

Post by NiteKreeper » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:58 pm

So you work in/own a shop? That's a lot of dyno time...

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Re: feedback on Rapid Bike?

Post by kevxtx » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:37 am

NiteKreeper wrote:So you work in/own a shop? That's a lot of dyno time...
Nope don't own a shop or work in a bike shop but play with bikes far more than the average rider, I am a qualified bike tech so have a good skill base.

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Re: feedback on Rapid Bike?

Post by NiteKreeper » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:49 am

Jesus christ Kev.
There are programs for people like you...

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Post by kevxtx » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:58 am

My wife say I have a motorcycle addiction, the facts are I know I have. :D

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Post by scrubrunner » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:23 am

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Re: feedback on Rapid Bike?

Post by kevxtx » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:52 am

8-)

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Re: feedback on Rapid Bike?

Post by Xterminator » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:26 am

I installed a Rapid Bike Evo system along with the Moto Hooligan air intake on my 2015 Super Duke R 1290 a couple of weeks ago, so far I've been very happy with it. A few of my friends have also installed the system on their bikes and have also been happy with it. After installation I immediately noticed the throttle response below 5000 RPM smoothed out considerably. It also corrected a slight fueling modulation problem caused by installing a Bodis midpipe the month before. I also noticed a significant increase in power, but I'm sure that has a lot to do with the new intake. The reasons I went with Rapid Bike are because I wanted to be sure I had the correct air/fuel ratio both now, and in the future if I install a different exhaust, and I didn't want to bother with getting the bike Dyno tuned everytime I change somthing. The nice thing about the rapid bike system is that it's constantly adjusting the map as you ride according to weather conditions, altitude, fuel, etc., always giving you optimal performance. Another nice feature is that, if you sell your bike you can take off the unit bring it, or send it to the dealer and he will reprogram it for your new bike. Then all you have to do is buy a new wiring harness. RB comes with a 2 year warranty. The dealer (Cycle Pro) are good people, very helpful, and they really stand behind their product.
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Re: feedback on Rapid Bike?

Post by NiteKreeper » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:13 am

Well I'm sold ;)

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Re: feedback on Rapid Bike?

Post by kevxtx » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:41 am

PCV + Auto tune does the same thing, I have many Auto Tune devices sitting on my garage shelf they are not perfect but do get a map closer to smooth things out.

Auto Tune Verse a Dyno Map: viewtopic.php?f=29&t=6888&p=42781#p42781

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Re: feedback on Rapid Bike?

Post by mrossk » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:59 pm

I thought it's true that the Rapid Bike is able to access the "closed loop" area of the map, whereas the PCV is not? Is this correct?

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Re: feedback on Rapid Bike?

Post by Xterminator » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:57 pm

mrossk wrote:I thought it's true that the Rapid Bike is able to access the "closed loop" area of the map, whereas the PCV is not? Is this correct?
According to their lititure, that is correct.
http://rapidbike.us/about

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Re: feedback on Rapid Bike?

Post by mrossk » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:45 am

Thanks X- You're in Winter Park, Co.? Not too many places at higher elevation than Santa Fe, but I believe you're @ 9000 feet or so. How's the bike run up there?

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