Answer: When a map for your setup is not available, it is best to select a similar exhaust system and AutoTune that map to tune it in specifically for your setup.
Answer: Almost any device running iOS 6.0+ or Android 4.0+ that has Bluetooth connectivity and a good internet connection can be used. There is no information stored on the smartphone, so you can borrow a phone and not worry about losing settings.
Answer: if you should ever want or need to go back to the original calibration you had before installing FP3, do the following: from the main menu, press “view/edit maps” and press slot zero (reads "stock setting – read only”). A message will pop up asking if you want to flash this map to your bike – press continue and follow the instructions.
Answer: Most likely, you have a poor internet connection and the app timed out before the server responded. Press the back arrow and try again. If the problem persists, check your internet connection. You may want to switch to wifi or switch off of wifi depending on your current state.
Answer: The process of sending your stock map to the server should only take a few seconds. If you find yourself stuck here for more than a minute or two, you should kill the app, cycle power on your bike, and try again.
· If you are using wifi, try turning off wifi and using cell service.
· If you are using cellular service, try a wifi connection.
· Note the signal strength of the service you are using. Just because you can make a phone call does not mean that you will be able to access the Vance & Hines server. In rural areas, you may need to seek out better internet service.
· iOS devices go to Settings>General>Softare Update.
· Android devices go to Settings>About Phone>Software Update.
Answer: Check the "My Apps" area of your device and see if any updates are listed for your device. Updates may not immediately show on your device. This is dependent on the configuration of your devices settings to update applications over Wifi connection or cellular connections.
Answer: Go to the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android) and search for “FP3”. You should see the Vance & Hines FP3 app. Select and install the app.
Answer: The app is completely free.
Answer: Most likely you will not need to use the autotune feature. The factory fuel trims will automatically adjust for typical variations. Because our maps are all dyno tuned with your engine/pipe combination and a high flow air intake. It is very likely that you will not need to perform any other task than downloading the map and programming it into your bike. Some exceptions include: you have pipes that are VERY different than something offered by Vance & Hines; you live outside North America and therefore have different fuels than what are available at our facility.
Answer: To autotune your map, you must first select a map for a pipe similar to yours and program it into your bike. Next select autotune from the menu and “start” the process. This will make changes to your map and flash those into the bike. Now go out and ride. The more varied types of riding you can do (stop and go, steady state, uphill, downhill, low rpm, high rpm, low and high throttle angles, etc.) the better. It is possible to get a decent tune in as little as 20 minutes, but we recommend you run through one full tank of gas before “finishing”. Once you press the “finish autotune” button, your bike will be reflashed with the new settings and you are done.
Answer: It is possible to get a decent tune in as little as 20 minutes, but we recommend you run through one full tank of gas before “finishing”.
Answer: No. The FP3 hardware will need to be plugged in because the autotune process is contained within that unit. The phone is only used to activate the processes or display your progress.
The entire grid is all the possible locations (a combination of rpm and throttle angle) you can tune. An orange square is a location that is partially learned. A green square is a location that is learned.
Answer: Fuelpak FP3 is only compatible with select CANBUS systems on Harley Davidson motorcycles as this time.
Answer: The warranty for Fuelpak FP3 is 90 days.
Answer: Each bike you tune will require a different FP3. The FP3 will “marry” to your VIN when you flash a map to it the first time. After that, the FP3 will not be able to flash any other bike. You can still use it to read diagnostic trouble codes or display live data on any CAN bus equipped Harley.
Answer: All of our maps are made on a dyno and verified on the road with the engine/pipe combination listed. Every map goes through a full tuning process and is reviewed by calibration engineers before being uploaded to the Vance & Hines server.
Answer: You will have to install the app on your phone and purchase an FP3 Fuelpak. The FP3 Fuelpak plugs into the 6-pin diagnostic port on your Harley Davidson motorcycle. Power up your bike and connect your phone to the FP3 via a Bluetooth connection (iOS: follow the help screen on your app; Android: the app will guide you through the process). Now “search for a map” and select the map which best fits the bike/engine/pipe combination you have. Program your map to your bike, that's it. Most customers complete the whole process in about 10 minutes. We encourage you to download the app and try the process in demo mode.
Answer: From the time you first pair your phone to the FP3 to being completely done usually takes about 10 minutes or less. If you need to do a firmware update, that could add another 5 minutes or so.
Answer: We have maps for every Vance & Hines exhaust system, if you have an exhaust system other than Vance & Hines, choose a map for a pipe similar to yours. Look at the routing of the pipes to make that determination (two pipes merging into one muffler, two pipes totally separate leading to separate mufflers, two pipes leading to separate mufflers with a crossover pipe between them, etc.). Once you have flashed that map, try it out for a while (about a full tank of gas is good). The fuel trims will adjust for most differences. If it doesn’t meet your expectations, you can try the autotune function.
Answer: Each time the app is started and you go through the system status screen (where you can choose demo mode), the app will check for available updates. If updates are available, the app will guide you through the update process.
Yes. If an update is available, your app will not allow you to proceed without performing the update. It is important that your FP3 always have the most up-to-date firmware.
Answer: The Fuelpak FP3 may be removed from the motorcycle once the map has been flashed to the ECM. For Live Sensor Data and Diagnostic Code reading or any other map editing or viewing Android & Apple the Fuelpak FP3 must be plugged in.
Answer: The Fuelpak FP3 is not married to a specific smartphone or device. There are many shops and dealers that will be able to assist you with using a Fuelpak FP3. Utilizing their smartphone (Android or Apple).
Answer: The first time the Fuelpak FP3 is linked to the bike and a map has been flashed the unit is will then be "married" to that VIN number. You can flash that VIN many, many times. But only that VIN.
Answer: There are limitations to AutoTune capabilities. AutoTune has the capability of tuning in nearly any exhaust and intake combination as well as fuel type on a stock engine. However, for modified motors with radical/high lift cams, it will not be able to tune.
Answer: The Vance & Hines engineers are constantly improving the FP3 and will release updates as necessary. These updates may improve the speed of the process, the quality of the flashing, and features, or fix bugs.
Answer: The firmware upgrade process usually takes about 7 minutes or less. If you have a poor internet connection, it could take longer.