So I installed my goodies yesterday. I loaded a map generously donated by another member here. A few things I noticed after my first ride. The bike sounds and runs a whole lot smoother, it seems more balanced. The bike performs noticeably better in the mid-range. The Tornado Airkit seems to make this fantastic sucking noise, like it is begging for more, I like it. I have not yet played with the programming myself or tryed any other maps. I would like to get more from my bottom end, not that is is lacking but I just want more (not such a bad thing). And I love the look of Tornado, and the clean left side.
As far as the installation goes, I also learned a couple things for next time.
1. Take off the gas tank right away, it is worth it. And try to time the install so that you have an empty tank (unlike me, trying to muscle a full tank of gas off my bike without spilling any fuel)
2. Solder, solder, solder. On my install, there is one wire you have to "wire tap" to the throttle sensor. Phuey! I tossed that stupid "wire tap" and soldered the wire in line.
3. The crossover tube can be a pain to cut and remove. You cannot just cut off the flanged end and slide it out. On my bike anyway, that will not work. I had to make a horizontal cut along the top of the crossover, where it dog-legs down. Once you have cut that bulge out, and cut the end flange off, it will slide right out. (swearing at it, will not help)
4. I got ahead of myself, did not read the instructions fully, and installed the ground wire into the wrong accesory lead on the bike. It was the most obvious place (and the wrong place) for the wire to go. I could not figure why she would not fire up. I re-read the installation again, and realized my mistake. I moved the ground wire to the correct plug-in and all was ok.
5. If you are installing the Tornado (or any airkit) in conjuction with the PCIII, wait until everything else is done and the tank is back on before you finally install the airfilter. This will keep it out of your way, and prevent it from being scratched, or bending the filter.
6. Installing the airfilter on the housing can be tight. I ran hot water gently over the rubber edge of the filter. This made it a snap to fit over the housing.
That is about it. The PCIII computer program is a snap to use(and i am a computer illiterate fool) And you can watch your rpm, fuel adjustment, and throttle % change while you run your bike with the laptop connected. It is kind of cool.
edit: I uploaded a couple of pictures. I do have more of the install if anyone needs help. I also uploaded a picture of a great cup of cappucino, complimets of my mother. (tough working conditions, you know)