Vance And Hines Fuelpak FP3: Wrong VIN, No Problem

By | May 30, 2017


2013 HD Iron 883 Arlen Ness Big Sucker 2 Vance & Hines Short Shots

I recently upgraded my 2013 Harley Davidson Iron 883 by adding an Arlen Ness Big Sucker 2 air cleaner, and Vance & Hines Staggered Short Shots. I also added Vance & Hines’ Fuelpak FP3 to my bike because the upgrades I did significantly change the amount of air passing through my shovelhead.

Vance & Hines Fuelpak FP3

The Fuelpak FP3 is an important part of the upgrade process because it allows you to flash the correct fuel-to-oxygen map specific to your bike. Not only that, the Fuelpak FP3 provides an autotune feature which tunes your bike as you ride it. What more could you want?

I agree that the installation of the Fuelpak FP3 is a breeze; however, there are few hurdles that you might face when trying to sync the Fuelpak FP3 to the FP3 app running on your phone or tablet. Below are a few of the issues that I had to overcome after installing my Fuelpak FP3.

The Fuelpak FP3 Is Showing The Wrong VIN Number

Bluetooth Device VIN-010790

According to the manual, your Fuelpak FP3 should show up as Bluetooth device called “VIN-(last six digits of your bike’s VIN number)”. Unfortunately, mine showed up as VIN-010790. I got ahold of a helpful Vance & Hines technician by calling (317) 852-9057 and he informed me that there was nothing to worry about. Turns out that when the Fuelpaks are tested they are all assigned VIN default number 010790.

The tech told me that it was safe to connect to VIN-010790 even though the last six digits didn’t match the last six digits of my bike’s VIN number.

Fuelpak FP3 Connected, But Not Synched

The next issue I faced was that my Fuelpak was not synching with the FP3 app. The tech also walked me through the steps to get my bike synched. Although the manual does not indicate this step, the tech informed me that it helps if the engine is switched to the on position. Once I did that, my Fuelpak synched flawlessly, and the last six digits of my VIN changed from 010790 to the correct numbers.

End Results

Now that I am correctly connected and synched to my Fuelpak, I have noticed that my bike is a lot more responsive and powerful. I’m amazed at how many maps you can sync to your bike. Even though I have an Arlen Ness part attached to my bike it doesn’t matter because there are maps related to “high air flow” cleaners that aren’t product name specific. I’m also pretty excited to see how things go using the auto tune feature.

So far, I am very happy with the Fuelpak FP3 and therefore I scored it a 9 out of 10 vroom, vrooms (that wake up the neighbors)!

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