AFR+ UTV Fuel Programmers
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BETTER FUEL MILEAGE - The AFR+ pays for itself! SAVING YOU $$$
The information the AFR gauge displays is all you need to get the best fuel mileage out of your vehicle. The AFR+ can be used alone or in combination with your existing fuel controller or mapping software. With a low retail cost, the AFR+ can pay for itself in ONLY 3500 miles.


BETTER HORSEPOWER and TORQUE
The AFR+ allows your vehicle to be optimized to get the best horsepower and torque for the current modifications.

FUEL INJECTION CONTROL - AUTO-TUNE or FUEL TRIMMING
The AFR+ has built in a piggy-back EFI control system. A piggy-back EFI control system is one where it does not replace the stock ECU, but rather monitors the signals to the injectors and makes fuel adjustments based on the mode settings. The AFR+ can be computer programmed into an auto-tune or a fuel trimming operation mode. The auto-tune mode instantly makes adjustments to the fuel curve based on the wideband O2 sensor input to match the user's desired AFR value. The fuel trimming mode allows a user to make instant changes to the duration of time the fuel injectors are fired. The AFR+ features a push button interface on the gauge allowing for quick fine tuning by the end user for each operation mode.

AFR GAUGE
The AFR gauge provides the user an analog view of air/fuel ratio values between 10 and 16. The AFR gauge is the standard size of 2-1/16 inches in diameter to allow for multiple 3rd party mounting systems to be used. A self-adjusting back lighting display allows the AFR values to clearly be visible for both daytime and nightime riding.

WIDEBAND CONTROLLER - BOSCH CHIP and O2 SENSOR
The wideband controller for the AFR+ uses a Bosch microcontroller for interpretating the data from the wideband Bosch O2 sensor. The AFR+ uses the Bosch O2 sensor part number 17018 and can be found at most local NAPA stores.

 

 

Arctic Cat
Part Number Vehicle  
731006 Arctic Cat Prowler 550/700 2008-2013  
732007 Arctic Cat Prowler 1000 2009-2013  
732008 Arctic Cat Wildcat 1000i 2012-2015  
732008 Arctic Cat Wildcat X 2014-2015  
732014 Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail 2014-2015  
CAN AM
Part Number Vehicle  
732005 CAN AM Commander 800/1000 2010-2015  
732005 CAN AM Maverick 2013-2015  
Honda
Part Number Vehicle  
731008 Honda Big Red MUV 2009-2013  
John Deere
Part Number Vehicle  
732010 John Deere Gator 850i 2013  
Kawasaki
Part Number Vehicle  
732006 Kawasaki Teryx 2009-2013  
732016 Kawasaki Teryx 2014-2015  
Polaris
Part Number Vehicle  
732004 Polaris Ranger 700XP 2006-2011  
732009 Polaris Ranger 800XP 2011-2014  
732011 Polaris Ranger 900XP 2013-2015  
731007 Polaris RZR 570 2012-2014  
732004 Polaris RZR/S 800 2008-2010  
732009 Polaris RZR/S/4 800 2011-2014  
732002 Polaris RZR/4 XP900 2011-2014  
732013 Polaris RZR/4/Trail XP900 2015  
732013 Polaris RZR XP1000 2014  
732015 Polaris RZR XP1000 2015  
Yamaha
Part Number Vehicle  
731005 Yamaha Rhino 700 2008-2014  
731005 Yamaha Viking 2014-2015  

 

UNDERSTAND AFR VALUES:


AFR Values & Characteristics in Four Stroke Engines
 6.0 AFR - Rich Burn Limit (engine fully warm)
 9.0 AFR - Black Smoke / Low Power
11.5 AFR - Best Rich Torque at Wide Open Throttle
12.2 AFR - Safe Best Power at Wide Open Throttle
13.3 AFR - Lean Best Torque
14.6 AFR - Stoichiometric AFR (Stoich)
15.5 AFR - Lean Cruise
16.5 AFR - Usual Best Economy
18.0 AFR - Carbureted Lean Burn Limit
22.0+ AFR - EEC / EFI Lean Burn Limit

Lean Conditions - Common Side Affects
Hotter Engine Temperatures
Detonation / Pinging
Hesitation in Throttle Response

Rich Conditions - Common Side Affects
Engine Flooding
Decel Pop / Backfiring
Lethargic Throttle Response
Excess Carbon Build-up (sooty pipes)
Fuel Smell from the Exhaust




NARROWBAND vs. WIDEBAND O2 SENSORS:


Due to emission regulations the use of O2 sensors has become prevalent in the powersports industry on OEM vehicles. The concept of implementing an auto-tune / closed loop / self mapping fuel control system has also become prevalent in the after-market tuning industry. A huge misunderstanding results from the type of O2 sensors which can be used in each application. The AFR+ system uses a wideband O2 sensor to display the full range of AFR values and target performance AFR values along with fuel economy AFR values.

A Narrowband O2 Sensor is only calibrated to know whether the current AFR is rich, lean, or stoich. The sensor targets a NARROW range around the stoich AFR value of 14.6 to help stock ECU systems fuel trim to meet emission standards.

A Wideband O2 Sensor is much more sophisticated and can supply the exact AFR measurement across a WIDE range of possible AFR values.


RECOMMENDED AFR VALUES TO TARGET WITH FUELING MODES:


IDLE / LIGHT CRUISE: 13.5 AFR - target with GREEN mode
When you start your vehicle we refer to this as being in IDLE condition. When you shift into gear and drive at a low mph we refer to this as being a LIGHT CRUISE. With 14.7 being the industry standard stoich AFR value, we typically like to see these conditions run slightly richer. We target this condition with our GREEN zone and suggest to tune by leaving the vehicle at an idle, but hold the throttle slightly open to a constant rpm. Adjusting the fuel will affect the sound of the engine. We are looking to adjust the fuel to get the smoothest engine operation.

CRUISING: 13.5 to 14 AFR - target with YELLOW mode
Most of the time you are driving your vehicle you will be within our CRUISE zone. This condition is the most wide open for customer preference based on two factors. If you prefer better GAS MILEAGE then run a leaner mixture.
14 AFR (on-road bikes)
Most stock to slightly modified engines will run just fine at an AFR of 15:1 and yield better MPG. If you prefer better PERFORMANCE then we suggest to run an AFR of 14:1 or even richer to around 13.5:1.
13.5 AFR (off-road vehicles)
Most stock to slightly modified engines will run just fine at an AFR of 14.5:1 and yield better MPG. If you prefer better PERFORMANCE then we suggest to run an AFR of 13.5:1 or even richer to around 13:1.

FULL THROTTLE / HIGH RPMS: 12.5 AFR - target with RED mode
Driving full out within a gear will bring you into our FULL THROTTLE zone. This condition is where the peak horsepower value is obtained. The Acceleration zone below may throw in a quick adjustment of fuel, but usually only engages for a couple of seconds. When maintaining a full throttle condition you should enter our red zone and will want to run a richer AFR to get the best performance. Best performance for most vehicles is in the 12.5:1 to 13:1 AFR range. Going too rich will have the opposite affect and decrease your performance.

ACCELERATION: 12 AFR - target with GREEN/BLUE mode
Getting up to cruising speed or getting ready to pass someone, you usually are looking for the performance to get up and go. We refer to any fast turn of the throttle as our ACCELERATION zone. Depending on the RATE of the throttle change will determine how much our controller will affect the fueling. Zone only engages for a couple of seconds.
Slow rate: may not even change anything.
Fast rate: results in the max change set by the mode.
Moderate rate: calculates out linear representation between zero and the max set value by the mode.


UNDERSTAND THE AFR GAUGE DISPLAY AND OPERATION:


AFR GAUGE DISPLAY

  • Background Label - Contains AFR values ranging from 10:1 to 16:1. These are used to determine your current operating AFR and also your mode settings. May be a black or light gray label.

  • Needle - Used to determine your current operating AFR and also your mode settings by moving throughout the range of the gauge. May be an orange or white needle.

  • Left (<-), Mode, Right (->) Buttons - Buttons are used to make setting adjustments to the different modes enabled on the unit.

  • 4 LEDs (Green, Yellow, Red, Blue) - Used to determine active zone during vehicle operation. Also used to determine current adjustment mode when making tuning adjustments. SOLID when in OPERATION MODE. FLASHING when in ADJUSTMENT MODE.

AFR GAUGE OPERATION

  • Startup Mode - When you start your vehicle the LEDs will scroll back and forth for several seconds. The needle may sweep across the entire gauge and back, but will stay at one side of the gauge. After a period of time the needle will then move to a position which is displaying the current AFR value. The time period varies based on how warm the engine is on your vehicle. When one LED is being displayed and the needle is displaying an AFR value then you are ready to ride.

  • Operating Mode - When your vehicle is running and the O2 sensor is warmed up then the needle should be displaying the current AFR value and one or more of the LEDs should be viewable to inform the user which mode is active.

  • Adjustment Mode - When your vehicle is running six modes are available to make adjustments on the AFR+. You enter the adjustment mode by pressing the MODE button on the AFR gauge. Correctly entering the adjustment mode should display a flashing GREEN LED on the LED display.

 

HOW TO ADJUST AND REFER TO CONTROLLER MODE SETTINGS:


Recommended settings for the AFR+ are given as NUMERICAL VALUES between 10 and 16. Only if a mode is running in closed loop (auto-tune) does the setting actually refer to an AFR value.

The AFR+ can be adjusted "on the fly" to tune your vehicle. No computer or other external device is needed to make tuning adjustments. All that is required is for your vehicle to be RUNNING which provides power to the unit. It is recommended to install the AFR+ and take a test ride first before making any mode adjustments.

Adjustment Mode - Six modes are available to make adjustments on the AFR+. You enter the adjustment mode by pressing the MODE button on the AFR gauge. Correctly entering the adjustment mode should display a flashing GREEN LED on the LED display. Pressing the MODE button repetitively will move you through all the modes. Take note that the MODE button is sensitive and will at times skip a mode. Pressing the MODE button at the last mode will bring you back to the first mode. To exit the adjustment mode and return to operation mode you just wait five seconds until the LED display reverts back to a solid LED color.

The six modes available are distinguished by an LED color combination. The six modes in respective order are as follows: Green, Yellow, Red, Green-Blue, Yellow-Blue, and Red-Blue. All six modes have a range of settings from 10 to 16. The settings are adjusted by pressing the RIGHT (->) and LEFT (<-) buttons. Modes 4, 5, and 6 are distinguished by the BLUE LED also flashing along with the corresponding mode color.




FUEL TRIM (Open-Loop) vs. AUTO-TUNE (Closed-loop):


The fueling modes on the AFR+ can function in two different ways. Different setups will be available for every AFR+ application to be programmed one way or the other. The POWERLAB programming package will need to be purchased to jump back and forth between the fueling modes. Different setups are found by browsing to your vehicle in the Product Section.

  • FUEL TRIM (Open-Loop) - Basic fuel manipulation where the input signal is either extended or shortened to add or subtract fuel from the stock OEM map. A value of 13 on the AFR+ is a 0% change for all open loop fueling modes.

  • AUTO-TUNE (Closed-loop) - Automatically adjusts the fueling to target the set AFR value for the active zone. The AFR+ system is a TRUE CLOSED LOOP SYSTEM and NOT simply a self-mapping system.



HOW TO SET THE AUTO-TUNE MODES:


  • Item #: AFR+ UTV
  • Manufacturer: Dobeck Performance

AFR+ UTV Fuel Programmers

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