Just want to know the feel on Power Commanders, I am thinking of get one but not sure if it's needed or what the benefit of one would be.
So a couple of question
1. Why get one.
2. What are the benefits of one.
3. Do you have one.
4. Are they just a gimmick.
1. Smoother throttle response especially from low openings (slow corners)
2. Revs through range cleaner, quicker.
3. Yes I do with the auto tune module installed, no dyno needed.
4. No. You will use more fuel but get more performance, my range went from 230kms before light came on to about 210kms, I recommend them, smoother and revs quite a bit quicker, pulls hard and clean, performance will vary depending on pipes air cleaner etc. Good luck with your decision, Webby.
While I agree with you Rob, the tech's that fitted mine and Jayde's PCV's are very competent and have a dyno they were very impressed with the auto tune which in their words, " won't give you the best tune, it will give the best options in ever changing conditions". I just fitted a new pipe and it was nice not worrying about running lean, cheers.
I bought my bike with the PC5 and S'n'S air filter installed by previous owner. It's only a 100 cube/ 5 speed gear box but is absolutely smooth through the range and goes like a cut cat. Any further questions give mechanics Daynon or Michael a call at the Sydney dealership.
Hey Al,Rick put a Lloydz fuel controller on his newbie and said good as gold,so just a thought might be worth checking out,Kingy
Here is my 2 bobs worth, If you have the money fit a PCV & Auto tune then have your bike Dyno Tuned, Every engine is different so a map wont be 100% for every bike. Dyno Tuning alone only gives you 1 set of values, ie at a curtain RPM and Throttle % you get X amount of fuel, It doesnt allow for changing air temperature & atmospheric pressure or altitude. So if your Dyno Man sets up a good map base the wide band O2 sensors in the auto tune will adjust to the different variables keeping your bike performing at its best no matter what.
PS i have just fitted a PCV & Auto Tune to my bike ( easy as and about 2 hours work ) Only done 50K's on it so far but already can tell how much smoother it is
One question would the auto tune not over ride the Dyno settings ?
Thanks for the response and views, I will certainly be getting the PC as soon as they get them back in. I had the chance last week to have it installed but hesitated and now have to wait.
Still deciding if I want to go with the the Auto tune, but I'm leaning towards the Dyno
When I get I'll let you all know how it goes.
PS I also have a performance filter already fitted.