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.
well have bit the bullet, was never going to go the mods on either my xct or highball .... BUT after dropping of the XCT for service and being loaned the shop demo hardball, just got of phone with Daynon in Syd store, asked him WTF had they done to the hardball demo .... now ordered this power commander thing.
If you haven't tried the demo with it fitted .... DO IT !!! FA#@$K YEAH !!
Check out the auto-tune for the PC-V.
Lloyds web site has a new air filter for XC/XR type bikes with 40% more air flow stated.
Once the bullet is bitten, you want more.
hi Allen I have a 2011 cross rds soft bagger fited the power commander 5 and big honker slip ons definatly made a big difference
had the airbox opened and used the std air filter very good after having it dynod , changed to the victory air cleaner then gained an extra 2hp of touque after having it recalibrated on the dyno (107 lbs toque )
more engine noise with the airbox opened but its worth it
definatly has a lot more low down and mid range
best regards Norm
Just a quick question guy's,
When you say that the fuel light comes on earlier than before ( ie 210km's instead of 240km's ) is that highway riding or around town giving the bike hell ?
Doesn't seem to matter much how you ride, it just uses a bit more fuel, obviously if you cane it it will use more again.
That's not what i wanted to hear ( lol )
It must work different than a car then.
In my Dyno'd Car - On a highway i get better fuel economy than stock but when you hammer it - WHO CARES !
I would of thought you get the same result with any type of petrol driven combustible engine as they all work with the same principal .
Oh well , u learn something every day
Well i took the old boy out and clocked 210km's before the orange light decided to come on intermittingly and after 217km's the orange light stayed on.
I took the boy up to the North Coast ( No Hills / Mountains ) and rode her back home to ensure i didn't do anymore than 230km's.
So it seems that i am getting the same as everyone else that has installed the Power Commander but hasn't had a dyno tune.
I got mine from Sydney and was told that it had been tuned better than a Map Tune hence the $550 cost.
The loss of economy on the highway bugs me ( Remembering i don't care about gas when i cane it ) and i am gonna put this thing on a dyno and work out what the hell is going on. It would be a bit of a shame if that the only thing that was done to the PCV was to adjust the fuel imput as anyone can do that and get more power.
Anyway's i'll get to book it in and see first hand how the map looks and go from there.
Not to Piss on anybody's parade but findings are as follows,
Took the bike on the Dyno and WTF.
Couldn't read cylinder 2 ( Must be Locked )
Settings @ 7500 RPM ( Bike can't do that ).
Solution - Delete Map Tune and custom tuned instead.
More Torque through all gears from 1800 - 4500 RPm.
A/F Fuel Ration set to 13.8 ( Better fuel economy and excellent throttle response )
Thanks Rob you did a great job.