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Power commander V

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  1. pdn22
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    Anyone have one of these yet? Your experiance with them would be appreciated. Is the computer program easy to understand? Work well? And does anyone know how much these injectors are capable of flowing?

  2. LonkRifle15
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    Probably not much help to you, but my dad put one on his 950T when he got his Cobra pipes. It has been working great for him. He had the dealer install it, so hasn't done anything to the programming or adjustments.

  3. pdn22
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    Well any experiance is help just wantin to know if it was working good for someone! Thanks

  4. JozhH
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    May be easier/better to use the Autotune.

  5. yttunn46
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    I have a PC-V and an autotune sitting here for my 1300 that I will be putting on next week. Unfortunately it will probably be 2 months before I get to ride again to try it out.

    Winter sux!

  6. pdn22
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    I do have some experience with tuning/fuel mapping so i would like to tune my own bike. I also really want a to get this bike to make more power so and have really considered like a 15 shot of nitrous so i want complete control of the fuel. I wish they made a timing commander like they do for the harleys.

  7. Cabri103
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    I have the PCV on my 950. It was installed at the shop after I put the cobra pipes on. The reason being is that when it is instaled it is best to do it with the bike on a dynamometer. they have one at the shop where I take my bike for service. that way every thing gets set up exactly the way it is supposed to be the mapping is done correctly and you get as print out exactly what the performance of the bike is doing.

  8. pdn22
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    Right I agree it is better on a dyno you cant beat that. But I dont have the money for dyno time. When I could get dam close to the same performance just trial and error on the streets. I have thought about a wide band too. lol

  9. yttunn46
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    So are you guys saying you dont trust the autotune? Seems to be about the same price or cheaper than dyno time and you will always have it if you change anything on the bike.
    Jon

  10. pdn22
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    never said i didnt trust it. but if i experament and make my pwn fuel maps i save 250 or so dollars and i get more experiance with fuel mapping. I still dont know i havent put a whole lot of concideration into the auto tune but if i were to get a wide band i might as well have gotten auto tune lol

  11. piknumper1
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    If you are just wanting to optimize performance when you change out the exhaust, and you're not really ever going to mess with it again, in my opinion it's a waste of money to get the power commander, which retails around $350....cobra makes a fuel controller that evens everything out, it works with stock or aftermarket exhaust, and you don't have to map it or run it on the dyno, it's just plug-and-play....it retails at about $200. plus you don't have to worry about downloading a faulty map (since there are a bunch out there you can find that people have built themselves, and who's to say they do or do not know what they are doing), or messing anything up. most people just want their bike to run right and increase horsepower and torque without having to spend a ton of money, and this product is what i recommend to them. now, if you have a bit more knowledge on the subject than the average bear, and you are going to tune and re-tune on a regular basis, then go ahead with the power commander.

  12. pdn22
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    Knowing how I am with cars there is no way possible that I will stop with exhaust and air intake (see sig) lmao

  13. Cabri103
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    So are you guys saying you dont trust the autotune? Seems to be about the same price or cheaper than dyno time and you will always have it if you change anything on the bike.Jon
    I take it the Auto tune is an add on to the PowerCommanderV. I could look it up on their website but can you give me a snapshot of what it does? How it enhances the Powercommander?

  14. yttunn46
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    I take it the Auto tune is an add on to the PowerCommanderV. I could look it up on their website but can you give me a snapshot of what it does? How it enhances the Powercommander?
    Yes, it is an add on to the PC-V. It has its own wide band O2 sensor and i supposed to tune the bike as you ride it and make you your own custom map. You should never need to take it to a dyno. (according to Power commander) I have one but haven't got to play with it yet. Spring will be here soon.
    Jon

  15. pdn22
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    Does auto tune re map it instantaneously? Like a constant retune?

  16. yttunn46
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    Like I said I haven't got to play with it yet but my understanding is yes, if you want it to. It will alter whatever map you put into it as you ride, then you just accept it and it saves your new map. I think you can leave it on all the time and it will continue to make adjustments but I was told it is better to eventually turn it off and save the map when it has made all its adjustments. If it left on all the time and smething goes wrong like an intake or exhaust leak it will go crazy trying to compensate.

    Search both "autotune" and "auto-tune" most of the info you find will be in the raider section, few guys there are running them.
    jon

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