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Old 11-08-2012, 12:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New exhaust, now what ?

I finished installation of the D&D megaphone pipes on my thruxton efi and decided to purchase a power-commander



im extremely newb at anything that would involve messing with the ECU...... any suggestions?

Did i make the right decision as far as the power commander? My rational was get the commander so in the future when i do a few little more mods to the bike i can just tinker with the PC.

Is my reasoning messed up....... I hope not.
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wellllllll, in my opinion, you kinda jumped the gun on the PCIII. You probably could have spend that extra keesh on a modification you could use more NOW. Will it go to waste? Maybe. Either way, if you're excited about, who cares.... Enjoy it anyway.
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Unless you're going to put it on a Dyno I'm not sure the PCIII is a great 2nd mod...but if you are then it opens up some great tuning options once you get more extreme with you mods then it will make tuning on a Dyno a real pleasure....I have a PCV with auto tune on my
CB1000R and it's a really nice piece of kit.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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pull your airbox out-with the pc and your new pipes it will really wake that motor up
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i was under the impression that installing the power commander, would further allow me to have my motor running properly with the new exhaust system. Then if i was to remove the air-box and do some more mods all i could do is download new software for the ECU or basically tune the PC, or am i totally not understanding what im doing?

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Old 11-09-2012, 05:21 AM   #6 (permalink)
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i was under the impression that installing the power commander, would further allow me to have my motor running properly with the new exhaust system. Then if i was to remove the air-box and do some more mods all i could do is download new software for the ECU or basically tune the PC, or am i totally not understanding what im doing?
If you can find a map for your bike's mods then you're fine. Otherwise you need to do the tune on a Dyno in conjunction with AFR data to ensure that your bike isn't running too lean or rich throughout the rev range. I'm not a big fan of "one size fits all" maps for EFI bikes. They're ok, but I've have had and seen best results from getting the bike on a Dyno and getting a competent tuner to get ensure your bike is fueling optimally. It will cost a little extra, but in my experience the results are always worth it.....
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i couldn't find a proper map for my set-up-i also ended up having my bike dynoed-really no point spending a lot of money on mods if they don't work optimally
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Wow thanks for the info, it seems I jumped the gun on the PCIII. May have to take it to a local shop and get it properly tuned after I get some more mods. Thought I could do this myself as a beginner but I guess not. O well more of an excuse to get that air box mod I really liked.
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pull your airbox out-with the pc and your new pipes it will really wake that motor up
100% agree. I got the PC, removed the air box and had my bike tuned on the dyno. I have to say that in addition to the hp gain the bike itself runs much stronger and healthier than it did previously.
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One thing I need to point out is that a good tune will most likely not increase the HP and torque dramatically, BUT the rideability after the tune will blow you mind. That has always been the part that blows me away....the smooth, powerful pull post dyno-tune is awesome. Enjoy!
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