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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-06-2005, 01:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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Power commander is here!

Well, I received my Power Commander III USB from Speedwerks today (Thanks Brian and Laura, you two are excellent!) and I will be installing it in the morning. I installed the software and hooked it up to my computer to check the map and it has the map for the Graves slip-on with stock air filter already loaded. I checked Power Commander's website and that is all they have available as far as slip-on maps for the 05 R6 so it will have to do for now. I have the Jardine RTone race baffle, but there may not be that much difference between it and the Graves. It's better than having a stock map, but it doesn't matter too much because I'm having a custom map made in a week or two. I just have to wait on the shop to get through their backlog. I was looking through the instructions and it doesn't look like it will be very difficult to install the PCIII at all.

Yes, I know, I still owe you all pics of the Jardine on the bike, and I will be taking those tomorrow, barring any unforseen problems with work.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-06-2005, 01:40 AM
 
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Yeah it's pretty easy. I took mine out and it's waiting to be brought to DynoJet so they can map it. I don't trust the dealer that much.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-06-2005, 02:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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Wow, not only is it NOT difficult, it was downright easy. Yeah, so I couldn't wait until morning to install it.

Derek, why bother taking yours out? Just ride up to Dynojet Research in North Vegas and have them do it on the bike. Do you have the PC III USB, or a different model? It's also VERY easy to download a map and run the program with the PC III USB model. What exhaust do you have? Any other mods done?
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-06-2005, 05:43 AM
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That's great Capt... give us a report when you take it for a spin!

show us how easy it was... some people don't understand how to do such easy things...




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On a GSXR
One hot wire, one ground wire, unplug the harness under the seat, plug in the PC and your off.
The hardest part is routing the wires.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-06-2005, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
 
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Actually, the PC came with nice instructions and good pictures. On the 05 R6, you have to remove the seat, solo cowl (or passenger seat), and remove the front bolts for the gas tank and raise it up. You set the PC in the "trunk" area of the bike, then route the wires under the seat and along the subframe, which is the hardest part. However, Yamaha put a nice little wire run in there which makes it easier (although you have to feed the connectors one at a time). Hook up a wire to the negative terminal of the battery, then unplug two connectors under the gas tank. You now have four open "ends" (the two connectors that you disconneced) and you have four connectors on the PC wiring harness. Black to black and white to white. They only go together one way. Now put everything back together and velcro the PC down and you're good to go (provided the PC has a map installed).

As I said, I installed the software to my computer and hooked the PC up to it just to make sure it had the proper map loaded. You will want to do this BEFORE putting the PC in your bike, unless you have a laptop (you could always wheel you bike into your computer room ). The PC III USB comes with a USB cable and also with an adapter so that you can plug in a 9-volt battery to power up the PC for this purpose. This thing is great and extremely simple. You CAN tweak the map on your own, but you really need A/F sensors and a dyno to get it right, so you'll really have to take it to a shop to get a custom map created. However, the power commander website has a database of maps to at least get you in the ballpark.

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And that has the nice USB hook up as well!!




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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-06-2005, 09:38 PM
 
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I've been there and they said I have to take it out. I got a GYT-R slip-on with a K&N. They will map it, but they don't do dyno maps because they're only R&D. I'll take the free map though. I currently don't have a computer at home and i wouldn't want to d/l something from an Air Force comp. I've been on the site though and I couldn't find a map for what i got. It is a USB type though.
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I simply can not wait to have the extra money to get the PC usb for the '05 gixer! There is a small off-idle stumble in the throttle that bugs the hell out of me! I'm guessing that aside from the optimization improvements, that will go away as well.

Wish the '97 750 was fool-injected, those carbs are killing me with frustration.
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