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Old 10-29-2012, 08:39 PM   #1
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Power commander question...

hi,

someone please tell me what power commander is and what it does? i know its something to do with your air and fuel ratio and you can change it?

what are some benefits of getting one?

what can you do with it?



i ride a cbr600rr 2007, i dont do any track just street mainly year around?
any feedback is appreciated
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:51 PM   #2
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Similar to a space shuttle Commander, they send you to outer space
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Post what other mods you have done in terms of your exhaust and people can tell you if it would be worth getting one. The more you change the intake or exhaust on your bike the more you will benefit by a powercommande, regardless of where or how you ride.
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It's a fuel management module and allows you to increase or decrease the percentage of fuel going to the injectors from the ecu. Your bike is tuned by the factory with the proper air/fuel ratio and programmed to the ecu. If you install an after market part that alters the air ratio, you could be dumping too much fuel into your engine or not enough. The power commander allows you to adjust your fuel accordingly so that you have a good air/fuel ratio depending on the tuning to accommodate this modification. Do to popular belief it does not add horsepower by just installing it. I would not suggest it if your bike is stock as there would be no point.

Just going off of memory so please correct me if I'm wrong in any way. If all else fails there are plenty of threads here explaining this, just use the search box.
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It's a fuel management module and allows you to increase or decrease the percentage of fuel going to the injectors from the ecu. Your bike is tuned by the factory with the proper air/fuel ratio and programmed to the ecu. If you install an after market part that alters the air ratio, you could be dumping too much fuel into your engine or not enough. The power commander allows you to adjust your fuel accordingly so that you have a good air/fuel ratio depending on the tuning to accommodate this modification. Do to popular belief it does not add horsepower by just installing it. I would not suggest it if your bike is stock as there would be no point.

Just going off of memory so please correct me if I'm wrong in any way. If all else fails there are plenty of threads here explaining this, just use the search box.
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:57 PM   #7
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in terms of exhaust i have yoshi rs5 slip on exhaust currently and thats about it.

i do have a problem, with my bikes fuel economy i get about 180KM (not milage) i live in canada...

somebody told me to get a power commander to get millage.

also whats dynotuning and stuff mean and do

sorry about all these questions im new to this stuff

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Old 10-29-2012, 11:59 PM   #8
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You should have tried google.... but like stated the power commander is a fuel programmer that piggy backs the ecu and is used to adjust fuel to get the correct A/F ratio which is helpful when you install exhaust/airfilter. and you would need to take your bike to a shop or person that has a dynometer to make you a custom fuel map to get that ratio as near to perfect as possible. you'll feel the difference in the throttle response and linear power output. I just got a pc-v and a dyno map for my 09 and i can feel a difference in 6th gear pull and lower gears. I have a K&N airfilter and two brothers exhaust. I feel it was worth the cost in my case. I commute alot and try to hit the tail of the dragon a few times a yr. your other option besides the dyno is the auto tune that will adjust the fuel while you ride. hope this helps.
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also whats dynotuning and stuff mean and do
Not even going to bite at that one...
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:48 PM   #11
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I know I definitely need a pc with a full exhaust, but do you think I would need it with just a slip-on? or is stock sufficient?
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No you don't. You can also do a search here, it has been covered probably hundreds of times (literally).
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No you don't. You can also do a search here, it has been covered probably hundreds of times (literally).
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:43 AM   #14
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im still confused on getting it or not.

i do want a better fuel economy though

are their other alternatives to getting better mileage. air filter?
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:39 PM   #15
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im still confused on getting it or not.

i do want a better fuel economy though

are their other alternatives to getting better mileage. air filter?
You could buy a Vespa :)
If you buy a high flow air filter, more air will be coming in, so you would want a power commander to adjust the fuel to match accordingly. Standard K&N's just replace your paper filter with one you can clean instead of purchasing a new one.
To find out your air/fuel ratio you would go to a place with a dyno, it's like a treadmill for motorcycles and measures everything from air/fuel ratio to horsepower. Once it's ran on a dyno they would tune the power commander to supply more or less fuel depending on the amount of air coming into the bike.
Seriously though, that search box is awesome. It's like Google, but for things on the site, and its been around since '94 so I'm sure someone has mentioned it.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:50 AM   #16
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wow I mean I love the forum and all but how can we make people search if you keep answering their already answered questions?!!!!

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