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Power commander on!!! smoooooth!!

Well despite much wranglings from the missus, insinuating that
my new girlfriend (the gsxs) got more attention than her!!! I managed
today to fit the power commander, took me a few hours and I must
admit the lower fairings on the F are a bitch to get off due to the bottom
clips being bloody strong.

Anyway, I have been for a ride to westbay and back along the coast road
and it is super smooth now and pulls better in the low to midrange and
there appears to be no dip between 7.5k to 8.5k just comes on real strong.

My bike now has 1050 miles on the clock and is standard apart from the pcV
I would heartily recommend fitting one, makes the bike much nicer to ride.

I have also wound the rear preload down to position 2 and she does not bounce
me out of the saddle anymore!! (i am 105kg in my gear).

Very happy chappy
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Wolverine495, A local shop told me if I do this to make sure and add the "Autotune" feature. Did you do that, and did you notice any loss of mileage (I kinda of need the range out here)?
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I just fitted mine too and have to agree it's smoother. No sudden surge anymore just pulls like a linear train. I have noticed the computer seems to think I will get 9 more miles per tank than I did. I don't have auto tune and believe it's better to disable the pair valve if you go down the auto tune route.
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Is it a cure for the snatchy throttle....?
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It's not 100 percent perfect but it is so much better
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Well despite much wranglings from the missus, insinuating that
my new girlfriend (the gsxs) got more attention than her!!! I managed
today to fit the power commander, took me a few hours and I must
admit the lower fairings on the F are a bitch to get off due to the bottom
clips being bloody strong.

Anyway, I have been for a ride to westbay and back along the coast road
and it is super smooth now and pulls better in the low to midrange and
there appears to be no dip between 7.5k to 8.5k just comes on real strong.

My bike now has 1050 miles on the clock and is standard apart from the pcV
I would heartily recommend fitting one, makes the bike much nicer to ride.

I have also wound the rear preload down to position 2 and she does not bounce
me out of the saddle anymore!! (i am 105kg in my gear).

Very happy chappy

Congrads on the PCV5. What tune are you using?
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My pc5 will be here this week, I cant wait!!!

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I agree with the OP regarding the PCV. My bike is definately smoother and has more low/mid power than before. My bike had no throttle issue without the PCV imo and was the the same as my last two bikes (R1 and ZX10R) as standard. With the PCV it is markedly better than those previous bikes in this regard.
I don't doubt that some have had issues with their bikes, but if you go looking for something you sure as **** will find it. I have seen one particular YouTube video complaining of snatchy throttle response posted by someone just off a restricted licence whose previous bike was a Ninja 300!! Really?
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Wow!! The censorship on this site is something else!! I used a four letter word for the place you go in the afterlife if you've been baaaad and it asterisked it out hahahahahahaha!
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I took mine to Bob Scott Bikes in Glenrothes and he noticed a few bits where bike was lean, so instead of a full re-map he just tweeked the map already on the PCv and its even better now.
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