Power Commander V for FJ-09

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Has anyone installed a Power Commander V? How much did it improve max speed? MPG? Reduce back fires from after market exhaust? Improve throttle response? Why did u choose this over having your ECU reflashed? TIA


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Kevin Ho 7 years 31 Answers 3014 views 0

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    flash is a better option

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      Why is that? Cheaper too?

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        The PC is $300 plus another $100 labor and $100 for dyno.. so about $500 total??!!!

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      piggy back systems are less effective, less reliable, more hassle.. A reflash is changing the values in the ECU, as reliable as the original map, no extra wiring, less complicated.

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        A full remap/reflash cost me £300 as a ride in, ride out service and its soo much better

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      Again…another great answer! Thank you, Oliver Taylor!

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      just make sure you get a proper reflash if you go that route. Some people can change the tick boxes (decel cut for example) and call it a reflas). You want a fuelling map change, mode changes and the rest too.

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      Thank you again, Taylor. Has anyone in SoCal got their ECU flashed? Seems like a European Tracer trend. Here in the states, they tend to get the Power Commander instead? After these comments, I am going for the ECU flash but have no idea who can do it around here. Time to visit Google and Yelp…lol

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      could always post it to Simon at Stec in the UK. He gets alot of them posted from overseas he was telling me

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    375 if you come up to the Bay. Theres a guy here that did mine, knows his shit

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    Jake… How was the bike after the ECU flash?

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    just like a lot of the other comments, more at the top end, no loss at low end, stopped the popping from the akra. I think it is a little smoother response too

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    Dayum…
    Win…win…win!
    How about better mpg?
    What is your top speed before and after the ECU flash?

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    I havent tested the top speed, but as for MPG I ride fairly spirited and get 45-50 MPG. I havent been on the bike a lot recently due to my arm but I am not sure if my MPG has improved or worsened. I do like to rev the engine quite a bit with the akra exhaust

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    Ok…like Rev mine too! But no more Backlash?
    https://youtu.be/x0C7pKTBN5A

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    It won’t improve top speed because US models have a limiter. It won’t help with the back firing either if u have an exhaust. The backfire is a result of the AIS (air induction system). You have to get block off plates to stop the back fires. A ECU flash can remove the limiter and disable the AIS with out block off plates. 2wheeldynoworks charges about $300 for a flash whereas the PC is usually more plus you have to install it. Flash is a WAY better option

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    Boom! Best answer so far and the MOST AFFORDABLE too! Thank you so much, Lan

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    You won’t regret it. There is a step by step guide on FJ-09.org to remove panels and tank to get to ECU. Should only take about 45 minutes

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    Silly question from a rookie – is the flash something that can be done remotely? Thinking like my car that has a device to communicate with the ECU and “tunes” can be exchanged via email and uploaded. Or does it need to go into a shop? Thanks all.

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      You would have to purchase the software program which is about $400. Just pull your ECU and mail it in. There are a few companies that will flash it and ship it back the same day

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      You can buy a bike side harness from FTecu. Basically a data link which easily attaches to your ECU and allows you to flash your ECU as many times as you like. That’s what I have fitted and sound similar to what you mentioned above.

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    And along the same lines – if the bike is “stock” has anyone used the following to assist with the jerky throttle etc?

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      I would say practice riding in B Mode until you get more comfortable with the throttle and clutch!

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    The 2017 model (mine) is smooth, and hits the speed limiter at ~220KmH. For me that is plenty fast enough

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      That is 136 mph. Has anyone taken the 2016 FJ-09 past 115 mph without ECU flash?

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      I’ve had 148 mph. Followed by a wobble

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      yeah, 225+ km/h ~146 mph, hit the UK model max speed limiter and then under deceleration a wobble! Doubt it’ll wobble now after getting the suspension sorted. Can’t say I enjoyed that speed on the Autobahn, but done it and ticked that one off – 2015 model.

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      How did u guys recover from the speed wobble going 135-145 mph?
      Get off throttle…
      Rear brake 1st?

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      For me: setting the front preload higher (more rake), more stability. No wobble up or down

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      Kevin easy to say, more difficult when it’s happening. Don’t tense up. I seem to remember I leant forward to put more weight on the front, didn’t use any brake – the wobble didn’t last long. It was induced because I got off the throttle fairly quickly. As Rene says, the cure is to correctly adjust the suspension.

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    For 235£ I can buy 44 gallons of fuel and burn it over 1950 miles.

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