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My current "power commander" ... hmmm

A previous owner of my RC installed a performance module by Techlusion, model TFi.

I see a few things on the 'net about it, but should I replace it with a PCIII? It looks archaic, but if it's doing its job ... ?

Or could this thing actually be causing some of the jerkyness I mentioned in my other thread?

I was just about to order a PCIII from LDH * when I realized I should at least ask about this unit ... also hoping that its installation didn't involve chopping up OEM wires so that I can't figure out how to uninstall it and install a PCIII in its place ... what say you??

* Tried to respond to his PM to ask him, but his box was full

Here it is ... lotta messy wires in there, mostly related to rear lighting:




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Found the instructions if anybody else has the Techlusion TFi: http://dobeckperformance.com/instructions/2050ST.pdf

Looks pretty simple ... Hopefully I can un-install it as easily as I think.

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Interesting. Never seen that one before

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Remember to recycle responsibly electrical scrap has lead in the soldier joints and we do-not want to pollute our water supply.
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Remember to recycle responsibly electrical scrap has lead in the soldier joints and we do-not want to pollute our water supply.
Will do ... although I usually hang onto such items. Never know when it might be needed again someday, since it apparently works ... or maybe not ... since my RC is jerky. Maybe it's just not optimized, not sure.

Also not sure how different a Power Commander is going to be the Techlusion.
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Will do ... !!!


The do it once do it right philosophy you applied to your motorcycle purchase will come into play the minute you ride your bike with the pc3 and whatever map Mike loads for you.
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Also, if you can get connectors from an oem harness and splice them to your taillight wires with soldier and heatshrink it will really clean-up your wiring. The pc3 plugs into the oem connectors and the ground wire for it MUST go directly to the battery velcro and a tie wrap work good for mounting the unit.
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The do it once do it right philosophy you applied to your motorcycle purchase will come into play the minute you ride your bike with the pc3 and whatever map Mike loads for you.
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Also, if you can get connectors from an oem harness and splice them to your taillight wires with soldier and heatshrink it will really clean-up your wiring. The pc3 plugs into the oem connectors and the ground wire for it MUST go directly to the battery velcro and a tie wrap work good for mounting the unit.
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RC given once over by local shop

Took the RC to a local bike shop today to get a once over ... asked some questions I've been wondering about:

- tire condition: Poked thumbnails into the rubber here & there & said they're fine

- front brake light buzzing sound: They say that's 'normal', absence of it would concern them (ya'll agree??). This happens at even the slightest touch of the front brake. Stops hard, though.

- engine oil: it's over-filled now & looks very dark to me. They claim motorcycle engine oil turns very dark very quick, & that mine's fine

- jerkyness, figure I'd mention it anyway: They attributed most of it to loose-ish chain & my very low experience on the bike ... bah

These guys were certainly not into pressure sales. They said they'd do whatever I want them to do, but it's obvious "I" am going to have to tell them what to do since they aren't gonna tell me anything needs to be done.

A few things I forgot to ask about, but I get the feeling they would've been "fine", too.
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My front brakes buzz also. Changed pads and fluid and it didn't change at all. They don't drag and stop on a dime but they buzz even with no pressure applied. Guess that doesn't really answer a question for you but on the jerkyness, a power commander would do a better job of cleaning up the fueling than that thing. A custom dyno tune would be better. Maybe check the cush drives and definitely stay on top of your chain adjustment

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