Has anyone else had trouble with PC's software that downloads to your computer? For the life of me...
The PCIIIr is installed and hooked up on my SP1 with Yosh's. The bike starts and runs, no Fi light flash. Everything seems normal. The indicator light on the PC raises and lowers as I rev it so I think it's working ok, just running the wrong map. I bought this PC used, and I'm guessing he left his map on it. He had it on a SP2, with akrapovics.
My breakdown is with powercommanders software. It just keeps failing to load on my computer. It's a 2007 hp pavilion w/ windows vista sp2. It gets to 99% complete of pciisoft2000.exe then quits.
So we tried my friends computer running XP. I got the proper software downloaded, and the proper maps, but just cant get the software to communicate with the PC. yes, double checked ALL connections. I understand when cables are hooked up, bike is running, and you launch software on computer, it automatically shows your current map and throttle and RPM. None of that happens. messed with it for better part of an hour, but no interface.
Anyone got some help? I'm really in the dark here. My vfr was a real simple install, plug & play, forget it. So I have next to no experience with them. And maybe it's just me, but I think PC's website sucks. It's so hard for me to ever get downloads right.
One last thought, the cable. I got it form Radio Shack. it's a $20 cable. looks good enough, it's usb (computer port) to 9 pin serial (PCIIIr). Somewhere on PC's site I thought I read that although they will sell you a cable, any computer store will have one. But that was on the page for PCIII USB. I'm assuming that pertains to mine as well.