LoL! Then WTF are they there for? You know damn good and well we're gonna push 'em!
jondog is absolutely correct
! You give us buttons, we gonna push 'em!
You do realize they no longer off those buttons on the current PCV's right
The buttons have three faults:
1. They never return to the original starting point even if you do the exact opposite presses
2. They control a very wife field of cell values that defeats the entire purpose of having a powercommander in the first place
3. Guys that have no business playing with the buttons will inevitable screw something up rather than make something better.
LDH is absolutely correct
! You give us buttons, we gonna screw things up!
As I mentioned in my case, I **think** I did some fiddling with midrange fueling, in hopes of getting 33 mpg instead of 32. And I think I intended to work the buttons back to the 105-303 map setting, but now it's clear that I didn't. Using the buttons is like using an oxy-acetylene torch to adjust your valves: It might work, but most likely will not give you desired results.
All of this explains the totally crazy map that was in this PC that I bought used nearly a decade ago. The map was supposed to be the RC3rsatokyle7 map (Dan Kyle Racing, LDH 03/23/02), but was total gibberish. It had zero relation to ANY DynoJet or DK map that was available at the time (or now). I now
realize that the previous owner was using the buttons to do something, and the crazy, fukd map was the result.
And finally, one of the defaults of the PC Control Center is for "Reset Buttons". Yep, that means THOSE
buttons, to return any button fiddling to zero, along with whatever new or reflashed map you chose to go with. Once this is done, you now know what your map will be, and hopefully remain for decades to come.
Unless you fiddle with the damn buttons!
As for the suggestions regarding USB/DB9/serial port/laptop connections to the ancient PC on the bike, all true and appreciated. But for me, it was a no-brainer to get the long DB9/IOIOI cable, run it to the bike that's about 15 feet away in my GarageMahal, and do my investigations and reloads that way.
[So let me tell you about the equally long USB cable I had to run to load maps into my Duc using TuneBoy programming!]
So, all good, and if you've ever fiddled with the buttons....time for a reload of the map you THOUGHT you had in there!