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Power commander 5

Was wondering if anybody is useing the power commander V. If so would love to know if it makes a difference.
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I don't have the V , I've got the IIIR , but it makes a difference even on a bone stock bike. The lean factory fueling makes the throttle choppy on the low end and if you've got an aftermarket exhaust , it'll need more fuel to match the increased flow , again mostly on the bottom.
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Thanks for the info. My riding partner has a 1000rr an he's leaving me an I can't stand it. Jus trying to keep up.
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It'll make run better , it won't transform the bike , it's still a twin. If you want to keep up with your buddy keep him on twisty roads without straightaways and ride a LOT. In your case , spend the money on gas , THAT will make you faster.

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there is literally nothing you can bolt on to your rc51 that will give it a snowball's chance in hell against a 1000rr.

a power commander is a tuning tool, it's not a secret unlock code to give your bike 40 extra horsepower.



that said if you aren't satisfied with the smoothness or power delivery of your bike, then a power commander and custom tune can help a ton, but it won't make the bike faster.
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Thanks for the info fellas.
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Purchase a 1000RR.

I was once told to "lead, follow, or get out of the way," I have been trying get out of the way ever since...



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I think that's the route I'm going to have to take.
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Ride a LOT. Become familiar with your bike. Windy road can be an equalizer but if the 1000RR guy is a good rider or better rider than you then you are going to need more time/ experience. I once chased Jeff Tigert up the hill from Pope Valley to Angwin. He was on his old SV650 race bike and me on my RC. It was all I could do to see his tail light once in awhile. So there's about 40hp advantage I had but Jeffs raced professionally and was probably just cruising. Comical really.
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Transplant a KTM 1290 Duke engine into your RC, that should get you pretty close...otherwise, pray for turns over straights...

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