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Is a power commander worth the money?

I have a 2002 model the only mod is the two into one exhaust. I was thinking to pick up some hp I would purchase a used PC, is it hard to program or do I just plug it in and go? As you can tell I'm new to this, not bikes just ecms and fuel injection Thanks for any help
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Especially with an altered exhaust, YES, it makes a difference.
But only if you have a favorable fuel map. Dynojet has a pretty good selection of free download maps, and there are others floating around too.
The best map is going to be a custom map from a dyno. Then it's dialed in to your bike, and hopefully your riding style.

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For an RC51 I think a PC is worth the money. Makes the bike much more smooth at low speeds.

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PC III USB eliminated the herky jerky on/off throttle for me ... as guys said it would.
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PC III USB eliminated the herky jerky on/off throttle for me ... as guys said it would.
Same here. It's worth it's weight in gold lol. I had no idea it would make such a difference
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If you're thinking of getting one I just bought a new PCV (PC5) from LDH (Dan Kyle Racing) on here, paid about $260 inc shipping and had it within a week, the 5 is much smaller than the III and takes the same maps. It's easy peasy plug and play as well as uploading the maps from a windows machine.
Good luck I've not installed mine but it's ready to go as soon as I putt he bike back together!


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You bet , much smoother IMO

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Just ordered a PC5 from Dan @Kyle Racing....can't wait
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