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I was wondering if anyone is still using the PC3r, and do not have the ignition connector plugged in ?? I just did the coil on plug mod, and was going to update my PC3r to a PC V, but still hearing about some problems with the V. So was thinking of staying with the 3r for now, and was wondering if it could be used without plugging in the ignition connector. Previous owner had it plugged into the kickstand safety switch, so it wasn't hooked up when I got the bike, and everything seemed fine.
 

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I'm still using PCIIIR with Akrapovic map no problems haven't tried it without ignition connector tho.. If it ran well I'd leave it like it was until you had to replace it.. I even keep a used spare PCIII as a backup to avoid having to buy the PCV
 

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Excellent question Plympton!! After throwing tools and cursing in my garage for an hour (this should've been a 15 minute job), I ended up taking the ol' girl to a local shop. I returned on my lunch break the same day to pick her up, and was informed that the ignition connector is not utilized on SP-1's. If my memory serves me correctly he said something like "thanks for adding two hundred to my beer fund sucker!!"... After researching all the issues with the V, I hunted down a IIIr. When I received the detailed service receipt, the tech noted "unit is old". I thought to myself "this guy made a very astute observation...the bike is a 2000 model...nearly as old as he is...I hope he didn't use a calculator, and a protractor to figure that shit out".
 

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Mine still has a PCIIIr. It's never missed a beat and the bike fuels perfectly, so I haven't ever thought to change to a PCIII or even a V.

As I recall, it only fits inline between the main male & female loom connectors, but it's been about 8 years since I last messed with it.
 

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Mine still has a PCIIIr. It's never missed a beat and the bike fuels perfectly, so I haven't ever thought to change to a PCIII or even a V.

As I recall, it only fits inline between the main male & female loom connectors, but it's been about 8 years since I last messed with it.
Besides the main harness plugs, the IIIr has a set of leads that plug into the pulse generator lead connector.
Are you saying yours are hooked up?

RC51.org PCIIIr additional installation hints
Very bottom picture, the red connector coming out of the black boot.
 

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I only recall the main connectors in picture 4 of the link.
I don't remember a little red connector being a part of the wiring for my PCIIIr, but it has been 8 years! :grin2:
 

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Then there's a chance you have yours unhooked. 0:)
Maybe? Bike works perfectly though, so most likely it's all connected as it should be. I'm not prone to leaving connections uncoupled - nor loose wires.

.....Now you're making me wonder and wanting to check for this red connector the next time I work on the SP (which may be a while!). >:)
 

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Lol, I was trying to push you into taking off the left fairing to find out. :D

I had mine hooked up till I had an issue with that articular wire getting chaffed and hitting an occasional ground. Gave me a code 19 as I recall. I think it may have been LDH that told me it's fine to leave them unhooked. If not him, it was another reliable source that I trusted and I have had zero issues in the 5 years since.
 

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Lol, I was trying to push you into taking off the left fairing to find out. :D

I had mine hooked up till I had an issue with that articular wire getting chaffed and hitting an occasional ground. Gave me a code 19 as I recall. I think it may have been LDH that told me it's fine to leave them unhooked. If not him, it was another reliable source that I trusted and I have had zero issues in the 5 years since.
LOL, in that case, it may be quite some time.... After all, if the red connector isn't connected and it's fine without or with - Why fix what ain't broke? :D
It needs nothing between now and the next riding season... I need to concentrate spare time on re-building a smoker this winter, if things to to plan. :wink2:
 
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