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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2011, 6:46 pm Thread Starter
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Just installed PCV, K&N, Remus Slip-On

2009 K1300S - Thanks to all who've offered their knowledge on how to do various things. It sure helped me in the installation of the Power Commander, and the Air Filters, as BMW is sure lacking in the how to department in their Owners Manual.
The Remus sounds and looks good. (Titanium with Carbon Fiber ends)
All I could do was start it, and listen to it, since my street was full of snow.

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old Jan 24th, 2011, 3:07 pm
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Let us know how it feels when you get a chance to ride : )
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Did you have a tuner do a custom map for your PCV? Dyno results?
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No custom map yet, but I've talked to an authorized Power Commander Tuning Center, which is a little over 2 hrs from here, and I'll wait for a good day to ride up there and get it done, (Maiximum Performance and Handling). Too much snow and ice on the roads right now. I plan on getting it done as soon as I can, but am also anxious to try it out with the map that I downloaded from pc.

I'm also going to check what version of BMW's factory mapping that I have in. I know that they upgraded it at least once, and should probably start out with BMW's latest one,before I get the custom mapping done. I sure don't want to spend all this time, money and effort to do the dyno testing and custom mappin, and then later, have the dealer hook my bike up on the BMW computer and do their automatic mapping upgrade, which would screw up my custom map. I'll have to make sure the BMW mechanics know not to mess with any more mapping upgrades, once I've got custom mapping!

I reset my ecu today, so hopefully that will help. Disconnected battery for 24 hrs, reconnected, turned kill switch to off turned key on (not start) opened throttle wide open 3 times, turned kill switch on turned key off, then turned kill swithc off and started bike.

I'm going to get to try it out on the road as soon as the snow and ice melts, and the roads are dry. I'm dying to see how it feels! I want it to rain real hard too, in order to get all that salt off of the road too!

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I did not realize your ecu reset method did that. I know it is the method prescribed for recalibrating the throttle position switch on Brick Ks, but I didn't know it would work on the new bike as well. Learning something new every day...

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I'm also going to check what version of BMW's factory mapping that I have in. I know that they upgraded it at least once, and should probably start out with BMW's latest one,before I get the custom mapping done. I sure don't want to spend all this time, money and effort to do the dyno testing and custom mappin, and then later, have the dealer hook my bike up on the BMW computer and do their automatic mapping upgrade, which would screw up my custom map. I'll have to make sure the BMW mechanics know not to mess with any more mapping upgrades, once I've got custom mapping!!
I'm no expert, but from what I understand, once you plug the PC into the system all of the fuel mapping is done by PC. It makes no difference what BMW map is in your system. Try calling PC and asking the question. Not sure if the BMW dealer computer hook up will do anything to the PC map. It'll just show an error message that your O2 sensor is disconnected, and that the PC is present. (I think)

I made a couple mistakes with my PC installation. First, I listened to PC and others that told me that changing air filters would make NO difference. Not true. I just installed a pair of Evoluzione Race filters. My bike started backfiring from a too lean mixture. I adjusted the PC using the buttons, but now I'm not sure if my map is getting the best mixture. If you're considering any further mods, do them first. Then get the custom map. At between $175 and $200 a map, plus the inconvenience of getting it done, you only want to have to do it once. Expect fuel mileage to decline. I lost about 5-9 mpg.
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I'm no expert, but from what I understand, once you plug the PC into the system all of the fuel mapping is done by PC. It makes no difference what BMW map is in your system.
That's not exactly accurate. The PC modifies the signal it gets from the ECU. If the BMW map is modified, it will change the fueling even with the PC. Something to keep in mind if you get a custom map.

Using the buttons on the PC is a very crude adjustment. You will likely see better results if you load a map and tweak it where needed using a computer.

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Using the buttons on the PC is a very crude adjustment. You will likely see better results if you load a map and tweak it where needed using a computer.
I thought about doing it that way, but didn't quite understand the process. I can bring up the table easy enough, but then what?
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[QUOTE=budcarrigan]I'm no expert, but from what I understand, once you plug the PC into the system all of the fuel mapping is done by PC. It makes no difference what BMW map is in your system. Try calling PC and asking the question. Not sure if the BMW dealer computer hook up will do anything to the PC map. It'll just show an error message that your O2 sensor is disconnected, and that the PC is present. (I think)

My understanding is that the Power Commander will adjust mixture from whatever the factory settings are. So it's either plus or minus in percentages from what is already programed. There were only 3 available maps to download from Power Commander, Zero Map which is no deviation from factory settings, Stock exhaust and stock filter, and Two Bros. slip on and stock filters.

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See Sheep's notes re the custom tune with Dyno on the PCV, he swears by it and is very happy.

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