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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Nov 3rd, 2010, 10:52 am Thread Starter
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Power Commander for 07 K1200GT

I've seen a few posts in the past where riders have installed Power Commanders
on the 1200GT, but when I go out to the Power Commander website nothing is
listed. What also peaked my interest was that the local BMW dealership said
that they had installed a number of Power Commanders on K1200GT's and it seemed
to improve the rideability. So has anyone out there installed one of these and if so
what's the model number you used? Was it a plug and play install or did cables
have to be fashioned?

Thanks for any info.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Nov 3rd, 2010, 4:54 pm
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It's the PC-V designed for the K1200 S, (same essential fueling maps as the GT), and is completely compatible. Works great, smooths out all those low RPM foibles and no more stalling....ever again. I love mine! Get it dynotuned and your highway milage will actually increase by ~2 MPG when cruising! I have a K1300GT, you must contact the PC people and tell them which K bike you have, as long as you say K1200 S or K 1300 S and NOT GT...they didn't bother to design one specifically for the GT models so some of the sales reps won't know that you can use it in both S and GT models. -Dr Ron

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Nov 3rd, 2010, 7:37 pm
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If you don't have it dynotuned it is OK to use the supplied S base map with the GT? The engines are in a different state if tune, different cams, etc.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Nov 3rd, 2010, 8:07 pm Thread Starter
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Yep, the Power Commander sales reps had no clue to being able to use
the PC V in a GT. Where did you mount the head unit for the PC V? I have
the alarm system and loose the space directly under the seat, but would get
rid of the alarm for the smooooth fuel delivery.

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old Nov 3rd, 2010, 9:02 pm
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I have a PCIIUSB installed on my '96 1100RT and loved the difference it made, but that bike has a rather early-generation fueling system that needed all the help it could get. I'm not sure that the expense and install hassle would really be worth it on my '07 1200GT though as it doesn't really have any significant fueling issues. Maybe a bit of a flat spot around 6k rpm in high gear with a handful of throttle, but that's about it. Otherwise not much to 'cure' as far as I call tell. From what I read my experience is not as common as it should be though.
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OKay when I read no more low RPM foibles and no more stalling it really grabbed my attention.

So what does this power commander do?
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Nov 4th, 2010, 4:04 pm
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Man I got one of those powerboots thing that hook up inline with you ambient temp sensor.
Works great in temp above say 3 or 5 degrees Celsius.
It has been cold here -3 or so and i stall a lot coming to stops or pulling in clutch for slower corners.
stumbly below 3000 rpms.
hate the cold now!!!!!!!!
If it wasn't such a pain I would remove till after spring.
maybe the power command is the way to go
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old Nov 4th, 2010, 5:46 pm
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So what does this power commander do?
It intercepts the fuel control system signals and substitutes an improved fuel map that is focused more on performance and smooth running than on arbitrary EPA emissions limits. Plus it has the ability to be custom tuned by any shop with a dyno and a guy who knows his FI magic.

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Man I got one of those powerboots thing that hook up inline with you ambient temp sensor.
The PowerFRK. Mine made a noticeable improvement in overall fueling, but caused problems and major stumbling when running at very high temps (over 100°F). I eventually just pulled it out . . .

There is a BoosterPlug that also fools the ECU by messing with the ambient air temp signal, although it has it's own air temp sensor and so does a bit more intelligent calculation than just slamming the air temp signal down real low. Guys who have used the BoosterPlug have been happy with no complaints.

But yeah, a Power Commander set up properly for you bike on a dyno would be the best bet here.

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Power Commander for Next Gen K1200GT

I am new and not sure about resurrecting an older thread, but there is very little information out there regarding Power Commander and the Next Gen K1200GT. I picked up a 2008 this summer and trying to get better throttle performance.

Doc52 used a PCV for a K1300GT which sounds right since the V was designed for 2009 and newer.

Has anyone installed a PC III USB (III recommended for same year, 2008, K1200S) in a K1200GT? A PC V?

If I get no luck here I will start a new thread.

Thanks!

2008 K1200GT 36k miles
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