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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old Aug 26th, 2014, 12:23 am Thread Starter
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Power Commander and LEDs installed

Finally got the PC installed (base map). I have only taken the bike up to fill the tank so I haven't put it through its paces yet in the upper end but I can tell right off the bat that the low speed maneuvering is hell of a lot smoother. Lurching or surging is gone. Before I could mitigate it with clutch but now it seems I don't have to
I also bought some Rigid D2s and LumaLink T-link brackets. All I can say is they are bright as heck. I'm not sure I will be able to use them as night driving lights. My son and I spent a while out in the street readjusting and switching towels around to try to get them in a good spot. They are down on the road but they still throw a good amount of light everywhere.

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old Aug 31st, 2014, 11:54 pm
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Think maybe you could post some directions on your install and how/what you did?

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The harness itself is plug and play which is misleading. The install is labor intensive-my advice, if you're not very comfortable with wrenching on these things, let a shop or someone who is do it. With that said, I thought the worst part was messing with the BMW reusable clamps on the air stacks. These require a special set of pliers that remove and reinstall them. No, these aren't the same as those "permanent" crimp clamps. I managed to get the hang of them using long handled needle-nose pliers. But they were a b!#*&.

http://www.powercommander.com/downlo...eng937-411.pdf

I am now in the process of looking up custom maps. I may also just take it to the shop with a dyno and let them custom tune it.

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So, the PC for the S works just fine on the GT? Didn't see that on their website.
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So, the PC for the S works just fine on the GT? Didn't see that on their website.

Yes, the S and R is the same and also used on the GT.
part # 937-411

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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old Sep 17th, 2014, 2:14 pm
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Did you go with the PC-V and the auto tune?
if so I have a good map you can start with on your GT.
I worked on it for about 2 months stopped stalling issue that almost got me killed mulitple times and got all the bilps out of the throtle under 3500rpm. (2006 GT)
Unfortunatly just as I got her were I loved it she got written of in an accident. I have a 2008 now, Thank god ...so far this bike runs like a charm.
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old Sep 18th, 2014, 12:41 am Thread Starter
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I have the PCIII (USB).
I had heard BMW worked out a large portion of the early fuel issues from 06, that's probably why you notice your 08 is a lot better. For starters I just used the map Power Commander had for a K&N filter and a pipe. I only have the filter but it seems like a good place to start. There is a noticeable BETTER difference in how mine behaves now. I wish I could find a good source of custom maps people put together.

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hello, hows the mpg,

thx bill
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 2014, 4:50 pm Thread Starter
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I'm not quite sure yet. My dash says is saying the same as before but I changed the map mid tank. I did think the fuel light came on a little earlier than I'm used to. I finally just filled it with 6 gallons...so the gauge and miles til empty were correct. I will update ya after this tank.

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hello, hows the mpg,

thx bill
Just returned from a 900 mile weekend up to the mountains...
I barely see much difference. One mpg less using cruise on the highway (75ish). Probably a bit more in the twisties. It is SO nice to come off the highway and into the curves with no more surging/launching that felt like the bike wanted to go off the side of the mountain It's just smooooth power

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