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    Power commander

    Has anyone put a power commander on the R1200GS .

    was it any good? Where did you get it from and how much was it.

    Many thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schtum View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by beemercarl View Post
    Has anyone put a power commander on the R1200GS .

    was it any good? Where did you get it from and how much was it.

    Many thanks
    I have a Wunderlich Power Controller which is pretty good but only serves to allow you to add fuel in 6 modes (throttle ranges/rpm bands)......Power Commanders are much more sophisticated with pretty much unlimited performance 'tuning' possibilities (with the aid of the right equipment and a dyno) or by 'uploading' preconfigured fuelling 'maps' to it from a laptop/PC via USB - so should perform even better.
    What mods have you done to your bike already? The more modified (exhaust, air filter, air intake etc) your bike the better the benefits of a Power Commander in tuning the bike.

    Prices/distributors:
    http://www.dynojet.co.uk/powercommander/index.htm

    R1200GS Power Commander 'Maps' (9 at the moment)

    I'll be interested to hear from guys that have fitted a Power Commander as well..........might be tempted to upgrade from the Wunderlich unit :-)

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    at this moment mybike is standard, thanks for the advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyW View Post
    I have a Wunderlich Power Controller which is pretty good but only serves to allow you to add fuel in 6 modes (throttle ranges/rpm bands)......

    The Wunderlich units are just re-labelled "Techlusion" units - available from the USA for about half the price.

    If you read up on them (and the Power Commander) - you realise, that for most (if not - all) - that additional fuel is what is required due to the lean-running nature of modern engines.


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    I have fitted a Power Commander to mine, an 08 GSA. Really pleased with it. Vast improvements through out the rev range, just nice to ride, mid range grunt is fantastic. I bought it from Dynojet UK, they retail about £270, but they fitted mine and spent about 3 hours with it on the dyno creating a map which they will put on there website for downloading. Bike spec is K&N filter, Remus headers with std can.
    Well worth the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prop View Post
    I have fitted a Power Commander to mine, an 08 GSA. Really pleased with it. Vast improvements through out the rev range, just nice to ride, mid range grunt is fantastic. I bought it from Dynojet UK, they retail about £270, but they fitted mine and spent about 3 hours with it on the dyno creating a map which they will put on there website for downloading. Bike spec is K&N filter, Remus headers with std can.
    Well worth the money.

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    Did you get a dual map - i.e. a map for each cylinder or just a single one?

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    Can it really make that much difference onyack

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    Spend the money on some decent training - you'll go much much faster than you will spending a shed load on a box of smoke and mirrors.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Budweiser View Post
    Can it really make that much difference onyack
    Yes. I had one on the VFR which made a big difference to the throttle response and mid range grunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beemercarl View Post
    at this moment mybike is standard, thanks for the advice
    Except for the twat riding it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schtum View Post
    Yes. I had one on the VFR which made a big difference to the throttle response and mid range grunt.

    Mike I meant to a GS I have one fitted to my Mille R and yes it makes a big difference

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    Quote Originally Posted by Budweiser View Post
    Mike I meant to a GS I have one fitted to my Mille R and yes it makes a big difference
    Ahh....ok I'll let you know when I finally get round to fitting mine. I primarily got it because I was a bit concerned that with a full Remus fitted, my engine might be running a bit lean at times.

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    [QUOTE=Pressurized;1575134]Did you get a dual map - i.e. a map for each cylinder or just a single one?


    I got a dual map. I was shocked at how lean the GSA was at certain revs. The map shows having to add 26% fuel at some points but also taking away 10% due to over fuelling in others.
    I was not chasing power just the fuelling being better. I think the 08's are worse than the older ones for fuelling and the tech guy said it is the worst 1200 boxer he has seen for lean running.
    It is a different bike now.

    Prop

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