Readers ask: What Is A Power Commander On A Motorcycle?

Is a Power Commander bad for your bike?

Power Commanders do not harm your bike. They don’t “trick” the OEM ECU. It is nothing more than a piggyback ECU.

Does a Power Commander increase horsepower?

The Power Commander is a tuning tool to adjust fuel, and on some models ignition timing. Just adding a Power Commander to a completely stock vehicle usually does not increase peak horsepower. It usually will improve drivability, throttle response, and mid-range horsepower and torque.

Do you need a Power Commander?

The quick and easy answer to the question is “no.” You don’t ” need ” to do anything with your bike. In the case of adding a Power Commander with a full aftermarket exhaust, it is possible to get by without one. For many riders, an exhaust change with no Power Commander can lead to a loss of usable power.

Are power commanders bike specific?

No. The connectors are different for each injection system on each bike. In theory you can snip the old connectors off and wire up new ones.

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Is a Power Commander worth the money?

Generally, the benefits of a power commander will work best with a full system exhaust (not a slip-on), as it creates more power and allows for a wider range of adjustments. If you’re more performance oriented, then a power commander may be worth the investment to get a smoother, more powerful ride.

How much does it cost to install a Power Commander?

Cost here is about $300 depending on where I get it. Shop: My local shop says they will install and set the bike up on their dyno for $550+tax. They also said the fuel map will be set at 500 RPM increments form idle to 11500 rev limiter and guaranteed perf increase over stock.

Does a power commander make a big difference?

A power commander with a correct map can make a big difference even on a totally stock bike. Because there is no visual difference the fuelling often gets overlooked.

Is Power Commander V plug and play?

Featuring a plug-and-play kit, Power Commander V can be installed discreetly underneath your seat, ensuring your ride looks as good as it runs.

Can a Power Commander loses map?

No, all Power Commanders utilize a nonvolatile memory (it does not require constant power to maintain it). The only way a map can be “erased” is to use a computer to load a new one in place of it.

How do I install power commander?

  1. Position the commander. Find somewhere protected from rain and engine heat to mount the power commander.
  2. Connect to the battery. The power commander has one black 12v connector, which goes onto the black negative battery terminal.
  3. Connect to the injectors.
  4. Check and start the bike.
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Does Power Commander replace ECU?

A Power Commander will disconnect some of the engine controls and provide ‘fake’ information to the ECU or modify the ECU controls to the engine. You can change how the engine performs, but you lose much of the finesse of the ECU control.

Do slip on exhaust require remap?

You don’t have to do any changes to motorcycle when installing a slip -on. When reducing exhaust back pressure, you should consider what it does to the air/fuel mixture. Remapping is required if you want the most performance and smoothest power delivery from your bike.

Are power commanders universal?

Are power commanders universal or how are they compatible with each make? Not universal, specific to each model. Your bike would not use a power commander, instead it would be a jet kit.

How do you tune a motorcycle with a power commander?

How to Adjust a Power Commander

  1. Hold down all three buttons on the face of the Power Commander unit and turn on the bike’s ignition.
  2. Note the position of the indicator light on the “Fuel Richness Gauge.” The three buttons along the bottom of the Power Commander represent the “High,” “Mid” and “Low” areas of your engine’s rpm range.

What does a Power Commander do for a GSXR 600?

Our Power Commander V fuel tuner optimizes your ride anywhere you’ll roam. This sleek module seamlessly optimizes your air/fuel ratio without directly changing the ECU, making it effortless to push it to the max.