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Author Topic: Power Commander V Instal - 2014 C5 photos  (Read 193 times)

wildbill

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Power Commander V Instal - 2014 C5 photos
« on: October 30, 2014, 02:24:38 AM »
hi all
well after frigging around for a while I decided to give the power commander v a go and ordered it yesterday from our host's site. I am already running the hitchcocks efi muffler and the k&N filter so no need for those items. so I only ordered the PVC and 02 blank.
ATM i am down a bit on top end power on the hills plus a bit of back firing to boot. apart from that the bike is running pretty good and has 4300 kl on the clock.
hopefully this fix might cure the above hill climb loss in power and once this unit arrives in OZ I plan to run a photo session on the install as it may be helpful should  others follow on.
my c5 is about 3 months old and has gone through quite a few changes so this shouldn't be too hard a job to complete.......hopefully not like the front rear indicator incident which caused me a pretty good headache.....lol
if I do strike problems I know a couple of members possibly dreading the emails etc etc and I am not singling out GHG!  :-X  ;)

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Re: Power Commander V Instal - 2014 C5 photos
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2014, 02:32:16 AM »
lol good luck!

Man that bike looks so good tbh.
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wildbill

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Re: Power Commander V Instal - 2014 C5 photos
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2014, 03:02:24 AM »
yeah-I know how to stuff 'em!...lol
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Re: Power Commander V Instal - 2014 C5 photos
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2014, 10:10:17 AM »
Wildbill, That blacked out look is lookin good.  How is the paint holding up on the engine.  What did you use on the pipe & exhaust?  Please keep us posted, (as I know you will), on the power commander upgrade.  I'm on the fence with that one.
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Re: Power Commander V Instal - 2014 C5 photos
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2014, 04:23:57 PM »
" if I do strike problems I know a couple of members possibly dreading the emails etc etc and I am not singling out GHG!  :-X  ;) "


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  D'oh !!   Thanks for the warning !  :o  LOL  ;)       Just take a breath.....  Step away from the wire strippers,  soldering iron, snipers, multimeter's, twisted together wires and such .  This is just a plug in deal !  LOL !  Well.... ONE ground wire as to be attached to the frame or battery.... UTT-OH !  ;D ;)
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Re: Power Commander V Instal - 2014 C5 photos
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2014, 06:00:43 PM »
I really like the black out.  I was thinking of doing the wheels and exhaust on mine before I sold it.  The wheels look great black, makes the wheel merge with the tire and look really beefy.

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Re: Power Commander V Instal - 2014 C5 photos
« Reply #6 on: Today at 01:46:33 AM »
Bike does look great. I have to admit I don't understand the Power Commander V over a carb conversion. A carb gives you a lot of tuning possibilities, and eliminates a lot of issues. You can run out of gas all you want without destroying an expensive fuel pump. No fragile electronics to fail. And a properly set up carb should easily match or beat the stock EFI in performance. The EFI is not there for performance, it's there to make the EPA happy. The Indian model of my B5 comes with a carb standard.
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Re: Power Commander V Instal - 2014 C5 photos
« Reply #7 on: Today at 02:32:04 AM »
Lighten up Jerry

This is a Power Commander install thread, not a debate about carbs vs. fuel injection.  You don't want to happen here what happened over at ADVRider do you?
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Re: Power Commander V Instal - 2014 C5 photos
« Reply #8 on: Today at 09:59:55 AM »
bluesdaddy2
I used duplicator high temp engine paint -its good for 2000 degrees f. when you consider the exhaust and engine paint job it was really a very quick hit with the rattle can.
like always after a few weeks I will want to remove it. it happens like that all the time so knowing what's up the track I only wiped the chrome parts over with a bit of grease and wax remover. after that I warmed the bike up till the exhaust and motor was  hot to the touch then sprayed on a few coats of engine paint then let it bake overnight.
I am very surprised how well this paint has stood up to the heat from the exhaust system. especially when you consider no prep or primer or anything like that was used.
same with the wheels too just a bit of a clean up then masked up and sprayed immediately.
I think if you got into this task and did the job properly it would/should work pretty well. so far no paint has lifted from the exhaust but where my feet hang about on the side of the motor it has a couple of scuff marks. once again I stress I am chasing a new/old look bike and this scuffing is fine by me.
now if I had painted it like one should I may have trouble getting that bloody black paint off. at least all I have to do  is use all purpose thinners and it will lift it of pretty quick - and the original paint too if I am not a bit on the careful side....lol
during my runs around the country on a bi daily basis I know the hills pretty well. I think once the pcv arrives and fitted I will have a very good idea on how it works on my bike and overall was it the best move for me.
ghg - never fear - I will be back!...lol
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Re: Power Commander V Instal - 2014 C5 photos
« Reply #9 on: Today at 10:26:39 AM »
wildbill, thanks for the feedback.  I may have to give the blacked out look a try.......

Let us know how the power commander works out.
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Re: Power Commander V Instal - 2014 C5 photos
« Reply #10 on: Today at 10:38:46 AM »
might take the bike out in the light tomorrow and take a photo to give you a better look at it
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Re: Power Commander V Instal - 2014 C5 photos
« Reply #11 on: Today at 12:01:35 PM »
REALLY like the look Bill
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Re: Power Commander V Instal - 2014 C5 photos
« Reply #12 on: Today at 12:06:13 PM »
you mightn't when I get in for a close photo - it's little bit rough...lol but that's the look I'm chasing.
not only that the front rim is black and the rear chrome.. ;D that way I only have to remove paint from one end...lol
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