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Old 05-25-2010, 01:15 PM   #1
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Recently on Stromtrooper.com, a guy selling his DL1000 offered a Power Commander PCIII for a ridiculously low price. I've heard some pretty good things about the PC, and it's also needed if I want to install a Harley Fag exhaust system.

The PC arrived last night, neatly packed with all accessories and documentation. Installation was a snap, with the exception of separating the wiring at the connector where the PC taps in. I downloaded DynoJet's "stock DL1000" map, and plugged it in.

The results are astounding. I can't believe that an investment of less than $200 (about $300 retail) gives this level of return. DL1000s are famous for being super-sensitive to throttle body sync. Unless perfectly tuned, they surge in the midrange RPMs, and are rough off-idle. All that is G O N E! The engine now feels like the new Z1000 I rode at Daytona. Gobs of linear power, no need to downshift as before, smooth as the proverbial glass. It even smells different; I can whiff the extra fuel in the exhaust.

Klazy Ken give PCIII FOWA STAR!!!
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Old 05-25-2010, 01:20 PM   #2
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Polluter. There you go again - killing our Mother Earth with your excessively-rich fuel-maps.........
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So, you're keeping the strom? BA HA! You love that bike and you know it. I just placed the craigslist for my ZRX today. By Sunday I hope to be shopping for a DL. 2005-2007 I think.
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Old 05-25-2010, 01:49 PM   #4
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So, you're keeping the strom? BA HA! You love that bike and you know it. I just placed the craigslist for my ZRX today. By Sunday I hope to be shopping for a DL. 2005-2007 I think.
ZRX too much, eh?
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ZRX too much, eh?
Funny thing is that I can't seem to go under 70 in top gear. Doesn't matter the road. It's like freakin magnets draw the needle right to it. I just can't keep doing that. And my little girl needs something that's more passenger friendly. I love riding with my kid, but she's tiny and needs a backrest to feel safe. Love the bike, though. Just can't make my wrist understand the speed variance.
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Old 05-25-2010, 01:55 PM   #6
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So, you're keeping the strom? BA HA! You love that bike and you know it. I just placed the craigslist for my ZRX today. By Sunday I hope to be shopping for a DL. 2005-2007 I think.
It's damn hard to find a bike that does so much and has the power and ride I want, for the price.
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Old 05-25-2010, 02:01 PM   #7
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Funny thing is that I can't seem to go under 70 in top gear. Doesn't matter the road. It's like freakin magnets draw the needle right to it. I just can't keep doing that. And my little girl needs something that's more passenger friendly. I love riding with my kid, but she's tiny and needs a backrest to feel safe. Love the bike, though. Just can't make my wrist understand the speed variance.
Maybe we should trade!
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Maybe we should trade!
I think I'd be about $2k in the red on that, buddy. I need to be as close to $4k as possible when I sell off the Zrex. I'd swap and pay your insurance if you'd like for 2011....
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My K has the same throttle issue. Shoots to 85-90 anytime you don't pay attention.
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Funny thing is that I can't seem to go under 70 in top gear. Doesn't matter the road. It's like freakin magnets draw the needle right to it. I just can't keep doing that. And my little girl needs something that's more passenger friendly. I love riding with my kid, but she's tiny and needs a backrest to feel safe. Love the bike, though. Just can't make my wrist understand the speed variance.
Yeah, ZRXs are like that. I'll bet you took the claims seriously of the pro testers who claimed the ZRX was short on power because it had a "detuned" engine". I sort of did too until I bought one. Sure there are faster bikes but those ZRXs are fast enough. I got enough tickets on it to prove it.
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