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post #1 of 23 Old 08-12-2013, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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power commander ii or ii are new can necessary ?

I'm about to buy a power commander - is the pc iii a better product for the 919 ?

Do i really need to spend a leg and and arm on new exhaust cans ?

eg: staintune = $1200 for the two.

pc iii comes with a map for the standard cans.

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post #2 of 23 Old 08-12-2013, 08:50 PM
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That's ridiculous. Get Yoshimura or Mivv for quality around $800.

PC3 is nice to have but not a necessary.

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I run a PCIII w stock cans - the smoothing out of the throttle in lower gears made it worth it for me. You don't have to have fancy cans to feel the difference - you might want to go to them eventually, but I sure appreciated the PCIII effect on an otherwise stock bike.

Stand by yr mailbox and wait for other opinions to flood in....

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I run a PCIII w stock cans - the smoothing out of the throttle in lower gears made it worth it for me. You don't have to have fancy cans to feel the difference - you might want to go to them eventually, but I sure appreciated the PCIII effect on an otherwise stock bike.

Stand by yr mailbox and wait for other opinions to flood in....
Soon you can borrow my debaffled cans so feel the difference. The sound alone is worth 20 BHP.

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I run a PCIII w stock cans - the smoothing out of the throttle in lower gears made it worth it for me. You don't have to have fancy cans to feel the difference - you might want to go to them eventually, but I sure appreciated the PCIII effect on an otherwise stock bike.

Stand by yr mailbox and wait for other opinions to flood in....
My bike absolute sucked in 1st gear doing creepy crawly heavy traffic riding.
Until I fitted a Power Commander.

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post #7 of 23 Old 08-13-2013, 05:00 PM
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Agreed, I love my 919 so much more with the PCIII than without, for the ability to smooth out the low rev/low throttle running, and for being able to map for altitude.

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running a stock 919 here.... dunno what you guys have issues with... i can crawl along lugging it at 700 or so rpms in 1st without issue and smoothly pull away.

My opinion... save the money and put it as gas in the tank.

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post #9 of 23 Old 08-13-2013, 06:16 PM
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running a stock 919 here.... dunno what you guys have issues with... i can crawl along lugging it at 700 or so rpms in 1st without issue and smoothly pull away.

My opinion... save the money and put it as gas in the tank.
Don't knock it till you try it...Just sayin....

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Don't knock it till you try it...Just sayin....
+1 I'm still not getting one for now... however HUGE difference when I tried another 919 with one. Throttle was smooth as buttah! Maybe I'm weird but I kinda like the non-linear behavior of the bike without one. Although crawling without the herky jerk sounds nice

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I run a PCIII w stock cans - the smoothing out of the throttle in lower gears made it worth it for me. You don't have to have fancy cans to feel the difference - you might want to go to them eventually, but I sure appreciated the PCIII effect on an otherwise stock bike.

Stand by yr mailbox and wait for other opinions to flood in....
I bought my 919 three weeks ago. I also have stock pipes. I lifted off the seat when I got home - 'hey, that's a PCIII USB!' The bike was a trade in at a cruiser dealer and they didn't even know it was there. I stopped by the DynoJet Semi Truck in Sturgis last week to ask for advice. Guys were awesome - great support. Their 'coolness' alone sold me on the product. I didn't even realize you could do adjustments away from being hooked to the computer. They walked me through everything and showed no concern about my stock pipes at all. If they supported me like that, someone that got their product 'second hand,' that speaks volumes in my book.

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.... dunno what you guys have issues with...
It must be those seasons we have that causes it...

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It must be those seasons we have that causes it...
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post #15 of 23 Old 08-14-2013, 01:55 PM
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My understanding is they dont help it make more HP but smooth out the throttle response.

Must get one.

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post #16 of 23 Old 08-15-2013, 02:35 PM
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They are designed for better throttle response and more linear power delivery. A by-product of that is many times more horsepower as well.

At any rate I would much rather have a stock exhaust with a powercommander than an aftermarket exhaust without a powercommander.

I mean for $250 it is one of the best mods you can make to a 919. The only mod I personally like better is the 17/44 gearing

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post #17 of 23 Old 08-15-2013, 11:54 PM
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$250 seems a great price. They are $550 here and out of stock.

Probably my next big mod.

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Holy cow! Who in theIr right mind would buy local when you got guys like LDH shipping overseas?!

DOes the 500 come with dyno tuning?

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Holy cow! Who in theIr right mind would buy local when you got guys like LDH shipping overseas?!

DOes the 500 come with dyno tuning?
LOL, no dyno. Just to buy.

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$250 seems a great price. They are $550 here and out of stock.
Plenty here






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Plenty here
Shit kicker thats some dollars tied up there. I wouldnt think the NZ importer has that many in stock.

Will wait a little bit for some room to free up on the card and order one. Idea on shipping to nz? I have to try to get it under $400 nz landed to avoid local taxes.

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NZ, South Africa & Russia are the most expensive places to ship to from the USA. You are looking at about $55 USD for shipping costs.

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post #23 of 23 Old 12-24-2013, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
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Installed PC III & Yoshi pipes - Oh My Goddess, what a response, everything is so much more available now - quicker, smoother, gruntier, growlier...I luv me ornet 9
even more now.

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