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    power commander in a bmw?

    anybody here use one?
    i got one for my '09 harley to richen the mixture and reduce combustion temp. the factory setting was pretty lean to pass epa reqjuirements.
    see link
    http://www.powercommander.com/downlo...eng936-411.pdf
    "Enemy fighters at 2 o'clock!...Roger, What should i do until then?"

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    What model BMW do you have? On my K1200 and R12GS, BMW seems to have the FI pretty well dialed in. Over heating is not really an issue, and fuel economy is good. I did install a Techlusion on the R1150GS (single spark) I had, for low throttle surging. Power Commander would probably have worked too.
    Harley is a different story. Their FI functions perfectly but air cooled Harleys may not have effective enough cooling to run as lean as they need to for emissions. I went with TTS software to "tweak" the FI maps and closed loop operation on mine.

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    hi ridevw

    got an r1200r. it runs fine. i was just curious about power commanders in bmw's.
    as i understand it, after installation you plug it into a wireless laptop, go to the power commander web site and play with the software. the program in the bike's
    'puter is not modified.
    just an acedemic exercise. makes for good conversation at the local slopchute.
    "Enemy fighters at 2 o'clock!...Roger, What should i do until then?"

    2010 r1200r, 2009 harley crossbones, 2008 triumph/sidecar, 1970 norton commando 750

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    power commander

    Talk to Chris at San Jose BMW. When I worked there we did a lot of testing with the tuning of the power commanders for BMWs and got them all dialed in. Chris has long time experience with them and DynoJet.

    (408) 295-0205 is the number of San Jose BMW

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    A lot of the guys on the K-Bikes.com site with K12/13 S/R, etc use them. Especially the earlier model 1200Ss to smooth out delivery.
    Jim Douglas '00 K1200RS >132,000 miles my primary bike again,
    Gone: '09 K1300S sold @ 22k mi, '93 K1100RS traded @ 78k mi, '85 K100RS sold @ 44k mi
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