BMW R1200GS DynoJet Power Commander PCIII USB Installation and Setup

DynoJet Power Commander

BMW R1200GS
DynoJet PCIII USB
Power Commander

See also: Wunderlich Performance Controller

See also: ‘Performance’ or ‘Boost’ Modules
 

DynoJet Power Commander PCIII

What is it? / What does it do?

Do I need to have it set up on a Dyno (custom maps)?

Brief review by AndyW – was it worth it?

Power Commander Installation How / where to fit your PCIII USB on a BMW R1200GS

Links for more info

Dynojet list different models of PCIII for the 2004 to 2007 bikes and the 2008 onwards bikes:
R1200 GS 2005 to 2007 – 936-411
R1200 GS 2008 onwards – 949-411
The 936-411 and 949-411 Power Commanders are actually the same unit however as the ECU mapping is different between the bikes, the two versions are supplied with different base maps.

Power Commander III USB Introduction – Product Overview (extract from the DynoJet Power Commander website)
http://www.powercommander.com/powercommander/Products/PowerCommander/powercommander_iii_usb.aspx
The Dynojet Power Commander plugs inline with your bike’s stock fuel injection system. It uses OEM (original equipment manufacturer) style connectors making installation easy and quick. The Power Commander III USB allows a full range of fuel adjustment, as much as +/- 100% over stock. Adjustments can be made either with a Windows based computer or by using the face plate mounted button adjusters. No permanent changes are made to the bike’s system. Once the unit is removed the bike reverts to its stock settings. Power Commander Map Database
Dynojet supports the Power Commander product line with the worlds largest map database. We work with all of the leading exhaust manufacturers from around the globe to bring you pre-tested settings for your motorcycle. No guesswork on your part. Every map that we offer was tested and developed on one of our multiple in house Dynojet Dynamometers using our patented Tuning Link software. New maps are developed weekly for all popular applications.

Do I need to have it set up on a Dyno (custom maps)?

In course 30Jun2009 – Update 25May2010…ooops! Still not completed this page, pressed for time, if anyone wants to fill in the gaps please contact me 😉

Brief review by AndyW – was it worth it?
Some time ago I installed a DynoJet Power Commander PCIII on my 2005 R1200GS. The PCIII is relatively ‘expensive’ at around £280 (although I got lucky picking one up on eBay for less than half price!) but brings the benefit of the very longstanding experience and knowledge of DynoJet and the ability to make tiny adjustments to fuelling across the full throttle range. Compared to the effects of say fitting an after-market exhaust system alone it’s actually good value considering the benefits/differences to the way the bike runs.

I used one of DynoJet’s setup ‘fuelling maps’ initially (CAT removed, full Remus exhaust system, K&N air filter) but really noticed the difference after having it set up on a dyno. Really smooth throttle response, no low rpm/constant throttle hesitation (that horrible ‘snatchy’ on/off throttle switch ‘syndrome’ – rough running), very noticeable increase in torque at low revs with the engine pulling strongly and smoothly from lower rpm than ever before……..AND my seat of the pants dyno detects lots more power, the engine feels to spin up much more enthusiastically and pulls like a train from the get go 🙂

Power Commander Installation How / where to fit your PCIII USB on a BMW R1200GS

Full size versions of the photos can be seen here

Fitting / installation notes to come – In course 30Jun2009

In the box:

Lambda sensor blanking plug, I bought a pair off eBay described as: “M18 X 1.5 Lambda Sensor Blanking Plug Cosworth Group A” from melnei.engineering.motorsport

Links

PCIII Control centre software and Power Commander firmware updates:
http://www.powercommander.com/powercommander/Downloads/powercommander_iii_usb_downloads.aspx

DynoJet Power Commander PCIII USB – 2005/2007 BMW R1200GS downloads (fuelling maps):
http://www.powercommander.com/powercommander/powercommander_iii_usb.aspx?mk=3&mdl=191&yr=2005

DynoJet Power Commander PCIII USB – 2008 BMW R1200GS downloads (fuelling maps):
http://www.powercommander.com/powercommander/powercommander_iii_usb.aspx?mk=3&mdl=191&yr=2008

DynoJet Power Commander PCIII USB – 2009 BMW R1200GS downloads (fuelling maps):
http://www.powercommander.com/powercommander/powercommander_v.aspx?mk=3&mdl=191&yr=2009

The NEW Power Commander V – Power Commander V Product Introduction
The New Power Commander V is loaded with tons of new features. It is compatible with 2009 and newer bike models….see here on the Dynojet Power Commander website for more information
http://www.powercommander.com/powercommander/Products/PowerCommanderV/powercommander_v.aspx

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