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Interview with dynojet – in detail on power commanders

Intro/background

So as you may have seen the last few videos have been focussing on fuel mapping with the Power Commander.

Till now the videos have been focussed on the Power Commander V (PCV) since it’s the one I have, but it seems like the Power Commander FC (PCFC) and Power Commander 3 USB (PC3USB) are more widespread, perhaps due to their lower cost.

In the last video we went through the process of how I build a map for my bike using the PCV + the attached autotune box which links to a wideband O2 sensor to adjust the fuel map on the fly.

But as far as I could tell there was no way of doing that with the PCFC or PC3USB. They don’t have the onboard CAN bus (a messaging protocol which car devices use to talk to each other) so there’s no way to link them to a wideband, and if that’s not how you tune.. how *are* you meant to tune them?

Lots of people talk about “chuck a power commander on it and get a bit more power” (aka “Common Knowledge”) but I never found anyone willing to go into more detail on how to go about doing that in a slightly more scientific way, or why you should have one box over another. Or at least I couldn’t find anyone *who knew what they were talking about* who would do so.

Mechanics are often better at doing than explaining which doesn’t help feed this “pool of common knowledge”, and they arguably also have a financial incentive to not tell you how to DIY since that potentially deprives them of future business. That’s just capitalism though, and also not necessarily how my brain works, so here we are.

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Random updates – Wheelies, repairs, stunt cage, rear hand brake

So whilst I kinda prefer to write posts or make videos about a specific subject from start to finish, that’s not how my life is working at the moment, and whilst I’ve not posted that doesn’t mean I haven’t been up to much…quite the opposite, I’ve been doing loads and have loads to report on different fronts, but none of them has particularly concluded in a meaningful way yet…so perhaps this will have to be done in stages as things progress.

So for reasons best known to nobody I’m still hell bent on figuring this wheelies & drifting thing out on the 125, especially since now I *know* it can be done.

I’ve found myself a couple of quiet little spots to practice at (private property/non-road), my exhaust’s deliberately not obnoxiously loud so as not to annoy anyone and I don’t tend to stay in one spot very long either…so I’ve had a few decent little practice sessions without any complaints so far.

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Learning to wheelie & drift, practice session on YZF-R125

PLS NOTE: I (currently) suck at wheelies – this is about me getting better at it on my R125.

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Learning to wheelie on the YZF-R125

ok soooo..

I’m not sure why exactly I’m motivated to do this but I really want to learn how to wheelie and drift my bike. I’ve always been into drifting cars but somehow had never considered drifting bikes, probably because it’s kinda insane and dangerous as activities go.

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Yamaha NEOS 2002 stretched / “fatty” build – part 1

 

This is a quick catchup clip for my yamaha neos 2002 stretched “fatty” build. It’s a regular yamaha scooter with much of the plastics removed, 7×12″ rear rim from a mini-classic, it’s stretched 18″ and lowered, on air-ride.

This bike is actually coming together now so I thought I’d post a bit of a catchup sequence. It’s ended up being several parts though.

This is the first part which goes from arrival of the bike, a bit of an overview of roughly where I’m heading with it and a look at some of the components.

Then we’re on to stripping the bike down and figuring out what to do with the front part of the frame so that I can get the look that I want.

Thanks for watching, next part to follow shortly, please LIKE and SUBSCRIBE to see more 🙂

Full build thread to date HERE

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Carenzi wheel adapter woes…

I just got this Carenzi hub adapter today for one of my Yamaha Scooter builds which I was hoping to drill holes in to mount a mini-classic rim for a ruckus-stylee fatty/stretch conversion.

However, having learnt from my past mistakes the first thing I did was take some measurements to check it was actually round, which it turns out it probably isn’t. 🙁

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Street Outlaws vs Fast ‘n’ Loud

Couldn’t have said it better…

 

I do find it a little sad how it went down in the end since I’m a fan of both shows, and I don’t think RR really showed his best side. But hey in the end I reckon the best team won – and that’s racing. Props to the whole 405 crew who made the Crow #2 happen. You rock! 🙂

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