10-19-2002, 10:33 PM
Has anyone else had a power commander die? I had a power commander on my last 02 R1... I high sided the bike, it still ran and all seemed well. anyhow got another 02 R1 took same power commander off crashed bike put on new bike. I was able to load maps, etc... only strange thing was I could not monitor the engine when it was running from their software. So anyhow I had the battery aux plug plugged into the power commander today, I forget to unplug it before leaving the house so it ran the battery dead. I came home installed a new battery in the aux adapter....tried to read the current map and I now get a "File and power commander version incompatible". I know this is not computer hardware as I have tried several different machines and this all worked before said crash. I have disconnected all power to the bike (battery), let sit 30 sec. retried, nothing, any suggestions?
here is a pic of the hardware info option from the control center software...
anyone else had this issue?
10-20-2002, 06:15 AM
the first generation in 97 used to break quit often.....
those are not very reliable in the long run and like other electronic componentry,doesnt like to get hit.
10-20-2002, 09:32 AM
The most common PC3 failures are owner related, most common insulation rubbed thru.
In this case try unpluging and reconnecting the power supply from the PC, the connectors do not always make a great conection, also wiggle them. Also try the load button a number of times.
10-20-2002, 09:58 AM
I have inspected the cables... they are all in good condition. the bike only has 1200 miles all connectors are in good shape as well.....i have also tried the load button 50 times, it just doesn't work. I am disconnected the thing from power for 12 hours since last night, I am hoping it was just confused and this will help. :( Any other thoughts guy?:confused:
10-20-2002, 12:17 PM
Dan Kyle is right about the insulation. Very poor quality for such an expensive product. You'd expect more durability. I'd try contacting DynoJet.
10-20-2002, 12:57 PM
Final thing I can think of that works for me, leave the Dynojet software disc installed in the drive while trying all of this, other than that call Dynojet and have it repaired or replaced.
To repeat again, bad conection at the RS232 conector is usally what causes the response you are getting. Push it again and wiggle it.
10-20-2002, 04:02 PM
The other part to this mystery which is strange is that I can't connect to the power commander at all when the bike is running....I can connect to it (although I can't upload or download any maps)... then when I start the bike it loses connection... strange... I am going to order a new one air shipment tomorrow..... then send this bad boy back to dynojet... :no
10-20-2002, 10:39 PM
His shop is a forum sponsor and he just gave you some good advice. I got mine from him and when I talked with him on the phone he sounded like a professional guy and was very straight up. I got my PCIII and he even held it so I could get it after I came home from vacation. Not being a jerk but when folks help us we should try to help'em back. PAY IT FORWARD.
10-20-2002, 10:43 PM
I will be more than happy to buy it from him as long as he will FedEx it out tomorrow. He has a good price and sounds like a professional person. I will give him a call in the morning. I hope this will serve for others to pay back (with business or help) to those that help us out....
Dan thanks for the suggestions and I will give you a call in the morning. Thanks for sponsoring a great site too.