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post #1 of 71 Old 03-17-2016, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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PCFC or X-TRE?

Trying to decide whether I should get the Power Commander fuel controller or the Healtech X-TRE? Opinions?
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post #2 of 71 Old 03-17-2016, 07:39 PM
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Why either one, are you having issues?

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post #3 of 71 Old 03-17-2016, 07:44 PM
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+1 the more i ride mine the more i find it runs great like it is. I supposedly have the bad ecu but I'm not really experiencing any problems with it.
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The TRE didn't make such a big change to mine. Better response and noticeable when switching from my bike to a friends. But still not that big a deal. Wouldn't bother again in hindsight.

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The x-tre worked great on mine. I've a new ecu now but left the tre on. I'd say a pc would be better but at a price, four times the price where I live never mind the set up
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PCFC. Well priced. Multiple settings.
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post #7 of 71 Old 03-18-2016, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah Big B I'm having issues. Bike has stalled on me several times at a stop, one time downshifting, and once when I first fired it up and was letting it idle while I got my helmet on. I am just thinking maybe lean fueling from the factory, or possibly the faulty ecu? I have a 2014 and it's totally stock, in fact I don't plan on modding it at all... just want it to run good so I can ride it
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My bike was like that to. I put the tre on and it never stalled again but would still puff into the air box from time to time. The tre is a cheap fix. Im sure the pc5 or pcfc would do a better job as it can rich up the fuel a bit where you need it and custom maps can be built to suit your needs. If you can afford it go for it but if like me your cheap and will move bike on in a few years the tre works ok. A g2 throttle tamer helped me to.
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My bike was like that to. I put the tre on and it never stalled again but would still puff into the air box from time to time. The tre is a cheap fix. Im sure the pc5 or pcfc would do a better job as it can rich up the fuel a bit where you need it and custom maps can be built to suit your needs. If you can afford it go for it but if like me your cheap and will move bike on in a few years the tre works ok. A g2 throttle tamer helped me to.

I have had the puff n stall issue both with my PCV and without it, so that's not something guaranteed to fix it. I have an X-TRE that I've been waiting to install and will see how that does.

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I have found what I think is a pretty good primer about how the ecu works. It provides about the right level of description and drawings to make sense of all this. Just to be clear I have no business affiliation with this company or axe to grind with any other company. It is just one of the things I'm considering.
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