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post #1 of 8 Old 05-10-2007, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
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A couple of easy PCIII questions

What type of computer operating system does one need to do their mapping adjustments and download??

What type of file is the mapping program in? Is the mapping program something like Excel,where you can input data and then save?

I'm considering taking my Vee to a dyno mechanic that charges $200 to do a dyno test. Is it reasonable to expect that the dyno shop will give me some type of document/computer file showing the map that they programed into the bike?

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1) Windows. Ideally, a Windows laptop. Otherwise, you'll either need to break down your computer and set it up in the garage, bring the bike into the house, or get a REALLY REALLY long USB cable.

2) The map files are in a .map format that the PCIII software uses. Basically, it's a spreadsheet. The PCIII comes with it's own software to hook into the unit and upload/download changes. You can change, save, modify any and all maps.

3) Yes, the shop will essentially build you a custom map for your bike. You can then go home, hook it up to your computer, and save it, back it up, share it, whatever you want in the PCIII software. You should also get a before and after dyno-graph with your torque and HP curves.

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1) Windows. Ideally, a Windows laptop. Otherwise, you'll either need to break down your computer and set it up in the garage, bring the bike into the house, or get a REALLY REALLY long USB cable.

2) The map files are in a .map format that the PCIII software uses. Basically, it's a spreadsheet. The PCIII comes with it's own software to hook into the unit and upload/download changes. You can change, save, modify any and all maps.

3) Yes, the shop will essentially build you a custom map for your bike. You can then go home, hook it up to your computer, and save it, back it up, share it, whatever you want in the PCIII software. You should also get a before and after dyno-graph with your torque and HP curves.
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I found some 10' USB extension cables at Staples so I chained a couple together and they reach the garage. Easier and cheaper ( I can't believe I'm giving mullet advice) than a laptop.

Also you will be able to download whatever map is currently on your PCIII by using the "get map" button in the PCIII interface. Really easy.
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I found some 10' USB extension cables at Staples so I chained a couple together and they reach the garage. Easier and cheaper ( I can't believe I'm giving mullet advice) than a laptop.

Also you will be able to download whatever map is currently on your PCIII by using the "get map" button in the PCIII interface. Really easy.
I don't have a laptop but as luck would have it, I have a window right behind my desktop computer that would allow me to pull my bike up outside the window and use one of those 10' USB cables. There's nothing wrong with mullet advice. thanks
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I've got 3 of them strung together to get to the garage and experience no data compromise.
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I've got 3 of them strung together to get to the garage and experience no data compromise.
USB spec is 5 meters cable length between hub and device. This can be extended by adding additional powered hubs. But as you found out, Scotty probably designed the spec and there is a bit of conservatism in the mumbers.

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USB spec is 5 meters cable length between hub and device. This can be extended by adding additional powered hubs. But as you found out, Scotty probably designed the spec and there is a bit of conservatism in the mumbers.
Yeah, I'm sure there is some signal degredation, but since I'm only sending a small txt file I haven't seen any issues. Works great!
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