Kawasaki VN1500 Meanstreak Power Commander PC III fit and Dyno

By 1st August 2011 ECU Remap, Kawasaki, On the Dyno, Road Bikes

The owner of this Kawasaki VN1500 Meanstreak had a good go at fitting a Power Commander PC III to his bike, but he’d connected the TPS (Throttle Position Sensor) wire directly to the battery, which wasn’t a good move. So we had to strip it all out, refit it and start again with a remap on the Dyno.

The bike was wearing open pipes and a free-flowing custom air filter, and was running very lean as a result. We individually mapped each cylinder, adding the extra fuel where it was needed, and finished up with a smooth running and punchy power output. The lesson here is that while Power Commanders can be fitted at home, sometimes it’s best to just accept that if you want a decent result (which is why you’ve bought it in the first place) then having it set-up on a Dyno properly is a worthwhile investment.

An incorrectly fitted Power Commander PC III wasn't working... it is now!