Power Commander III: Idle Problems and Throttle Calibration

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If you are experiencing idle problems you may need to synchronize the bike’s throttle position sensor with the Power commander and its software.  We have seen as high as an 8% variation in the throttle from bike to bike on some models. There is a utility within the Power Commander software to synchronize the two exactly. 

Once you are in the Power Commander Control Center Software, go to “Power Commander Tools” then “Set throttle Position”. The bike should always be running when setting the throttle position, to ensure the most accurate readings, as the voltage the sensor sends out can vary between when the bike is at “key on” and “motoring running”. The bike also needs to be fully warmed up to its normal operating temperature. All you need to do is press "reset" while the bike running at idle then turn the throttle wide open till you hit the mechanical stop. Then let go and press "Ok". You don't have to rev the bike out, the throttle just needs to go all the way to wide open quickly and then back.  

For additional Power Commander III resources -- including manuals, software and firmware downloads, please visit our Downloads Center. And if you need additional help, please feel free to contact us.

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