Power Controller - F800gs / F650gs Snatchy Throttle Fix

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  1. roespan

    roespan n00b

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    My 2010 f800gs (orange is the best) has a pretty harsh throttle. I'm in Portland, ORegon, so our temps vary from the 40's (I don't ride in colder weather) to the 90's. So which device should I install? Juice or Power COmander? I really want a smoother throttle response....

    thanks,
    Roespan
  2. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    A Juice would work just fine. PM me if you would like to give it a try... If you don't like it send it back for a full refund. (I don't ever get them back :D). You won't believe the difference it makes.

    To really feel the difference - ride the bike for a few blocks THEN install the Juice and go for a ride.
  3. roespan

    roespan n00b

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    Thanks for the reply. Order submitted for the Juice! CAn't wait.

    Roespan
  4. Mongo357

    Mongo357 Been here awhile

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    I installed an HCA Powerr Controller - love the improvement!! I considered the snatchy throttle to be just an inconvenience until Erling did his dyno test. Once I saw those results I decided some change in the stock system was a necessity. Would love the PC V w/ AT, but too spendy for me right now. HCA's controller does everything advertised for a very affordable price and same-day shipping!!
  5. Gangplank

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    Got one left for the F650GS?


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    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    Thanks Mongo....
    Yeap.. I agree Erling's dyno shows how the factory tuning is crazy lean on our F800gs.... The Power Controller is a less expensive alternative to give our bikes a little more needed fuel to smooth it out.

    We are building a bunch of PCs today to stay ahead of the orders... we have 3 that need to go out today... and also 1 Juice.:D

    The boys are out of school the week so they will be very busy! They are going to Lowes to pick up more molds, the decal shop for more WUKAKING decals, and the post office!

  7. murdock84

    murdock84 Been here awhile

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    Just ordered one an hour or so ago after reading all the good reviews on here.
  8. Gangplank

    Gangplank Advenchaintourer

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    Just ordered one again for my new BMW F650GS to Dakar bike project. Can't wait to test it out.
  9. Gangplank

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    Ok posted in the other thread... HAHA!

    I actually ordered one of these for my BMW F650GS'YZ'Dakar conversion bike. Can't wait to see the improvement.

    If it is anything like what the "original" HTC Power Controller did for my F800GS I'm gonna be :1drink:clap:freaky:evil:deal:wink:
  10. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    Wow... just had a flood of new orders ! My boys got them all out to you guys... :clap We just order parts to build another 50 units to keep those GS'es purr-in smoothly. Thanks again
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    Wonder how that happened.... :huh:freaky:clap
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    Eddy Alvarez Long timer

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    Just ordered! Can't wait! :clap
  13. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    Eddy, We put it in the mail last night. Let us know how you like it...
    Thanks again.
  14. scatto1

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    Ok, so I installed the HTC fix. Seemed like it was working good on the very short rides. However I installed a tender harness and had to disconnect the battery. Got out for a longer ride in the gravel and seems the snatchyness has returned.

    Any thoughts? Do I need to disconnect the HTC run it and reinstall it? Was a little scary on the heavy fresh gravel with the abrupt throttle.

    Thanks.
  15. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    nope... power cycles makes no difference. Where did you install the external sensor? ... also what was the air temperature?

    Test ride doing slow figure 8 with and without the unit to test the difference.



  16. flei

    flei cycletherapist

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    Love the bike but not the FI snatch; this looks the ticket! Ordered today and cannot wait to install. Looks like you really got something going here!
  17. scatto1

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    I installed the sensor inside the left fairing. Temp was nearly 70. Mix of interstate, twisties and gravel. Was scrubbing in new rubber so wanted to get a mix in.

    I will disconnect and do the figure 8 test, hopefully tmr. Hopefully it will return to its previously adjusted state.

    Thanks.
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    flei cycletherapist

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    I ordered the power controller here yesterday at 1pm; it was shipped to me today at 11am: THAT IS AWESOME SERVICE!! THANKS. Can't wait to plug it in and play! :clap
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    Ok so I disconnected did the fig 8 test and was pretty abrupt on/off throttle. Reconnected did the same and was much smoother.

    So not sure what changed, but certainly different than yesterday when I was out. Will hit the gravel again tomorrow to confirm findings.

    Thanks,

  20. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    Scatto,
    If you do lots of stop / start similar to single track riding locate the PC (or Juice) temperature sensor on the outside of the faring (next to the snorkel intake so you don't pick up heat from the radiator.

    I have had two riders (one with a 1150 Rt and one with an 1150gs) tell me they used a soldering iron to melt a small hole in the intake and stuck the very end of the sensor in there to get good ambient air temperature (and sealed up with silicone).


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