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Power comander III USB or RapidBike stage3???

What is in your opinion the best? assuming maps availability is equally easy.
I was told we can have the rapidbike equipment and use in all bikes, the only change is the wiring. Also that we can change maps (2 or 3) on an handlebar switch!!!
Does anybody as knowledge to compare bothe systems?
Is there any noticable delay caused by any of these equipments on the signals, I mean anything we can feel?

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I will chime for the PowerCommander...I have no experience with the Rapid.

I run the PCIIIusb on my 2005 Honda RC51. I use a map provided by Kyle Racing specifically designed for the Sato exhaust system on the bike. The performance gains are incredible. The maps are easily changed and can be downloaded from the internet, and the interface is intuitive.

I found the installation to be simple and well explained by the directions, and the overall quality and construction of the componants is first class.

I chose this unit because of PC's reputation, the availability of custom maps on the internet, and the other product offerings from PowerCommander.

No complaints, and I am NOT giving it back...EVER!

Good luck, hope this one side helps...

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thanks for the imput. Did you noticed any delay on throtle response when istalled the PC?
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Not even once. In fact, I've never even thought about that one time until you asked it here. To the best of my knowledge, nothing perceptable by me, and I wring the neck out of this bike.

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thanks for the imput. Did you noticed any delay on throtle response when istalled the PC?
Hi psst, we don't have rapidbike in the USA so some of us will lack any experience with that module but I have read from other EU forums that people are very happy with it. I think I'd go with what the best dyno shop in your area uses as that will make more difference than the hardware.

Sometimes people interpret changing from rough fuelling on a poorly set up bike to the smooth fuelling on a properly set up bike as 'delay'. It really can feel like it's not reacting as quickly when the bike lacks a certain urgency but a good tuner can give you the best of both worlds - or at least an acceptable compromise.

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thanks for the imput. Did you noticed any delay on throtle response when istalled the PC?
I can only speak for the PCIII USB. You have a "accelerator pump" feature. There you can fix any delay on throttle respones when you pull full thottle immediately.

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you should either accelerate or brake - never you should coast
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Is there a repository of PCIII maps anywhere for MV's?
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I'm not sure what people are talking about with this "delay" problem.

A properly mapped bike will perform flawelessy under all circumstances.

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I'm not sure what people are talking about with this "delay" problem.
There is a certain surge of urgency just following the off then on throttle abruptness that is lost with the fuelling smoothed, IMO. When I first felt it I thought something was wrong with the TPS set point/calibration but have come to realize myself and understand from the reports of others that it is the sensation that has changed. I'm sure it would be great to really work with a dyno operator like you that understands a persons desires towards compromise one way or the other

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