I have a PCIII and bubs exhaust on my bike - no aftermarket intake yet. It really smoothed out the throttle response on my bike but at the expense of gas mileage. My dad rode my bike before and after and really noticed the change as well - so much so that he wants to put one on his otherwise stock Nomad. I believe the engines are set to run lean from the factory and the PCIII will, in most cases, richen the fuel mixture up.Rich,
Are you saying the throttle response will be the same without the PC??? Do you have any idea if the mileage will increase without the PC?? Thanks
I'm not 100% sure what mileage I get - it's really dependent on the riding I do and we have a lot of stop and go traffic in NJ. I would venture to say on the order of 35mpg.Guitar7272,
What kind of mileage do you get with the setup???
Do you have trouble with keeping air in your tires weekly??
Hmmm I've read fairly frequently that they are setup lean from the factory to increase gas mileage and reduce emissions. Here is my map - unless I'm reading it wrong it's set up to increase the fuel injector duty cycle at lower throttle percentages:g...7272 The myth is that the bikes are set up way lean. Not true. The dynojet maps for various pipe configurations SUBTRACTS fuel at the lower throttle positions. The map is one of the things Kawasaki got right. With the very harsh conditions here in the desert, I would have fried my engine by now had that been the case. Fact is that it runs great when the ambient is 115 degrees or 15 degrees.
As for "smoothing out the throttle response", none of the 4 Kawasaki riders here at work have found that to be the case and we are all back to -000. If it works in your particular environment great.
Sometimes yes, sometimes no.I believe the engines are set to run lean from the factory and the PCIII will, in most cases, richen the fuel mixture up.