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    Looking for some advice, one of the mod's I'm seriously considering is a PCV. Is it worth the cost?, also want to install new exhaust system but being a resident of California leaves me with few solid choices. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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    By itself a PCV won't give you any more power. You need to at least uncork the intake and exhaust so that the motor can utilize the extra fuel.
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    If you do exhaust or any other performance related mods, probably. I bought my bike with exhaust and the PCV already installed. Very happy to have them but if my bike had come with the stock exhaust and no PCV, I'd have a hard time spending the money on them. It's ridiculous how much an exhaust on a bike costs.

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    What year is the bike? I've got the two bros full system and the pcv and am also a cali resident. Luckily my bike has a 2012 build sticker on it which gets me around the exhaust laws. After that you run into legal issues.


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    What legal issues? I've got a 2013

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    Does anyone know if having the two brothers exhaust and power commander is supposed to cut the gas mileage in half? I understand youll get less with an exhaust on the bike, but it doesnt make sense that its been reduced by half. any input would be much appreciated!!

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    Sounds like the PCV map is too rich. It may have been corrupted by the mis-wiring.

    Suggest that you look at the map and see if it has any major corrections to the fuel mixture. With just a pipe I would expect nothing above a +15.
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    For all the mod I had on mine, I went from 175-180 miles a tank to 150ish. It's more a throttle input related issue LOL Are you using the TB map or one of mine? My sport map is a MPG buster but the Touring one is quite conservative if you keep the throttle under 20%. You ride is using about 5% more fuel at cruising rpms. (give n take)


    Quote Originally Posted by OSBORNE112892 View Post
    Does anyone know if having the two brothers exhaust and power commander is supposed to cut the gas mileage in half? I understand youll get less with an exhaust on the bike, but it doesnt make sense that its been reduced by half. any input would be much appreciated!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marthy View Post
    For all the mod I had on mine, I went from 175-180 miles a tank to 150ish. It's more a throttle input related issue LOL Are you using the TB map or one of mine? My sport map is a MPG buster but the Touring one is quite conservative if you keep the throttle under 20%. You ride is using about 5% more fuel at cruising rpms. (give n take)
    I actually took it to a dyno when i first had installed the exhaust and power commander.
    so heres the whole story, maybe you'll have more of an idea.

    A buddy and I installed the exhaust and power commander. Well, sadly, we mishooked the powercommander and a ton of gas came out of the exhaust. I took it to a shop and they did an oil change, filter change, spark plug change(if i remember right), and then hooked the power commander up and tuned it on a dyno. The mechanic basically said right a little then get another oil change to make sure everything was okay.
    Well I didnt ride much after the incident. the incident was a couple years ago. I just recently had an oil and filter change on it, as I am planning on riding way more. The mechanic said everything was fine. But for whatever reason, i get about 90 miles on a full tank when I used to get 180. Any idea on cause for this? Or what to do? I have to go pick it up in the next day or two, as i got new tires put on. So hopefully i can fix this issue so i didnt just waste a bunch of money on new tires.

    Sorry its so long!!

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    PCV is quite easy to pull out on the 6R. Take it out for a ride and see how it feel for a tank maybe. You should get 42-45 MPG easy, 38 MPG riding like a total lunatic! LOL I won't rule out an issue with the PCV... been there.

    Quote Originally Posted by OSBORNE112892 View Post
    I actually took it to a dyno when i first had installed the exhaust and power commander.
    so heres the whole story, maybe you'll have more of an idea.

    A buddy and I installed the exhaust and power commander. Well, sadly, we mishooked the powercommander and a ton of gas came out of the exhaust. I took it to a shop and they did an oil change, filter change, spark plug change(if i remember right), and then hooked the power commander up and tuned it on a dyno. The mechanic basically said right a little then get another oil change to make sure everything was okay.
    Well I didnt ride much after the incident. the incident was a couple years ago. I just recently had an oil and filter change on it, as I am planning on riding way more. The mechanic said everything was fine. But for whatever reason, i get about 90 miles on a full tank when I used to get 180. Any idea on cause for this? Or what to do? I have to go pick it up in the next day or two, as i got new tires put on. So hopefully i can fix this issue so i didnt just waste a bunch of money on new tires.

    Sorry its so long!!

    Martin

    Life is all about attitude. Be hard on yourself, easy on others.

    FZ6R sold...

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