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Someone tell me exactly how I would go about resetting the throttle position??? This is the response I got from powercommander:

You might try resetting the throttle position, with the bike fully warmed up to normal operating temperature. You could also have the bike dyno tuned and custom mapped specifically for your setup. That is the only way to insure that the fuel mapping is 100% correct for your bikes setup. Thanks

This was my original email to them:

Hello my name is Victor Garmany
First off I guess I should tell you what I got:
2002 V-Rod with Samson street sweepers (no baffles), PCIII, screamin eagle air filter, topless (inside airbox cover taken off)
I'm using the map 809-008

My problem along with others is at stoplights or any sort of stop the rpm's will fall untill the bike will finally just die, it seems to happen the most after the bike is warmed up. I've used different exhaust with different maps and this doesn't happen. I'd rather stick with the samson exhaust but I'm getting tired of always trying to keep the rpms up at stops, so I'm wondering if you guys have heard this problem from others and have made any custom maps? or do you have any advise for me to change the numbers on the map (I'm not very bright when it comes to this stuff)

Thanks in advance for any help you could give me!
 

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mnerren said:
Do you still have the original fuel flange in that bike?
I bought the bike used so not sure if it's the original or not but I have checked for misting in the tank and there is none.

and I've also changed exhaust a few times and never had a problem.
 

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I've been trying to correct that problem for 2 years now.....It comes and goes....Next week I'm resetting the throttle position at idle again....there has to be a fix and I'm sure all of us having the problem would pay dearly for it....
 

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Edit: found the tutorial. It's on the CD in the S/W tutorials.

Start the S/W
Connect the coomputer to the bike
Start the bike and let it warm up
click "Power commander Tools" -> "Set Throttle Position"

To set Throttle Closed:
Click the arrow just to the right of the window showing the "closed" value
This will reset the closed values to the current reading (this will be changing slightly as the bike idles)
Click OK
 

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Zero is definately different connected to the bike compared to just hooked up to a 9 volt on the desk, and when running on the bike the value will fluctuate a little. I try to set it to the lowest value while fluctuating.
 

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Big_Red said:
Edit: found the tutorial. It's on the CD in the S/W tutorials.

Start the S/W
Connect the coomputer to the bike
Start the bike and let it warm up
click "Power commander Tools" -> "Set Throttle Position"

To set Throttle Closed:
Click the arrow just to the right of the window showing the "closed" value
This will reset the closed values to the current reading (this will be changing slightly as the bike idles)
Click OK
out of all the threads I've read I haven't seen this before, I guess I should have also looked over the cd. I'm gonna give this a shot tomorrow!!!

Thanks!!!
anymore ideas on the matter would be appreciated
 

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Spaz said:
Zero is definately different connected to the bike compared to just hooked up to a 9 volt on the desk, and when running on the bike the value will fluctuate a little. I try to set it to the lowest value while fluctuating.
I did the same - I kept sampling until I got a really low value.
BTW, the CD also has directions for setting full throttle. I also did that, but am not sure what the symptmoms would have been if I hadn't.

lakedrunk said:
At stoplights or any sort of stop the rpm's will fall untill the bike will finally just die, it seems to happen the most after the bike is warmed up.
I had similar symptoms until I reset the throttle. Good luck - I hope that's all it is...
 

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I just reset my throtle position by using a different means.

Click the reset button. Twist the throttle to 100% open. The numbers should automatically be displayed. Hit ok.

You have just reset your open and closed throttle positions. As the bike is running you should see 0 in the position window when you are sitting at idle. Twist the throttle 100% and the number should reflect that.
 

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well thanks for your help guys but I reset the throttle position and checked battery terminals and still no better.

I'm going to little sturgis Kentucky on the 19th and I remember one year power commander was there with a dyno tuner, I'm hoping they will be there again and that will fix my problem
 
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