Re: Power Commander question
Yes, I bought a used Repsol '09 with a full SS Yoshi R-77 system (carbon end cap model) and it has the Yoshi heat shield and it really looks nice, good fit and finish.
A little aside about heat; the 1000RR makes heat brother. Not so much as to say it is uncomfortable, but if it were a few degrees more I would then say YES, uncomfortable. I do a lot of miles with my feet up on the passenger pegs, laying down on the tank. Even with this R-77 "shorty" way beneath my legs and cruising at 80 mph, the heat comes wafting out of the engine compartment and bakes my right leg. Gonna be nicey-niiice in the wintertime, that's for sure!
The prev owner did not fit a Power Commander and I am wondering if I was doing any damage running lean or whatever with this full system and no air/fuel mgmt correction. Thank you for assuaging my fears somewhat. I would like to hear this from a few others (preferably tuners by trade) but you do sound like you know what you're talking about.
As far as the power with just the Yoshi, it runs very strong in all the rev range. (Well, to be honest I haven't taken it above 9-10K yet because it is overfilled w/oil and I haven't gotten around to draining some off yet. And no, it hasn't burned a drop in 1,500 miles.)
So I'm not thinking about the PC to fix any performance issues, just more to make sure I am not sizzling my valves due to lean mixture or whatever. As far as the PC and IRC, it's funny, I DO want them, even thought I have not yet even run it in the rev range where the IRC will make any difference.
This thing is very fast, just a hair below what I would call vicious. I will drain off the oil soon and start running it to redline once in awhile.