I broke down today but made it home

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by KingHeritage, May 9, 2009.

  1. KingHeritage

    KingHeritage Junior Member

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    Today while cruising around the bike just shut down without any warning at all.I found trouble code b1007..ignition overvoltage instruments.I did not know this code at the time because I don't actually travel with the code list on me.After checking all of the fuses I ended up removing the Power Commander III and plugged back into the stock ECM.The bike started(thankfully because I was no where near home and had the wife with me)right up.After re-connecting the stock O2 sensors,I was on my way.What happened and is this problem common with PCIII's?
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    There have been some PC III failures and some have taken the ECM out with them. You're not alone here.
     
  3. KingHeritage

    KingHeritage Junior Member

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    Believe me Bro,being broke down in the middle of nowhere,I was very alone at one point today.Is it time for a TFI? Under warranty or not I'm not so sure I want to stick with the PCIII.
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    I have mixed feelings about the PC unit myself. It seems like I'm hearing more and more of them going bad lately.

    Your choice as to which way to go here. I like the TFI for the ease of installation and setup myself.
     
  5. Bluesugar

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    It is a lot easier to disconnect a PC module and re-hook to the ECM than it is to have a TFI or whatever that connects to your injectors that puke out and then have to consider roadside work(loosen up gas tank,wiggle your hands like a surgen to unhook things),to reconnect the injector plugs...YUK!...Power commander IS the way to go!!..You don't have a limp home mode on any thing else!!
     
  6. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Sure about that?

    How about if you just dial the pots back to ZERO on the TFI ?:D
     
  7. KingHeritage

    KingHeritage Junior Member

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    You make a good point but once something fails me it's just hard to trust in it anymore.
     
  8. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    I feel the same too. There's a trust that once it fails you it over, can't feel secure after that.
     
  9. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    yes it is hard to trust something once it leaves ya ...any chance it was a water issue or vibration ?
     
  10. KingHeritage

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    No Bud,todays weather was perfect and the PCIII was installed by me and was very secure.