Join Date: May 2019
Location: New England, USA
Help w/codes and Power Commander V
Hello all, I recently purchased an Akrapovic slip on pipe, link pipe, and a Dynojet PCV. I've been scouring the internet for hours looking for information about this or a similar install on a '16 ZX10R, but I'm coming up empty. I updated the PCV firmware to the most recent release, and downloaded a map from their website alleging to be a map for the system I'm using. I plan to get a real tune, but I figure for the time being this will be better than stock since my exhaust servo is now disconnected.
My problem: Everything was installed following the instructions to a tee, I checked and double checked all plugs, grounds, wires, etc thoroughly. After putting the bike back together I'm getting all of the lights/gauges on the instrument panel flashing. I guess it's referred to as limp mode? So, I checked out some videos on YT regarding clearing these codes but it didn't work. Unfortunately since we put the bike back together it also no longer will start. The fuel pump will hum, seemingly doing what it's supposed to, but no fire.
I removed the PCV from the equation, figuring that I would still be throwing a code for the servo not being hooked up, but at leas the bike would fire. That also did not work. I got on the phone with a local Kawi dealer/authorized Dynojet tuning center (luckily there happens to be one locally), and they were really helpful but nothing they suggested helped out.
As the bike stands currently I have the PCV hooked up with a stock map loaded (from their website), turning the key to the "On" position will result in the following: the exhaust servo will do it's thing (since there was no instruction to unplug it I left it plugged in), the fuel pump will do it's thing (the humming is priming I'm guessing), and the instrument panel will be flashing (Fuel, KQS, KBC, Power 1,2,3, etc will all be on and flashing similar to the videos on YT), attempting to start the bike will result in cranking but it will not fire and trying to clear codes according to those videos yielded no results.
As you may have gathered I'm not exactly a mechanic and this is clearly my first time doing anything of this nature. I've searched all over and am shocked to find very little clear information about this. Dynojet has installation videos for 300's on their website but nothing for liter bikes, I think that's just ridiculous. At this point I'm totally lost and my next move is to load the bike into my truck and take it down to that dealer/tuning center I mentioned earlier and just let them deal with it. Obviously, not the ideal choice as I already have a considerable amount of money and time into this. I'm thinking (hoping) that they can clear the code with an OBD2 reader, tune it and I'll be good to go.
I've seen a lot of valuable information here, but not anything that pertains to my situation. Has anyone ever had this issue installing a PCV, or able shed any light as to what I'm doing/not doing to correct this issue? Any help is much appreciated.