I've been running a Power Commander for over 2 years, and like it very much. Originally, the fueling is very lean under 5000 rpm, and it affects the driveability. The PC richens it up and really improves things. If you remove it, you'll probably be disappointed with the notchy throttle response with the stock setup.
It's easy enough to remove, but you'll have to remove the gas tank and airbox to get at the wiring. It connects between the bike harness and the injectors and also between the harness and the throttle position sensor (TPS). Just disconnect the PC harness from everything and reconnect the bike harness to the injectors and the TPS. Don't mix the injector connectors up! (Do them one at a time.) Then disconnect the PC module from ground and its power source.
Then put the PC up for sale. Should be worth half of the new cost.
That's the info I was looking for. Thank you! I researched and downloaded everything I could about the Power Commander V. I found some install info, but I wasn't sure If I needed to do anything different to remove it.
I loaded the stock map onto the PCV and I have to say I like it a LOT better than the map that was loaded on there. I was running way to rich. It reeked of gas when it was running, and there was almost no space in between the gears. It functionally only had two gears. You put it in first gear to start moving and had to go to 6th as fast as you could. It was weird, hard to drive, and completely impractical for city driving. I am sure it was fun for whatever the previous owner had it mapped for, but it just stressed me out.
The stock map is a lot more laid back. It is perfect for me and my current driving style. I've spent the last few years on a custom Harley that was loud, impractical, and hard as a rock. I just want something comfortable and quiet.
As such, I just got my stock exhaust in the mail today. I plan to take the yoshi off this weekend, and the PCV next week. I will probably list them both here for sale or trade.
I'm looking for some engine guards and barkbusters, or an aftermarket seat.