This is a follow up to a troubleshooting question I had a while ago. I had this done last week, but have been too busy to write it up. I’ve been trying to sort out why my bike (2009 Boulevard M90) felt like it was going up a very steep hill when I was riding on a flat highway. The engine also seemed to be popping more. I bought the bike second hand back in march 2011 with approx 1600km on it. It included a stage 2 debaffle done on the pipes. I booked it into Procycle Dyno in Slacks creek to get the power commander fitted last Wednesday. Andrew and Scott installed the Power commander and ran up the bike on the dyno. gratuitous promo Initial result was 54.81hp and the bike was running very rich. They said a 1500cc cruiser should get around the 71hp mark. Andrew did some quick fuel mapping to try and get some more power out of the bike. He came to the conclusion that the power commander would simply mask whatever problem was there. Since the bike seemed to be choking we changed over the sparkplugs and removed the secondary butterfly valve on the throttle control to open her throat. Put back on the dyno, the bike now produced about 70hp. With some fuel mapping the bike came up to 80.54hp in the end. On the ride home I noticed the bike seems to behave more like when I first bought it, except there is very little, to no popping when idling and decelerating. The throttle is far more resposive and power is smoother throughout acceleration and deceleration. I need to do a big ride when i get my next full day off and find out if the k's per tank has changed much.