Power Vision FAQs

Device Overview FAQs
Power Vision Accessories FAQs
Power Vision Tune (Map) FAQs
Software Related FAQs
Performance FAQs

Device Overview FAQs

What is the Power Vision? Back to Top

The Power Vision is a new flash tuning solution that can meet the needs of any Delphi ECM equipped Fuel Injected Harley-Davidson. Whether you are just looking to improve the performance and fuel economy of your completely stock motorcycle, or you are running an all out drag bike the Power Vision is the most flexible and powerful flash tuner in the world. The Power Vision uses reflash technology to change the parameters inside the stock ECM (Engine Control Module) that affects the way the engine will run. It can be as simple as using one of Dynojet’s pre-configured calibrations, or you can create a custom tune using the WinPV software.

Which motorycles can I use with the Dynojet Power Vision Back to Top

The Power Vision is intended for Harley-Davidson Fuel Injected Motorcycles with a Delphi ECM. This includes the 2001-Present Softails, 2002-Present Touring, 2002-Present V-Rod, 2004-Present Dyna and 2007-Present Sportsters. The Power Vision offers the latest flash tuning technology, data logging, and other industry exclusive features for today’s high performance EFI tuning market.

What do I gain? Back to Top

The Power Vision will deliver a calibration (tune) to your Harley’s ECM that contains the proper data for optimized performance and peak efficiency throughout the operation range. You can mount the Power Vision on your bike and display the J1850 data (stuff like knock, engine temp, spark advance, inlet air temp, etc) on one of many gauge screens, and each gauge has a user configurable alarm to warm you in the event that a parameter is nearing a potentially unsafe value. If you have a Dynojet Wide Band 2 or Auto Tune system, you can simply plug it in and add insightful wide band data to the channel list. Power Vision also allows you to log the data in the event you’d like to analyze this vital information after your ride is complete. You also have the ability to check and clear ECM DTC’s (diagnostic trouble codes), and reset adaptive learning.

Do I need a computer? Back to Top

No, a computer will not be needed to load one of the pre-configured calibrations, or a copy of the original calibration into your motorcycle. You can even edit the tune directly on the device without touching a computer. The list of available parameters to edit directly on the Power Vision is limited, but it’s extremely handy for in-field calibration changes. If you want to make adjustments to the calibration beyond what can be done directly on the Power Vision, or if you are an experienced tuner looking to maximize the effectiveness of your tunes, then you will need a computer with Microsoft Windows operating system (XP, Vista, or 7) in order to use the WinPV tuning application (which is included free).

How does the Power Vision connect to my computer? Back to Top

The Power Vision connects to your computer using the included, standard USB to Mini USB cable.

How many motorcycles can I use the Power Vision on? Back to Top

The Power Vision will only be able to tune one motorcycle (flash it as many times as you like). It can be connected to other motorcycles to monitor / log data, check and clear DTC’s (diagnostic trouble codes), and reset adaptive learning.

Does it come with a mount? Back to Top

No, as everyones’ mounting needs will be different. The Power Vision uses the AMPS four bolt pattern, so it can be mounted using many of the mounting solutions readily available.

We have partnered with Techmount to ensure that you can buy the mount that fits your needs. Please follow the banner link below to access the Techmount website.

Does the Power Vision display need to stay on the bike? Back to Top

No. You can remove the display and your bike will run with the last tune that was sent to the ECM.

Is it weatherproof? Back to Top

The Power Vision is weather resistant. We recommend removing the Power Vision before washing the motorcycle.

What are the unit dimensions and weight? Back to Top

Dimensions: 2.83L X 3.97W X .84H (click on link for visual)

Where do I buy it? Back to Top
Can I tune another bike with my Power Vision? Back to Top

The Power Vision, by default has the ability to tune one bike. Once it is married to a specific bike, it cannot be used to tune another bike. However, a license can be purchased allowing the Power Vision to tune another bike. There are three license options available, Unlock, Dual, and shop Tune license. See Dealer tools for more information.

I am having problems trying to flash a tune to my bike. Back to Top

Remove any aftermarket gauge, Power Commander or similar product from the bike. We have noticed a few problems flashing the ECM, on bikes with these items installed. These items can be reinstalled after flashing the ECM.

I have a PV-1, can I connect it to a bike with a 6 pin diagnostics port? Back to Top

No, but you can purchase a 6 pin Power Vision cable to make it work, part number 76950346. If you need to connect your PV-2 to a bike with a 4 pin, you would need cable 76950241.

I just bought a newly released model bike; will a Power Vision work on this bike? Back to Top

When new model bikes are released, Dynojet has to see the bike to know whether the existing Power Vision will work on that bike or not. Most likely the Power Vision will work, but there may need to be new firmware and tunes created to support this new bike. Older Power Vision units will need to be updated before they will support this new bike.

Will the Power Vision overwrite a non factory tune? Back to Top

In most cases yes; the Power Vision doesn’t care what tune is in the ECM. When the Power Vision is married to a bike, it saves a copy of whatever tune is in the ECM at that time. This tune will be saved in a hidden slot and called Original tune. If you restore Original tune with the Power Vision, it will write this tune back to the ECM.

Power Vision Accessories FAQs

How long do I need to run AutoTune? Back to Top

AutoTune needs to run long enough to gather information to make adjustments (20 minutes to 10 hours). You need to ride the bike long enough to hit all of the areas you plan to ever ride the bike (rpm & throttle position). Once you have run the bike awhile, you should have gathered enough data to adjust your tune. It would be better to make multiple short rides, stopping to apply the AutoTune information; than it would be to make one long ride. Each AutoTune session should be built on the last session.

What is QuickTune? Back to Top

QuickTune is a simple way to make adjustments to the tune in your bike without using a personal computer. In QuickTune you can make adjustments to a number of settings, common ones are idle speed, rev limit, fuel and ignition timing. QuickTune can be found on the Power Vision under Program Vehicle.

How many times should I run AutoTune? Back to Top

This will vary depending on how close the base tune is to your bike setup, and whether you are using AutoTune Pro or Basic. A tune created with exactly the same components, should only need 2-3 AutoTune sessions with Pro or Basic. A tune that was created with only similar components would need more AutoTune sessions. AutoTune Basic will need more sessions than Pro because the stock narrowband o2 sensors used in Basic will only “read” a fairly small range, about 14.2 – 15.2. AFR values outside of this range will only show as rich or lean. AutoTune Pro, using wideband o2 sensors, will see AFR values between about 10.0 – 18.0. Therefore it takes less sessions to make the needed adjustments.

If I want to use the Auto Tune Pro method, what do I need to buy besides the Power Vision? Back to Top

The kits you need are technically the same as the AT-100 that's used with our popular Power Commander, but these new Power Vision specific kits include a longer CAN cable to connect the Auto Tune to the Power Vision, and also a Y-splitter to make power / communication a plug-n-play affair.

You’ll need one of these kits:

What is the difference between AutoTune Basic and Pro? Back to Top

AutoTune Basic: (Only works on bikes with factory O2 sensors) Uses the bike’s stock narrowband o2 sensors Works well as long as the base tune is fairly close to the bike setup Works well for completely stock or lightly modified bikes No need to drill holes and weld o2 bungs in head pipes AutoTune Pro: Uses Dynojet’s AT module and two wideband o2 sensors Works well with any base tune Works well for highly modified bikes Need to have two 18mm Dynojet o2 sensors in the exhaust

Why can’t I get 12mm wideband o2 sensors for my AutoTune kit? Back to Top

Dynojet supplies industry standard Bosch 18mm wideband o2 sensors in our AutoTune kits. 12mm wideband o2 sensors are not readily available. To use the AutoTune module, 18mm bungs need to be welded into the headpipes and the 18mm sensors need to be inserted into these bungs. The stock 12mm o2 sensors can be left in the exhaust pipe for use after the Autotuning is complete. Dynojet has tested a few of the 12mm to 18mm adapters and found them to not work correctly.

Do I pay for additional software updates? Back to Top

No, the WinPV software will be updated automatically at no charge when you run the update client on your computer.

AutoTune does not seem to be working, why? Back to Top

When running the AutoTune process, the hits screen will show the number of times that the engine had been at a given rpm/throttle position, and the Power Vision has recorded data. If you have any errors on the screen, you will not get any hits. The reason behind the errors will need to be resolved, before you will get any hits.

Can I use AutoTune Basic to adjust ignition timing? Back to Top

No, AutoTune Basic will not work correctly to adjust ignition timing. During the AutoTune Basic process, the tune is temporarily changed to run at fairly lean air fuel ratios (AFR). This is because you are using stock narrowband o2 sensors, which will only read fairly lean AFR ratios. Running this lean may cause engine knock, something that would not occur under normal AFR settings. AutoTune Pro uses our wideband o2 sensors, and will work correctly to adjust ignition timing.

What does the AutoTune hits screen cell colors mean? Back to Top

The cell will change color as the hit count increases. The number of hits is the number of samples taken at that spot. This count is for the front cylinder. The default colors are 1 - 2 = Yellow, 3 - 6 = Orange, 7+ = Red.

I have an AutoTune module from a Power Commander; can I use it with my Power Vision? Back to Top

Yes, the AutoTune modules are basically the same between the Power Commander and Power Vision. You would need different cables than what came with the AutoTune module for the Power Commander; you will need the ones that come with the AutoTune module for the Power Vision. These cables are available separately.

After an AutoTune session, I am prompted to Cap or Scale. What does that mean? Back to Top

If you are prompted to Cap or Scale after an AutoTune session, this means that AutoTune wants to increase one cell or more, in the VE tables, beyond the maximum value of 127.5. If this happens, AutoTune will prompt you to make a choice. Cap will raise that cell or cells to 127.5 and stop there. Scale will increase the engine displacement by a percentage, and then decrease all of the VE cells by that same percentage; effectively giving you the exact same amount of fuel. Then AutoTune will apply the changes it learned during the session. It is usually safe to choose Scale once or twice, and then choose Cap thereafter.

Power Vision Tune (Map) FAQs

Where do I get tunes? Back to Top

There are three types of tunes that you can deliver to your bike: pre-configured tunes (loaded on the device from Dynojet), custom tunes (loaded or emailed to you by a custom tuner), or you can use a copy of your original (The tune file that is saved to the Power Vision when married to the ECM) tune to tweak. The Power Vision will be pre-loaded with a large selection of pre-configured calibrations for bikes with basic upgrades (intake and exhaust), as well as tunes for bikes with modified engines (increased displacement, cams, head work, etc). As new calibrations are developed, they will be automatically uploaded to the Power Vision through the update client feature of the WinPV software……Just plug in the USB cable and select “Update Client”, choose the update, and we do the rest. The Power Vision holds up to 6 tunes (any combination of the 3 types) for you to choose from at your convenience, and these can be replaced as many times as you like with updated tunes.

How do I find a tune for my bike? Back to Top

Dynojet has created a number of pre-configured tunes for various bikes; but there no way to have a perfect tune for every possible combination of aftermarket parts, or rare bikes like CVO’s. What you want to look for when selecting a tune is similar components. If the aftermarket components have similar airflow, a tune created for each would be very similar. All of the tunes we have built are located on our website, and will be on your Power Vision if the tune database is up to date. If we do not have a tune listed that is a close match for your bike because you have aftermarket cams, etc, then you can request a tune to be built for your setup. Just send an email to pvtech@dynojet.com and list the bike and all of the modifications. We will build you a tune for the components listed and email it to you.

What if there isn’t a tune for my bike? Back to Top

Dynojet works around the clock building calibrations (tunes) for different combinations. If we don’t have a tune that a good fit for your bike; you still have options.

  • 1. Find an Authorized Power Vision Tuning Center. Power Vision Tuning Centers have been trained by Dynojet and use the latest in dynamometer technology, Air-Fuel systems, and tuning techniques to build safe, powerful tunes.
  • 2. Tune the bike yourself using the Auto Tune module.
  • 3. Obtain a Power Commander Map that most closely matches your combination, and import that map into your stock, or original calibration (only available for non-electronic throttle bikes).
How do I import a Power Commander map? Back to Top

You can import a Power Commander map to most 2007 and older bikes, and some newer than 2007 bikes. To import a map, first you need to download a Power Commander map and save it someplace you can find it. Next, you want to retrieve the original tune from the bike, and save that tune to a slot in the Power Vision. Next, connect the Power Vision to your computer, open WinPV, and then select Get Tune. Select the slot you saved the original tune. Now the tune is open in the WinPV software. Next, select File, Import Power Commander Map. Find the map you saved earlier, and Open it. The software will import the Power Commander map, and modify the Original tune with those values. Now, just Send Tune to put that modified tune on a slot of the Power Vision. Lastly, connect the Power Vision to the bike, and flash the ECM with that tune.

How do I adjust my tune? Back to Top

The best way to self modify a tune for a bike is to run AutoTune. Running AutoTune on the Power Vision will make adjustments to the tune for your bike, in your environment. Once the AutoTune has been run, if you are still having problem areas, you may want to use QuickTune to make adjustments to the tune to address the problem areas. Both AutoTune and QuickTune can be found under Program Vehicle on the Power Vision main menu.

How do I retrieve the Original tune from my bike? Back to Top

When a Power Vision is married to a bike, a copy of the tune in the ECM is saved in a hidden slot on the Power Vision called Original Tune. To retrieve this tune, with the Power Vision plugged into the bike, go to Program Vehicle/Load Tune/Load Copy/Load Copy of Original. Click Ok. Select one of the six custom slots, and save the Original tune there. When this step completes, exit out of the menu. With the Original tune in a custom slot, you can connect the Power Vision to your personal computer and use WinPV to Get Tune. The tune should be named “copy of Original tune”. Once the tune is open in WinPV, you can go to File, Save As. Give the tune a name and click Save. The default directory is My Documents/Power Vision. The Original Tune from the bike is now saved on your computer.

Can the Power Vision be tuned on a dynamometer? Back to Top

Yes, the Power Vision can be tuned by a professional using a dynamometer. The bike is strapped down on a dyno, and air fuel ratio is measured in the exhaust pipes at various rpm/loads. Fuel and ignition timing are adjusted to achieve the best running motor. This information is saved in the ECM of the motorcycle. For a list of Certified Power Vision Tuning Centers, click here.

I got a tune emailed to me, how do I load it? Back to Top

First you need to move the attached tune from the email, to a place on your computer where you can find it. The desktop would be a good place. Once you have the tune on the computer desktop, just open WinPV, and then select Open tune. Navigate to where you saved it, and select the tune that was sent. Click Open. Now the tune should be open in WinPV. With the Power Vision connected to the computer, click Send Tune. At the Custom Tune Slot, select a slot to accept the tune. Click Ok. That tune is now in the selected slot. Disconnect the Power Vision from the computer, and connect it to the bike. Key on, run switch on, on the Power Vision menu select Program Vehicle/ Load Tune/Custom Tunes. Highlight the custom slot the tune was previously saved, and press Select. Continue through the remaining steps to send the emailed tune to the ECM of the bike.

Deceleration or shift popping Back to Top

To address decel or shift popping, use the built in Power Vision feature Quick Tune. Start by adding fuel (+5), and spark (+3) in the decel columns, and then test. Adjust further if needed.

Why are there two types of tunes listed for my bike, one with the letter “a”, and one without? Back to Top

In some years there were two different, incompatible ECM’s on the same model bike. The bike could have either style ECM. The software levels between the two are NOT compatible, and thus a tune created for one is not going to work on the other. Once the Power Vision is married to the bike, it will look at the ECM, and offer the correct type of tune in the pre-configured tune database.

How do I create digital gauge warnings? Back to Top

You can setup a low and high warning for a digital gauge, the color of that gauge can change if the value drops below the low, or goes above the high. To setup a warning in the digital gauge display, go to the gauge you want to setup. Select the warning field you want to change, type in the value you want to be the warning, and hit save. Next press the palette icon on the right. Next select a different color to use, and press save. Now, once that value is reached on that gauge, the color will change to the one selected.

My fuel economy readings are wrong, how do I fix them? Back to Top

The PV trip center uses correction fields that default to 1.000. You can type in the correct value in one of the trip fields, and let the unit calculate the right correction for your bike. For example, if you reset trip A or B, filled up with fuel, and drove a number of miles and stopped to refill. You can then enter the actual Fuel Used, save it, and the correction number will be adjusted. You can also calculate the actual fuel economy with a calculator, and type this into the Economy (mpg). The correction number will be adjusted. Once these fields are adjusted in this manner, your fuel economy readings should be correct.

Software Related FAQs

How do I make sure my Power Vision is Up-to-date? Back to Top

The Power Vision hardware has never changed; all new features and tunes are available to every Power Vision made by running the PV Update Client. To run PV Update Client, on your computer go to Programs/Power Vision/PV Update Client. Once you open the PV Update Client, your computer and Power Vision items are compared to the latest versions on our website. If the Installed version is different than the Latest version, just select the outdated item, and click Download & Install Selected Updates. Once all of the items are updated, your Power Vision is the same as one made today!

Does it come with the software? Back to Top

The Power-Vision does come the WinPV tuning software.

Do I pay for additional software updates? Back to Top

No, the WinPV software will be updated automatically at no charge when you run the update client on your computer.

How can I compare two different tunes? Back to Top

There is a feature in the WinPV software to compare two different tunes. Once you have a tune open in WinPV, you can select the icon to Load Compare. This will prompt you to select a tune that is already saved on the computer; you cannot select a tune from a Power Vision. Once the compare tune is opened, the software will highlight the fields that are different between the two tunes. You can switch back and forth and see both tunes, or you can see the Delta, which is the difference between the two.

How do I update a tune to see additional fields? Back to Top

If the tune was created with an older version of firmware, updating it could expose more fields. With the Power Vision plugged into the computer, open WinPV, and open a tune. Once the tune is open, select PowerVision > Update tune using PV. The tune will be updated using the firmware version on the Power Vision.

I want to modify my current tune with WinPV software, how do I find it? Back to Top

With the Power Vision connected to your bike, go to Program Vehicle > Load Tune > Load Copy > Load Copy of Current. Select Ok. The Power Vision will retrieve the Current Tune. Next highlight a slot to save the tune. Press Select, press Ok. A copy of the Current tune from the ECM is now saved in that slot. Next, disconnect the Power Vision from the bike, and connect it to your computer, open the WinPV software. Click Get Tune, select the same slot you saved the tune earlier. Press Ok. The Current tune from your ECM in now open in WinPV and ready to be modified. Once you are done, you can Send Tune, and select a slot on the Power Vision. Lastly, connect the Power Vision back to the bike, and flash the ECM from that slot.

How can I see the menus on the Power Vision, without the bike? Back to Top

The Power Vision has an option to see the menu items without using the bike. With the Power Vision connected to your computer, open WinPV. On the menu go to PowerVision > Diagnostic/Test Functions > Exit PC link mode. Click Yes. The Power Vision screen now looks like it would when connected to a bike.

How can I change the speedometer calibration? Back to Top

If your stock speedometer is driven from the ECM, you can adjust the speedometer calibration number in the ECM. This field is found under Gear in WinPV, or VSS in Quick Tune on the Power Vision. Changing this number up or down will affect the speedometer readings.

How can I change a table in one tune, to match a table in another tune? Back to Top

The WinPV software has a utility to compare two tunes. If you open the tune you want to change, and then load compare the tune you want to copy from, WinPV will compare all of the tables in the tune for you. The Active File button will show you the table from the first tune. The Compare File button will show you the table in the second tune. The Delta button will show you the difference between the two tables. You can change the values in the Delta field to zero; this will change the values in the Active file to match the Compare file.


What is Lambda? Back to Top

Lambda in reference to the Power Vision is a measurement of oxygen in the exhaust. Lambda is similar to Air Fuel Ratio, but is independent of fuel type. An AFR for pump gasoline of 14.64:1 (stoichiometric) is equivalent to lambda of 1. This is where an engine will generally produce the best fuel economy, and produce the least amount of harmful emissions. An AFR of 13:1 or lambda of .89 will generally produce the most power and torque.

What are VE tables? Back to Top

VE or Volumetric Efficiency is a measurement in percentage of efficiency that an engine can move the air/fuel into and out of the cylinder at various rpm and throttle positions (or manifold absolute pressure, MAP). This table is influenced by the engine displacement, camshaft, head design, exhaust, and air filter. In theory a value of 100 would equal the volume of the cylinder, but efficient design allows values greater than this. The maximum allowed value in any cell is 127.5. To increase fuel make the values larger, to decrease fuel make the values smaller.

How do I setup logging? Back to Top

On the Power Vision go to Datalog/Datalog Settings/Signals. On this screen highlight Manual, and then press Select. On the next screen you will see the field selected to log currently. To add more fields, press Add. On the next screen highlight the field next to Signal. Next, select Vehicle to choose any channel from the bike ECM; select Dynojet if you want to log data coming from an AutoTune module. On the next screen select the field you want to log, and then press Ok, Ok. Once you have all the fields you want to log, press Exit. When you start logging on the Gauges screen, the channels selected will be logged.

How do I setup gauges? Back to Top

To setup live gauges to view, on the Power Vision go to Datalog/Gauges. From this screen you can scroll thru the available gauge setups by pressing the Left or Right arrows. Once you have a Gauge screen you like, you have to select the fields you want to see. Just press None, on the next screen select None. On the following screen select Vehicle to choose from ECM channels, or choose Dynojet to choose from channels from the AutoTune module. On the next screen select the channel you want to display on that gauge field, and then press Ok, Ok When you have selected all of the channels you want to see, just press Exit.

What is the difference between a PV-1 and a PV-1B? Back to Top

The only difference is the color, they are functionally the same.

What’s the difference between a PV-1 and a PV-2? Back to Top

The truth is there is really only one Power Vision, but there are two different cables for different year/model bikes. The PV-1 comes with a 4 pin cable for the J1850 bikes. The PV-2 comes with a 6 pin cable for the CAN bikes.

I’m looking at buying a Power Vision from a private party, what do I look for?Back to Top

Be careful, the unit may have been married to a bike already. Unless you can get your hands on the unit, and verify the unit has not been married, consider the sellers reputation carefully. If the unit has been married, you would need to purchase an unlock license ($199.00) to be able to use the Power Vision on your bike.

I have had my bike tuned at a shop using their Power Vision; can anyone else modify this tune? Back to Top

The bike can always be reflashed by any HD dealer. As far as another Power Vision, it depends. When a shop purchases a tune license to allow them to tune a bike, the license belongs to the shop. If the shop decides to give you the tune license, this license can be used on any other Power Vision.

Performance FAQs

Why does my Power Vision lock up while riding? Back to Top

Most of the time we have seen this type of problem, it has been the cable running to the Power Vision picking up interference from a coil or spark plug wire. Rerouting the cable away from these items usually fixes this problem.

What is the best Air Fuel Ratio for performance? Economy? Back to Top

A naturally aspirated engine, running on pump gasoline will normally make the most horsepower at an AFR of about 12.8 – 13.0. An AFR of about 14.6 will produce the best fuel economy. Dynojet normally creates tunes with AFR’s of 12.8 at high load/rpm areas; AFR’s around 14.6 at low load areas; and AFR’s between those numbers at other areas.

How do I make the throttle go to “1 to 1” on my fly-by-wire bike? Back to Top

On the fly-by-wire bikes, the ECM controls the action of the throttle butterfly, based on the twist grip position. There are two tables in the tune that control this butterfly vs. the twist grip; Throttle Blade Control, and Throttle Blade Control Alternate. There is a third field that controls what gear these two tables are used, Throttle Table Transition Gear. The factory setting for TTTG is 3. This means the Throttle Blade Control table is used for gears 1-3, and the Alternate table is used for gears 4-6. If you change the TTTG value to 6, the bike will use the more aggressive Alternate table for every gear. If you want to make the throttle even more aggressive, change the values in Alternate table to higher values, up to the value at the top of each column.

1Not available for Electronic Throttle Controlled (ETC) based bikes