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Seems a bit extreme, I don't know why Japanese bikes have locked ECU's

 

BMW, KTM, Triumph, MV etc have programmable ECU's from the factory.

I can just plug my bike in with an OBD-II cable and upload new maps, diagnose etc.

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That guy is keen. Considering the large number of programmable ECU's, piggy-back fuel controllers, etc that can be purchased for not much money, I'm not sure why this guy would bother trying to reverse-engineer the ECU instead of just buying/creating his own or some kind of piggy-back controller. Kudos to him though, especially for the diagnostic display unit. Very cool.

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i personally like the bit where he gets all the data. but doesn't know what to do with it next lol. :D atleast he's enthusiastic about something, unfortunatley i can't really say the same about myself. i needs me a hobby ><

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Yeah he could have used an off-the-shelf solution, but this is a great exercise and very stimulating. Much respect for all the work he did. I would have bailed after finding it was locked!

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Considering the large number of programmable ECU's, piggy-back fuel controllers, etc that can be purchased for not much money,

Are these available for motorcycles or just cars? Not something I am up with as I gave up road bikes when the carburetor still ruled.

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Considering the large number of programmable ECU's, piggy-back fuel controllers, etc that can be purchased for not much money,

Are these available for motorcycles or just cars? Not something I am up with as I gave up road bikes when the carburetor still ruled.

 

There are various units available for both, but especially for motorbikes. Most commonly they are just a piggy-back type unit to control fueling and that's it so that after a new exhaust/intake is installed your bike doesn't run rich. You effectively get the same result as a jet kit except it is the fuel injection equivalent. You can buy a fully programmable ECU's for both cars and bikes however they are generally expensive and require good knowledge of the unit and the bike to make any kind of gains.

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Ah cheers tmac. I remember well the pain that was rejetting and testing a carburetor bike after fitting performance exhausts, smooth bore carbies and the like.

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Ah cheers tmac. I remember well the pain that was rejetting and testing a carburetor bike after fitting performance exhausts, smooth bore carbies and the like.

Haha it's as easy as plugging in a USB cable and downloading new maps these days. I must admit that I do prefer the idea of mechanical performance over digital performance, it feels much more rewarding to me!

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