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ECM and FI Tuning - Help, Tips & Tricks We invite members from across TriumphRat.net to post your questions, or share your expertise or experiences on TuneBoy, TuneECU and PowerCommander (etc).

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TuneECU

* NEWS * Now for Android - http://www.tuneecu.com/TuneECU_En/android.html

There is a 'Freeware' * (yes - I said FREE) program available called TuneECU that operates similarly to TuneBoy, in that it allows direct programming of the ECM by a software interface and USB/OBDII adapter cable.

*But for those who are appreciative, you may voluntarily DONATE to help offset development & maintenance costs.

READ THE ENTIRE ON-LINE USERS GUIDE - SEVERAL TIMES OVER!!!! - BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO DO ANYTHING
- ESPECIALLY IF RE_WRITING TO THE ECM!!!!!!!!!!!! (i.e. changing maps)

NOTE PARTICULARLY THE POINTS REGARDING ENSURING YOU HAVE FULLY CHARGED BATTERY, DISCONNECT THE HEADLIGHTS AND HAVE THE LAPTOP CONNECTED TO AC SUPPLY

* DO NOT USE THIS PROGRAM UNTIL YOU HAVE A THOROUGH UNDERSTANDING OF HOW TO USE IT *



Currently is available for tuning Triples and now also Twins (as of 9/28/10)
  • 675 Daytona & Street Triple
  • 885, 955, 1050, Speed Triple
  • 885, 955, 1050 Tiger
  • 955 (ST/RS) and 1050 Sprint
  • 955 Daytona
  • Rocket III
  • EFI Twins - Bonneville, Thruxton, Scrambler, Speedmaster, America
  • Thunderbird 1600/1700
* Now Supports 4-cyl models (TT600, Speed4, Daytona 600/650) as of v 1.8.6 *

The software is down-loadable from several sources:

The latest Program Revision will always be available from Tom Hamburg's TuneECU Site - TuneECU Links Page


There are many tunes available (OEM & custom) for download from Tune List
New tunes are being added constantly, so check back frequently

The On-Line User Guide is now here - On-Line User Guide

TuneECU (current version v 2.5.5.4) is the Full program which includes both Tune Editing and Diagnostic Functions in a single program.

*Since version 1.8, there is no longer any requirement for the key file*


Cable:
Cable is readily available from EBay etc - Triumph actually uses the same ISO9141-2 protocol as used by Volkswagen/Audi and so a VAG-COM OBDII/USB cable works perfectly.
* Note for current TuneBoy users - the same TB cable will also work with TuneECU - nothing extra required*

Here is one source I have used myself - fast shipping out of UK - affordable yet quality product with FTDI chipset

http://www.lonelec.co.uk/index.php?m...products_id=32



(actual product may vary from Image - my cable from Lonelec has black shell and black cable vs the translucent blue shown in image above)


(there are many other cheaper sources, shipping from China - Quality may vary - be warned!)

Do a search on your local Regional EBay, from wherever you might be.

Once you receive the cable, install it using the drivers from here (not the supplied driver):
You need to download the latest FTDI Chip virtual port driver - ver. 2. 08. 24 for Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 - or other appropriate to your operating system.

http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/D2XX.htm

Simply plug in the cable, let Windows 'find' it, then when it asked to detect & install automatically, decline & direct to the folder with your downloaded FTDIchip driver
This install process is explained in the TuneECU_Description pdf - available here in French, English & German versions.

NOTE: If installing to Windows 7 is is important to disable your internet access (turn off wireless) before you plug in the cable
Follow the specific instructions here on the FTDI site

OEM tunes and a few custom tunes are available for download from the sites referenced above - these TuneECU files have a .hex extension and are not compatible with Tuneboy (& vice-versa)

You can retrieve your own currently installed Tune by connecting and executing 'read map' from the program file, after which you can save it and re-edit as you choose.

Here are some Screenshots of the program

Diagnostic Screen



Fuel Table Map/Editor Screen



The Editor also has a nice 'map compare' feature
You can view graphically the difference between two maps at any rpm interval
(you can compare the elements of any of the maps - fuel, ignition, etc)

Compare View



Caution: As with any of the tuning software programs, be aware that you have the potential to damage your engine if you do not know what you are doing.
If you do not have access to a Dyno/Gas Analyzer , you should ONLY consider loading proven maps into your ECM and avoid changing map values without supporting data.

*DO NOT DOWNLOAD OR UPLOAD TO THE ECM WITHOUT ENSURING YOUR BATTERY IS FULLY CHARGED & DISABLE YOUR LIGHTS DURING THESE OPERATIONS*

Be aware that this is freeware - the developer has created a terrific platform for we Triumph users and is generally helpful to inputs and questions. But recognize he is not being remunerated for his effort and you should not expect the level of customer support you may find with a commercial program.

This post will be locked, stickied & updated for appropriate changes - discussion threads will be available for Q & A & comments.

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From TuneECU User Guide:

TuneECU
2010 Alain Fontaine
meeou@wanadoo.fr


Full User Guide available on-line here

Installing

Installation of FrameWork 2.0 (XP only)
FrameWork 2.0 must be installed
If not, follow this procedure:
Run dotnetfx.exe and follow the instructions.
Link to Microsoft download.

Installation of the drivers:

(if your cable came with a CD of drivers..do NOT install them)

Drivers are available from the FTDI site here (ver 2.08.24)
http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/D2XX.htm


* Especially if you are using Windows 7, Follow the Specific Procedure from the FTDI Installation Guide for that Platform - http://www.ftdichip.com/Support/Docu...r_Windows7.pdf


Generally, once you have downloaded the Driver set & unpacked the zip file to a library on your PC, TURN OFF YOUR INTERNET ACCESS

Plug the cable into a USB port.


The PC opens a window "Add New Hardware" for driver installation USB <-> Serial

Select No to connecting to Windows Update to search

Click Next.



Select "Install from a list ..." and browse to the driver location where you saved & unpacked the FTDI drivers.



Click on “Next
The driver installs…
Click Finish.

Follow the same process for the USB Serial Port driver.

* (ignore the Microsoft warnings & continue)


Connecting

RUNNING THE SOFTWARE

The software is available in French, German or English; the choice is made automatically based on the language of the operating system, or manually by <Menu> Options - Language.

To connect the USB/OBD Diagnostics cable to the bike:-

With the USB side already connected to the computer, connect the cable to the bike's Diagnostic Connector;
Run TuneECU, Power on the bike (ie. turn the ignition on and Kill switch to run...but no need to start the engine) and wait for the connection to the vehicle to be established.

After power is initiated, the communication 'light' icon in the bottom right corner will change from red to flashing orange and then flashing green.

This confirms that TuneECU is communicating with the ECM.

After the indicator turns green, communication with the ECM is established when:
  • Vin #, ECU Serial and Map base info are all displayed in the ECU infos panel
  • 'Map Edit' icon changes to Green 'Download' icon (if map is already loaded in program).

At this point TuneECU is ready to perform Map Edit, Diagnostics or Tests.

TuneECU has 3 operational modes:-
  • Map Edit: Map editing and programming the ECU.
  • Diagnostics: Viewing all sensors of the engine system.
  • Tests: Setup and testing of certain components of the bike.

Choose a mode by clicking the appropriate button (top right) ref

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