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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-09-2019, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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Can't get Tune ECU app to connect! UGH.

2012 Tiger 800XC
I bought Lonelec OBD cable and downloaded Tune ECU app to my Galaxy S8. I cannot get it to connect for the life of me. Yes I've tried different procedure sequences and looked on Youtube. Can someone help me out or tell me where I'm going wrong?

Here are my steps I'm taking:

1. Connect cable to bike's port.
2. Plug cable into my phone.
3. Open Tune ECU app on phone.
4. Click on "ECU" and "connect" on app screen.
5. Turn bike ignition on.
6. I've also tried turning the ignition on BEFORE I select "ECU" and "connect" on my phone.

At this point I get nothing. I've tried having the bike running. I've tried the bike not running and ignition on as listed above. I've tried various steps in different orders but nothing.

What am I doing incorrectly?

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2012 Tiger 800XC
I bought Lonelec OBD cable and downloaded Tune ECU app to my Galaxy S8. I cannot get it to connect for the life of me. Yes I've tried different procedure sequences and looked on Youtube. Can someone help me out or tell me where I'm going wrong?

Here are my steps I'm taking:

1. Connect cable to bike's port.
2. Plug cable into my phone.
3. Open Tune ECU app on phone.
4. Click on "ECU" and "connect" on app screen.
5. Turn bike ignition on.
6. I've also tried turning the ignition on BEFORE I select "ECU" and "connect" on my phone.

At this point I get nothing. I've tried having the bike running. I've tried the bike not running and ignition on as listed above. I've tried various steps in different orders but nothing.

What am I doing incorrectly?
I'm using Bluetooth so haven't got any direct experience using the app through USB but just noticed a couple of things from your list.
Ignition should be on before you try to connect, run stop switch in run, don't have the bike running.
Did you select the ECU type in the app before you tried to connect?
is the connection status at the bottom right-hand corner of the app doing anything when you press connect?
Have you got a good battery voltage it won't connect if it's not high enough.
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Are you using an otg cable connected to your phone with the obd cable connected to that?
You could also have a bad obd cable.
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Which ECU should I be selecting for my bike?

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Which ECU should I be selecting for my bike?
Triumph Keihin

From the TuneECU site

Connection with cable:

Connect the cable OBD (with OTG adapter if needed) to your Android device and to the diagnostic connector on your bike.
Open TuneECU and authorize the app to access the USB accessory.
Turn on the ignition
In the ECU-menu, use the option "Select" to set the ECU type (for example, Triumph Keihin)
In the “ECU” menu, select “Connect”. The light in the bottom right corner starts blinking:

Red – Initiating Connection to the ECU
Yellow – authentication
Green – Connection established

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Yes I have close to 13 volts on the battery, bike starts and runs perfectly.

I will select Keihen (thanks!). What other steps should I do differently?

1. Turn ignition ON, run switch to ON.
2. Plug cable into bike and then into phone.
3. Select ECU on phone and then CONNECT.
4?

After those steps....?

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Yes I have close to 13 volts on the battery, bike starts and runs perfectly.

I will select Keihen (thanks!). What other steps should I do differently?

1. Turn ignition ON, run switch to ON.
2. Plug cable into bike and then into phone.
3. Select ECU on phone and then CONNECT.
4?

After those steps....?
That should be it, I can't help you any further than that, like I said I don't use the cable, I use Bluetooth and as long as you get the right adaptor it's a piece of cake, I think you have the option to use Bluetooth on your bike as well.

Try the tune ECU forum if you're still struggling
http://tuneecu.boards.net/
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Can you explain the process for Bluetooth, in case I want to try that next?

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Can you explain the process for Bluetooth, in case I want to try that next?
It depends if you want to reprogram your ECU (i.e. remap the bike), cable connection is the only option for that on your bike.
If you just want to use the diagnostic and test functions then you need a ELM327 adaptor v1.4 or v1.5.
That's where it gets tricky though as there are so many adaptors and clones available, it took me 3 goes to find one that would work.
I had to buy the OBDLINK LX to enable me to reprogram my ECU but as this is not an option on your bike you don't need to buy such an expensive adaptor but it would definitely work.
This is the adaptor I used previously, it will connect and allow you to do the test and diagnostic functions it just won't allow you to download to the ECU which you don't need to worry about, I'm not saying this is the only one that will work or the cheapest but it worked for me.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ELM327-Bl...53.m2749.l2649

Then you just pair the Bluetooth adaptor with your Android device and press connect.

Maybe try a search on the forum for Bluetooth adaptors, I'm sure there must be plenty of people on here who use them and will have some better links to ones available in the US.
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