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He had a Dyno run done in Road and Sport mode ... uploading images.

He mentions that ECU Tune is not usable on his 2016 1200 XCA.

Is there any software or power commander style devices or means of DIY modifying the mapping on this model?

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Maybe people have heard of Ghul Motors in the US of A... apparently they managed to hack into the Honda VFR1200F's ECU and customize all sorts of parameters and remove OEM limitations without drilling. Maybe they would be able to work a fix for this but for just one unit would surely be exy. What with shipping over and back and a one off job...
 

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Check into Rapid Bike...think it allows changes to the fueling maps. Like you could do with TuneECU. Not sure if it covers the model your dealing with but worth shot.

Power Commanders "offset" the signals from the bikes sensors to trick the ecu into changing the fueling.
 

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only one short ride of 20 miles on my new to me 18 T120 + i did not notice the terrible snatchyness present in my traded 2012 bonnie which is why i bought the TUNE ECU cable i never used!!
 

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Check into Rapid Bike...think it allows changes to the fueling maps. Like you could do with TuneECU. Not sure if it covers the model your dealing with but worth shot.

Power Commanders "offset" the signals from the bikes sensors to trick the ecu into changing the fueling.
Thanks Kubbie, will do...
 

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Dell Inspiron laptop, Windows 10, 1998 T595.
I downloaded and extracted both the TuneECUv2.5.8 program and TuneLibrary-v2.5.8.9 file. It looks like the TuneLibrary file included with TuneECU program is the same as the separate TuneLibrary file, correct?
I had a cable I bought many years ago off the net so I downloaded both the driver files. Windows couldn't/wouldn't recognize the extracted driver files but when I opened the executable driver files they were installed and show up under Device Manager, two places. I started TuneECU and it recognizes the cable, yahoo!
When playing with the menu under options-interface-serial, com ports 5-6-7 are shown but dithered out. Options-interface-USB shows USB<->serial and has a checkmark by it. So far so good, I think. Is it best to allow the program to connect manually or automatically?
 

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Okay, so I went out to the cold garage to attempt to hook-up my laptop and the OBD connector isn't accessible. The connector itself is visible but the cable is wire-tied in multiple places, absolutely no slack nor any room to reach the connector. So, early this week when it warms up a little, it's 11 degrees right now, I'll pull the tail bodywork and get some slack in the cable. Maybe the dealer really did re-tune when he replaced the stock pipe with a TORS many years ago.
 

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the dealer can ONLY tune within EPA limits, so it may be a bit better but not optimal for what they charge. so on bikes where the ECU is locked aftermarket tuners are best + anyone that highly modifies their engine will surely need a proper tune for safe running as well as getting all the performance out of it.
 

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This would have been in the summer of 1998.
When the dealer installed the TORS Carbon High Muffler he was to have uploaded the high pipe tune. Three factory tunes were available stock, high pipe and low pipe maps. You had to purchase a high or low TORS to get the appropriate map.
 

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I downloaded the factory maps years ago so I'm good. As above I just want to confirm what map is loaded. I've read that the factory TORS low pipe map is richer than the TORS high pipe map so that gives me an option. I should have the high pipe map and I really want to lower the threshold temp for the fan to turn on and slightly increase the RPM limit.
 

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Any TuneECU wizzards located on the East Coast of the US ?

Would love to find someone willing to help me do some tuning on my Daytona ..... Have trailer, will travel !!
 

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Many thanks to Ebster1085 and davebullet for excellent instructions. Success with downloading new map for my Tiger 800XC on first attempt using my old Windows 8 laptop. I was unable to get green light on the TPS on the Reset Adaptation after 25 minutes of running engine, but admit to having an Error Code P0108 suggesting MAP sensor problem.

Tonight pulled beak off, and fuel tank off, to find I forgot to reconnect MAP sensor when I recently cleaned air filter and pre-filter! Talk about instructions for Dummies! Will reattempt Reset Adaptation tomorrow morning. Fingers crossed...
 

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I just downloaded “bluestacks” Android emulator to my PC which allowed me to get the fully supported/ updated version of tuneECU vs the windows version.

Just one hiccup - I was under the impression that tuneECU was free, but I had to pay $10.99 to download it from the google store.

Was tuneECU free in the past, or has it always cost money to download?
 

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I think they used to be a tune ECU lite which was free to download for Android, I think the old Windows version was always free.
 

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This thread is for anyone who wants to begin using TuneECU and would like to avoid any potential confusion. It may come easy for some and work flawlessly the first time around, but for others, including myself, you may run into issues that can become major headaches.

So, if you want the idiots guide to using TuneECU, these are the steps you should follow:

1. Download The Software: You can download the newest version of TuneECU here:

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I recommend after you download and unzip the file, you save the application directly to the C drive. Also make sure there is a copy of the TuneLibrary.dll to the C drive as well. TuneECU needs this in order to operate and will be part of the download.

2. Download The Drivers: You will need a specific set of FTDI drivers for the cable you will buy, and you can download those here:

D2XX Direct Drivers

Make sure you download the correct drivers for whatever operating system you are running. If you are unsure whether you have a 32 or 64 bit OS, you can find this by right clicking on My Computer and viewing properties.

Although your cable may come with a driver installation disc, and although Windows can connect to the internet to find suitable drivers automatically, you NEED to use the drivers from the previous link. Download the drivers, create a folder in your C drive (I named mine "TuneECU Drivers") and save the driver files to that location.

3.Buying A Cable: I think most will agree with me that the biggest cause for problems with using TuneECU is getting hold of a non compatible cable. You may hear others talk about a cheap eBay or Amazon cable they used with success, but you don't necessarily know what you are getting when you buy from these vendors. The only cable I or anyone else will be able to 100% say will work with absolute certainty is this one:

Lonelec

Regardless of what anyone tells you, I highly recommend you buy this cable and not have to worry about another one potentially not working. Trust me, its not worth it!

4. Installing Drivers: Once you get the cable, this is how you will install the drivers. First ensure you are not connected to the internet by disconnecting any hardlines you may have and disabling wireless. Then plug in the cable to your laptop. Windows will try to install drivers, but do not allow it to connect to the internet by saying no to that option and clicking "manually install" drivers. Then you will browse files on your computer and point Windows to the folder location where you saved the driver files.

On my computer, installation wizard never actually appeared, so I had to do it all manually. Simply go into devices and printers in the control panel, and you will see the USB device plugged in. Double click on it to open it. Go to the hardware tab, and then click on properties, and then change settings. Then go to the driver tab, and click update drivers. Again, tell windows you want to manually browse, and point windows to the file location where you saved the drivers.

Once you do this, you should get a message saying the drivers were updated correctly. You will then get another message saying that windows could not install the drivers. No need to worry, this is windows trying to install driver software for the serial port you are using with the cable. Again, go into devices and printers, click hardware, and now you will see two items, the USB converter which you just updated, and a serial port. Double click on the serial port, and follow the same instructions as above to update the port with the FTDI drivers.

While you are doing all this, I also recommend you turn off VCP for the driver as it is unnecessary and could potentially interfere with your ability to connect. With the cable plugged in, go to devices and printers, double click on the USB converter, click on the converter, click on properties, go to the advanced tab, and unclick VCP.

5. Finding A Tune: You can find a tune you want for your specific model number (based on vin number) from here:

http://www.tomhamburg.net/Tune_List.html

Create a folder in your C drive, I named mine "TuneECU maps" and save whatever tune you plan on using here. In addition to the tunes from the TuneECU page above, you can share others with friends and forum members. Save all to the same location for ease of use.

6. Connecting: To connect to the bike, do the following. First, make sure any antivirus programs on your laptop are disabled and that the lap top is connected to a power source. Also, turn off any screen savers or sleep mode settings, and go into power settings and ensure the screen never dims and the computer never enters sleep mode when its plugged in. Then open up the TuneECU program from where it is saved on the C drive. Turn off the autoconnect feature of TuneECU by clicking on the options download and unclicking autoconnect. Then plug in the cable to the same USB port where you had it when you installed the drivers. Pull off the seat on your bike. Plug your bike into the tender. Remove the headlight fuse only (# 8 for the speed triple) Then connect the other end of the cable to the OBDII connector. You will have to then have the key to turned to the on position, and the kill switch to the run position, and you should be all set. Do not start the bike.

In TuneECU click on the ECU dropdown, and then connect. You should see blinking red light in the lower right hand corner which means its initializing. If all is correct, it should then turn yellow and then green as it connects and authenticates. Once connected, your vin number will appear as well as a battery icon which shows voltage.

At this point, you want to read the OEM map off the bike and save a copy. Click the ECU dropdown, and then read map. This will take some time. For me it took longer than 20 mins and I left my computer which is why you want all screen savers, sleep modes, or screen dimmers shut off. Once it reads successfully, the OEM map will populate the screen,. Save a copy of this map by clicking the file dropdown, and save map file. You will want to save a copy of this tune to the folder where you have others tunes stored.

Once you have saved the OEM map, you can download the new map of your choice. Open up the map you want by clicking the file dropdown, and then open file. Open the map you want from the folder you created. Once it is open, click on the ECU dropdown, and then download. This will begin the download process and if all the above steps were followed, you should be all set!

7. Troubleshooting: If you encounter a failed download, or timed out scenario, there is a good chance it is because you didn't listen to my cable recommendation above and went with something else. No worries, now you just need to order the correct Lonelec cable and wait for it to be delivered from England which can take up to 7 business days. In other words, get this one to begin things and avoid any trouble.

Just know that after a failed download scenario, you will NEED to have a map opened up in the TuneECU program when you go to reconnect to the bike or it will NOT initiate the recovery mode. With the map of your choice open, and the cable connected, try to connect, and then click OK when the recovery option is offered. This will recover the ECU, or in other words, download whatever map you have open in the TuneECU screen, onto the bike, and you will be all set!

8. After The Download: Once you download a new map onto the bike, you will have to reset adaptations to get the bike ready to run correctly with the new map. Do this by going into the test pane, and clicking reset adaptions, then ok when prompted. You will get a message on the bottom of the screen saying it was done successfully.

Once you do this, then start the bike, and with never applying any throttle, let it idle until the fan kicks on, and then let it go for another 12 mins to complete the 12 minute tune which is when the bike will re adapt to the new maps for idle settings. You should see the TPS indicator light turn green again (if you have a Kiehin ECU -ed) which means it has completed the idle adaptation process.

Then go out and ride! As you ride the bike through the rev ranges and such, it will continue to learn and adapt to the new map.

Hope I didn't forget anything, and I tried to keep this user guide as short and to the point as possible. If I can help anyone avoid the troubles that I ran into, it will all be worth it.
Brilliant! As an old bloke coming to grips with modern tech I thank you.
 

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I've got the Android version running on my phone and I connect it via the correct OBDII - USB cable I previously used for Windows laptop connections. It all worked fine a few weeks aog but today while trying to connect with the phone, the app kept requesting access to Bluetooth and then wanted me to select the bluetooth device....which I'm not runnig on the bike as this is a hard line cable connection. I could not proceed to establish bike connection and had to resort back to the laptop use.
Is there something wrong or have I missed some setting somewhere?

Thanks.
 
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