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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-23-2011, 11:45 PM
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Dazco please pardon my ignorance what is a tuneecu, what sort of cable do you need, where do you plug it (into the bike) and what software do you need to run on the laptop ?

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tuneecu is free software. You buy a $20 cable from amazon that has usb on one end and odbII on the other. It plugs into the left side of the bike directly behind the side panel and you can load maps that others have created. This is a necessary step if your bike is modded, but of no value of its not (as far as I can tell).

Onto the 12 minute tune.. I think thats just: start the bike, and wait 12 minutes at idle, right Daz?
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Tuneecu is a free software which is similar to tuneboy. That won't help much if you don't know what tuneboy is, so here goes. You download the free app and get the proper cable (explained on the tuneecu site) and you can connect the bike to a laptop. Or for that matter any PC that'll run it thats close enough to the bike to attach the cable. It is similar to what triumph dealers use to test and adjust many things in the bike's ECU (computer) such as adjusting throttle body balance, adjust TPS, check error codes to see whats wrong when your bike's engine malfunction light goes on. And several more things. You can also use it to load different tunes(maps) and adjust the mapping....fuel, timing, etc. Not something your advized to do without a pro tuner on a dyno. But loading tunes if ok to do as long as you know the tune you load is ok for your bike.

It plugs into a connector under the left side cover. You'll see it clipped onto the frame with a rubber cover over it. The tuneecu site explains evrything and you can download the app there and they even host all the standard triumph tunes. It also explains what the PC needs. As far as i know it will run on vista and XP, but not sure about 7. You also need a newer version of net framework which is easy to find and download from google. One thing to note....if ou do this, the cable needs a driver installed on the PC because it has a device in one of the plugs that requires it. But do NOT use the driver that comes on the CD that comes with the cable. The tuneecu site will point you to where to download the proper driver for it. And finally, here at RAT we have a tuning forum where you can get answers, and even one of the guys that has something to do with the app's development answers questions there. It's here... https://www.triumphrat.net/ecm-and-fi...ps-and-tricks/

And heres the tuneecu site... http://www.tuneecu.com/ click the bit flag at the bottom.
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You the man Dazco - great explanation!

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Thank you Dazco, much appreciated.

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By the way, i have no association what so ever with the guy that wrote tuneecu, but just a note to those who use it...theres a donate button on his page. If you use tuneecu, consider donating. This guy gave up a app that is similar to the $500 tuneboy for free ! Even if everyone that uses it just donated 10 or 20 bucks it would reward him for his efforts greatly. The donate button however brings you to a paypal page in his language. I emailed him amd told him that and if i recall he sent me a link to do it in english. been a while so i don't recall exactly, but i think that was the case.
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