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Offline Thrasherg

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Flashing stock 2015 SuperT
« on: November 13, 2017, 10:05:50 am »
Sorry guys, I did a search on flashing ECU on stock bikes and found many links on flashing ECU's but none that seemed to address my question, so I wanted to ask here.

I just purchased a brand new display model 2015 Super Tenere ES, haven't actually ridden it yet, but am coming from an R1, so I know the power is not going to be anything like the R1, but that's why I bought the bike, Im getting old and wanted more comfort. however I am not dead yet, so I still want some get up and go, I was wondering about getting the ECU flashed, the bike is 100% stock (in the engine, exhaust & admission) so is a flash worth doing? I want to put a full system on the bike next year and then a flash makes complete sense, but until then should I keep the ECU stock or is it still worth flashing? Flashing is expensive and if there is little to no gain then it's obviously not worth doing, I read that several places flash the ECU (AVC8130m, ECUnleashed or even my favorite company AF1 in new Braunsfel) and remove glitches and limitations, so is it worth doing it to a stock engine? or should I wait until I have fitted a new exhaust and perhaps changed the air filter, etc?

I want to get it done as I like farkling my bike, but at $400 a pop, I really want to make sure it's worth it..

Thanks for all comments, recommendations, etc.

Gary

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Re: Flashing stock 2015 SuperT
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2017, 10:10:17 am »
Firstly, I would wait and ride the bike, get it past run-in, even wait until 5k miles, when the bike really loosens up, then have it flashed, if you want to, but the $400 you quoted seems high? Is that the figure you were given? Many on here have had it done and love it, I was going to get my 2012 done, then just bought a new one last year, was a lot smoother, and as I like to save up for retirement, I don't need to go any faster   ::012::
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Offline Thrasherg

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Re: Flashing stock 2015 SuperT
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2017, 03:16:56 pm »
unless I am misunderstanding the WEB page ECUlimited charge $450 to flash the ECU, so I thought $400 was the low end (cheaper)!! I would love to know of a cheaper option that works well. I really only wanted to flash the ECU but ECUnlimited's WEB site states you should also add a power commander, which adds another $400!!

Micah at AF1 tuned my 2 Suzuki RG500's and my 2 RZ350's for me on his rolling road, so I liked the idea of having him tune and setup my Tenere, but it's starting to look like it would cost a lot more than I really want to spend this early on. As previously stated, perhaps I should at least get the engine broken in before playing with the ECU? On my short ride back from the dealer to my house, I was not very impressed with the getup and go, which is why I am already thinking about a flash, but maybe I should give it time..

Gary

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Re: Flashing stock 2015 SuperT
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2017, 08:19:02 pm »
I had mine done at Jett tuning in Camarillo for $200, hand carrying the ECU to them.  Some nice improvements but nothing dramatic.  Reduced engine braking in S mode, not so much in T mode though.  Smoother on/off throttle response but not perfect in S mode.  What's really nice is that the fan comes on lower now at 195F and goes off at 205F.  I used to see coolant temps running into the 220s before the fan was re-calibrated.
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Offline treybrad

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Re: Flashing stock 2015 SuperT
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2017, 08:48:07 pm »
Anthony / avc8130 flash gets rave reviews here, $225ish.

http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=10252.0

I haven't taken the plunge yet, but likely will when it gets cold enough to give up the bike for a week.

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Re: Flashing stock 2015 SuperT
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2017, 10:09:14 pm »
Largely agreeing with Dogdaze, the bike takes 3-5,000 miles to break in. Don't be surprised if it even stalls a couple of times before that. Ride it for a bit before deciding.


If you do want to flash it, I'd do the pipe at the same time or before doing the ECU.
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Re: Flashing stock 2015 SuperT
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2017, 02:02:01 pm »
I'd do the pipe at the same time or before doing the ECU.

"the pipe"  :question:
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Re: Flashing stock 2015 SuperT
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2017, 03:31:44 pm »
Exhaust...

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Re: Flashing stock 2015 SuperT
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2017, 10:37:24 pm »
Muffler...? ::025::
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Re: Flashing stock 2015 SuperT
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2017, 05:20:25 am »
Silencer.... ::025::
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Re: Flashing stock 2015 SuperT
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2017, 06:18:24 am »
I like Auspuff..................
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Re: Flashing stock 2015 SuperT
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2017, 10:58:44 am »
My 13 has ecunleashed, full exhaust, power commander and auto tune. It gets it. It gets it good.

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Re: Flashing stock 2015 SuperT
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2017, 11:31:14 am »
 :D :D
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Re: Flashing stock 2015 SuperT
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2017, 11:33:18 am »
UPS :'(
Sorry for spamming Thrasherg's post
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Re: Flashing stock 2015 SuperT
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2017, 01:12:56 pm »
My 13 has ecunleashed, full exhaust, power commander and auto tune. It gets it. It gets it good.

I really like the sound of the ECUnleashed (from their WEB page description) but at $450 its a bit pricey!! I see that AF1 in Austin offer this and dyno tuning, so think I will wait until next year, get a full exhaust system fitted and then take a trip to Austin and let AF1 flash the ECU and then with the dyno correct any fueling glitches.

Gary

 

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