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Hey R3 nuts?

Loads of websites online offer a crap load options for sending out your bikes computer chip thingy.

AND I MEaN TONS OF OPTIONS!!!!!

What does it all mean? Is it safe?

Have you ever done this?


Bottom line, can it be beneficial?
 

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Hey R3 nuts?

Loads of websites online offer a crap load options for sending out your bikes computer chip thingy.

AND I MEaN TONS OF OPTIONS!!!!!

What does it all mean? Is it safe?

Have you ever done this?


Bottom line, can it be beneficial?

Hey Moto,


I have a few friends who done this before, but obviously you got to get feedback from people who have sent out their ECU to these companies. One of my good friend sent his ninja 300 ECU to flash-tune and the other to ecunleashed. (Both very good companies and reliable.) Another friend sent his S1000RR ECU to brentuning. (also turn out great.) A lot of the ECU flash changes a lot of things from idle to traction control to gaining hp. Some people use tune-boy which you can tune it yourself or use people already tune map.


U3
 

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So my next hurtle,


If its awesome

And there are tons of reviews

Why isn't everyone doing this?




Okay so there are some disadvantages when going with pre set mapping


But I mean

Some reviews boast about being a completely new bike
Maybe even a better bike

But

Something



Somewhere deep down


In this lower stomach region


Ponders,


Can removing these restrictions... be unsafe?

Could it cause your bike to work at a level its not meant to?




Or is it meant to be free and unshackled
From the default factory setup?
 

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So my next hurtle,


If its awesome

And there are tons of reviews

Why isn't everyone doing this?




Okay so there are some disadvantages when going with pre set mapping


But I mean

Some reviews boast about being a completely new bike
Maybe even a better bike

But

Something



Somewhere deep down


In this lower stomach region


Ponders,


Can removing these restrictions... be unsafe?

Could it cause your bike to work at a level its not meant to?




Or is it meant to be free and unshackled
From the default factory setup?

Not everyone does it because some people perfer local tuner or dyno. Some people just don't want to stray away from the stock ecu because they don't have any issue with the bike. Not only that people who don't modify their bikes don't usually need ECU flash or modification since it doesn't help much. People like me like stuff to be tweaked to the max of it's potential so I would definitely do it. Your not really paying for the ecu maps your more of paying for people who spent countless hours on figuring out every detail of the ecu from air flow ratio to fuel. It doesn't void any warranty, but your dealership/stealership will wipe your ecu anyways when you bring it to them for like a recall or if they find error. (Most likely any new 1st gen bike like RC390\R25\R3 will have a lot of recall during the first year.)
 

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good points, biggest benefit to ECU tunes are usually seen in conjunction with other mods. Altering your A/F mix won't do much by itself, but if you couple that with Exhaust and Intake upgrades then you see the potential unleashed.

Its all about value and viability...
 

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ECU flashing has become commonplace to track riders and racers. Flashing can open up tons of potential unavailable any other way. Be sure to have a reputable person or shop do it with some good reviews in case there are issues or they have to redo it or replace it. I have had good flashes, bad flashes, and mediocre flashes from several different people. From now on, I will only have EDR Performance in Portland do mine. They charge a little more, but they have the knowledge and experience to do it proper and take care of you if there are issues.
 
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