Yep, the 'crack' is referring to cracking the code to allow the new map to be used. Pleased with my re-flash... I still don't fully understand the wizardry that went on, but it works so that's all that really matters!ECU crack...never heard of a ECU crack, its probably just a ecu flash tune
Is a re-flash better better than a Powercommander.V ?...Yep, the 'crack' is referring to cracking the code to allow the new map to be used. Pleased with my re-flash... I still don't fully understand the wizardry that went on, but it works so that's all that really matters!
Thanks for the info Martin... I did infact keep tabs on your Remap escapades.. I've got a PC-V winging it's way from the USA that I managed to get for £200, just hoping that's going to be as good as your remap..Ha ha, well ain't that the million dollar question!
The bike before me in the queue for the dyno was an S1000R which was in having it's PCV removed and the EUC remapped. The owner seemed very pleased with it's performance post remap.
PCV alters the fueling by taking control of the injectors while reading the engine speed and throttle position. It is simple enough to install and only needs specialist help if you want a custom map. It's also easy to remove and sell when you change bikes, so it will retain some value. Remapping is permanent, and requires specialist help, once you've paid for it you're not getting anything back! It also (so I'm lead to believe) gives a lot more tuning possibilities because it has access to the full EFI system and sensors (MAF sensor for example). As I've said before, I really don't have any expert knowledge in this area, so I can only go on what I've been told from various sources... all of which are likely to be highly biased towards one way or the other!
I had a PCV on my CB1000R and actually made money.... I bought it at six months old and sold it 3 years later for more than I paid for it! It worked well, but for me my GSX-S deserved a more permanent solution to it's horrible throttle response which is when I started to research the remap route. The rest of the story is here >> http://www.gsxs1000.org/forum/suzuki-gsxs-1000-maintenance/19954-remap.html
He is not wrong.truth or nonsense....
One of our electronics team guys at work is incredibly talented. Genius level to the point where I really am not allowed to say what specific weapons he works with. He's also a car/motorcycle dude.
He said that the ecu reflash kits are fine, but you do want to avoid flashing it over and over. He said if you did this, you will eventually have problems. He would not give a specific number, but I wonder if this could be true?
Cool, can you share with us the type of EPROM Suzuki use in our ECU's so we can look up the tech specs?He is not wrong.
But the number of times you can (re)flash the EPROM is rather high.
You would have to do little else than doing (re)flashes to reach that number.
Cool, can you share with us the type of EPROM Suzuki use in our ECU's so we can look up the tech specs?
Seems strange that they would choose a device that needs to be erased by UV light before being reprogrammed.... I'm sure I didn't see the guy who remapped my bike go to such lengths.... Oh wait... there may be a reason for that
Not trying to be pedantic here, but 'experts' who like to share their 'expert knowledge' on public forums aren't always what they profess to be.