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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => KTM LC4 400/610/640 & 690 => Topic started by: Bill the Bong on July 16, 2015, 09:24:40 am

Title: TuneECU
Post by: Bill the Bong on July 16, 2015, 09:24:40 am
My 2011 690 was a notorious staller.  I ended up fitting a Vortex ECU.  This worked fine.  However, I wanted to have access to TuneECU to be able to get access to Laptop/Tablet based diagnostics and the Vortex does not support this. 

TuneECU allows you to check sensors, voltages in the TPS, see faults and clear the faults, check whether the throttle opens and closes fully, etc.  That is what I wanted.

The other thing is that you can remap your bike's fuel injections system.  You can reprogram the throttle plate's opening speed, load alternative fuel maps and remap those as you fancy.  I ended up loading a RPM-relative throttle map and the EVO1 fuel map. 

So, I thought that somebody else with a 2008 - 2013 bike might want to do the same.  I imported the hardware for about R850 or thereabouts.  I thought that I would make it available for about R200 for a 2 week period.  2 weeks will give you ample time for getting familiar with the kit and to manage your maps.  You wont really need it after that.  You pay for transport from Upington and back to Upington after your slot.

Will there be interest in an initiative like this?

Title: Re: TuneECU
Post by: jj le roux on July 17, 2015, 11:14:17 pm
What platform does this work on? PC or Mac
Title: Re: TuneECU
Post by: 1190 on July 18, 2015, 08:28:52 am
PC - works well just updated my KTM 990 map to the map designed for the AKRA pipes. Made a huge difference and bike seems alot smoother at low rpm. Fuel consumption has gone up.You need to load some drivers for the cable but its not rocket science.Let me know if you struggle I can send you the links for the drivers and maps.
Title: Re: TuneECU
Post by: Bill the Bong on July 18, 2015, 07:13:04 pm
There is apparently also an Android version.  I've not used it.
Title: Re: TuneECU
Post by: Bill the Bong on July 18, 2015, 07:17:43 pm
Did a 400 km dirt and off-road loop today.  Preparing for Amageza.  Midrange is unbelievable.  Got the same consumption as with the Vortex ECU, but I kept the lambda sensor active on the specific map, so it trims the fuel back at steady throttle to increase the mileage a bit.  Lambda active causes a lumpy idle and a bit of a hanging throttle, though.
Title: Re: TuneECU
Post by: aka.Goliath on September 30, 2015, 09:06:58 pm
Any idea if this will work on a 2014?
Title: Re: TuneECU
Post by: Bill the Bong on October 01, 2015, 08:19:32 am
Hi Shorty

It does not work on the full throttle by wire bikes, but apparently their fuelling is pretty decent as delivered.  I'll see if I can find out where the cut-off point is.


edit:  Only up to 2013, sorry
Title: Re: TuneECU
Post by: aka.Goliath on October 03, 2015, 09:08:26 pm
Pity thanks for checking.