Archive for October, 2011
A completely stock, but well and properly used, KTM SMT 990; the owner booked it in for an ECU remap, as he was finding it difficult on fast, flowing roads getting on and off the throttle smoothly. Also when braking hard, the transition going through open-to-closed-to-open throttle was not good, and the engine ‘hunted’ in [...]
This 2004 Suzuki SV1000 was in for a full service and to sort a problem with its clutch. We went through all the clearances on the engine, and found the two inlet butterflies were way out of synch; this is both a mechanical fix plus a slightly trickier adjustment of the air bypass screw. The [...]
A year old Ducati 848, with only 3,000 miles on the clock; because of its age (!) the Ducati dealer was insisting upon a valve clearance check as part of its service, which obviously is expensive. From our perspective the mileage does not dictate that this bike needed its valves checking, so we did an [...]
The Portsmouth-based owner of this fuel injected 2006 KTM 990 Adventure (fitted with Akrapovic cans) was quite succinct in his request to us; “Look mate, it’s sh*t, if you can’t fix it chuck it in the skip.” To be honest, we didn’t think it could be that bad, so we rode it. Shutting off for [...]
One 2002 Hayabusa, fitted with a full Yoshimura exhaust and K&N filter. Its owner was complaining of low speed running problems – this bike was too old to have lambda sensors fitted, but was running poorly because of the different airflow and lower back pressure from the filter and open exhaust. A Power Commander PC [...]
A fairly rare beast – Honda’s VFR1200, fitted with a baffle-in Akrapovic can. The owner bought it in complaining of off-throttle and cruising speed jerkiness, especially in traffic. Suspecting the lambdas were at fault, we ordered up a Power Commander PC V with O2 Eliminator, dispatched the little swines and mapped the bike on the [...]
Following the recent article published in MCN, regarding ECU remapping for the KTM SMT 990, we would just like to update all our prospective customers who have enquired about this service (especially Ducati Multistrada 1200 owners!). It’s fair to say that demand for our ECU remapping facility is high, and as and when we’re ready [...]
This Aprilia Tuono is raced by a customer of ours who is a very fast and competent road rider, who decided that maybe he was going a little too quick for the road and took up track days; a familiar story. Once he’d got bored with trackdays he decided to go racing in the Streetfighter [...]
A tidy, low-mileage Honda CB1300 that came through our doors for a service and a remap of its Power Commander PC III, which we’d fitted to the bike previously to clean up the fuelling using the stock exhaust. In the meantime the owner had fitted an aftermarket end-can, which completely messed up the fuelling, especially [...]
This Suzuki GSX-R1000K8, fitted with Suzuki’s own GP Evo cans, came in low on power; it was making 159bhp and the fuelling was all over the place. We supplied and fitted a Power Commander PC V and on the Dyno it was measurably and noticeably ‘woolly’ at the bottom end; too much fuel was going [...]
2010 Triumph Sprint ECU Reprogram
The issues with this bike mainly concern power and power delivery off the bottom especially two-up. It’s been back to the dealer and had the latest factory tune, but the owner wants a little more. First job? Isolate the Lambda sensor and cap off the emissions unit. The bike was then put on the Dyno and we reprogrammed the stock ECU; fuelling at the bottom end has been richened up, taking away the ‘hunting’ snatchiness. Fuelling all the way through the rev range has been optimized and the ignition curve trimmed.
2009 Yamaha R1 Road to Race
To upgrade to race spec we’ve fitted an Öhlins rear shock and MCT have modded the front forks. The engine’s been out and we’ve adjusted the cam timing, ported and skimmed the cylinder head and we’re fitting a set of BSD Performance adjustable bellmouths. It’s also having a YEC race loom and ECU, plus quickshifter.