Yamaha XJR1300 – the customer sourced it, we fettled it then posted it to Dubai!

0 Comments Posted July 27th, 2016 in Power Commander, Yamaha.

We got an email – which we thought was a wind-up – asking if we could work on XJR1300 and then post it to Dubai… Gill emailed the chap back for a few more details and fair enough it was for real. He planned to source a secondhand bike in the UK (he didn’t want a new […]

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2008 Yamaha R1 ECU remap to smooth out bottom end power delivery and stop the popping and banging on the overrun

Posted May 18th, 2016 in ECU Remap, Yamaha.

With Akra’ pipes fitted this R1 was popping and banging a lot on the overrun, so the owner brought it to us for an ECU remap to sort that and smooth out the power delivery – he’d noticed that the bottom end didn’t feel like it had before. We plugged into the ECU and made […]

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Sometimes the old ones are the best!

0 Comments Posted April 21st, 2016 in Servicing, Suzuki, Workshop Tips, Yamaha.

Here at BSD, no two days are ever the same, we see all makes of bikes old and new. However we have noticed over the last couple of years, owners are tending to keep their beloved bikes longer, gone are the days when you would change your bike before the first M.O.T was due! Pictured […]

1998 Yamaha R1 showbike special engine rebuild after gearbox explosion…

Posted February 3rd, 2016 in Yamaha.

This bike almost bit us on the arse! We had to treat it with kid gloves and wear special fluffy gloves when working on it… it’s a bit special you, see and didn’t need to collect any stray marks. We pulled the motor out and stripped it, and shook all the bits out (the gearbox […]


2007 Yamaha R1 ECU remap – almost like getting a new bike!

Posted January 20th, 2016 in ECU Remap, Yamaha.

A young lad owns this R1: he’d read an article somewhere about a guy who was remapping ECUs by post – he’d (truthfully) said “if you send it I’ll put a map in that’s close for the pipe you’ve got but you do need a trip to a Dyno to make sure it’s ok…” So […]

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Yamaha XT660X Power Commander fit and setup – an owner emails his thoughts…

Posted December 25th, 2015 in Power Commander, Yamaha.

There are a couple of Yamahas we can ECU remap – R1 model years 2007-2008 and 2012-2014, plus R6 2006-2011 – but not many. Hopefully, that will change with time. However, bikes like the single-cylinder XT660X (plus the other models that use the same basic platform) respond well to a good ol’ Power Commander, as stock they’re tuned for […]

2013 Yamaha XJR1300 fitted with modded BSD Power Commander – back in for a fuelling check now it’s loosened up!

Posted September 16th, 2015 in Power Commander, Yamaha.

Lovely bike this. This is one of the first XJR13s we gave our BSD modded Power Commander to – and it’s back because when we fitted it we told the owner that his bike was very new, and to return it back with a few miles under its wheels so we could check the map. Sure enough, […]

2013/2014 Yamaha XTZ1200s; both fitted with Power Commanders but one with a stock de-cat pipe, the other with an end-can and K&N filter

Posted September 11th, 2015 in Power Commander, Yamaha.

Interestingly both of these big Yamahas came in within a day or two of each other – and one owner went one way while the other took a different route. So one bike got a Power Commander mated to a standard – but de-catted – pipe, the other a PC matched to a free-flowing end-can. […]

2015 Yamaha XT660Z Tenere Power Commander and DNA air filter fit and setup prior to a trip to Morocco!

Posted September 4th, 2015 in Power Commander, Yamaha.

The owner of this Yamaha Tenere is slowly prepping his bike for a proper adventure ride to Morocco. He’s owned it from new and has been doing the sort of mods that make life a little easier when the going gets tough – things like a second bearing in the rear wheel hub. Our job […]

Yamaha XJR1300 modded Power Commander PC V – sent in the post and fitted by the owner… who’s sent us an email with his thoughts

Posted July 31st, 2015 in Power Commander, Yamaha.

If you own a Yamaha XJR1300 and fit an end can you’re a bit stuck when it comes to sorting the fuelling as Power Commander don’t make a PC V for these lovely bikes, and as yet we can’t remap the ECU. Over the last couple of years we’ve had enough people asking to try […]