ECU remapping: what we do, why we do it, price guide and the bikes we can (and can’t) remap at the moment

0 Comments Posted June 14th, 2017 in ECU Remap.

In the old days (actually, not that long ago) we changed the jetting in carbs to suit engine fuelling after modifications. The legislation was less restrictive too but now when computers run our lives (and bikes) life is a little more complicated when it comes to sorting engines.

Over the last few years the line-up of ECUs we can remap has grown massively and we hope to keep expanding the range of bikes we can modify. Power Commanders still have a place and can be the only option to sort fuelling if you fit a can on models that we can’t remap just yet.

But we prefer the extra opportunities that dealing directly with the ECU gives us in terms of switching off emissions equipment and ignition restrictions, or setting up for open pipes with the catalyser in place. We can also manage the secondary butterflies as well as perfectly tailor fuelling and ignition maps.

We’ve also seen an increasing number of Speed and Street Triples as owners just don’t seem to get what they want from their local Triumph dealers. All of the Hinckley twins respond really well once liberated of their emissions-derived hamstrings and the effect is to give the rider control back of their engine.

We recently remapped a GSX1250FA and the effect was incredible – the engine completely transformed, not to mention the customer that brought his brand new GSX-R600 with 600 miles on the clock for its first service, partial ECU remap, Power Commander setup and Cordona PQ8 quickshifter fit! B-Kings also remap a treat, and if you thought it was fast before… The naked GSXS1000 is far from perfect stock, and a remap really helps the power delivery.

Yamaha’s new R1M is a complicated beast – but there’s a lot we can do to it via an ECU remap; including fixing the power delivery! Likewise the MT-10 responds well. It’s the same in some areas, different in others, but it’s nature is transformed after we’ve done our bit…

Suzuki's new toy about to find some extra horses...

Suzuki’s new toy about to find some extra horses…

A good, usable tool made perfect with an ECU remap...

A good, usable tool made perfect with an ECU remap…

An R1M on the way to getting its ECU sorted, properly.

An R1M on the way to getting its ECU sorted, properly.

We hadn't even heard of one of these, but the Hyperstrada's now on our like list – after we've ECU remapped it, of course.

We hadn’t even heard of one of these, but the Hyperstrada’s now on our like list – after we’ve ECU remapped it, of course.

A lovely engine, buggered up. But we'll get there...

A lovely engine, buggered up. But we’ll get there…

A tricky beast stock. Even worse with a pipe fitted. But now we know how to make the R1M work...

A tricky beast stock. Even worse with a pipe fitted. But now we know how to make the R1M work…

A great bike, the Yamaha MT09... but in dire need of an ECU remap to fix its 'switch' throttle. And now it's possible!

A great bike, the Yamaha MT09… but in dire need of an ECU remap to fix its ‘switch’ throttle. And now it’s possible!

The lack of cat' left this Beemer lean off the bottom – sorted via the ECU.
The lack of cat’ left this Beemer lean off the bottom – sorted via the ECU.

We can now remap Yamaha's R6, and we a willing owner who needs his/her bike sorting...

New for late 2014 is the software to remap 2006-11 R6 and 2007-8 and 2012-14 R1 Yamahas… finally!

A striking beast is the Kawasaki Z1000 – this one was running lean with an Akra' can. Nothing an ECU remap couldn't sort out.
A striking beast is the Kawasaki Z1000 – this one was running lean with an Akra’ can. Nothing an ECU remap couldn’t sort out.

They're a bit snatchy low down – lean running is the problem, cured with an ECU remap.

They’re a bit snatchy low down – lean running is the problem, cured with an ECU remap.

If you see your bike here, and have question, drop us a line. And if you don’t get in touch anyway – it may well be on its way! The queue of KTMs – Adventures, SMTs and RC8Rs – has never really decreased as they all feature a lovely engine hamstrung by emissions equipment.

Oh, and if you have a bike with carbs that needs setting up, no worries. We still do plenty of ’em!

PRICE GUIDE: All Suzuki, Kawasaki, Yamaha and Honda ECU remaps £325 + VAT. KTM and Triumph, £275 + VAT, BMW, Ducati, MV Agusta and Moto Guzzi £375 + VAT. Any queries, give us a call!

APRILIA

Not available at this time…

BENELLI

Not available at this time…

BMW

R1200GS 2004-2012, S1000RR, R1200S, K1300S; Beemer’s twins and fours, they all respond well to an ECU remap especially after end-can fitment. We can also remap the F800 parallel twin.

DUCATI

All machines including the Scrambler and 1299 Panigale.

HONDA

CBR600RR 2007 on, CBR1000RR 2008 on.

KAWASAKI

ZX-10R (including 2016 model) – tuning this engine to an end-can or system is crucial for power. We can also remap the ZZR14, ZX-6R, 2006-08 ER6n, Z1000SX, Z1000, GTR1400 and 2015/16 Versys 650 and 1000.

KTM

RC8 and RC8R up to 2013, 990 Adventure, 990 SMT 990 Supermoto plus the new 690 engine – all snatchiness removed and fluid throttle control added. New Adventure hopefully on the list soon…

MOTO GUZZI

All machines – big improvements in power delivery.

MOTO MORINI

All machines.

MV AGUSTA

All machines – sort out all the trickiness in the power delivery.

SUZUKI

In 2013 we gained the ability to remap Suzuki ECUs – especially B-Kings and Hayabusas – and switch off all the speed restrictions and limiters without affecting things like the gear position indicator.

We can also switch off the lambda sensors, secondary air injection and exhaust flap valves – all done and dealt with, and then we can map the fuelling and ignition tables. There can also be large restrictions in the secondary butterfly valves at certain rpm; put it another way we can take a completely stock B-King (with a can) from 160bhp to 180bhp, with torque that’ll rip your arms off just by taking out the restrictions and remapping the ECU…

We can ECU remap the GSX-R600, GSX-R750 and GSX-R1000, 2002-7 GSX1400, 2005-08 SV1000S, Gladius and the GSXS1000. We also now have the ability to remap the 2017 GSX-R1000L7 ECU.

TRIUMPH

All models up to 2013 – removing emissions interference makes a big difference to all engines, twins or triples…

YAMAHA 

R1 model years 2007-2008 and 2012-2014, R6 2006-2011. We can now ECU remap the MT-09 and MT-09 Tracer – the early models definitely need smoother on/off throttle control. The R1M and MT-10 are also bikes we can do a lot for…

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