On The Bench

Ducati 1200 Multistrada ECU remap to get rid of snatchy throttle response and make it more off-road friendly

0 Comments Posted January 17th, 2018 in Ducati, ECU Remap.

This twin-spark Multistrada came in for an ECU remap and its owner wasn’t fussed about having it back immediately – good job really because the bike needed a service and its belts sorting… So we did the service first, no problems there. We also replaced the chain and sprockets because they’d done 12,000 miles (and […]

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2008 Suzuki B-King ECU remap – unleash the beast!

0 Comments Posted January 15th, 2018 in ECU Remap, Suzuki.

The B-King really responds well to an ECU remap, and we can sort out the restrictions in the ignition maps through the gears without having to resort to any plug-in gadgets. Obviously we also switch off all the emissions interference while we’re at it… There’s also a horrible restriction in the secondary butterflies in the […]

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Suzuki GSX-R1000K5-K8 complete BSD Engineering heavy duty gearbox for engines used in cars

0 Comments Posted January 12th, 2018 in BSD Engineering, Heavy duty gearbox, Suzuki.

The reason we started to develop a gearbox specifically for GSX-R engines used in car chassis is that the choices – close ratio or standard – were obviously tailored to motorcycles. And because we got involved, quite early on, tuning GSX-R lumps for car use (track or road fun) it soon became obvious that the […]

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2018 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 January 10th, 2018 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 […]


BSD Engineering Ducati 1098/1198 triple clamps to reduce fork offset and tidy up the steering on corner exit

0 Comments Posted January 8th, 2018 in BSD Engineering, Ducati.

These rather fetchingly manufactured BSD Engineering triple clamps hark back to our days racing Ducati’s 1098. We did quite a lot of engine and chassis development back then, and produced these to reduce the fork offset. An innate problem with the bike is running wide out of corners and reducing the offset (and thus trail) tidies […]

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Kawasaki ZZR1400 – ECU remapped when brand new, back for a tweak now it’s done some miles…

0 Comments Posted January 4th, 2018 in ECU Remap, Kawasaki.

A lovely couple own this ZZR… as we’ve said before engines change with miles. When we ECU remap a brand new bike – as this one was, with 600 miles on the clock – then we have to dial in more fuel because it’s tight, and working harder against itself than it will be once […]

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Suzuki GSX-R1000L7 ECU remap after fitment of full Arrow system and BMC filter – 10bhp gain and no loss of bottom or midrange!

0 Comments Posted December 28th, 2017 in ECU Remap, Suzuki.

This is Trevor’s bike – a regular customer – and he brought it in for a full sort out; Arrow system, BMC filter then an ECU remap. Now the L7 (as has been much discussed in the press) simply doesn’t make the peak horsepower numbers that the ZX-10R and S1000RR do. They’re about 8-10bhp shy […]

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BSD Engineering RD500LC water pump gear – Yamaha don’t make ‘em any more in Japan, but we do here in Peterborough!

0 Comments Posted December 26th, 2017 in BSD Engineering, Water pump gear.

RD500LCs are something special – and now very rare. Spares support from Yamaha is patchy and – while it’s a small piece – the water pump gear is a vital part of the engine, and mostly unobtainable. Which is why BSD Engineering produce them. This is reverse engineering or, re-manaufacturing of an existing part. So we […]

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Suzuki GSX-S1000 ECU remap – even stock bikes are transformed!

4 Comments Posted December 22nd, 2017 in ECU Remap, Suzuki.

The GSX-S saga trundles on! As we all know this bike uses the GSX-R1000K7 engine (which started with the K5) but Suzuki have made a lot of changes to it for naked duty. And it’s simply not the same engine any more; even with all the restrictions removed via an ECU remap it won’t make […]

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Kawasaki ZZR1400 returns with a new owner.

0 Comments Posted December 21st, 2017 in ECU Remap, Kawasaki.

We first saw this 2012 Kawasaki ZZR1400, back in 2014 when a previous owner booked it in to have the ecu re-mapped. At that time the only changes that had been made was the standard air filter had been swapped for a BMC, but the exhausts remained standard. (Original graph attached) Now the new owner purchased […]