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GTM ECU V7 & V9 Flash Tool

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by GTM®, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. scottmastrocinque

    scottmastrocinque Scott Mastrocinque GT Famiglia

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    Brian,

    I am rather direct and to the point and those not used to people like me, often misinterpret me or attribute “tone” to me that actually isn’t there at all. I understand. I myself, find it difficult to understand people who are not direct and to the point.

    I didn’t mean to make you feel bad. Your question was fine but you misinterpreted my direct answer.

    Apologies but I am never snarky. If I have an opinion, and I choose to express it, it’s just direct and to the point.

    Todd said it more eloquently “The bike is a global bike, and the system is designed to handle elevation changes as delivered”.

    I’m glad you got the answer you were seeking. Todd sells fantastic fueling solutions which will provide you with the rideability you are seeking.

    Good Luck!
     
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  2. vagrant

    vagrant GT Reference

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    Scott, I'm the same way. Way to blunt for some.
    The biggest problem is forgetting some people who have no mechanical experience even though they might have hidden talents and they really want to learn. just a fact of our times. Dad went to the dealer, accepted second-class work many times because he didn't know any better so most never got to learn. "just try and find somebody to balance car tires right". I took my kid's truck into the GMC dealer for an oil change. It came back 1 1/2 quarts over on oil and 2 quarts low on transmission fluid. So much for the experts! I guess sometimes we have to back up and have a bit more patience. Not easy!
     
  3. jwtucker

    jwtucker V11 Sport 4 Life

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    Brian, in case it wasn't on your radar yet, your V7 III with aftermarket exhaust will greatly benefit from the SAS block-off kit, also sold by GTM. The SAS is responsible for much popping once you add a (cat-less) free flowing exhaust.

    __Jason
     
  4. DeadEye

    DeadEye High Miler GT di Razza Pura

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    Funny you should mention the popping, I just did the SAS removal Saturday night and indeed the those pops when backing off throttle are gone,
    I was sort of getting used to them ;)
     
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  5. DeadEye

    DeadEye High Miler GT di Razza Pura

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    read the Email ( Once you fish it out of Junk ) over and over - it will remind you of things you need to remember ...
    ( speaking from Experience :eek: )
     
  6. Steven Martin

    Steven Martin Just got it firing! GT di Razza Pura

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    On my V7II the "MAINT" is reset via one of the dash buttons and key on-off combo, I'm too miserable to google the exact procedure :)
     
  7. davewrites

    davewrites Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    If I ride part-time over the Winter, my odometer should reach its first service interval around March-April. A perfect setup for peak riding season in Vancouver.

    I should also be buying the ECU flash and an air block-off kit shortly thereafter!

    COVID has neutered all vacation planning indefinitely. Glad I have this as a short-term goal to work towards.

    Can’t hardly wait!
     
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  8. DeadEye

    DeadEye High Miler GT di Razza Pura

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    I can’t blame you for being miserable, having to spend your whole life upside down !
    I was in Sydney and Camberra several years ago and it was quite challenging needing to hold onto something when moving around to keep from falling off :eek:.
     
  9. dale decrescenzo

    dale decrescenzo Tuned and Synch'ed

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    All the rice tuners near my seem to love that off throttle popping...
     
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  10. DeadEye

    DeadEye High Miler GT di Razza Pura

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    Or NonTuned as the case may be ... if the had done a proper / complete vs. hack job if would run Properly and they wouldn’t have that “Entertaining”popping
     
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  11. Brian Vandenbergh

    Brian Vandenbergh Finally a Guzzi in the Garage GT di Razza Pura

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    Jason,
    I did come across that info looking through and reading the various threads. I have purchased it on another order. So much great information here, and to know its facts, real world mechanics and riders, not product rep speculation. The bike was so great factory stock. And I am 100% confident in these mods. Looking forward to an exceptional machine to ride. I also upgraded the suspension with info Todd posted to another a while back. Been riding a long time, this bike will never be sold. Worth every penny. I will post the parts and new results. Glad this forum was created !
     
  12. martinpd

    martinpd Just got it firing!

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    Two questions, if I may. On a completely stock bike with Todd’s basic map - are the O2 sensors turned off and with the map being richer in places is the lifespan of the catcon reduced? Will it eventually block or run too hot?
     
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  13. GTM®

    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    They are, and in many places the map is leaner (take guessing out of the equation). Unless there is a massive fueling delivery failure (clogged injectors mostly), the cat-cons are a non-issue.
     
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  14. Luca Alessandro

    Luca Alessandro Just got it firing!

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    Would I still be able to get my bike serviced and inspected (I'm from NYC) if I have done an EVAP and SAS delete?
     
  15. GTM®

    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Depends on who and how in depth the inspection is. A dealer might know, all others would not.
     
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    DeadEye High Miler GT di Razza Pura

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    What Bike - How Old ?
    New Bike they might Whine -
    Old Bike ( Out of Warranty ) they would probably not care.
    ( Except - if they are bound by Law to ensure that the bike meets Emissions regulations as delivered from the Manufacturer )
    Like a shop in California maybe ?

    Don
    PS: I'm just a Rider, like you - I know Nothing John SNOW !
     
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  17. Luca Alessandro

    Luca Alessandro Just got it firing!

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    Thank you for the reply! I have an '86 V65C handed down from my father but I have no intention of modding that at all.

    I will be purchasing a new V7 III Stone (hopefully S or Night Pack) and am considering the ECU re-flash and recommended EVAP and SAS deletes.

    Loading the original ECU spec before a dealer visit should be no problem but I wouldn't want to replace the EVAP and SAS every time I look to service my bike. I'm guessing no one here is having to do that though.

    If so, would it be worth me learning how to service the bike myself? I've done oil changes on my V65C myself but never transmission or fork oil.
     
  18. GTM®

    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    This ‘ol chesnut... the funny irony is that CA is one of the easiest states. Once it leaves the showroom floor, it never gets looked at ever again, and I mean ever... not even when it changes ownership, etc. no safety inspections, nothing. Period
    As to emissions; All bikes are global bikes. The 49-state bike thing died ~20 years ago now.
     
  19. DeadEye

    DeadEye High Miler GT di Razza Pura

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    So what’s the big panic *We* keep hearing about, if you have after market anything under the hood, that’s not @@@@ compliant ?
    Does it only apply to automobiles?
    And
    I wasn’t referring to your shop as one who ensures state emission compliance!
     
  20. DominoDoggy

    DominoDoggy Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    I am only beginning to learn about the registration requirements of motorcycles, but with automobiles it varies widely from state to state, and even county to county within states. Obviously this is within the US.

    Where I live, they don't do emissions testing. In the county I just moved from, they do with automobiles and it involves checking the OBDII system for faults as well as an actual running exhaust test for hydrocarbons or whatever they test for. I have never heard of them hooking up to a motorcycle's OBD system or testing the exhaust, and was curious enough to look and many regions specifically exempt motorcycles.

    So, best I could tell you would be to look up the specifics to your individual location.

    Even still, I doubt anyone but a dealership's service department could tell if a bike had an aftermarket ECU map. An emissions testing station would most likely only be able to pull fault codes. They might notice an altered EVAP system and they might be savvy enough to know if a particular exhaust was compliant. Fortunately for me, I live in an area where there is no specific noise laws for motorcycles other than "it has to have a muffler" and there is no emissions testing.
     
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