A More Affordable Flash Option?

WJBertrand

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Even though I've had my '15 re-flashed using the Flash Tune brand at a local shop, there's still room for improvement. The on-off throttle abruptness is better but not gone. I think now rather than the fuel cut off delay, what I'm feeling is a bit too steep a response in S mode for the first few degrees for smooth riding, particularly on bumpy surfaces. I've been forcing myself to ride around town and in heavy traffic more often in S mode, so absent bumps I can control it pretty smoothly, even in 2nd at changing speeds with the clutch completely released, but it takes more concentration than I like. I've been thinking about having Anthony re-re-flash it for me.
 
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I've had just a couple of days riding since Anthony flashed my ECU and find that I wish I'd done this earlier. I've added Arrow headers and Yoshimura exhaust to my '14 and thought I needed a PowerCommander to match that configuration. The bike was quicker for sure but mileage dropped to the low 30s. Seems best use of the PC is beyond my understanding and I couldn't find a map that worked as I'd hoped.
Removed PC, sent ECU off to Anthony. Door to door was1 wk. Waaaaay better...smoother, quicker. As some have said it woke up the bike and I didn't know it'd been sleeping. Mileage is better...upper 30s w spirited riding and mid 40s just cruising. Biggest difference for me is the feel of the bike...as I said, smoother, quicker, easier. It's taken me 45k mi to figure it out learning as I go.
 
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Bob Dobalina said:
I've had just a couple of days riding since Anthony flashed my ECU and find that I wish I'd done this earlier. I've added Arrow headers and Yoshimura exhaust to my '14 and thought I needed a PowerCommander to match that configuration. The bike was quicker for sure but mileage dropped to the low 30s. Seems best use of the PC is beyond my understanding and I couldn't find a map that worked as I'd hoped.
Removed PC, sent ECU off to Anthony. Door to door was1 wk. Waaaaay better...smoother, quicker. As some have said it woke up the bike and I didn't know it'd been sleeping. Mileage is better...upper 30s w spirited riding and mid 40s just cruising. Biggest difference for me is the feel of the bike...as I said, smoother, quicker, easier. It's taken me 45k mi to figure it out learning as I go.
I have the exact same mods on my bike (just a 2013) and Anthony flashed my ECU as well and I feel the same as you. I love it!!!!
 

Strommin

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I just wanted to post a short review of my ECU reflash courtesy of Anthony. I was tired of the jerky throttle response of the stock ECU. I found myself riding in touring mode 90 percent of the time because of it. Even in the twisties I didn't use sport mode because of the abrupt on/off throttle response. I sent my ECU to Anthony and he had it back to me in NC within 4-5 days. He flashed the t mode light and sport mode enhanced gen 2 maps onto it. I put it back in the bike and took it for a 200 mile ride to the mountains of VA today. It is an incredible improvement over the stock ECU. Touring mode feels faster and smoother but the real difference is in sport mode. No more jerky throttle response or massive engine braking. It's like a brand new bike. I had a blast and found myself riding in sport mode most of the time. No noticeable difference in fuel consumption. If your on the fence about doing this DO IT! Great improvement. I rode today with 2 Tenere owners and they rode my bike to try it. They both blame me for "ruining their bikes" for them lol. Both plan to get theirs reflashed. Thanks Anthony!
 
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I’m in total agreement with you. I never posted a review about ecu flash, Sorry Anthony... After getting my ecu back from him I was totally blown away how the power delivery changed for the better!! This might the best mod I did outside of suspension. For those on the fence ,I highly recommend it.
 
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I got my ECU back from Anthony yesterday, and took advantage of a short break in the rain to take it out for a test ride. It is like a whole new bike. Smoother, faster response, more linear, predictable throttle in both modes...what was supposed to be a 10 minute test ride turned into getting a little lost for a couple hours. I cannot recommend this enough. I'll be sending my wife's ECU in soon!
 
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