Super Tenere Advice

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by JPDenny, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. WJBertrand

    WJBertrand Ventura Highway

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    I had mine re-flashed and the tech did not provide any special marks to indicate it was modified. I think the only way to tell it has been done is to attach it to a computer such as the one used to perform the re-flash and examine the maps. I would not have the expertise to tell but someone more familiar might be able to tell. In my case (used Flash Tune) one outward clue is that the cooling fan has been re-set to come on at 205F and turn off at 195F, much lower than OEM. It think the OEM fan doesn't come on until around 215-220F?

    I'm pretty sure if the dealer figured out there was a re-flash and you had any kind of engine problem they'd try to deny warranty coverage. It should not affect claims on unrelated systems - brakes, ABS, etc..
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  2. TwinsFTW

    TwinsFTW Been here awhile

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    Correct - at least in the US, warranty claims cannot be legally denied on systems unrelated to the modification.
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  3. mshnhed

    mshnhed Adventurer

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    I am thinking that you would need to hook up to it and read the current settings. UNLESS, as you said, the tech would have tagged it or somehow noted it. I have found no evidence on mine. I think I am going to buy the necessary equipment to dig in myself. It's time this old dog learned some new tricks!!
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  4. mshnhed

    mshnhed Adventurer

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    I guess I did not "re fresh" I repeated everything that was just said!!!
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  5. martinh

    martinh Been here awhile

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    I had a Gen 1 number 80 off the assembly line, it was a good bike but had some issues. Definitely need to do an ECU flash if you want to get rid if the HP restriction in the first 3 gears, plus spokes always kept coming loose.

    Now I have a Gen 2 2017 ES model and what a difference between the 2. First sport mode is alive and has more pep. I take it traction control off in sport mode and front end comes right up. The ES is sweet, hit a bumpy road change it to soft and the ride smooths right out. You come across a nice twisty road change the suspension to hard and just have fun in the twisting.
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  6. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    Visually there is no way to tell if it has been flashed. (It is just an EPROM memory change.) I would say the best way to tell is to ride it and nail it in the lower gears. If it feels down on power then I would guess that the flash has not been done but this is obviously subjective and heavily dependant on wether you are used to big powerful bikes if you get my meaning. In first gear in S from walking speed, just wacking open the throttle, mine will pull about 4 or 5 mini wheelies with TC1 on. (Ecunleashed Version2 flash on my 2010 bike)

    The Ecunleashed's most recent flash (Version2 for 2010-2014 bikes) has a huge difference between T and S (my opinion of course) and T is bland and needs a lot of throttle twisting to get going (good for driving in traffic) and S is very snatchy and like a switch till you get used to it.

    Hope this helps.
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