TuneECU for 990 - got tunes?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by jetpoweredmonkey, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. OZbeemer

    OZbeemer Been here awhile

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    Bike only has 9000 miles, do i worry about the valve adjustment. They were done not long beforeI bought the bike.

    The system of turning on the O2, and off of the sas is all done in the tuneecu software correct?

    I will be applying this info along with the research on my own. I really appreciate the insight and help here.
  2. Zuber

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    I never trust that a valve adjust was done unless I do it myself. I've done many, many 'second' valve adjusts after another shop charged to do the work. They were never in there, no tool marks, and the valves are all screwed up.

    The O2 and SAS switches are done in Tune ECU.

    Every 07/08 Adventure I've worked on, ran great after all the basics were done. The throttle was still 'sensitive' but it wasn't snatchy or had dead spots. You don't HAVE to install the Akro map. Smoothing the ign advance will take out the sensitive throttle and some of the dead spots.
  3. OZbeemer

    OZbeemer Been here awhile

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    Good point on the maintenance. I will check the valves.

    As for adjusting the values, I feel that its "above my pay grade". I have left the world of BMW and bing cv carbs and am just learning about Fuel injection. This is a steep learning curve!!!
  4. Tom-Hamburg

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  5. Zuber

    Zuber Zoob

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    I've learned that having Fuel Injection will mislead you often. OH, it's giving me codes!! I must need new sensors!! Woe is me. NAAA, you just need to do a tune-up, just like before.

    I've got over 300k miles with bing cv's, shoes that smell like gas and a state of tune that varies with the angle of the sun. I'm liking the digital ride!
  6. Eataz

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    Seems to be hard to find dyno results of 990 R with akra 2011 map. Anyone got some papers to scan in or some link? Would be interesting to know if u actually reach 115hp.
  7. up2nogood

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    Being a complete newb to this tuning thing, but knowing I have to do something because my bike EATS fuel, could I ask an opinion of the group?

    Bike is a 2011 Adventure R.

    I currently have:
    * SAS still fitted
    * Slip on twin Akra's (straight through units)

    I am going to:
    * SAS removed
    * 2:1 FMF conversion (straight through unit) to allow aux tank fitment

    Now this bike produces more than enough power for dirt road riding, so I'm not chasing that. What is bugging me is that I can smell the unburnt fuel coming out of it, I get 230-240kms (140-ish miles) to a tank when riding hard and I have to then steal fuel from riding buddies on stock Triumph Tigers who are riding as hard as I am and get get another 60-80kms further than I can on the same amount of fuel......... :shog
    So is there a tune that brings some economy into the picture?
  8. moto-treks

    moto-treks Back Home

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    I get 300+ kms per tank on my 2010 with 2 into 1, Rottweiler filter and custom tune. What map are you running?

    IMOH, I think fuel mileage had a lot to do with right hand management.

  9. skidxr

    skidxr Excuses

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    Hey all.. Is there any benefit to installing the R map on a non R bike? I have a 2007 stock 990.

    Thanks
  10. up2nogood

    up2nogood Adventurer

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    Not sure, this is a used bike so don't know what mapping is on it ATM. Looking for a base map (or suitable stolen one) to run with. Not likely to change stock aircleaner, I need the snorkel.

    And yes, I'm sure I could get further IF I babied it! :evil
  11. Zuber

    Zuber Zoob

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    No Can Do. The R maps are for the 09-up models.
  12. sabink

    sabink Been here awhile

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    Remove the Akra map and install normal map from latest model. Leave the Lamda ON. Reset adaptation and make 15 min idle adjustment. This is the best you can do if you cannot afford custom mapping for *your* bike. Using someone else's custom mapping will make things worse.
  13. gefr

    gefr Life is a trip

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    One can always try... and if it doesn't work the process is reversible.
    Cheers.
  14. Eataz

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    I loaded the powertripp akra map in my 2009 R, made it feel kinda tame compared to the akra R map i had before :D
    But it is alot smoother, i have not had the chance to check the fuel consumption yet but my guesses is that it will be improved.

    I will put the akra map back in for normal bike use. But might use the powertripp map for longer 2up trips this summer. :thumbup
  15. Reese

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    I loaded the powertripp on my completely stock 2010 out of frustration with surging at low speed. No 15 minute idle - just loaded it and drove to work.

    Everything became a lot smoother and consumption remained exactly the same. It's been about 500 miles. Akras will be installed in a few weeks so things may change.
  16. TarmoM

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    Small problem with my 2012 990 ADV. It has stock exhaust and stock everything. But the throttle is absolutly insane. It's either on or off...so to speak. No way you can ride this thing smoothly. Very disturbing. I'm suspecting it is running some other map, maybe Akra. As I bought it as demo bike, it maybe had akras installed and then removed.
    So, after i can check which map it uses and if i'm correct...for what should i change it to?
    Help a newbie, please:ear
  17. moto-treks

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    I'd put in the 2012 R map with standard pipes.
  18. gefr

    gefr Life is a trip

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    When you install an OEM map they come back on. Then you can check if you have one malfunctioning. I believe I had problems due to O2 sensor faulty.
    Cheers.
  19. outfront

    outfront Been here awhile

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    Mine had the same issue; I installed a G2 throttle tamer, adjusted the slop out of the cables and had a guy put it on his dyno to turn off the O2 sensors and fine tune. It runs pretty good now.:clap
  20. RoundOz

    RoundOz Plenty of seasoning

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    Sounds unrelated to your map. More likely throttle cable adjustment, tps adjustment (or faulty unit), throttle body balancing...all things that TuneEcu can help with, or take it to a competent dealer. No "standard" map change should give you these symptoms.