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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-21-2018, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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How do you read ECU version?

There are 3 2015 Versys 1000 LT bikes in my group. All 3 riders are similar in riding style and weights, we use the same gasoline and almost always ride together. 2 of us average 44 MPG all the time. But the third 1 never gets better than 38 MPG. There's no physical evidence to explain the difference so we want to compare ECU versions if possible.
Anyone know how the magic happens?

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are you all running the same tires? and have you checked your PSI's? i know when i was less then 10 psi down i lost over 10 MPG on a tank of fuel. aired back up and got back closer to 45+ mpg

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Different tires but RS3s on both the poor MPG and a good MPG and PSIs checked pre-ride for all.
Question remains, can common folk read the ECU?

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Different tires but RS3s on both the poor MPG and a good MPG and PSIs checked pre-ride for all.
Question remains, can common folk read the ECU?
You can read the ECU if you have the hardware and software program of the said ECU.

Universal Motorcycle Diagnostic Scan Tool MS5950 MS6050

Hope i answered your question.( only way to see difference in fuel consumption is know the fuel mapping of the bike and its not for common folks)
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Thanks for that Fastoman. Nice tool but not worth $1500 for the amateur!
The affected bike is going to dealer to check it out.
We will also check MPG manually instead of trusting display data for all three.

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A few fellows who don't get the same mileage that I do, finally indicated that they ride around in a LOWER gear, at HIGHER revs most of the time.

Is that the problem...?
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A few fellows who don't get the same mileage that I do, finally indicated that they ride around in a LOWER gear, at HIGHER revs most of the time.

Is that the problem...?
When I ride with my Gold Wing buddies (don't have any Versys riding buddies yet), I tend to get poorer gas mileage. I'm a bit more aggressive, and think lower gear and resulting higher RPM's are the culprit. Plus, when I'm alone, I cruise at a higher speed (higher RPM's), resulting in poorer gas mileage.

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