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05-31-2020 02:11 PM
Hesco2/3 I have every intention to send my ECU for the flash when I get a chance. I do have a question that I didn’t see in the thread and I assumed maybe others would have it as well. The flash doesn’t use the input from the O2 sensors, so is there a certain altitude zone (or any other scenario like high humidity) this flash would have difficulty in? I’m no O2 sensor ECU wiz, but from what I understand is that the fuel mixture corrects for what the O2 sensor.
Please correct me if I am way off.
@Steve in Sunny Fl
05-15-2020 07:30 AM
RoaringTodd Agreed, the flash has made my ride much more smooth, and I do find myself having the check the gauges more often to be sure I am not over the speed limit. The low speed handling is much improved too. A++++
04-26-2020 04:16 PM
Buffalo_Bob
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Originally Posted by Rider60 View Post
Purchased my leftover 2018 last year and really like the V..The remarks from members here about the ecu flash stoked my curiosity to the point where I removed the unit and sent it over to Shoodabeen. I can say that I am pleasantly surprised with the change. No longer am I lurching towards the bars at slow speeds due to the nasty engine braking. No longer am I lugging through town looking for the right gear. Riding on and off since the 70's but this V had me feeling like a beginner at times. The shifting is now super smooth, finding my gear pace is easier and the V now quickly accelerates faster to highway speeds. Only have a few hours on the flash but I think I can hear a slightly lower rumble to the stock exhaust also? Looking forward to setting sag and suspension to make this a truly versatile machine, now that the motor and hearing are happy......
Yeah, there is definitely a sound difference with the flash installed; it also has more of a growl from the intake when you accelerate hard.
04-26-2020 04:02 PM
Rider60 Motor and gearing - CORRECTED FOR YOU IN THE ORIGINAL POST.
04-26-2020 03:52 PM
Rider60 Purchased my leftover 2018 last year and really like the V..The remarks from members here about the ecu flash stoked my curiosity to the point where I removed the unit and sent it over to Shoodabeen. I can say that I am pleasantly surprised with the change. No longer am I lurching towards the bars at slow speeds due to the nasty engine braking. No longer am I lugging through town looking for the right gear. Riding on and off since the 70's but this V had me feeling like a beginner at times. The shifting is now super smooth, finding my gear pace is easier and the V now quickly accelerates faster to highway speeds. Only have a few hours on the flash but I think I can hear a slightly lower rumble to the stock exhaust also? Looking forward to setting sag and suspension to make this a truly versatile machine, now that the motor and gearing are happy......
04-26-2020 10:35 AM
SteveJ
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Originally Posted by onewizard View Post
I know early on some decided that the flash wasn't needed. I think that if we had a pole of all those that have the flash, and ask after having it, if offered double what they paid, to sell it , would they? I think the pole would register a 100% No
I would. In a "flash"(see what I did there?). And then just ride over to Shoodaben and get it reflashed.

His shop is two hours from me.

But yeah, the low rpm range behavior is really nice.
04-25-2020 06:09 PM
onewizard
Choice

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Originally Posted by SteveJ View Post
The revised tuning is really stellar
I know early on some decided that the flash wasn't needed. I think that if we had a pole of all those that have the flash, and ask after having it, if offered double what they paid, to sell it , would they? I think the pole would register a 100% No
04-25-2020 04:52 PM
SteveJ
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Originally Posted by FNG View Post
Just got my ECU back today for my 650 and reinstalled and did a quick run down to the store for suds.
Man what a difference! Around town it rides so much better, no more herky-jerky. Good job Steve, your flash was the best mod yet that I've done. Tomorrow is going to be a longer ride, weather is getting better!
The revised tuning is really stellar
04-25-2020 03:44 PM
FNG
Steve's ECU flash

Just got my ECU back today for my 650 and reinstalled and did a quick run down to the store for suds.
Man what a difference! Around town it rides so much better, no more herky-jerky. Good job Steve, your flash was the best mod yet that I've done. Tomorrow is going to be a longer ride, weather is getting better!
04-15-2020 10:09 AM
Buffalo_Bob Here you go! As far as I'm concerned, Steve's ECU flash for the Gen 3 V650 is a must. Now for the 1000!

https://sites.google.com/site/shooda...g/heat-shields

VERSYS 1000 ECU FLASH- CURRENTLY FOR 2015-16 models. Others to be added shortly.

Special introductory pricing - 225.00 during April, 2020 USA only!

We are seeing some real changes in the sport touring world. Manufacturers are leaning towards either hypersport touring, or adventure touring. The Versys 1000 is part of the upcoming breed of "asphalt adventure" bikes. That's not to say it can't be used offroad... my 2015 V1000LT is used offroad everyday on sand trails and dirt roads. In fact it's the bike I ride the most, as the wide bars, upright seating position,low center of gravity and relatively light weight make it a good all around choice for me. As such, I demand very good low rpm and light throttle operation for offroad, and higher power for on road use. My flash has resolved any throttle jerkiness from idle all the way up. Power increases, particularly with the addition of a header, are substantial. My direction for this flash is very refined throttle control while increasing power.
04-14-2020 10:29 PM
Buffalo_Bob Just messaged Steve at Shoodaben about something unrelated. Told me he has released a ECU flash for the V 1000! Email him for details.
04-14-2020 09:55 PM
mrchunks
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Originally Posted by onewizard View Post
Try 6th gear , using some common sense, try accelerating from 35 miles per hour, you will be surprised.
whoooooooooooooooa!!

now if i can only get the buffeting noise to go away. this bike will be almost perfect (less farkles of course).but that is another subject
04-11-2020 07:33 PM
onewizard
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Originally Posted by mrchunks View Post
get it,got it ,good
only took a short ride for a half hour but it doesnt seem too jumpy a throttle response like before ,engine braking not as drastic so far but it has been a few months since my last ride .....engine sounds better too and more throaty at lower speeds and rpm ...sweet
well worth it thanks steve
Try 6th gear , using some common sense, try accelerating from 35 miles per hour, you will be surprised.
04-11-2020 05:09 PM
mrchunks
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Originally Posted by mrchunks View Post
just pulled my ecu and packaged it up ..should be on the way soon ...
get it,got it ,good
only took a short ride for a half hour but it doesnt seem too jumpy a throttle response like before ,engine braking not as drastic so far but it has been a few months since my last ride .....engine sounds better too and more throaty at lower speeds and rpm ...sweet
well worth it thanks steve
04-01-2020 08:48 PM
mrchunks just pulled my ecu and packaged it up ..should be on the way soon ...
03-30-2020 03:17 PM
FNG Thank you, my brain was a little slow!
03-29-2020 10:30 PM
onewizard
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Originally Posted by FNG View Post
Hi Steve,
I talked to you today earlier via email about sending my ECU (2016 Versys 650 LT), when I get my ECU back from you do I unhook my O2 sensor or just leave it alone? My bike is 100% stock.
This may have been addressed in earlier conversations, I just couldn't find it. You should see mine in the mail in a couple of weeks, thanks. Kevin.

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03-29-2020 07:43 PM
FNG
ECU flash and O2 sensor

Hi Steve,
I talked to you today earlier via email about sending my ECU (2016 Versys 650 LT), when I get my ECU back from you do I unhook my O2 sensor or just leave it alone? My bike is 100% stock.
This may have been addressed in earlier conversations, I just couldn't find it. You should see mine in the mail in a couple of weeks, thanks. Kevin.
03-29-2020 06:50 PM
Steve in Sunny Fl [QUOTE=onewizard;1647623
So I learned something new again. Could I disconnect my 02 sensor?[/QUOTE]

you could, but it's unnecessary. I have it shut off in the ecu.
Steve
03-29-2020 06:08 PM
onewizard
feedback Excellent!!

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Originally Posted by xtek95 View Post
Well....since I got my 18 Versus LT i

1. Added a lowering kit from Motowerk.
2. Switched to a 43T rear sprocket.
3. Switched to MRS windshield.
4. Just recently got ECU Flashed by Shoodaben.

All of these changes have been an improvement over stock.
The Shoodaben flash is my favorite. Makes the bike just easier to ride,
Smoother gear changes with improved throttle response. Love it!
It is hard to believe, a before and after ride, at first I thought there was something wrong with my shifter. I was cruising along at 60KM / HR , I was accelerating and when I hit 80 KM/HR I went to up-shift, no luck, that was because I was in sixth gear
. A impossible feat before the flash!!
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