From: alx on
On Oct 15, 3:31 pm, CrazyCam <Crazy...(a)optusnet.com.au> wrote:
> Toosmoky wrote:
> > CrazyCam wrote:
>

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> as you say in another post:-
>
> "From memory the cable isn't that expensive but the licence is and is
> unique to each ECU.
>

That cable is _very_ expensive if you lose it or your toolbox gets
pinched.

I've checked..cannot get a replacement cable..Have to buy a whole
"new" kit. Not real impressed at that policy.

>
>         regards,
>                 CrazyCam

From: Nev.. on
On Oct 15, 7:08 pm, "Nev.." <id...(a)mindless.com> wrote:
> FraserJohnston wrote:
> > "Nev.." <id...(a)mindless.com> wrote in message
> >news:rcWdnb8QYYLcU0vXnZ2dnUVZ_gudnZ2d(a)westnet.com.au...
> >> Toosmoky wrote:
> >>> CrazyCam wrote:
>
> >>>> That's what I thought too, but, Roger, the guy who told me this, knows
> >>>> Wayne (Mr.TuneBoy) and Roger was one of the first dyno operators to use
> >>>> TuneBoy, with Wayne standing beside him, showing him how to work it, so....
> >>> Urban Legend rather than Urban Myth then...  ; )
>
> >>>> Yup. $200 seems to be the going price for a key, which is coded to the ECU
> >>>> identity, thus one key works for one ECU, on several copies of TuneBoy.
>
> >>>> Cable and software, IIRC was another $200.
> >>> Just checked the site. I thought it was $100 for the cable, $400 for the
> >>> licence key/unlock code. Software free. It's been a while... It is $199 for
> >>> the key. Great! $200 less than I thought...  : )
>
> >>>  > N.B. the USB cable I have is the proper one for Triumphs, it may,
> >>>  > or may not work for other makes of bikes.
>
> >>> Tuneboy.com.au sell adaptors for other makes for $49 each.
> >> When I had the Buell, there was a bloke making USB adapters to fit the
> >> service plug for $50 (easy to make cable's but more trouble than it's worth
> >> hard to get the right plug because there only seemed to be one supplier in
> >> the world selling them retail online)
>
> >> There was some software which was an ongoing collaborative effort between
> >> some of the more skilled programmers among the worldwide Buell community
> >> which was a free download.
>
> >> I never bothered to do any tuning with it, but as I learned after a short
> >> time as an owner, any time there is any sort of issue with the way the bike
> >> is running, the first thing to do was reset the TPS.  2 min job with the
> >> cable and software and seemed to be the resolution of most issues.
>
> > Why did you ditch the Buell for the Vee?  Mechanical issues?  I love my Vee
> > (which is going to a happy new owner on Saturday) but they really need a beef
> > up in the brake department.
>
> Lacked choice in tyres.  Reliability issues.  Interesting bike, but
> struggles to match up against anything out of Japan.
>
> Nev..
> '08 DL1000K8

I guess they read my criticism :)

Nev..
From: G-S on
Nev.. wrote:
>
> Never understood all the allegations about twins and torque. None
> seem to produce as much as a good jap inline 4.
>
> Nev..

I don't really think that twins produce more torque than inline 4's
(other things being equal) but the sound and feel of a good twin is SO
SO SO much more appealing (to me at least) than the way an inline 4
feels that I can put up with lower peak power and vibes at idle.


G-S
From: IK Laboratories on
Nev.. wrote:
>
> Never understood all the allegations about twins and torque. None
> seem to produce as much as a good jap inline 4.

They don't; it's all low gearing and a breathless top end.
From: Lars Chance on
Nev.. wrote:

> Never understood all the allegations about twins and torque. None
> seem to produce as much as a good jap inline 4.
>

Yeah but who wants torque up the rev-range? (Apart from you, obviously)
Twin-lovers like that lazy, low-down, don't have to go looking-for-it grunt.
Maybe "torque" isn't the right word for it.

--
Elsie.