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Offline Traveler

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Steve's ECU Flash
« on: April 02, 2017, 03:33:15 pm »
I installed the ECU yesterday after getting it back from Steve. Took the bike out for a short ride, just leaving the driveway I noticed a huge difference in the way the throttle reacted at low speed it was very smooth. Once out on the highway I ran it up though the gears it felt very much like a different bike, power delivery was very linear as the rpm increased. Also a very quick and  professional turn around less than a week from Kansas and back.

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Re: Steve's ECU Flash
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2017, 12:11:54 am »
I just road mine for the first time yesterday with the ECU flashed by Steve as well. I have to echo that. Basically got the same results.

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Re: Steve's ECU Flash
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2017, 06:50:12 pm »
I paid for an ECU flash by Steve over the winter months and tried it out this weekend.  Wow!  Its like a different bike and I am really impressed with the results.  Gone is the sluggish first gear.  No more bracing for that power band kick when throttling up because the power is linear.  Low speed or high speed or anywhere in between the bike just feels great!  It has cemented in mind how far the factory tune has missed the mark.
Thank you Steve, great work!

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Re: Steve's ECU Flash
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2017, 10:44:23 pm »
Sharkey,

Same here.  Did it way back in January and finally got a chance yesterday to try it out.  I was seriously considering buying a smaller more responsive bike.  Cancel that order, no need.  This thing is sweeeet.
I always prided myself on being smooth during shifting.  This just proved me inept and clumsy.  I think it and it does it now.  I vote Steve for president of Kawasaki.  Next is to attach the CS1 slip on so that I can actually hear how smooth this bike has become.
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Re: Steve's ECU Flash
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2017, 01:40:57 pm »
I do not like the low speed throttle response and resultant low speed sloppy handling. it's one thing I have always detested on this bike. Once you're moving it's a honey.

I'm in Winnipeg, Manitoba and as such out of the loop when it comes to knowing other C14 riders - hell I don't know a one here. Would someone kindly post or forward me the info as to where to get this ecu Evolution reflash?

Otherwise i quite like the bike. Done some mods including cruise which is great on a long trip.

Many thanks,

Dave

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Re: Steve's ECU Flash
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Re: Steve's ECU Flash
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2017, 01:52:24 am »
Best upgrade for a C14 EVER.   :motonoises:
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Re: Steve's ECU Flash
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Re: Steve's ECU Flash
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2017, 01:35:21 pm »
Ditto to all of the above. Like having a New Ride!

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Re: Steve's ECU Flash
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2017, 04:46:25 am »
I'm curious which flash level you went with. The one I'm hoping to get soon still has the stock exhaust system, not too sure about air filter. I would put an aftermarket air filter in, and at least a slip-on if not a full system exhaust. It seems the Evolution flash would work for me, and also seems to be the most popular.

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Re: Steve's ECU Flash
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2017, 09:41:25 am »
I went with the EVO flash, I have stock air filter and a Area P slip on.

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Re: Steve's ECU Flash
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2017, 08:05:39 pm »
After updating from Decel to Evo, I finally got a chance to really test it out. Spent 3 days in the Western NC mountains with several of my faster friends, most of whom were also riding C14's. We rode pretty hard all three days. Performance of my bike was truly flawless and, as an added bonus, I got a bit better gas mileage than the others too (not that I care all that much about that). With the EVO tune, my motor never hesitated or showed any sign of weakness at any RPM. I guess you could say it's "electric" in response. Honestly, I could not possibly be more pleased with it.
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Re: Steve's ECU Flash
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2017, 09:38:47 am »
I finally got to test the evo flash for about a 50 mile ride. I previously had the decel and really loved it, but the evo is the cats meow. Noticeably less decel but better suited for day to day riding, in my opinion. Like most have said, smooth linear, powerful. Take a handful of throttle and hold on, WOW! I have the Delkevik slip on. Totally impressed and a big THANKS  to Steve for a great product and service. I also noticed better/smoother throttle transitions which is great for confident cornering.
Richard

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Re: Steve's ECU Flash
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2017, 09:03:17 am »
So I got a great 350 mile solo ride in the  twisties with the evo flash.  :) :) triple digits come on really quick, passing power is just a simple roll on with no drama. The best characteristic is how smooth the transition from slowing to set entry speed, to maintenance throttle through a corner. MPG averaged 43.
Again, big thanks Steve👍
Richard

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Re: Steve's ECU Flash
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2017, 10:24:42 pm »
steve's flash best thing ever happened to my bike
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Re: Steve's ECU Flash
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2017, 01:29:57 am »
steve's flash best thing ever happened to my bike
Yup, It was so fast with the flash that you got scared & needed to slow down !.  You cut down to 2 cylinders & now constantly whistle "It's a Pirates life for me"  :rotflmao:
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Re: Steve's ECU Flash
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2017, 05:25:37 pm »
I am looking to have Steve flash my ECU.  How long does it take to get it back from him?
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Re: Steve's ECU Flash
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2017, 05:28:41 pm »
I think I sent mine Saturday and had it back Thursday.  yrmv
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Re: Steve's ECU Flash
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2017, 05:47:11 pm »
that's awesome.  thank you.
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Re: Steve's ECU Flash
« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2017, 08:12:09 pm »
Sent him my ECU twice - Decel and EVO flashes.  Less than a week both times.
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Re: Steve's ECU Flash
« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2017, 11:29:13 pm »
I do not like the low speed throttle response and resultant low speed sloppy handling. it's one thing I have always detested on this bike. Once you're moving it's a honey.

I'm in Winnipeg, Manitoba and as such out of the loop when it comes to knowing other C14 riders - hell I don't know a one here. Would someone kindly post or forward me the info as to where to get this ecu Evolution reflash?

Otherwise i quite like the bike. Done some mods including cruise which is great on a long trip.

Many thanks,

Dave

Dave, where did you get the cruise setup from?

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Re: Steve's ECU Flash
« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2017, 11:34:26 pm »
Does anyone from Canada have any experience sending their ECU across the border to get it flashed? 
Were there any problems? 
Did it come back in a reasonable amount of time? 
Will/does the ECU flash cause any problems with the dealership if you require warranty work?

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Re: Steve's ECU Flash
« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2017, 01:06:48 am »
My ecu is in route to Steve for the evolution flash,with any luck I'll have it back by the weekend,then disconnect the oxygen sensors and I'm off for a spin. Can't wait to try the new refined Connie

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Re: Steve's ECU Flash
« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2017, 03:42:55 pm »
Do we need to disconnect the oxygen sensors with this flash?
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Re: Steve's ECU Flash
« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2017, 03:57:30 pm »
There are two things I've noticed with my C14, it's that 1st gear sucks, the throttle response feels almost like you're either not giveing it any, or your pegged, or back to nothing.. very choppy.

Second is the throttle response when braking hard, then setting up for a corner, then rolling back on the power, there can be a sudden hit of power as you go from engine braking/closed throttle slowing down to beginning your roll on. 

It sounds like the flash fixes both?  I may go with the EVO flash if it helps with mileage a bit.