2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000 | Episode 7: ECU Flashing (Quick Shifter and Ignition Timing)

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ECU Flashing (Quick Shifter and Ignition Timing)

Brock covers ECU flashing, one of the most controversial and often misunderstood topics regarding modern sportbikes. What better guinea pig to put through the paces than “Gixzilla”, our ride-by-wire, ultra-consistent, and brutally reliable 2017 GSX-R1000? Per the norm, Brock tries to leave out as much of the technical ‘mumbo-jumbo’ as possible, while still delivering answers on specialized subjects. In addition, he relays experience-driven insight on questions you might not know to ask. Answers to questions like, “Do I need to pay special attention to my chain tension when using my quick shifter/auto-blipper to assure smooth, consistent shifts?” As well as hot-button questions such as, “Can I do a better job adjusting my ignition timing than Suzuki engineers?” These questions, plus more, are covered in Episode 7 (Part 1) – ECU Flashing (Quick Shifter & Ignition Timing).

Check out the 2017 GSX-R1000 Information Page

The Details:

  • 2017 GSX-R 1000L7 Standard model (not the ‘R’ version) purchased from Fun For All Motorsports Elizabethtown, KY
  • Traction control – Motion Track Traction Control Standard (TC=OFF during testing)
  • Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS) Power Mode=A (max power selected during testing)
  • Fuel used during test = Shell 89 Octane (choices available at our local Shell = 87, 89, 93 – we selected mid-grade for our tests)
  • Rear tire: Stock Bridgestone Battlax RS10 190/55/ZR17 – 35 PSI Nitrogen
  • Motor Oil: As delivered (unknown)
  • Air Filter: OEM
  • PAIR: Blocked
  • 5th Gear Pulls

Dynojet Model 250I dyno using DynoWare RT and WinPep 8 dyno control – displaying the SAE scale (unless noted otherwise in video)

0:00 – Introduction
4:07 – FTecu quick shifter / auto-blip introduction
4:45 – Proper chain tension when using a Quick shifter
5:27 – Configuration of the bike / MR12 in tank 52 days! (Do not do this at home!)
6:23 – Chain whip close-up and slow motion
6:44 – Baseline dyno run with Stage 1 flash and PCV with Pump Track Map (193.02 RWHP SAE scale)
7:03 – Baseline chart review and discussion
8:01 – Introduction to FTecu Software (Flash Tune) / features / etc…
9:37 – Ignition timing introduction / comparison / adjustment
10:40 – Compare +2 degrees of timing (with averaging/smoothing) vs. OEM
11:10 – Link map feature
11:58 – Fast write timing changes to the ECU
11:58 – OEM rear fender discussion (We don’t sweat the small stuff.)
14:33 – Dyno run with +2 degrees timing / discuss results
15:22 – Adding +5 degrees of timing
16:58 – Testing under load / listening for knock / Dr. Brock stethoscope ping check
17:30 – Dyno run with +5 added degrees / discussion
18:30 – Couch tuners be like… “Brock, you’re doing it wrong… 93 octane… duh.”
18:55 – Removing 89 octane Shell to replace with 93 octane Shell using Gas Tapper (See this link for detailed information: https://goo.gl/Pwx9en )
20:15 – I misspoke earlier. “Fuel was purchased in September, so we are NOT comparing a winter blended fuel to a summer blended fuel,” would be correct.
20:34 – Dyno run with +5 added degrees and 93 octane / discuss results (192.54 RWHP SAE scale)
22:08 – Dyno run with OEM timing and 93 octane / discuss results (192.98 RWHP SAE scale)
23:12 – Compare 89 Octane base run (193.02) with 93 Octane run set up the same (192.98)
24:10 – Just because you CAN, doesn’t necessarily mean you SHOULD
24:12 – What’s next / Conclusion
25:00 – Check out the all new www.BrocksPerformance.com – until next time!

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