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Loaded the DNK bobber tune yesterday and went for a test ride.
It’s fantastic noticed straight away how more responsive the throttle is, how smooth the delivery now is, how faster the bike is in every gear, how high the Rev range as gone up and the main thing for me is the low speed snatching and jerkiness as almost gone, not completely but almost.
A great upgrade in my opinion completely Changed the 1200 engine for the better.
 

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Gotta agree with trirocket why buy a booster plug when a tune offers factual power increases and a higher redline. Glad to see you on the forums Terry, this forum offers better insight and advice with a friendlier population than the Facebook page we were talking on.
 

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Loaded the DNK bobber tune yesterday and went for a test ride.
It’s fantastic noticed straight away how more responsive the throttle is, how smooth the delivery now is, how faster the bike is in every gear, how high the Rev range as gone up and the main thing for me is the low speed snatching and jerkiness as almost gone, not completely but almost.
A great upgrade in my opinion completely Changed the 1200 engine for the better.
Just installed the DNK tune on my bone stock 20’ Bobber Black and went for a spirited ride. Everything you mention I can definitely attest to. Excellent tune. I’m looking forward to changing some things on the bike and ordering a revision of the tune once everything is complete. I definitely recommend DNK
 

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Just installed the DNK tune on my bone stock 20’ Bobber Black and went for a spirited ride. Everything you mention I can definitely attest to. Excellent tune. I’m looking forward to changing some things on the bike and ordering a revision of the tune once everything is complete. I definitely recommend DNK
I'm holding out for my exhaust and airbox mods to get my tune. How's the throttle response and redline difference for you?
 

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I'm holding out for my exhaust and airbox mods to get my tune. How's the throttle response and redline difference for you?
Throttle response is as close to instantaneous as you can get with a by wire setup like our bikes. I wouldn’t say it is night and day from the stock tune but there seems to be a definite difference. The engine is wide open all the way. I haven’t bounced off of redline yet in any gear yet so I can’t speak to that. The jerky feel when going slow is nearly all gone. I wish I had recorded the bike warming up prior to the install because I swear it sounds different and doesn’t high idle nearly as long when it’s cold.
 

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I've got a large apartment complex with about 6 speed bumps. I try to be as gentle on the throttle as I can out of politeness but always end up grabbing the clutch or adjusting the throttle by 3% to stabilize the low speed habits of the bike. Just seems to be the nature of the beast without fuel mapping.
 

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Loaded the DNK bobber tune yesterday and went for a test ride.
It’s fantastic noticed straight away how more responsive the throttle is, how smooth the delivery now is, how faster the bike is in every gear, how high the Rev range as gone up and the main thing for me is the low speed snatching and jerkiness as almost gone, not completely but almost.
A great upgrade in my opinion completely Changed the 1200 engine for the better.
Terry
I am based in Bolton UK. I have a Triumph Bobber Black which I am customising. Done extensive work to it cosmetically and mechanically. I am interested in this DNK tune that you have fitted.
How did you do it?
What do I need to buy?
I do have a Samsung Galaxy Android phone for the app.
Do I use my Laptop?
Do I need to buy this OBD2 Mx+ Bluetooth connector as well?
Just want some guidance please.
Thanks
Simon
 

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Terry
I am based in Bolton UK. I have a Triumph Bobber Black which I am customising. Done extensive work to it cosmetically and mechanically. I am interested in this DNK tune that you have fitted.
How did you do it?
What do I need to buy?
I do have a Samsung Galaxy Android phone for the app.
Do I use my Laptop?
Do I need to buy this OBD2 Mx+ Bluetooth connector as well?
Just want some guidance please.
Thanks
Simon
Simon, you will need either the OBDlink MX or the cheaper LX and you will need an android device of some sort that has Bluetooth. Your phone should do the job. Tune ecu is an app you need to purchase from the Google store. I used a Samsung 8" tablet as I don't own any android phones. You can't realistically use a laptop unless its say a Chromebook as you need to be able to purchase the Tune ecu app.

You can purchase the tune from DNK directly for $200. Front Page | DNK TuneWorks You download the file she creates for you, or she emails it to you? Upload this to your android device and note where this is stored.

Connect Tune ecu to your Triumph via bluetooth with the OBDlink adapter plugged into your obd port under the right side cover. You will want to ensure the bike is connected to a reliable charger and it may be worth removing the headlight fuse or disconnecting the headlight.

Once you have a connection you can upload the DNK file to the bike. Please note this can be a bit hairy. Personally I think bluetooth is garbage and much prefer a wired connection, but this isn't currently possible afaik.

The upload process will show a transfer in progress and it must not be interrupted hence why you want a reliable battery charger to maintain the voltage. My Bobber came with no cruise control and I wanted to enable this so I uploaded an oem ecu file that included cruise control. This did stop and start a few times which is a bit alarming as the last thing you want is a bricked ecu however it did eventually load.

All I had to do was switch off and back on and in my case run the cruise control sequence to get it going. It sounds more complicated than it is in reality. If you know anyone who works on computers it might help.
 

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Simon, you will need either the OBDlink MX or the cheaper LX and you will need an android device of some sort that has Bluetooth. Your phone should do the job. Tune ecu is an app you need to purchase from the Google store. I used a Samsung 8" tablet as I don't own any android phones. You can't realistically use a laptop unless its say a Chromebook as you need to be able to purchase the Tune ecu app.

You can purchase the tune from DNK directly for $200. Front Page | DNK TuneWorks You download the file she creates for you, or she emails it to you? Upload this to your android device and note where this is stored.

Connect Tune ecu to your Triumph via bluetooth with the OBDlink adapter plugged into your obd port under the right side cover. You will want to ensure the bike is connected to a reliable charger and it may be worth removing the headlight fuse or disconnecting the headlight.

Once you have a connection you can upload the DNK file to the bike. Please note this can be a bit hairy. Personally I think bluetooth is garbage and much prefer a wired connection, but this isn't currently possible afaik.

The upload process will show a transfer in progress and it must not be interrupted hence why you want a reliable battery charger to maintain the voltage. My Bobber came with no cruise control and I wanted to enable this so I uploaded an oem ecu file that included cruise control. This did stop and start a few times which is a bit alarming as the last thing you want is a bricked ecu however it did eventually load.

All I had to do was switch off and back on and in my case run the cruise control sequence to get it going. It sounds more complicated than it is in reality. If you know anyone who works on computers it might help.
Thank you so much for you help. My mobile is uk: 07880316339. Would love a quick chat just to make sure I am understanding you correctly.
In the meantime I will show you where I am up to with mine. I hope the pics do it justice.
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Simon, you will need either the OBDlink MX or the cheaper LX and you will need an android device of some sort that has Bluetooth. Your phone should do the job. Tune ecu is an app you need to purchase from the Google store. I used a Samsung 8" tablet as I don't own any android phones. You can't realistically use a laptop unless its say a Chromebook as you need to be able to purchase the Tune ecu app.

You can purchase the tune from DNK directly for $200. Front Page | DNK TuneWorks You download the file she creates for you, or she emails it to you? Upload this to your android device and note where this is stored.

Connect Tune ecu to your Triumph via bluetooth with the OBDlink adapter plugged into your obd port under the right side cover. You will want to ensure the bike is connected to a reliable charger and it may be worth removing the headlight fuse or disconnecting the headlight.

Once you have a connection you can upload the DNK file to the bike. Please note this can be a bit hairy. Personally I think bluetooth is garbage and much prefer a wired connection, but this isn't currently possible afaik.

The upload process will show a transfer in progress and it must not be interrupted hence why you want a reliable battery charger to maintain the voltage. My Bobber came with no cruise control and I wanted to enable this so I uploaded an oem ecu file that included cruise control. This did stop and start a few times which is a bit alarming as the last thing you want is a bricked ecu however it did eventually load.

All I had to do was switch off and back on and in my case run the cruise control sequence to get it going. It sounds more complicated than it is in reality. If you know anyone who works on computers it might help.
Do you need a particular OB Dl
Simon, you will need either the OBDlink MX or the cheaper LX and you will need an android device of some sort that has Bluetooth. Your phone should do the job. Tune ecu is an app you need to purchase from the Google store. I used a Samsung 8" tablet as I don't own any android phones. You can't realistically use a laptop unless its say a Chromebook as you need to be able to purchase the Tune ecu app.

You can purchase the tune from DNK directly for $200. Front Page | DNK TuneWorks You download the file she creates for you, or she emails it to you? Upload this to your android device and note where this is stored.

Connect Tune ecu to your Triumph via bluetooth with the OBDlink adapter plugged into your obd port under the right side cover. You will want to ensure the bike is connected to a reliable charger and it may be worth removing the headlight fuse or disconnecting the headlight.

Once you have a connection you can upload the DNK file to the bike. Please note this can be a bit hairy. Personally I think bluetooth is garbage and much prefer a wired connection, but this isn't currently possible afaik.

The upload process will show a transfer in progress and it must not be interrupted hence why you want a reliable battery charger to maintain the voltage. My Bobber came with no cruise control and I wanted to enable this so I uploaded an oem ecu file that included cruise control. This did stop and start a few times which is a bit alarming as the last thing you want is a bricked ecu however it did eventually load.

All I had to do was switch off and back on and in my case run the cruise control sequence to get it going. It sounds more complicated than it is in reality. If you know anyone who works on computers it might help.
Do you definitely need the OB D Links you've mentioned? An FB forum bloke is saying any OBD Link should work??
 

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I bought the OBDLink LX device because that was what they recommended on the Tune ECU forum.
I am sure other OBD hardware will work, but I didn't want to take the risk of bricking my ecu and buying something that some random person on the internet said would work. I think Bluetooth is flaky at the best of times so I wanted to minimise the chance of any interuption to the connection. If you can get Tune ECU to recognise another adapter it should work, but I preferred to use a known quantity. I do have other OBD connectors wifi and Bluetooth but I haven't been able to get them to connect. So its really a case of take your pick.

Edit. Just to be clear OBDLink is a proprietary adapter. There are lots of cheaper no name OBD adapters out there. Whether they will work or not I have no idea.
 

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Yeah, I'm dubious about it although he seems to know his way around bikes and workshops. He hasn't actually used the one he's bought to do the tune so I'll reserve judgment until he says it works.
 

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... bloke is saying any OBD Link should work??
Should being the qualifying statement here; might, could, maybe, probably but I dunno for sure, etc. -- take your pick.
Go with what works, but please do let us know if it turns out to be a fact.
 
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