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I have a 2018 Bobber Black.

There are tons of threads with differing information regarding TuneECU. Whether it still works, tampering, etc. I can't seem to find any recent information on whether we can work with our ECU's to reset trouble codes, fuel mapping, and so on.
Is there a consensus of whether I can use the PC or Android version, whether the ECU will lock up or register as tampered, and so on? Is there a preferred Bluetooth interface? I've heard some work, and some don't.


I have a CEL wrench, and I think it's simply that the dealer didn't reset it after the 500-mile service they did two weeks ago. Unfortunately, that dealer is 300 miles away, and my local dealer wants a half hour's labor to reset it.
Any help? Thanks!
 

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As far as I am aware the tune ECU wont work on the more recent ECU including the Bobbers. Re the wrench icon I bought Dealertool for mine so that I don't have to rely on the dealers. Its already paid for itself when I had to bleed my abs and when I got an error code after changing the rear sprocket.
 

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Probably worth it. I've just always liked the open source community. But, the more I search, the more I get conflicting reports as to whether TuneEcu will work with our Bobbers.
 

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Does Dealertools have the ability to change fuel mapping? Like if I install an X-pipe, a different airbox, etc. later?
 

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Does Dealertools have the ability to change fuel mapping? Like if I install an X-pipe, a different airbox, etc. later?
No, it won’t allow those kind of changes.
But I also have a DealerTool and it’s worth the investment - as others have mentioned.
 

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But I also have a DealerTool and it’s worth the investment - as others have mentioned.
I just read through the whole site. Although it won't do fuel maps, I really don't care to mess with them or modifications. The bike really is perfect already, if you ask me. I might try an X-pipe someday, but I've heard it gets more 'blappy' and less 'rumbly', which I don't want. Just a little louder would be nice. I'm guessing I can hit the dealership when/if more ECU updates are made, or for a one time update if I add an X-pipe.
Dealertool is $75 and we know it works. I think that's my best bet. Unfortunately, I'll have to wait till next paycheck and then for the long shipping wait from the UK. I don't think leaving the CEL on will hurt anything, though.
 

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On the tune ecu site it lists our bikes specifically if you use the bt dongle which I just bought (MX+). I was able to read my ecu via the iphone app, but when I try and use the tuneecu windows app, I cant connect. I just need to reset my gear icon after my first oil change. Has anyone had luck with that setup for service light reset?
 

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For the Bobber, you need an Android device and the Bluetooth OBDII reader. I bought the MX+ as well and using a LGE V410 tablet no issues connecting to ECU. I’ve only connected as I didn’t have a need to reset anything (having done so at my last oil change with DealerTool).

I haven’t overwritten the stock ECU yet as I’ll wait a while for the maps to prove out. I’ve got my PCV until then. Even so, I may eventually only upload the stock ECU to lift the rev limiter but still use the PCV for map adjustments as I have a switch to change between maps.
 

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The argument for going with a TuneECU solution is that you’re not adding another potential point of failure such as the PCV. The TECU is cleaner. If you end up making changes or switching maps then you do have to upload directly to the ECU each time with the associated risk of bricking it. Much easier (and less risky) to just switch PCV maps. For me, I ship and ride my bike in two cities (LA and Denver) so I switch between two PCV maps with a flick of a switch. No fuss or muss and no worries about the ECU. However PCV is a piggyback system so it can’t remove restrictions on the ECU like raising the rev limiter. IMHO both solutions are complimentary for my purposes.
 
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