Guys are saying flashtune is working on a way around it. Racers will need all of that disabled. As if now any error code locks the bike up to wherr you cant change the rider modes etc.Wow that seems completely and utterly stupid and a PITA. Great more reasons to have to go to the stealership and give them your years earnings to clear a stupid error code.
But what special tool will the dealer have that we wouldn't have access to, or procedures to troubleshoot and clear error codes that we won't learn over time.
Guess it's a good thing I am stuck with my 2007 for many more years till I can afford an upgrade, haha.
you can test all of the electronics via the instrument cluster. it would show you a value of the sensors. and the manual would tell you what the sensors values should show.Whats the perk of getting the bike in diagnostic mode?
Is it hard to Flash ECU yourself? I've done the PCV for a full yoshi and air filter.if you plan on getting the ecu flashed they can turn off the cel for the exup motor. (will never come on again)
be 100% sure you clear all cel codes before you send it off to be flashed.
a lot of guys send their ecu to superbike unlimited.
I bought the flash kit to do it myself. which enables me to change the maps etc too. eliminating the need for a power commander etc.
I'm a little upset at the newer bikes going to this OBDII crap. yamaha is not even making a YEC race ecu for the 2017 R6.
Its not yamaha. Europe has mandated obd2 diagnostics be in motorcycles. They sell more bikes in europe than usa. So our bikes will be the same as it would cost too much to do 2 systems.If emissions were the reason they eliminated "simple diagnostic" mode altogether, they could've simply stripped out the functions that allow for code reset. There's no reason to prevent the display of code, display of sensor data, strip out the ability to actuate relays, spark. That makes no sense.
This is likely just Yamaha assimilating to what has been the industry standard - sell expensive books, tools and adapters to bleed you dry on the post-sale support end. Other manufacturers from Apple to Mercedes have been reaping massive profits from that approach to business for quite a long time. Why not join them? It's no longer good enough to just sell parts, certification material and certifications.
This move will affect my buying decisions for the future. The unfortunate thing is they'll ALL be doing this. As systems become more numerous, and the numerous become more complex, having a built-in "simple diagnostic" should be a given. Giving the owner individual control to read a code, switch a relay, fire off a spark plug, read a sensor is just common sense. We shouldn't have to spend an additional $600 or even $20 to accomplish that.