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Figured I'd start a thread dedicated to sharing resources and findings associated to the Gen5 Kit ECU and harness. Let's keep this DEDICATED TO KIT ECU ONLY. I don't want this thread getting cluttered up with questions about how you can map the Kit ECU values to your woolich system. It doesn't work like that.

For now I'll start it off with sharing the v1.00, v1.10 software, service manual and calibration manual pdf's:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1wjI9Q2zW4G5pDYlI_xQZJWYopdprU-oj?usp=sharing


Later on I'll be posting about my findings trying to make the cordona analog strain gauge sensor work with the Kit ECU:

 

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Thank you for providing this information. I'll make good use of it once I get my Kit ECU.
 

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Cool tidbit, Gen5 KIT harness has two connectors, which can be used to connect to the kit ECU. One at the front and one at the tail. Both are also a source of switched power if you want to power a device. AiM Solo DL lap timer has an option of connecting to the kit harness (one of these two plugs) to log data--and at the same time, it gets power. Very clean. Gen4 kit harness only had one connector at the front and it didn't have power. So thanks Kawasaki!
 

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Lanister, do you know of a source for a shorter Solo DL cable so I can tap into the front connector without having to wrap/hide a bunch of cable? Thanks
 

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Lanister, do you know of a source for a shorter Solo DL cable so I can tap into the front connector without having to wrap/hide a bunch of cable? Thanks
Solo DL comes with shorter cable and just open wires at the other end. I looked up and bought plug and crimped it myself. It's only 4 wires. All cost me $8.
 

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So I was talking to Bryan Livengood at Livengood Motorsports today and apparently there’s a v1.3 software update that has been released.

What do we know about that this?
 

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So I was talking to Bryan Livengood at Livengood Motorsports today and apparently there’s a v1.3 software update that has been released.

What do we know about that this?
I have heard about an upcoming "update" back at the end of 2017. From the conversation, it seemed like it might be more than just software update but might even include a kit-ecu factory flash. This was entirely hear-say kind of information so I wouldn't be surprised that it is nothing more than Fi Software version update you've mentioned. Current version being 1.10, also referred to as "Advanced." Advanced is a bit of a misnomer since it's not so much about being able to do more advanced things but rather certain controls are better. Such as quick shifting and engine braking. The values are the same as older version (1.0) but what they mean at the ECU level is very different.

Very much looking forward to hearing what 1.3 is about and what else it might entail.
 

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From what Bryan was explaining, the v1.3 update “fixed all the problems” with the older versions. I cannot comment on any of this because I’ve yet to invest in the kit ECU.

Trust me, once my R1 sells I will be getting the whole system and start out with the v1.1 to get a baseline, then move up.
 

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From what Bryan was explaining, the v1.3 update “fixed all the problems” with the older versions. I cannot comment on any of this because I’ve yet to invest in the kit ECU.

Trust me, once my R1 sells I will be getting the whole system and start out with the v1.1 to get a baseline, then move up.
Wonder what those "all problems" are. Glad to hear that Kawi is continuing to support the technology. Much like with 1.10, it will be a purchasable item. Version 1.0 came with the kit ecu, 1.10 was about $50-60 at the dealer. Just need to know the part number. What's good is that 1.10 comes with a document, which explains the differences in the new, advanced version. I'm sure 1.3 will have something of that sort as well. Can't wait :)
 

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@Lanister: Did you find that updating to v1.1 gave better results with "wheelie-control"? I'm still running v1.0 and have never been able to find a setting that didn't allow it to occasionally 12-o'clock and try to flip without killing drive off corners.

Then again, maybe I'm just no good at finding the right settings, and v1.0 is fine.
 

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So I was talking to Bryan Livengood at Livengood Motorsports today and apparently there’s a v1.3 software update that has been released.



What do we know about that this?


Sure it’s 1.3? Not the 1.03v? 1.03 is the version that fixed most issues before they brought out 1.1 but it was only available if you knew the right people.


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I’m fairly certain it’s 1.3, when I mention the “latest update” and referencing the 1.1 and he immediately said a v1.3 was out.
 

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I’m fairly certain it’s 1.3, when I mention the “latest update” and referencing the 1.1 and he immediately said a v1.3 was out.


I’ll ask the thai Kawasaki Team next weekend but I know they’re still running 1.1v and they’re factory supported Team.


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I have heard about an upcoming "update" back at the end of 2017. From the conversation, it seemed like it might be more than just software update but might even include a kit-ecu factory flash. This was entirely hear-say kind of information so I wouldn't be surprised that it is nothing more than Fi Software version update you've mentioned. Current version being 1.10, also referred to as "Advanced." Advanced is a bit of a misnomer since it's not so much about being able to do more advanced things but rather certain controls are better. Such as quick shifting and engine braking. The values are the same as older version (1.0) but what they mean at the ECU level is very different.



Very much looking forward to hearing what 1.3 is about and what else it might entail.


The kit ECU flash will be coming soon as the 2019 FIM Superstock regulations change so that teams have to run standard ECU. So, everyone will have to switch to something similar to what BMW have been doing with the HP Calibration kits. Wouldn’t doubt the 2019 zx10 gets an updated ECU.


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The kit ECU flash will be coming soon as the 2019 FIM Superstock regulations change so that teams have to run standard ECU. So, everyone will have to switch to something similar to what BMW have been doing with the HP Calibration kits. Wouldn’t doubt the 2019 zx10 gets an updated ECU.


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What's an "HP Calibration Kit?"
 
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