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It’s basically an ECU that’s unlocked from the factory. Plug and play stuff...you buy it and it’s a direct replacement with the “advanced” software on it and no restrictions. Yamaha has one like it called a Competition ECU for track use only.
 

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It’s basically an ECU that’s unlocked from the factory. Plug and play stuff...you buy it and it’s a direct replacement with the “advanced” software on it and no restrictions. Yamaha has one like it called a Competition ECU for track use only.


Yamaha competition is a separate ECU that needs to be purchased. The HP Calibration kit works with the stock ECU that comes with the Bike. Just needs to be unlocked by the local dealer at a set price. Unlock codes are bought from BMW directly or the older models can have it flashed by Alpharacing for cheaper.


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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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Chatted with the Kawasaki techs yesterday and they said newest software is the 1.1v.. no news of a 1.3v being released, think you’re guy is mixed up with the 1.03.


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Hi All, I bought an ex ASBK with the race kit ecu in it amongst other stuff. Does anyone know where i can get a cable to access the kit ecu. i see some online but they look nothing like the cable and box the race team used when i`ve taken it back to get the tyre size changed. Kawasaki Australia tell me i have to purchase the entire kit again,
ecu and cable to just get a cable.
 

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Whats the cost of a Kit ECU? And the bike harness? And other costs for tools?
From Kawasaki its about $1850 for the ECU, harness, and adaptor cable. 1.0v software is included.
 

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Does anyone know if the mappings on the kit ecu need camshafts? Or does the software come with different options what your build is like?
 

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It depends on the mappings you are running. The race camshafts are to be used for extra engine RPM. I think that the stock camshafts lets you can raise the stock rpm with ~400 rpm, and with race more. There is a check in the ECU software that tells if you are running race or stock camshafts, but I do not know exactly what it does. Maybe someone can shed some light?
 

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Is the cooling fan completly removed with the kit. If so do they also remove the thermostat? And are there any other parts installed for the thermostat or is it just removed in case they do?

Also what are expiriences without a cooling fan? Is it o kto do that for a trackday rookie? Am i too slow to do that or will the waiting times in the pit lane cause any problems?
 

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Has anyone had an issue with the 1.1 software and the bike dying while idling? It idles a little weird and even with increasing the idle, it still dies. I never had an issue with the bike dying after revving it in the pit with the 1.0. Now I'm using the 1.1 software, I can't get it to stay on after revving it.
 

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Has anyone had an issue with the 1.1 software and the bike dying while idling? It idles a little weird and even with increasing the idle, it still dies. I never had an issue with the bike dying after revving it in the pit with the 1.0. Now I'm using the 1.1 software, I can't get it to stay on after revving it.
Yup, its the engine braking setting, apparently it's very agressive compared to previous versions. I believe if you set any parameter below 4 or 5 it'll kill the engine if you blip the throttle. I went back to the previous version software for the timebeing until i can get the engine braking dialed in again. I hear alot of people just run 10 (minimal braking) across the board.
 

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That's exactly what I was just thinking after reading the software changes that come on the 1.1. It's the same thing with the fuel cut times and shift level. The 5 on the 1.0 software felt like there was no engine braking at all, but maybe that changed with the 1.1. I used to run the 1 setting but I'll try it in a higher setting until I get it dialed in.

What about the shift level that's defaulted to 2? I don't really hear the blip when I'm running the 1.1 software like I do with the 1.0. I'm thinking I should increase that level too.
 

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Has anyone had an issue with the 1.1 software and the bike dying while idling? It idles a little weird and even with increasing the idle, it still dies. I never had an issue with the bike dying after revving it in the pit with the 1.0. Now I'm using the 1.1 software, I can't get it to stay on after revving it.
I think the weirdness is normal. Are you using any map?

Is the cooling fan completly removed with the kit. If so do they also remove the thermostat? And are there any other parts installed for the thermostat or is it just removed in case they do?

Also what are expiriences without a cooling fan? Is it o kto do that for a trackday rookie? Am i too slow to do that or will the waiting times in the pit lane cause any problems?
The cooling fan is off with the kit. No need to remove the thermostat, you can do it if you want, replace it with a race one.
No problems as long as on a hot day you do not let it idle too much, then it will get too hot. So stop it if you do not need the engine running.
Also you can install a race radiator if you really want :)
 

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I think the weirdness is normal. Are you using any map?



The cooling fan is off with the kit. No need to remove the thermostat, you can do it if you want, replace it with a race one.
No problems as long as on a hot day you do not let it idle too much, then it will get too hot. So stop it if you do not need the engine running.
Also you can install a race radiator if you really want :)
I spoke with the Graves crew last week at thed AFM race a Buttonwillow. The said the weird idle is an issue that needs to be corrected.
As for removing the thermostat - most racers use tape on the radiator to stabilize the water temp with the thermostat removed.

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