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Wassup guys! Coming over from the yamaha forums. I'm looking at switching up and picking up a 4th gen zx-10r really soon (looking at years 13-15), maybe 11/12 if the recalls have been serviced. My main priority is to unleash the power this beast has. So after a slip-on/link pipe (cat delete), hopefully Akrapovic.. I am looking to get an ecu flash. I would prefer to just send my ecu out and have someone professional tweak it to my liking rather than me buying the software and doing it myself. I live in Hawaii and I don't think there are any tuners who could help me with the software here. Now I know there are a couple forum members who do this service (ecu flashing)? But I am not sure if they are still active.. My other choice would be Guhl but I heard it can be a bit pricey. After that I would look into getting a pcv and a tune. I'm setting a goal of 180 to the rear wheel and am hoping I can achieve it with just these mods. Let me know what y'all think and if you could point me in the right direction with the ecu flash that would be great. Looking forward to absorbing as much knowledge on these forums since its an entirely different animal from yamaha. Thanks! :grin2:
 

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Welcome to the party!

The only ones recalled were the early 2011s. They were on a buy-back scheme so they have all been fixed at this point if they're on the road. With the exception of the ESD from '13 onwards, they are all the same from 2011-2015.

The person on here that used to do the cheap mail-in flashes doesn't do them any longer due to his agreement with the company selling the flashing equipment. You're going to have to send it to one of the big name companies for that - ECUnleashed, Guhl, Superbikes Unlimited, etc, etc.

While 180hp is probably easily achievable on a Gen 4 with bolt-ons, setting some arbitrary "goal" for this is the wrong way to go. Each dyno will read differently and the HP numbers it produces are not comparable from one to the next. What if the dyno only shows 175Hp? What does that mean? Will you be unhappy if it only makes 175Hp? Get the bike tuned and running smoothly and correctly and the Hp numbers will fall out accordingly.
 

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News two wheel dyno works flashed my Gen 5. Could not be happier. Great service and great product. I am in Florida and they are in Washington State and it was 7 days door to door, and my ecu was back in my bike. They charged me $200.
 

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The gen 4 flashes are well sorted out. If I were you I'd go to Schnitz racing or nels at 2 wheel dyno works like obijack said. If you're on facebook I've heard codey dabney is a good choice as well. These run the woolich software and they can enable woolich quick shifter which is bees knees and cheap and easy to install. Just look on their site (woolich racing) for 2011-2015 zx10 race tools.
 

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g4 is excellent. I had the 07 r1 and the 07 FZ1. The '11 g4 has bad paint and leaking fork seals. I did not do the recall on it and it went to 50k miles before it blew a piston bearing. '13 is close to 58k miles and paint and seals are holding and running strong. The cam was replaced and kawa extended covered that.

Buy the extended warranty. Buy bike new unless you find a used with transferable warranty. Both my Yuck bikes went way past 100k miles with no trouble but the '11 blew up on me so bought the extended on the '13.

No flash needed; needs the can and the fender eliminator but keep the oem can.
 

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with the adjustability of the ecu's now, there is no need (LET ME REPEAT), NO NEED, to buy a bazzaz, or pcv. all fuel trims can be done through the ecu, with no piggyback system needed. save your money. get a flash, AND tune, direct through the ecu. Ski
 

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Welcome to the party!

The only ones recalled were the early 2011s. They were on a buy-back scheme so they have all been fixed at this point if they're on the road. With the exception of the ESD from '13 onwards, they are all the same from 2011-2015.

The person on here that used to do the cheap mail-in flashes doesn't do them any longer due to his agreement with the company selling the flashing equipment. You're going to have to send it to one of the big name companies for that - ECUnleashed, Guhl, Superbikes Unlimited, etc, etc.

While 180hp is probably easily achievable on a Gen 4 with bolt-ons, setting some arbitrary "goal" for this is the wrong way to go. Each dyno will read differently and the HP numbers it produces are not comparable from one to the next. What if the dyno only shows 175Hp? What does that mean? Will you be unhappy if it only makes 175Hp? Get the bike tuned and running smoothly and correctly and the Hp numbers will fall out accordingly.
Is the ESD worth it for '13 onwards? I told my guy at the dealership I'm looking for years '12-'15 maybe an '11. Like you said all dynos read differently especially when taking the different factors into account (temperature, tire pressure, etc..). To be honest, I'd be more than happy with 170, but let's just say I'm aiming for 180. :grin2:

with the adjustability of the ecu's now, there is no need (LET ME REPEAT), NO NEED, to buy a bazzaz, or pcv. all fuel trims can be done through the ecu, with no piggyback system needed. save your money. get a flash, AND tune, direct through the ecu. Ski
That is good to know, I've also run across the thread where there is problems with the PCVs and Gen4s? If I can do all my tuning through just the ECU and not have to buy a PCV, that would be great. So should I get my 3/4 exhaust first then send in my ECU for them to flash it and tune it to the mods I have? I'm looking at Guhl or someone who uses woolich software. I don't think I will need traction control, etc.. Maybe the most I would enable is a quick shifter.
 
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