Use of the software is at your own risk. Neither the software developer or the website operator will provide any form of guarantee.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Damages of any kind will always be to the detriment of the end user. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sorry about the layer stuff, I copy/pasted from the TuneECU.com website just so we understand. now...
I will update this thread as we learn stuff.
Hi guys, that's it, software is out!
for those who have not followed the buildup thread, here it is.
So what do you need:
- 1x computer running windows
- 1x USB cable, either a home made (see instruction below) or a USB tuneboy cable if you already have one. The serial Tuneboy cable will NOT work- don't ask the serial cable won't work, no USB /keyspan adapter will do.
- 1x following the proper instructions to install the software.
- 1x READ the instruction manual on TuneECU.com
1. The cable.
1.1 - Buy a OBD2 OBD II Diagnostic USB Cable KKL409.1 VAG-COM 409 cable
for example, I got this one from amazon for $17. Price varies when they are in stock or not. Usually between $15 and $20
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1.2 - For a proper job, buy the adapter and connector
Aprilia ECU Male connector
Housing: Manufacturer Part No: 770090-1 - Newark.com Part No: 50F2670
Connector: Manufacturer Part No:770145-1 - Newark.com Part No: 16H5735
Or from Radio shack:
RadioShack® 6-Position Male Polarized Connector
Model:274-226 Catalog #: 274-226
And the J1962F to Open End,
1.3 - build your adapter cable
following the diagram in the picture attached to the post.
The line point to the outside plug/pin exposed side of the connector, NOT the inside/crimp/weld section.
1.4 - Tuneboy Cable
as of Nov 2010, if you are using the TuneBoy cable, you don't need to re-install the drivers. Tuneboy is using the same drivers as TuneECU - only difference is Tuneboy rename their USB cables and they provide the associated driver for windows to recognize your cable.
1.5 - Testing your home made cable
Connect the cable to the bike but NOT to the computer. Turn on your bike - you should see the LED light on the cable turn on. That light is powered by the bike NOT the computer.
If the light is not on, you have an issue in your adapter cable.
2. Getting the software
2.1 - Go to TuneECU.com and READ the installation instruction! http://www.tomhamburg.net/TuneECU_En/install1.html
2.2 - READ the point 2.1 above!
2.3 - Anybody complaining that something doesn't work and didn't read and follow the instruction will be out of luck!
2.4 - use the proper windows drivers and dotnet download mentioned. Exception for the TUneBoy cable, see point 1.5 above.
2.5 - the website is updated with the latest version for Aprilia.
You need to make sure you have at least version 1.7.8 - that's the first version that works with aprilia Caponord and Futura.
2.6 - TuneECU manual
TuneECU User Guide as PDF
3. - How to use the software
4 - Rewards
4.1 - First and foremost Alain Fontaine which agreed to adapt his software for our bike, he is the one that did all the programming and made this possible.
If you feel that you got something that would have cost you way more
, and generous, feel free to donate to TuneECU - go to TuneECU.com and support them through the "donate" button on the top of the page. When you donate, please mention something regarding the Aprilia Caponord, just so they know where it's coming from.
4.2 - Me
all I wanted was diagnose my bike ... and I was able to get Alain what he needed in the language he needed.
If you feel I was helpful, feel free to support my site. www.gpsxchange.com
same donate button - When you donate, please mention something regarding the Aprilia Caponord, just so I know where it's coming from.
4.3 - I have to say, without Moto-Abruzzo and Leanit this wouldn't have happened. The first one got me going with the FTDI chip and figure out why the Tuneboy wouldn't work with any other cable, and Leanit for so generously having landed me his Serial cable numerous times.
4.4 - Thank you to Tom from the Triumph forum to have put me in contact with Alain and made all the updates to the tuneEcu.com website!
5 - Tips and trick to use TuneECU
5.1 - Reading the map currently in your bike
Ignition ON, engine NOT running follow the direction.
5.2 - Indicator light.
in the bottom right corner, you have a flashing
Red - TuneECU not connected to the bike.
Orange - TuneECU being connected
Green - TuneECU connected to the bike.
The indicator is flashing/blinking.
5.3 - Rev Limit RPM
5.4 - Thermo fan
Compare to Tuneedit where you set different values , in TuneECU you only set 1 value, and the other 3 values are derived from the value you specify.
Rev Limit = 10.000 RPM
Restart Normal Fuel -50RPM = 9950RPM
Increase Fuel Cut +100RPM = 10.100RPM
Kill All Fuel +200RPM = 10.200RPM
In short, set your Cutoff RPM and don't worry about it.
5.5 - The arrows doing circle in the bottom left corner next to the Voltage
Compare to TuneEdit that allows you to set different values for when the fan goes on , Off and ignition off - TuneECU provide only 1 value. the 2nd value is calculate with a 6 degree celsius difference.
- Set the value at 106
- the second values will be 100
For bikes with an O2 sensors, this icon shows if the system is working in a closed-loop mode or open-loop mode.
6 - Comments
6.1 - The voltage indication in the bottom left corner seems to be 0.5 to 0.6V over the voltage at the battery - Similar differences in TuneBoy.So what's next, use the thing... and please report to me any issue you may find. Alain/TuneEcu DO NOT have a Capo/Futura to test things.
6.2 - the fall over sensor is not being shown on either TuneBoy or TuneECU
I can test / verify your issues and report to Alain if need be.
And remember, 1.7.8 is the first version for our bike, nobody is perfect and shit happens. We feel the software is stable to release it. use it accordingly!
now go ride! and don't play with the computer!