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    Truth or not?

    Long story short (sort of): I booked an appointment at the closest dealer to me which is 2.5 hours away. Service was booked for a map on ECU to try and eliminate the red triangle and EFI warning light which stays on constantly. I have a GPR exhaust and Healtech installed with error light on since installing. I told the service dept. on phone what mods I had done and what I needed to be done. After 2.5 hours ride and my whole Saturday I am told by tech that a map can't be done with a GPR exhaust on . If I understood the tech properly Aprilia will only send a map via email for a Akrapovic exhaust because it is what they recommend for the bike. So 6 hours after I left I left my house, because it took him 2 hours before it entered the shop and 1.5 hours on the rack, the tech cleared the EFI code and put my old Servo motor on, which I previously tried twice already. He said screen is clear now of error codes but may come back. So $250 dollars later and my whole Saturday gone, two miles from leaving the dealer, on my way home, my heart sank as the lights popped back up on my dash display and stayed on all the way home. It was too late in the day to turn around. My beef is this doesn't sound true to me and why didn't dealer tell me this before I drove 2.5 hours. Is this true a map can not be done with a GPR installed?

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    apriliaforum Junkie SudEst's Avatar
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    I can imagine your frustration, and compounded by the fact you are inconvenienced by the distance you are from the workshop. I'd be unhappy too.

    But I don't think the dealer would have any reason to deceive you. If they could turn the EFI light off but weren't sure it wouldn't come back, it's probably because they know that whatever caused it to come on in the first place (your modifications altering parameters of the bike) is still there.

    The official factory slip on exhaust was manufactured by Arrow, and incorporated the exhaust valve. That's what Aprilia would have done a map for. Also a map for the exhaust resonator accessory device for the non-Rally bike.

    The aftermarket will sell you all sorts of things to overcome problems on your bike, but there is no guarantee that they won't introduce other problems.

    Aprilia can't be expected to provide maps that overcome the myriad variables of non-factory systems.

    The only way to properly incorporate those components (aftermarket can and servo eliminator) would be to have the bike re-mapped on the dyno by a specialist (in country to account for local fuel etc).

    And there are no guarantees that the dyno tuner will give you any more HP than the stock exhaust and servo setup, although there's a very good chance they can clean up some of the power delivery.

    You may just have to live with the light...

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