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Old 9th December 2018, 10:47 PM
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Wondering if anybody has used / is using this ?

The previous owner of my bike recommended it for downloading a range of custom maps for the bike (675 Daytona). I'm interested in using it to try to read a fault code - as it claims to be able to do that.

Freeware - so just needs the cost of a proper comms cable. Had a look at the online user manual for setup and operating instructions but doesn't seem the easiest thing in the world to use..
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Old 10th December 2018, 05:18 AM
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I was using it to tune/setup my aprilia caponord. Got the cable from www.lonelec.co.uk
It needs a laptop with Windows 7, can't run properly on Windows 8/10 if I remember correctly. It was straight forward but I used to work in IT.
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Old 10th December 2018, 05:24 AM
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You are welcome to borrow my cable if you anywhere around Dublin airport or co. Meath.
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Old 10th December 2018, 08:16 AM
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Your cable won't work on the Triumph Tankas. But Lonelec is the right place to get the Triumph specific one. I use TuneECU on my 675 and on my previous Triumph. It's great. I downloaded the Android version on to my tablet as I don't have a Windows laptop. Can do a range of things from fault codes to mapping to throttle sync. Well worth getting and not too difficult to use. If you're near Clare at all let me know. Careful what map you use though. Wrong one could damage the bike.
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Old 10th December 2018, 09:27 AM
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I've a triumph cable if ya want a loan of it
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Old 10th December 2018, 10:12 AM
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If you are buying a cable get it from one of the sites recommended on TuneEcu as it needs to have an FTDI chip. I bought mine off adverts from a seller claiming it had an FTDI chip, couldn't connect to ecu, hacked the cable apart and it was a prolific chip inside I think. Ended up buying it off Triump twin power and it worked first time with proper cable. Other than buying the right equipment the only other problem you will run into is installing the correct drivers. My advice would be diligently read the instructions.
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Old 10th December 2018, 10:53 AM
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Tuneecu is actually piss easy to use (on a laptop for me. Never used the Android version)
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Old 10th December 2018, 12:07 PM
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Default Re: TuneECU software ?

edit:

Thanks for the info - and kind offers of loans - one and all

I managed to download a copy of the free software onto an old Windows 7 machine, so took the big investment decision and ordered one of the cables off Lonelec (a full 20 quid).

Software loaded up ok - so as far as I can see now, it's a case of using another software driver to enable the chip in the cable to do its stuff, then connect up to the port on the bike and see if I can access the diagnostic info.

(Don't think I'll bother my @ss going anywhere near the maps unless I take the head-staggers and throw on the de-cat downpipe system that came with it :) )

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Old 10th December 2018, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by seano
...it needs to have an FTDi...
Yep, the Lonelec one works perfectly.
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Old 10th December 2018, 06:20 PM
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I don't think the cable needs any additional drivers. One question. What year is your Daytona? I ask coz afaik, post-'13 Street Triples require a Bluetooth connection rather than cable.
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Old 15th December 2018, 07:29 PM
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Sorry Mick, was away for a spell there..

The bikes an 09 (08 model) so uses the old-school cable.

Hope you're right about not needing a driver for the chip in the cable - I took that from a pretty detailed 'how-to' on one of the 675 forums. Could have been aimed at the generic cage-type cables which can be configured to talk to different emus. Maybe the fact that it's a dedicated Triumph ecu cable means that the cable-chip has been sorted already.

Still waiting on the d*mn thing, start of next week hopefully and Ill know better.
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Old 16th December 2018, 08:35 PM
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Generic OBD car cable is different and most likely will not work, be sure to download and save the existing map before you make any changes.
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Old 19th December 2018, 02:43 PM
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Well, lead arrived in the post, and after a bit of faffing about..

Link to Photo (956 kB)

..we have connection.

Had to download and install the cable driver manually in the end as the ancient version of Windows I have was refusing to play ball - but not that tricky really. Apart from that the software really is in the proper numpty/click and play category.

Pretty impressive being able to see and track the range of parameters it does. Childish and all I know - but I still get a kick out of being able to do things like open and close the various exup gubbins/air inlet flaps from the keyboard :)

There was one fault logged on the ecu - the exup valve actuator, which ties in with the valve sticking from a cold start, and then freeing up later. I cleared the fault and wlll do a few properly cold starts with the cable in place to see if I can get it to reoccur. (If I wasn't such a lazy hoor, I should probably take the fairing off and give the valve and cables the once over - but that sounds a wee bit too much like work for this cold weather..)

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Old 11th April 2019, 12:36 AM
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I'll be keeping an eye on this thread as I Hope to get a 09-10 675 after the southern 100 when I sell my 08 FZ6n
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Old 12th April 2019, 11:36 AM
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Now using the Android version, both bluetooth connection and cable connection for editing etc. Even easier to use than the windows version tbh.
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Good stuff. What are you running the android version on - phone or Chromebook or similar ?
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Old 13th April 2019, 03:28 AM
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Default Re: TuneECU software ?

Originally Posted by -alan-
Good stuff. What are you running the android version on - phone or Chromebook or similar ?
I'll hazard a guess at something... Android!
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Old 13th April 2019, 12:46 PM
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Despite being a man of great wisdom and excellent taste in many things, as you so rightly ascertain I know fk'all about phones laptops and 'OS' type sh*te :)

I have some version of the software I managed to get running on an old Windows laptop. If you want to use the new fangled android version - do you have to load an app to a phone (in which case Im fkt as typing on-screen on a tiny phone aint a goer for me) - or can you get the android version to work on a laptop / Chromebook or whatever ?

Genuine question btw - I really haven't much clue about this stuff.
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Old 13th April 2019, 04:10 PM
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Genuine question btw - I really haven't much clue about this stuff.
Suspect the android version is strictly for the feckbook - fone warriors.
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Old 13th April 2019, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by -alan- View Post
Despite being a man of great wisdom and excellent taste in many things, as you so rightly ascertain I know fk'all about phones laptops and 'OS' type sh*te :)

I have some version of the software I managed to get running on an old Windows laptop. If you want to use the new fangled android version - do you have to load an app to a phone (in which case Im fkt as typing on-screen on a tiny phone aint a goer for me) - or can you get the android version to work on a laptop / Chromebook or whatever ?

Genuine question btw - I really haven't much clue about this stuff.
You'd have to run it on a phone or an Android tablet. It'd probably run OK on an Amazon Fire tablet. Probably the cheapest way if you don't already have a tablet.
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