Ivan's flash ID - Kawasaki Vulcan Forum : Vulcan Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-07-2016, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
ipse_dixit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Upstate New York
Year/Make/Model: 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan Nomad
Displacement/CC's: 1700
Color: Red/Beige
Gender: Male
Posts: 21
Ivan's flash ID

So, I've been reading the forums here for close to a month now. I know the reflash from Ivan is highly regarded. Is there a way to know if the flash was previously performed on a bike I bought used?

2009 Kawasaki Vulcan Nomad 1700
2007 Suzuki C50 Boulevard
2007 Honda Shadow Aero 750
2010 Suzuki GZ250
ipse_dixit is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-08-2016, 06:19 AM
Senior Member
 
Erilflynn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Old Bridge, NJ
Year/Make/Model: 2015 Kawasaki Voyager
Displacement/CC's: 1700
Color: Black/Green Pinstripe
Gender: Male
Posts: 105
He engraves the ECU and slaps a sticker on it.

2015 Vulcan Voyager
2006 1600 Nomad
2002 1500 Classic FI (deceased)
2002 750 Honda ACE (deceased)
Erilflynn is offline  
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-08-2016, 07:36 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
ipse_dixit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Upstate New York
Year/Make/Model: 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan Nomad
Displacement/CC's: 1700
Color: Red/Beige
Gender: Male
Posts: 21
Thank you. I'll have to take a look.

2009 Kawasaki Vulcan Nomad 1700
2007 Suzuki C50 Boulevard
2007 Honda Shadow Aero 750
2010 Suzuki GZ250
ipse_dixit is offline  
 
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-08-2016, 12:24 PM
Senior Member
 
Lumber-jack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Year/Make/Model: 2009 Voyager 1700
Posts: 246
There is no way the previous owner wouldn't mention that as a selling point. It's like not saying bike has brand new tires...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ipse_dixit View Post
So, I've been reading the forums here for close to a month now. I know the reflash from Ivan is highly regarded. Is there a way to know if the flash was previously performed on a bike I bought used?

_________________________________

"If you want to feel smart, get stupid freinds..."
Lumber-jack is offline  
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-08-2016, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
ipse_dixit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Upstate New York
Year/Make/Model: 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan Nomad
Displacement/CC's: 1700
Color: Red/Beige
Gender: Male
Posts: 21
It was bought used at a dealer. They new surprisingly little about it.

2009 Kawasaki Vulcan Nomad 1700
2007 Suzuki C50 Boulevard
2007 Honda Shadow Aero 750
2010 Suzuki GZ250
ipse_dixit is offline  
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-08-2016, 03:13 PM
Senior Member
 
JD Hog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Placerville California
Year/Make/Model: 2015 Vulcan Voyager
Displacement/CC's: 1700
Color: Metallic Carbon Gray/Metallic Spark Black
Gender: Male
Posts: 277
Garage
One easy tell tale sign that it was done is when you start it up cold and it surges up and down on the RPM's.

Jim Diebolt
2015 Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS
"The Black Kaw"


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
JD Hog is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-08-2016, 06:40 PM
Lifetime Premium
 
Jccvaquero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Year/Make/Model: 2015/Vulcan/Vaquero, 2016 /Vulcan S/cafe
Displacement/CC's: 1700, 650
Color: green, gray/silver green racing stripe
Gender: Male
Posts: 93
Garage
The most note worthy feature in my book of an Ivanized ECU is absence of the pop,pop,pop on deceleration.

JohnC

2016 Vulcan S Cafe
2015 Vulcan Vaquero
Jccvaquero is offline  
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-09-2016, 07:09 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Year/Make/Model: 2013 Nomad
Gender: Male
Posts: 52
Email or call Ivan with your VIN, he will be able to tell you if he flashed an ECU for that bike.
scorpionsix is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-09-2016, 08:49 PM
Senior Member
 
Vulcan Hammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 364
Send a message via AIM to Vulcan Hammer Send a message via Skype™ to Vulcan Hammer
Quote:
Originally Posted by JD Hog View Post
One easy tell tale sign that it was done is when you start it up cold and it surges up and down on the RPM's.
That doesn't sound like a good thing if it is surging up and down at idle...sounds more like a glitch in the programming or what happens with an intake leak. Do all reflashed Vulcan 1700s do that or just yours?

If it is cold, it should pick a slightly high idle speed, but then gradually drop down to a normal idle as it warms up.
Or, am I misinterpreting what you mean by "surging"?

Last edited by Vulcan Hammer; 10-10-2016 at 07:35 AM. Reason: Clarification
Vulcan Hammer is offline  
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-10-2016, 08:55 AM
Top Contributor
 
captj3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Boynton Bch FL
Posts: 701
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vulcan Hammer View Post
That doesn't sound like a good thing if it is surging up and down at idle...sounds more like a glitch in the programming or what happens with an intake leak. Do all reflashed Vulcan 1700s do that or just yours?

If it is cold, it should pick a slightly high idle speed, but then gradually drop down to a normal idle as it warms up.
Or, am I misinterpreting what you mean by "surging"?

It is a glitch to a point. Ivan wasn't able to stop the surging once he added timing and fuel to the lower rpms at start up. Now that doesn't mean there is anything wrong with it. It is the only quirk in the programming and it goes away after a minute once the bike warms up. It has not created any problems with the way the bike runs. It had to do with some of the deep programing from kawasaki for the bike to pass EPA regulations.

2012 Vaquero Candy Lime Green/Black
1700 Nomad (Deceased)
Cobra Tri-Oval Exhaust
Racnrays Invention (Throttle Mod)
Ivan's Flash
Thunder Tornado Air Kit
captj3 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ivan's flash and O2 sensor. kmalek Vulcan 1700 7 10-11-2016 10:44 PM
Ivan ECU flash and air intake kit scorpionsix Vulcan 1700 18 08-19-2016 11:42 PM
IVAN'S ECU Flash Edmonton, Alberta group purchase buckey1313 Vulcan 1700 3 06-16-2016 10:04 PM
Embarrassed into doing the Ivan flash rickster213 Vulcan 1700 10 06-10-2016 10:17 AM
Question About Ivan's ECU Flash aschamne Vulcan 1700 35 05-05-2016 10:01 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome