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Cool IVAN's ECU Flash Upgrade

I do not know if anyone of you know this but I just sent my ECU in for IVAN's Flash upgrade, I had this done before and loved it, but now he has a 2.0 upgrade to that ECU fix....

So the old flash is like having a "new girlfriend in the ole wife's body", I cannot wait to see if this is like "Girlfriend 2.0" in the the ole wife's body again.

It should be back on Thursday of this week and then installed, ready for riding on this long weekend. More to come as soon as I test it.

IVAN's shop did say it was upgrades to the throttle and performance, we shall see.

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How does the flash affect fuel consumption?

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Mine has been done for a while and my mileage went up, I live on the BlueRidge Parkway in VA and we travel this road alot, even our trip to the Beach I was getting 44.3 miles a gallon with one up riding and loaded with stuff.... It has been a perfect marriage of Flashed ECU and performance, that is why I have sent it back to IVAN for the upgrade, no cost other then shipping if you have already had a flash done (Upgrades are for free)
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You MUST run premium fuel or it will ping

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I run premium fuel now. My owners manual says to use a minimum of 90 octane.
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So, how much does this cost? And is this only an ECu upgrade or are there physical mods needed too?


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So, how much does this cost? And is this only an ECu upgrade or are there physical mods needed too?
All questions answered here. No hardware required, and if you already have a fuel tuner... off it comes.

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OK, here is the update on the IVAN patch,

1) The throttle response is much better, I was amazed how well it performed
2) Pickup seemed better and my gas mileage went up to 44.3 today with 110 miles under my belt with the new upgrade.
3) I shifted less on hills and no pinging the whole day with mid grade or Premium, but will stay with Premium anyway.
4) Ivan must have done a few other things since it felt better then the first flash and the engine seems to perform better.

This is what I did:
I changed the oil to Rotella T6 and put in the Lucas oil additive with 4 ounces of Sea Foam also and installed a new K&N air filter.
the engine ran cooler, the engine noise went away the only thing I heard was a slight whine when revving it up and letting her settle down again.
Note - remember this is not the first flash on my ECU that was done already this was the UPDATE I sent it back for and it is well worth it. (No cost other than shipping)

Overall - well worth the updated flash and I did notice more pulling power, less down shifting and a lot better throttle response. I ran mid grade with no pings and then went to Premium next and the performance seemed the same...

so there you have it,

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Hey,
How do you know what version of flash you have? When did this update come out? I just bought my bike the 1st of April this year and had the Ivan flash done as soon as I got the bike. Runs great but nothing to compare it too. I think I have the updated version as they said on Ivans website they would inform you if updates were available.


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How do you know what version of flash you have? When did this update come out? I just bought my bike the 1st of April this year and had the Ivan flash done as soon as I got the bike. Runs great but nothing to compare it too. I think I have the updated version as they said on Ivans website they would inform you if updates were available.
Check with Ivan... He'll know whether you have the update or not.

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