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Hi all,
If you have indulged in an Ivans Flash upgrade to your ecu, what was the turnaround time from OZ approximately, the cost and were you happy with the outcome?
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Hi Max, I saw a fb post the other week on a warrior page about a bloke who got his ecu flashed by a place in Queensland. He was pretty happy with it
I'll try and find the post if you like.

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Hey Aussies.

No guarantees but I am trying to fly down there for Christmas this year. Just gotta check on some stuff. I might be able to help . I go to Sydney. At least the postage is 1/10 the price being shipped from Sydney to the other states there. Maybe I can help.
 

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The RSW is somewhat unique. I recall that a tuner down under had provided a flash built for the Road Star 1700 and had also sold it for at least one Warrior. Buyer was happy. However the serious detune seemed to go unrecognized. The two bikes differ in many ways.

Ivan's is in USA and probably still has a presence in Europe. I do not know if it's family or an authorized representative or if it's actually Ivan's owned. I'm surprised Ivan's still does not have an Australian authorized representative. Might be legal issues dunno. In any event, as documented and recorded here in detail, Ivan used a member RSW to build his flash specifically retaining RSW performance power and also unlocking more. But it doesn't matter if access is blocked.

One solution is a group buy (special marketplace area here with special rules and one like this would be closely watched by the forum). If you can get a good quantity of AUS members to participate by collecting ECU's and sending them to Ivan's USA or Europe in same box, then Ivan's can zap them all same time then send them to a nearby RSW member chosen by the group, and that person can send the box back to AUS for distribution. Ivan's might provide a bulk per-unit discount that could partially offset shipping. And Ivan is known to be an honest stand-up guy (as also documented around here).

Just dreaming out loud of a possible solution.
 

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A bit of research tells me Yuri Mechanical pty ltd in Toowoomba is into flashn ecu's with good results, i will give him a bell on Monday.
Yeah that's the one mate 👍
Let us know how you go please

The RSW is somewhat unique. I recall that a tuner down under had provided a flash built for the Road Star 1700 and had also sold it for at least one Warrior. Buyer was happy. However the serious detune seemed to go unrecognized. The two bikes differ in many ways.

Ivan's is in USA and probably still has a presence in Europe. I do not know if it's family or an authorized representative or if it's actually Ivan's owned. I'm surprised Ivan's still does not have an Australian authorized representative. Might be legal issues dunno. In any event, as documented and recorded here in detail, Ivan used a member RSW to build his flash specifically retaining RSW performance power and also unlocking more. But it doesn't matter if access is blocked.

One solution is a group buy (special marketplace area here with special rules and one like this would be closely watched by the forum). If you can get a good quantity of AUS members to participate by collecting ECU's and sending them to Ivan's USA or Europe in same box, then Ivan's can zap them all same time then send them to a nearby RSW member chosen by the group, and that person can send the box back to AUS for distribution. Ivan's might provide a bulk per-unit discount that could partially offset shipping. And Ivan is known to be an honest stand-up guy (as also documented around here).

Just dreaming out loud of a possible solution.
If this can happen I'd be keen. I've got an ecu I can exchange.
Not sure how many down under there are to make it viable though 🤔
 

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Yeah that's the one mate 👍
Let us know how you go please



If this can happen I'd be keen. I've got an ecu I can exchange.
Not sure how many down under there are to make it viable though 🤔
A plausible idea arizonawarrior, the logistics of it might be an effort but certainly doable if the numbers are there. The downtime from riding while my ecu is gone would hurt :-( .
 

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Patrick Racing's Warrior drag bikes were able to be pushed to right at 7,000 rpm before the motor would fail. They started on ECU'S and could not hack the numbers so went to naturally-aspirated in their 3rd prostar year. In both they won pretty much every Pro Star race for years until all the competitors with other bikes stopped coming. So you only need enough torque to get going quickly, and enough hp to hit ~6krpm in 5th (which is already a pretty big overdrive ratio) before the finish line. Or for street, all you need is big torque out of corners and hit 125mph quickly as possible on the straights. Either case will challenge capable spirited riders. This bike is a lot more than Watanabe and company envisioned in the beginning! What I'm saying is, don't only hunt hp.
 

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Yeah that's the one mate 👍
Let us know how you go please



If this can happen I'd be keen. I've got an ecu I can exchange.
Not sure how many down under there are to make it viable though 🤔
Hi all, I spoke to Damien at YURI Mechanical Pty Ltd in Toowoomba QLD on Monday, a nice bloke and very very informative. He is right into getting the best out of ECU's, does a lot for overseas customers and claims he can tailor your maps to what you want if you want. He told me firstly ditch the PCIII as it overrides your ecu's fuel maps and if you are looking for top end performance you need to upgrade your air filter system.
I personally am after a bit more go down low and mid range, (top end is enough for what i need). Ultimately done in conjunction with a dyno is best but they receive plenty ecu's by post to flash and if you need to send it back for a bit more fine tuning I believe you only pay for postage. They have a fantastic Facebook page thats well worth a look, I cannot tell you any more than that other than ring Damien, he is more than willing to spend time over the phone to answer your questions. Oh..forgot to mention, he goes right through everything in your ecu to get optimum from it for the sum of $550au approx.
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They don't list the RSW, and its different from all other Yamaha bikes. Without a deep code program and a test bed bike, they seem an unlikely candidate. If I'm wrong then I will be overjoyed. But so far, the only one we have ever found and the only one proven and the only one built-on-a-rsw ecu is Ivan's. I don't understand why he does not have an authorized representative there.
 

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Keeping this separate. Many flash providers say remove the add-on fuel manager. In fact, almost everyone ends up having to put a fuel manager back on. I admit the PCiii is low on my list of preferences, the PCV and CobraCVT are top on most lists. But no matter, don't believe the flash hype or web claims. Seek out forums with real-world reviews on the exact mc not just a manufacturer name (like Yamaha) plus it's gotta be ROAD STAR WARRIOR (not just road star).

Luck to ya.
 

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Keeping this separate. Many flash providers say remove the add-on fuel manager. In fact, almost everyone ends up having to put a fuel manager back on. I admit the PCiii is low on my list of preferences, the PCV and CobraCVT are top on most lists. But no matter, don't believe the flash hype or web claims. Seek out forums with real-world reviews on the exact mc not just a manufacturer name (like Yamaha) plus it's gotta be ROAD STAR WARRIOR (not just road star).

Luck to ya.
Second this. My bike did NOT run smoothly with just Ivan's. Even with my PC-III running Ivan's map didn't work. I eventually gave up and put on the Cobra PowrPro Black CVT. It's finally running more smoothly. I still have some more tweaking I want to explore (CO bump, triple checking exhaust seals, etc.) but absolutely agree that an ECU flash is not the end-all be-all. Research, research, research... can't emphasize that enough.
 

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Today I spoke to Marty at that ECU flash place in Toowoomba Queensland. Basically is you post off your ECU, part with $550AUD plus $25 for postage. Turn around time depending on the mail is 1 to 2 days.
 

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Today I spoke to Marty at that ECU flash place in Toowoomba Queensland. Basically is you post off your ECU, part with $550AUD plus $25 for postage. Turn around time depending on the mail is 1 to 2 days.
What was your gut feeling about doing it Stryder 1956? Would you take the gamble? Did Marty mention anything about removing the fuel manager (pclll in my case) ?
 

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I have a problem with my 05 rsw, apart from a constantly on check engine light it will not idle cold, 10 minutes down the highway and the motor is hot no problem with idle but light still on. My technician at the bike shop went through the diagnostics as i had but he observed that the ecu was failing to recognise the front oxygen intake sensor. After swapping back and front sensors and checking all connections both sensors proved to be working at the back not so at the front. I was told Yamaha dont have any ecus in Australia but could get one out from USA for $1200. Hence i have been trying to decide whether flashing my ecu is an alternative!
Any advice or scenarios welcome. I am not the most tech savvy bloke but respect those that are. I dont have the fault codes with me at the moment but from memory they were both 02 sensors, atmosphere sensor and one other air related fault number.
TIA members for any input.
 
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