Jim not to take the OP off track and in response to your request a PM was sent earlier this evening.
Well, time for an update. For the past couple of weeks I have been looking into another possibility, a company called ECU Unleashed. After lots of back and forth on whether or not they could do the Warrior ECU, the answer came back yes, they can. I asked about a group buy and the response was:
Yes we can get it done at group discount price for you guys.
The regular price for doing just 1 or 2 is normally $449.00 and we can do it for $389.00 including shipping back to you.
If you do 10 or more we can do it for $350.00 shipped in the US .
Let us know. The turnaround time is 10 – 12 days after we receive it.
I then asked a couple of questions about what to expect from it:
Sorry for the delay. Here is some info on your questions.
What type of performance gains might we reasonably see?
These Yamaha's have significant factory restrictions in the throttle and ignition mapping and simply eliminating these in the performance flash will show much improved performance relating to hp and tq however we also focus on improvements made to the deceleration (off throttle) mapping which also helps the on/off throttle characteristics making the bike more predictable and overall...more fun to ride. We would estimate 4-6% increase in overall top end power (peak hp) but expect more increase of up to 10% in the lower and mid-range areas of the power band. This will all vary per the bikes set up and other surrounding variables but overall these are realistic gains to expect even on a completely stock bike with restricted intake and exhaust systems still fitted to the bike.
What would the rev limit be raised to?
Standard increase on these is 500 rpm. There is no additional power to be made beyond that point unless there has been significant internal engine modifications performed. This additional rpm also adds as a pillow of tolerance that lowers the potential of bouncing off the rev limiter when riding in more aggressive situations. It allows you to ride comfortably in the higher rpms with less thought of rev limit. However doing all of this while still maintaining a safe rev limit protecting engine components from unnecessary and excessive engine wear and tear.
Would we still be able to run a Power Commander or Cobra Auto Tune programmer?
Absolutely and in fact we recommend that at some point after having the performance re-flash done, installing a fuel control module and having a professional tuner finalize the fuel mapping to bring all the performance modifications including the re-flash together into one cohesive package....... each helping the other to perform at their fullest potential. We adjust fueling to accommodate all other changes we have made within the performance tune file and air fuel is often very close after the flash however every vehicle and situation have variables and it is always good practice to finalize it with a fine tuned fuel map. (this can also be accomplished through an auto tune module and someone knowledgeable in its functionality)
Hope this help and please let us us know if you have any other questions. Thanks, Taige
Anybody interested in trying this? Do you want me to be the guinea pig and have mine done first? Want to wait and see if Ivan is interested? Thoughts?