What does flashing a motorcycle ECU do?

Flashing an ECU is tuning or reprogramming the engine of your motorcycle to take what the manufacturer or a previous owner sold you and (ideally) enhance its performance.

What happens if I flash my ECU?

ECU flashing, also referred to as tuning, updates the software that runs your vehicle by changing or modifying the vehicle’s memory chip in the ECU. These changes can notably improve your engine performance by improving power, producing cleaner emissions and bettering fuel efficiency.

Is flashing an ECU worth it?

However, legalities out of the way, flashing an ECU is generally a cheap and effective option to pick up easy power and generally improve a motorcycle’s overall performance. As mentioned before, this is especially true if you have other power-adding modifications done.

What does Reflashed ECU mean?

Reflashing or remapping an engine computer is essentially just the process of replacing the existing software in a vehicle controller with new software. Reflashing an ECM is an immensely powerful technique that allows the engine to be tuned in the same way that the factory calibration engineers perform the task.

How much does it cost to get ECU flashed?

about $250 to $300
An ECU flash is undeniably more advanced and streamlined, and generally speaking it costs about $250 to $300 to have a shop perform a flash, which is actually cheaper than buying a Power Commander.

How do you tell if your motorcycle ECU has been flashed?

As far as I know usually you can tell when one or more of the following things are happening consistently often:

  1. exhaust will pop.
  2. exhaust will spurt flames.
  3. flat portions of the rpm range where the bike feels like it isn’t getting much power.

Does ECU flash void warranty motorcycle?

Simple answer – yes an ECU flash will void your warranty. However, it would only void it for something that was ECU related. For example, if a weld on your headers gave up, they’d still have to cover it as they couldn’t say it was caused by the flash.