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post #1 of 112 (permalink) Old 10-25-2016, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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FTECU ActiveTune Questions & Thoughts

I ordered the new ActiveTune kit from FTECU which aims to live tune the bike while riding, without the need for dataloggers and stuff which the old auto tune stuff use to have.

My question is, has anyone else on here used this yet? I know it is brand new and I was just hoping to get some discussion going on what sorts of settings guys are doing on this system and what sort of target AF ratio they are going for.

Would be highly interested in seeing what people make of this. Here is a link to the product for those not familiar FTecu ActiveTune - VeloxRacing.com - FTecu Flash-tune Rotobox Graves Motorsports Europe

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We've been dyno testing this kit and can confirm that indeed it works quite well. It samples and makes accurate changes quickly. We're still comparing the live tune vs suggested changes options just for the sake of comparison. Overall, it's good to see they took the time to make sure the kit works correctly and we're glad they utilized current-spec Bosch lambdas.

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I am very pleased with it. When it is 90+℉ the bike is more responsive. I have it on the live setting. I cannot wait to get it back on a track.
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post #4 of 112 (permalink) Old 11-04-2016, 01:30 PM
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IT IS AWESOME!!!!!!
been running it for a few days and WOW so easy to tune your bike to how you want it...
by far the best thing you can add to this bike.
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It is quite good......I'm pleased how well my bike responded with the live tune activated with the Graves locked map and cat back eliminator. Cleaned up the mid-range and seems to idle smoother. It also pulls more cleanly and linear and seems to be running better all along the rev range. I'm glad I got it since it transformed the power delivery.

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Been riding with it. LOVE IT!

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Happy to hear all get the positive result on this kit.
I have a few questions and hopefully to looking for some advises.

First during my place got the ridiculous noise regulation, any modification to remove the OEM cat box(link pipe or full exhaust) will have trouble in my place.

I got the kit a week ago but still waiting the 18 mm x 1.5 bung arrived, I will weld it to my OEM muffler(cat box), the only option for me is weld it to one of the two pipes which connected to the header pipe, the lumbda need to be placed before the catalytic converter means I can't put it on the output pipe(connected to slip-on), I know that is not idea solution since which only read the gas from 2 cylinders instead of 4, but hopefully it will better than none.

Q1. Also can I leave the close loop on?
*Since I need the EXUP enable to keep the noise down and it will force the close loop option stay on(Tried to closed the close loop and leave the EXUP on but the dash comes up EXUP faulty code).

Q2. Are the AIS need to turn off as well?
*Since turn this off will cause a lot of popping and I really don't that.

Q3. Any other options I need to adjust for the ActiveTune?

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Only for 2015+ R1M / R1 / R1s, not earlier models?
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I just hooked mine up today but ran into a couple of questions along the way.

2015 R1M with Graves CAT Eliminator tune, Auto Blipper and now, FT Autotuner.

I tried to monitor the A/F changes at first, but after a short ride I was able to see the needed changes, but the software would not Save the changes. The video posted at the top of the thread shows TPS, Map, and Cylinder changes being saved. Mine gave an error message saying " TPS tables not found" I'm guessing because its a locked tune from Graves.

SO I proceeded to "Live Tune" the bike, and I Enabled it in the software and loaded a new tune. I did notice the idle change after a few seconds and the bike seamed to ride different than the one 10 minutes prior.

My question is in Live Tuning, how do you save those changes, or do you have to always leave the wideband sensor in the exhaust? What happens if the sensor goes bad?

I would like to start over with an unlocked tune and autotune it but I'm not 100% sure on some of the settings. The bad thing for me is Density Altitude is 7000ft during the summer months and 3000 during the winter. The auto tuner is a must for my area if I can get the setting figured out.

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Does anybody know the optimal AFR to use with the ActiveTune. I read someone was using 14:1 and seems a little too lean to me. I was thinking 13.5:1 was more nominal but every bike is different so I figured I would ask.
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Does anybody know the optimal AFR to use with the ActiveTune. I read someone was using 14:1 and seems a little too lean to me. I was thinking 13.5:1 was more nominal but every bike is different so I figured I would ask.
the AFR settings they have look good to me.
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Does anybody know the optimal AFR to use with the ActiveTune. I read someone was using 14:1 and seems a little too lean to me. I was thinking 13.5:1 was more nominal but every bike is different so I figured I would ask.
"The stoichiometric air-fuel ratio (14.7:1) is the ideal ratio for lowest emissions, but this isn’t the best ratio for power. It used to be that 12.5:1 was considered the best power ratio, but with improved combustion chambers and hotter ignition systems, the ideal now is around 12.8:1 to 13.2:1".
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Ran the active tuner on the track finally for two days. The bike ran strong with crisp throttle response every twist.
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Cant wait to test mine out. Its also set to LIVE tune on top of a custom map...
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I installed my active tune today. Flashed it, but want to make sure it is right. I enabled active tune, I enabled live tune. That's all I need to do right? I'm running a graves cat eliminator tune and hoping this got added on top of that.

I just want to make sure there are no other settings like limits I need to add. I use the bench flash device so I know that my values are not being stored. That's down the road.

When I clicked on one of the buttons it said 15.0:1 but it's obviously not evenly hooked up to bike as it is in my living room. So I'm assuming this doesn't mean anything?

Thanks for your help
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Also, if I am using live tune from the active tune feature, is there any way to tell what the afr has been set to? Ex. Is it 13.0:1 across the board, or does each cell have its own number? Obviously the numbers should be safe?
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Also, if I am using live tune from the active tune feature, is there any way to tell what the afr has been set to? Ex. Is it 13.0:1 across the board, or does each cell have its own number? Obviously the numbers should be safe?
see attached. this is the std map for Activetune.
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see attached. this is the std map for Activetune.
Thanks for posting that. I noticed you had posted this same thing a few posts earlier. I didn't realize that was the standard map. Yeah, that looks pretty good.

So do you just use these settings to tune to? With the bike side harness? I don't have the bike side harness yet. Working on that and many other things

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Two questions about my installation

Does it matter which factory O2 sensor connector is used for the ActiveTune WB sensor?

It's been a couple years since I removed the factory O2 sensors and I could only find one of the harness connectors. ActiveTune plugged right it but to be honest, I can't tell if it's even working, as the bike ran so well before ActiveTune. Having the Bench FTecu, I can't see what's happening when it's on the bike. Is there a way to see if ActiveTune is, well, Active?

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