...do a TB synch on my newly-acquired '08 and found that for a reason known only to the evil gnomes at Mama Suzuki they have changed the configuration of the plug used to hook up the official SDS tool diagnostic device.
Yup, the same unit I used on the '07 cannot be used on the '08, even though virtually everything else on the bike is identical and I have transferred a legion of farkles over to the new scoot without any hitches.
This is an extremely distressing development since the SDS tool was not cheap and I thought I could use it for years to come -- and it also includes an ABS diagnostic that I could now use with my '08. The software with it, V. 10, covers up to and including '07 (DL650,SV650 and SV1000 series, plus the AN series -- whatever that is) but I can't imagine it won't work on the '08 which has AFAIK
identical wiring. It's just that stupid plug that's incompatible. If someone has an SDS tool for an '08 I'd appreciate it if they would look at the application list and see if the v.11 or v.12 software covers the '07 Wee just to confirm this. If confirmed I suppose I could just jump the appropriate pin sequence with homemade connectors.
Or (hint, hint) I wonder if someone would briefly loan me an SDS tool hook-up cable for an '08.
If all fails and someone wants to buy it I guess I could sell it for a humongous loss. MSRP: $668.99. Price sticker is still on the box.
I hope these chest pains are just indigestion.