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post #1 of 5 Old 02-28-2016, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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ECM access

I don't have a manual but I need to get access to the ECM for a possible flash. Can someone direct me to where its located and how accessible it is. I was able to flash my 2013 S10 and it's been a great upgrade.
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post #2 of 5 Old 02-28-2016, 06:35 PM
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The ECM is #8. The ability to change settings by flashing is severely limited. The Euro remedy has been replacement. ECU warranty replacement

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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post #3 of 5 Old 02-28-2016, 07:33 PM
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It's hard to get to just like it is to get to the battery. There's a plastic cover that you have to remove to get to the ECU. There's two screws, one in the front and one on the left side of the cover. You have to remove the rubber band holding the tool kit which is simple but the hard part is getting that plastic cover off. I could not find any special way to do it other that reach from underneath the seat lock and try to work it out. Biggest PITA of any bike I've owned.

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post #4 of 5 Old 02-28-2016, 08:01 PM
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Remove seat.Remove toolkit. Remove 2 screws holding plastic relay tray. Move relay tray to the side exposes ECU. Unplug harness x2 and ECU is free. Allow 10 mins to do it the first time, then it only takes less than 5 after that.
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post #5 of 5 Old 02-28-2016, 10:10 PM
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If Suzuki is not going to do an ECU replacement under warranty, I would hope they would at least have some sort of reasonably priced exchange. Anyone know if there is any precedent for that?

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