Had a telephonic chat with Chetan at RaceDynamics. He said that the locked version of the ECU(which does not work with the O2 sensor) will be available in some time. Currently the unlocked version is available. He also said that they need ECU pin configuration and other details to launch the ECU which works with O2 sensor and that they will launch one if they receive mass orders. Also, they will need an O2 sensor, exhaust and wiring for to work on the export model ECU which will most probably have to be sourced from abroad as RE doesn't sell them in India.
Hi ace.cafeHappy to be of help! Hope that we can get the UCE500 kit for our Indian bikes too given that we don't have the O2 sensor.Cheers!
*IF* we are going to "roll our own" with an unlocked ECM.I recommend moving to THE standard controller -->http://www.microsquirt.info/There is a whole community already built up around this system, from the days of B&G's Mega-squirt D-I-Y project.
From the site:"Why has RaceDynamics not come up with a performance boosting ECU for the Royal Enfield Classic 500 like a better top end speed and overall power gain?First of all, the aim of the RaceDynamics stock replacement ECU is to increase the riding pleasure for the rider of the Classic 500 by eliminating the various glitches the stock ECU has been plagued with.Secondly, many Royal Enfield Classic 500 have reported violent fishtailing of the motorcycle at speeds exceeding 100 Kph. So, in the interest of our customers’ own safety, we have not programmed the ECU for better top end speed and more power although such potential does exist with the Classic 500′s UCE engine."Sounds like they haven't raised the redline and don't intend to. Though they make one that will map to a free flow exhaust and is totally programmable with a laptop.Scott
I can understand their initial logic in aiming their product at fixing the original Indian marketed ECU's which did have errors in it.Royal Enfield has fixed that problem and will update every RE sold in that country for free. The owner only has to take his EFI RE into his dealer when a company engineer with the computer and attachment cable is there.That said, it would seem there isn't a market for this new ECU unless the maker changes the goal to offering a way to increase power.I understand the makers logic in not wanting to produce something that can harm people but he should face the fact that riding any motorcycle can be dangerous and it should be up to the rider, not the maker of aftermarket parts to determine where the limits are.Belonging to a Indian web site that often discusses Royal Enfields as I do, I can vouch for the desire of many riders in that Country who wish for more power from their bikes.Many are finding that simply changing the air filter and exhaust doesn't improve the bikes performance greatly and in some cases decreases it.They are looking for other ways of gaining power and his product could give it to them if he only agrees to change his tactics and goal.If he were to do this, his product would be a great success both in his Country and World wide.
Really? "Violent fishtailing" over 62 miles per hour? I must be doing something wrong...