Okay so I just got off the phone with Nate at 2WDW and FTECU has basically said I can go fornicate with myself.
I got my ecu flashed and the activetune with it. Not even 2k miles later my bike is surging and sputtering at low rpms and idle. I pull the o2 sensor,covered in rich almost wet soot. I send it back up to Nels and Nate, they confirm with THEIR bikes it is indeed bad. It's signaling lean condition so it's running stupid rich. Ftecu however has denied the warranty claim, claiming the sensor is fine. Nate explained that the truth is that ftecu is getting a flux of higher than expected claims on the lambda sensors and it seems I'm the first one they've denied claim on. Had to be someone I suppose.
So Nels and Nate argued with them, and resultingly are NOT happy either.
Ftecu makes a first of it's kind in the market product. I had the same flash and auto tune in my previous fz10 with no issues. It works with great results. However on rare occasions they do fail, and ftecu doesn't stand by their products. They justify this as them being race application parts. And I know how that works. But when a part is obviously bad out of the gate, that's a bad part that you sold. You don't shift your bad luck's consequences onto your customer.
Out of near obligation I'll end up buying another sensor @ $90 just not to waste the $350 I spent on the set-up. I'll likely get a good one this time. I'll be crossing my god-damned fingers I guess.
Well that's not good...I recently had Nels do his FTEcu flash on my ecu. However the stock 02 sensors were removed, but my R1 does have the FTEcu Active Tune. Maybe I should switch to Woolich for the latter bike.
What I also thoroughly loathe is that this is going to take business from Nels and Nate. Those two are metal. I am still suprised by how Nate actually picks up the phone. A lot of businesses especially smaller staffed ones you have to get lucky to reach a human.
Man I could talk for days about how awesome those two are.
But FTECU needs to un- itself and at the very least get it's legal team to write out a draft for a limited warranty on their oh-so-special lambda sensors.
Last Edit: Mar 23, 2019 15:15:16 GMT -7 by lastwish