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2011 Vista Kawasaki ZX-10R - Part One: ECU Re-Flash
Thursday, July 07, 2011

 

 

Now affectionately known as the ‘Vista’ ZX-10R , in honor of our local dealership and partner in this project, we embark on a knowledge gaining expedition which immediately alerts us to 25+ MISSING HORSEPOWER in the name of Bureaucracy and red tape?! Of course, we could just follow the path of the Internet/least resistance, purchase the cure and go riding, but that’s not how we do it at dragbike.com. Knowledge is not only power - it’s performance, and we plan to wring every ounce of it from the Vista ZX-10R. Years of experience dictate the necessity to know why we are making changes so that we may better understand the next. Our initial homework is finished, and we hope you enjoy, ‘Part One: ECU Re-Flash’.

 

Our initial homework is finished, and we hope you enjoy our video report below:

 

 

Brock's Performance

 

Brocks Performance ZX-10R

The blue area of this chart shows the Delta (difference) between the stock ignition curve
and the modified ignition curve.
click to download pdf

 

Brock's Performance

 

Brocks Performance ZX-10R

This chart shows the secondary throttle plate positions in the US model ECU.
Notice they are only fully open in the 9K-11K range.
click to download pdf

 

 

Brocks Performance ZX-10R

This chart shows the secondary throttle plate positions in the modified ECU now being
forced open from around 6.5K to the rev limiter.
click to download pdf


 

Brocks Performance

Brocks Performance
A sound level of 122 dB
was registered at redline
using the stock ECU.

A sound level of 126 dB
(our units maximum reading)
was registered at redline using
the modified ECU.

 

Brock's Performance

 

 


click to download pdf

 

Brock's Performance

 

Special Thanks:

 

Vista Kawasaki
3916 Wilmington Pike, Dayton OH 45429
P. 937-298-0100

 

2011 ZX-10R Re-Flash (with unrestricted tune) to customer's ECU: Retail $375 (includes standard UPS ground return shipping to lower 48 states)

 



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