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Chip install, need some love here

Last week after much cursing and fighting (and many words of wisdom and encouragement from this board) I managed to install my Laser exhaust. The sound is intoxicating. So this weekend my wife is going into work for a half day or so, and instead of spending some quality time with my kids I've decided to take this time and do the chip install. I know,I know I should have just done it last week while the bike was semi-apart but hey, I love to prolong my suffering as long as possible! So anyhow, any words of wisdom going into this adventure? Do I need to actually disconnect the fuel lines when I remove the Motronic unit or can I just kind of prop the tank up and work underneath it? thanks to all of you in advance- Matt
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Ground yourself, Radio Shack sells a wrist grounding strap. Be careful and gently pry the old chip out and be careful and evenly reinsert the new chip. Be careful not to bend any of the pins.
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Good advice above.

> Do I need to actually disconnect the fuel lines when I remove the Motronic unit

No.

> or can I just kind of prop the tank up and work underneath it?

Yes.

Cut away the sealant as best as possible. Don't just try to pry it apart with brute force. Mind the grounding and pin alignment and you'll be fine. Note also that you'll need security torx to open it.
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security torx= hollow shaft torx driver
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Greetings Ninermat,

Call me and I will walk you thru it.


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Greetings Dr. Williams,

Enjoying the morning>?
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those screws are pan heads with enough thickness that a small plier or vise grip can undo them easily just by grabbing a little at a time if your careful

ditto on the sealant tip....you're gonna think that the 2 halves of the Motronic box DON'T want to separate, so be patient. I had the 2 halves snap back together on the tip of my finger when I did it...OUCH.
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Hi Ninermatt, I am planning to install Laser chip soon. Please let me know how yours are going and things you learn from your installation.
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Look at my Wacked on the Chip Thread peoples!

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> or can I just kind of prop the tank up and work underneath it?

Yes.

But don't be a dork like me and scratch the he!l out of your frame with the tank mounts. Use a towel or something to protect the frame and prop it up with a coupla 2x4's. Draining the tank with a siphon makes it much lighter and easier to prop up too.
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Hi Ninermatt, I am planning to install Laser chip soon. Please let me know how yours are going and things you learn from your installation.
Will do, smilygo.
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"make sure you and the unit are both grounded remove the chip and install the new one their is a index mark on the chip " - I found this in one of chip installation threads. How am I grounded???
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use a grounding strap that connects to your wrist and the moronic box. Get it at any decent radio shack or 'puter store.
static electricity has killed many solid-state electronic bits over the years, and sometimes the damage does not show up right away.
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No groundstrap can be catastrophic....

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Greetings wswartzwel,

That will fry a chip for sure

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9ermatt, installed mine a while back and almost had a markless installation but I got in a hurry and made some small scratches on the aluminum case of the ECU. The gasket between the ECU chassis and the cover is some sort of silicone sealant, it seems. It's soft but durable and very sticky. The instructions were to use a wide, flat blade, preferably plastic. I used a metal screwdriver which scratched some of the coating off the case. No big deal, but if you use a plastic blade, get it between the cover and the case and slowly apply pressure to separate the cover, the sealant will unstick but remain intact, and it stays sticky enough to just stick it back on when you're done.
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Well the chip was in. I followed the procedure to the letter reset the TPS fired her up and...... nothing except for a constant running fuel pump! Made a call to Foster Rad and left a message hoping for a call back tomorrow. For now the stock Motronic chip is in until I get this straightened out.
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check these threads ninermatt lots of info about chip install hidden in them.


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I think the pump runs all the time anyway. It has to maintain pressure in the system and recycles the fuel back into the tank that it doesn't use.
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