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Old Jul 2nd, 2008, 11:01 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Technoresearch VDST

For those of you that have been using the VDST:

-Would you buy it again?
-How would you improve it?
-How would you describe it's overall value and ease of use?

I know there have been other post on this device but I'm really curious to hear what the long term (used > 2 times) experience with the product has been.

TIA, no I don't work for Techno!!
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Old Jul 2nd, 2008, 11:20 pm   #2 (permalink)
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TIA, no I don't work for Techno!!
It sounds more like you want to work against them.
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Old Jul 2nd, 2008, 11:40 pm   #3 (permalink)
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It sounds more like you want to work against them.
Anthony,

LOL!

I'm not talented enough! I just like to work on my own vehicles (alternative stress relief when I'm not riding). It keeps the 'honey do' list to a minimum. I also have a lake I'll sell you!! Anway, I like to have the tools so I'm doing a bit of extra home work. Now if I can just find my very own DDS I would be one happy dude!

By the way, I'm headed to Owensboro at the EOM. Traveling from VA. Looking forward to stopping by DWorks! Or, maybe I should say, "stocking up" when visiting DWorks!
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Old Jul 3rd, 2008, 8:11 am   #4 (permalink)
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Anthony,

LOL!

I'm not talented enough! I just like to work on my own vehicles (alternative stress relief when I'm not riding). It keeps the 'honey do' list to a minimum. I also have a lake I'll sell you!! Anway, I like to have the tools so I'm doing a bit of extra home work. Now if I can just find my very own DDS I would be one happy dude!

By the way, I'm headed to Owensboro at the EOM. Traveling from VA. Looking forward to stopping by DWorks! Or, maybe I should say, "stocking up" when visiting DWorks!
Yeah I'm just razzing you! Sometimes the Ducati tools pop up on ebay believe it or not. I haven't seen the DDS on there yet though, just the mathasis.

Give me a shout on your way through. Will you have your bike with you?
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Old Jul 3rd, 2008, 9:16 am   #5 (permalink)
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I deserve to be razzed daily!

Unfortunately I will guzzling the gas on four wheels!
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Old Jul 3rd, 2008, 2:00 pm   #6 (permalink)
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For those of you that have been using the VDST:

-Would you buy it again?
-How would you improve it?
-How would you describe it's overall value and ease of use?

I know there have been other post on this device but I'm really curious to hear what the long term (used > 2 times) experience with the product has been.

TIA, no I don't work for Techno!!
I've used mine quite a bit on my bike and on several other Hypermotards for TPS resets and fuel trim adjustments. I would buy it again for the convenience and long term cost savings.

Only issue I had was burning the cable a bit on the exhaust cause I wasn't careful to route the VDSTS cable when I was using it.

Another piece of equipment that goes well with the VDSTS is a gas analyzer. I use a Gunson gastester. Its not state of the art but its relatively inexpensive and is good enough to correctly set the fuel trim. You will also need fittings to tap into each header to correctly balance the throttle body air bleeds.
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Old Jul 3rd, 2008, 11:12 pm   #7 (permalink)
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Duke, thanks for the great info and the tip on the Gunson!
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Old Jul 30th, 2008, 12:10 pm   #8 (permalink)
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I've used mine quite a bit on my bike and on several other Hypermotards for TPS resets and fuel trim adjustments. I would buy it again for the convenience and long term cost savings.
Hi Dukepilot, I just bought a VDST standard package for my two Monsters. Everything went well on the first round except that I couldn't figure out how to do a fuel trim let alone a TPS reset. What am I missing here? I can look but no changie . . . (!)

I've got the right ECU package, btw. I bought the 5AM because it works for both it and the 5.9 ECUs.
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Hi Dukepilot, I just bought a VDST standard package for my two Monsters. Everything went well on the first round except that I couldn't figure out how to do a fuel trim let alone a TPS reset. What am I missing here? I can look but no changie . . . (!)

I've got the right ECU package, btw. I bought the 5AM because it works for both it and the 5.9 ECUs.
Did you get into the active settings window? You should be able to adjust your fuel trim there. Are you running an open loop ECU?
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Old Jul 30th, 2008, 1:27 pm   #10 (permalink)
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I bought it for general diagnostics, service light and TPS reset. Like Dukepilot said be careful of the cable burning on the exhaust, run it over the bars to keep it out of the way. I rerouted my ECU comm port line to the front of the ECU so I can access it with just the small cover removal, not the shroud. I'm a software and electronics engineer, and while its not the best software from a user perspective, it gets the job done for a decent price. I'm also using it and an oscilloscope to gather data on closed loop operation to design my own lambda emulator. So far I have a good idea how things work, and will pursue it if the stuff from Italy continues to be a fantasy.
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