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Chip question

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The 1998 ST2 that I have came with a UltiMap UM 161 installed. I have the original Chip that is marked St2 USA 067U. Someone recently told me that my bike would run much better with the original chip installed.

I know next to nothing about the subject so I thought I'd ask here.

I guess 'running better' leaves a lot of questions. I'm not looking for better gas mileage, just the best running bike I can have. I live at 6,000 feet and my bike runs like crap up here compared to sea level. Not only is the 3,900 rpm stumble terrible at altitude but just overall it's unreal how nice the bike is at sea level.

Anyway, someone mentioned that my bike runs to lean and that I should swap back the original chip.

I should also note that I have gianelli pipes.


thanks.
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Most likely if you have the um161 chip installed you're running richer now than you would be if you reinstalled the stock chip. And being at altitude it will run leaner due to less O2 molecules. Hence why it runs better at lower altitude.
You could try trimming the pot to see what kind of results you obtain in your area; LH rich and RH lean. Be very careful to note when you have reached the limits as you can damage the pot if forced beyond its travel.
Good luck.
 

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If you know which chip you have then I thought you knew about the potentiometer in the ecu you can adjust for fuel flow. My bad. Have a look in the ecu with the rubber plug removed. You will see a square device next to the chip with a very small slot for a jewelers size screwdriver. Turn the screw ccw for rich and cw for lean. A small adjustment may help alot.
 

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less o2 would make for a rich condition? the carb guys let more air in as they go up, usually by opening the air box.
Just to clarify what I meant about the lean at higher altitude. I was referring to the fuel injection system being temperature and density compensating thereby less fuel at less density unlike a carb that is not conpensated for density and would be RICH at altitude.
 
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