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FAQ

What does a BrenTuning handheld tuner do?

The BrenTuning handheld tuner stores multiple maps that you can change at any time.  Unlike the mail-in ECU option, this means no downtime for your motorcycle while we do the flashing process.  You can also go back to your stock mapping at any time you'd like and even read and clear engine faults. Additionally, some models will allow for DTC reading / clearing and maintenance light resets.

Does the BrenTuning handheld tuner do the same thing as a mail-in ECU flash?

Yes, the end result is the same.  Your motorcycle will now be flashed with our custom mapping, BUT with the BrenTuning handheld tuner you're able to change maps for different fuels or go back to stock at anytime (along with many more features).

Why would I want a handheld tuner versus a mail-in ECU flash?

The BrenTuning handheld tuner stores multiple maps that you can change at any time.  Unlike the mail-in ECU option, this means no downtime for your motorcycle while we do the flashing process.  You can also go back to your stock mapping at any time you'd like and even read and clear engine faults. The mail-in is one map and you cannot change it unless you mail the ECU back in to BrenTuning. Additionally, if the dealer were to ever issue an ECU update, with the handheld updates can be provided remotely while with a mail-in, you'd have to mail the ECU back in to get your old software back.

Can I use the BrenTuning handheld tuner on more than one motorcycle?

No and Yes.  The BrenTuning handheld tuner is VIN locked to the first motorcycle it flashes.  This means any other motorcycle cannot use the handheld tuner. HOWEVER, should you decide to put the motorcycle back to the stock mapping, you're able to unpair it.  The only way to use the BrenTuning handheld tuner on another motorcycle is to unpair it from the first motorcycle.

Can I sell the BrenTuning handheld tuner to a different user?

No you cannot. Due to issues with customers selling locked devices, improperly reset devices, broken devices and more, we no longer offer transfer of handheld devices outside of the original owner. If the original owner purchase another motorcycle and can provide proof of ownership, the device can be transferred to their new motorcycle, you would only have to pay for remapping.

How does the BrenTuning handheld tuning process work?

Easy, you purchase the handheld, we ship it to you.  Use the BrenTuning handheld tuner to copy your motorcycles stock file (motorcycle will still run fine after this) then email that to BrenTuning.  We will then create a file from your stock mapping and email it back to you so you can upload it to the handheld. Once uploaded you'll be able to flash your motorcycle with the BrenTuning handheld tuner.

Do I need to have my motorcycle tuned or brought to a dyno after using the BrenTuning handheld tuner?

No, this is not necessary.  Assuming your motorcycle is running stock oxygen sensors the BrenTuning flash will not need to be dyno calibrated.  If you're a person that needs to squeeze out every last bit of power (most will not need this), you can either bring the motorcycle to us for custom tuning with our flash or one of our partners, found on the partners page of our website.  If you're already running a Power Commander or some other piggyback fuel module that eliminates the stock oxygen sensors, you'll then need custom tuning on the fuel controller side.

Does the handheld tuner do anything other than tune my motorcycle?

Yes, you can go back to your stock mapping at any time you'd like and even read and clear engine faults and some models you can reset throttle and also maintenance lights.

Do I need to "break-in" my motorcycle before flashing?

We recommend that you listen to your manufacturer's break-in procedures and do not flash until your motorcycle is fully "broken in".  In the case with BMW this means waiting the 600 miles with limited RPM. We cannot circumvent the manufacturer's procedure. We are not able to remove factory enabled rev-limiters set in place at the dealer level and foregoing the first service will always result in warranty denial at the dealer level.

Can I use my handheld on multiple motorcycles?

No you cannot.  The device is designed to be used on one VIN number.  Once that one VIN number has been used it cannot be used on any other motorcycle.  If you have 2 bikes in your garage and want to tune them both, both will need their own device and tuning package.

I took my motorcycle to the dealer and now my handheld won't work. What happened?

Anytime you take your motorcycle to the dealer they will first plug it into their diagnostic system to check for any software updates or recalls. If they see a software update available for your motorcycle, they will automatically update it without consulting you.  This is a normal process followed by most dealers. Because of this update, the software version of your ECU is now different than the handheld and will result in an error message when trying to load your old tuned file. This means the handheld won't work with your motorcycle and it has to be reset to work again.  If you go to the dealer, make sure you let them know not to update your motorcycle's software if you're flashed. Always always always make sure to put the original stock file on the motorcycle through our handheld tool BEFORE bringing it to the dealer.   If the stock file was not used the device will be locked up. If it is a Flasher+ tool a $125 reset fee will reset the device and then $100 to remap it back to it's previous flash level. If it is a PowerGate3+ device, a new device will have to be purchased as there are no resets available for that device.

Can I use the BrenTuning flash to get around the BMW 600 mile RPM limiter?

No we cannot.

Once I email BrenTuning my "original file", how fast until I get a response?

We are on the east coast of the United States and open Monday-Friday from 10AM-5PM.  Please keep this in mind when emailing us. We recommend you don't do any flashing of your motorcycle on the weekend because we aren't in the office to help you with your issues, should any occur.  If you email early in the day, we should get back to you that day, if not, the next. Officially we stick to a 48 hour window on replies but typically we are much faster. If you haven't heard from us within 48 hours, please bump the email thread as maybe it was missed.  If it's before 48 hours, do not call or email as it will delay the process. Expect a longer response time if you email us on Friday night as we won't be back in the office until the following Monday.

It's the weekend and I'm having issues with flashing my motorcycle, what do I do?

DO NOT FLASH YOUR MOTORCYCLE FOR THE FIRST TIME ON THE WEEKEND.  Should an unforeseen error occur, no one will be able to help you until the following Monday. If it's your first time flashing with the handheld, please do it during the week while our technical support staff can help you if issues arise. Please do not start threads on Facebook or forums, please wait for our technical support to arrive back into the office and handle your situation.

What do I do if my BrenTuning handheld flasher has an error occur during the flash process?

Email us the issue and await a response.  Will will get to your email as soon as possible.  We work from bottom of emails to top, so by bumping your thread multiple times, you will effectively put yourself at the bottom of the queue.  Please keep in mind our shop hours when awaiting a reply.

What is the turn around time for the BrenTuning mail-in flash?

This will depend on how fast you decide to ship to us and what you paid for shipping back.  Shipping aside, once we receive your ECU expect us to have it back on the way to you within two business days.

What do the product's shipping charges include?

When shipping is paid for on the website it means shipping from us to you.  This charge has no bearing on how you decide to ship your ECU to us. That is entirely up to you but we do recommend UPS exclusively as they have an amazing success rate of package delivery for us.

How should I package my ECU?

This is the brain to your motorcycle.  It is fragile and should be shipped as such.  Keep in mind the shipping company may be drop, throw or accidentally kick your package.  This means get a larger box than the ECU and fill it with soft packing that can absorb any impacts or damage the box may sustain.  If you don't know how to do this take your ECU to a shipping outlet and ask them to package the ECU securely. DO NOT SHIP YOUR ECU IN A PADDED ENVELOPE!

What do I need to ship for my ECU flash?

Usually just the ECU but some will require more items.  Make sure to read the product details at the top and bottom to get a full understanding of what's needed for your flash along with the product order form you will be sent.  Example: A 2017 S1000RR ECU mail-in requires ECU, Key, Ignition and Gauge cluster while a 2017 K1600 ECU mail-in requires just the ECU. Again, it's vital to read ALL of our notes and instructions on each product and the product order form you receive and follow accordingly.  In addition to the ECU and potential other items, you will also need a paid invoice and product order form in the box.

Aprilia

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BMW

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  • How to Remove ECU and Gauge Cluster
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  • How To Install Brentuning IAT Relocation Kit
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  • How To Replace The Air Filter
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  • IAT Kit Install Instructions
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  • BMW Product Order Form (USE AFTER PURCHASE ONLY)
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  • How to Remove ECU and Gauge Cluster
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  • How To Install Brentuning IAT Relocation Kit
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  • How To Replace The Air Filter
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  • BrenTuning Handheld Instructions
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  • BrenTuning Handheld Software Download

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  • BrenTuning Handheld Instructions (2017+)
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  • BrenTuning Handheld Instructions (UP TO 2016)
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  • BMW Product Order Form (USE AFTER PURCHASE ONLY)
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  • BrenTuning Handheld Software Download (2017+)
  • BrenTuning Handheld Software Download ( UP TO 2016)

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  • BrenTuning Handheld Instructions
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  • BMW Product Order Form (USE AFTER PURCHASE ONLY)
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  • BrenTuning Handheld Software Download

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  • BMW Handheld Instructions
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  • BrenTuning Handheld Software Download

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  • BMW Handheld Instructions (2017+)
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  • BMW Handheld Instructions (2014-2016)
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Ducati

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KTM

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SATISFIED CLIENTS MAKE US HAPPY

  • “ Bike is running awesome and no out of the ordinary popping under load during downshifts at high rpm. My hats off to your team for making me feel like I have a personal tuner at my disposal. Really appreciate the quick turnaround to get me straight. I can definitely feel the extra power! ”

    Andy Young - Maryland Aug 28, 2018
  • “ This product is amazing.  I feel like I have a better version of my bike.  Like it should have come this way.  The throttle smoothness and even power band make it a joy to ride.  I no longer feel as if I'm riding a wild bronco lol. Thank you again, I didn't think that a L-twin could behave this well.  Also, your customer service is the best.  I could always reach you by email or phone.  I will tell everyone I know about this fantastic addition.  Keep up the great work, guys! ”

    Dan Martinez May 01, 2017
  • “ I have a 2015 S1000RR and was extremely skeptical when I heard about BrenTuning and the power they got out of an ECU flash.  After speaking with the team at BrenTuning, all my hesitations were put to rest and I haven't stop winning first place trophies since! BELIEVE THE HYPE! ”

    Troy Gleason - California Jul 10, 2016
  • “ Bren and his team did an awesome job on my bmw s1000rr. Went from 179rwhp an 83 rwtq to 206 rwhp and 93rwtq. Customer service was great and I highly recommend them for any of y'all that want to make that power!! ”

    Paul Jackson - Texas Jul 10, 2016
  • “ Purchased the tune for my 2015 BMW S1000RR. Was skeptical at first and initially had a bunch of questions. Chris was very patient with me and answered them all. Had some problems after receiving my ecu back and Chris was very helpful in getting all my issues worked out. Bike runs fantastic. Definitely worth it. Thank you again guys for dealing with my questions and taking care of everything before and after the purchase. Fantastic customer service. ”

    Cody Hunsucker - Tennessee Jul 10, 2016
  • “ After doing some research it was obvious that Brentuning was the best option for tuning of my S1000RR. I wont go into details but after multiple overnighting of parts to me at no additional charge, I'm really impressed and satisfied with the end result and I haven't even tried out my race fuel tune yet! To top if off I received a random care package of goodies from Chris today. The customer service at Brentuning is probably the best I've received from any business I've dealt with. Their email response times are unreal as well, lol. Literally sometimes instantly, kinda weird. lol. I would recommend any and everyone to Brentuning for your S1000RR tuning solution. If anyone has any questions or are hesitant before purchasing, feel free to shoot me a message and I'll help / assist / give you a more detailed opinion on my experience as well. ”

    Trey Hull - Texas Jul 10, 2016
  • “ I have the Bren Tuning ECU flash on my 2015 BMW S1000RR and it is unbelievable how fast this bike is. This tune is the best thing I got for my bikes. I have also did the Bren Tune for my 2014 BMW S1000r for which it just made this bike really nice. Bren Tuning is the best. ”

    Darnell Edwards - Maryland Jul 10, 2016
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