Concours 14 ECU Flash

This is how your Concours 14 Shoodaben!

"Tuning improvements for sport touring riders, by a sport touring mechanic."

   Yes, it took me a while to warm up to the C-14. Folks have been asking me for years when I was going to do something to improve the C-14, but I was still researching improvements for the much loved C-10 Concours. Finally the siren's song of the 14 was overpowering; I succumbed to the infectious high RPM power, handling and braking that is the Concours 14.

   Still, something was missing...Sure, it was "fast enough" but it really had some quirky manners that negatively affected the whole riding experience. The throttle was abrupt and snatchy, the power below 5000 rpm not even close to what it should be, and the economy in power mode was not impressive. I found myself uncomfortable riding at lower speeds and lower rpms, because the power just felt flat and vacant. I had to really focus to be smooth on and off the throttle; at lower gears and rpms little inputs from my hand had me jerking for and aft. C'mon, this is a 1352CC monster motor... and this is all it has at low rpms?  It was obvious the bike needed a good tune, and to that end, I began developing the Shoodaben Engineering Flash.

   Utilizing my 35 years of engine tuning experience, months of rideability tuning and finally dyno proving, I have developed  tunes that addressed all the things we as riders dislike about the C-14's performance. The Shoodaben Engineering C-14 ECU flash is now a reality, and with it, your C-14 will be a joy to ride easy or hard, fast or slow... how it Shoodaben from the factory.

  Benefits you'll get from the Shoodaben Engineering flash -

1)  The Shoodaben Engineering C-14 flash will improve power everywhere in the rev range, from just off idle to redline. This makes low rpm riding and short shifting very comfortable.. no need to wind the engine up to get up to speed.

2) Shoodaben Flashes work on all c-14's from 08 to 2017 models.

3)  No abruptness on and off throttle. Up and downshifts will be smooth as butter. You won't have to work to be "smooth on the throttle" anymore.

4) if you ride 2 up, your passenger won't be banging their helmet into yours anymore.

5)  You will generally be riding in one to 2 gears higher for any given condition because of the increased torque.

6)  If you're just "riding" and not working the throttle hard, the fuel economy increase will be clearly evident.

7) top speed limiters are removed

8) RPM limiters are NOT raised on the decel or evolution flash, it remains 10,000 rpm which exceeds the engine's ability to produce power at that rpm; It is raised 450 rpm for the Area P flash to 10450, as the area P flash holds power to 10,000 rpm

9) timing retard is eliminated to the rpm limit on all flashes

10) Grab a handful of throttle and look out! Take a look at the Chart below, Stock VS Evolution flash ( the evolution flash is the blue trace) . These runs were done a couple days apart, in the same weather conditions on the same dyno.  That's a SERIOUS increase in usable torque and power from basement to ceiling!

   For shipping info, please email me though this site and request the shipping info. I'll email shipping and payment info.

                                         THERE ARE NOW 3 FLASHES AVAILABLE FOR THE CONCOURS 14        

  THE ENHANCED DECEL BRAKING FLASH  this flash is for bikes with stock or slip on exhausts. This flash is the response to riders who had the original flash, and wanted more decel braking. This flash allows the rider to use the throttle more to control the vehicle speed while decelerating rather than brakes. This flash is very smooth on and off throttle, has all the power and economy of the original flash, but gives what I consider to me "more appropriate" throttle control to the rider. If you are a sporty / aggressive rider, or if ride in mountains, twisties, track days or even commuting where you need the throttle / gears to slow you rather than using brakes, this flash is for you. 325.00, including shipping and insurance in the US

THE EVOLUTION FLASH  - all new for 2017  for stock or slipon exhausts, the flash is simply the smoothest, most refined tuning for the c-14 available anywhere. I almost named this "the gentleman" because of it's level of refinement, but In retrospect it occurred to me that this was the evolution  of working on this c-14 tuning project for over 1.5 years, and developing over 100 different flashes along the way. Yes, each of those has been loaded into my own bike and tested. The Evolution Flash has incredibly finite throttle control, particularly from off throttle to applying precise throttle in the twisties, traffic, low speed maneuvering, etc. The Decel feature is present, though somewhat muted from the Decel flash. Power and fuel economy are maximized in the Evolution Flash, in fact the Evolution has the highest power output of the stock exhaust (slipons included) flashes, having gained over 4# TQ at low rpms over the previous flashes and a couple HP up high.  But manners and predictability to throttle input is where the Evolution Flash really shines. This IS the pinnacle of c-14 tuning, and likely is the final word on what can be done to improve rideability of the concours c-14. Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Evolution flash, I have to decided to leave the introductory price of 375.00 as the regular price of the Evolution flash.  Of course this is including shipping and insurance in the US.
     See the dyno run below "stock Vs Evolution"; the evolution flash was built and depicted with an area P slipon, but all slipon's will have comparable performance. If you look at the torque traces, you'll see the Evolution flash has apx the same torque at 3000 rpm as the stock flash has at 5000 rpm, and more power everywhere. Not insignificant.

 AREA P FULL SYSTEM FLASH    as the name implies, this flash is for bikes with a full system (header back) AreaP exhaust. This flash will also be a good choice for comparable aftermarket exhausts. For comparison, the AreaP system is a Tri-y, uses 44 mm head pipes and a 2.25" mid pipe. This pipe and flash made a huge power gain to 160.8 HP and 102# TQ.  The pipe and flash exceeded 92# TQ at 4000 rpm while also holding 160 hp peak power from 9000 to 10,000 rpm. I pulled out all the stops with this flash... The area P full system flash uses the finite throttle control and decel qualities found in the evolution flash for controlled application of all that power. This map also has individually assigned gear / fuel trims to account for Ram Air, which cannot be duplicated on a dyno. In building this flash, Data was recorded from multiple high speed runs in excess of 150mph. See the dyno chart linked below named "FullSizeRender" but actual high speed racing HP will probably be appx + 5 hp over that, based on the difference provided by the ram air. This flash is designed to not lean out at speed like a typical dyno only flash will. 395.00 including shipping and insurance in the US.

     Please do not email me to discuss each flash to help you decide. I have described each as accurately as possible. If you do email me, I will only refer you to the description here on this site.  If you feel you would prefer the "other" flash . Personally, I would prefer you make a proper choice in the beginning to save money and time. However should you choose to upgrade to the EVOLUTION or FULL AREA P flash, the cost in the US will be 125.00, including shipping and insurance.

    This flash, like all modifications, is intended for use on a closed racing course, and not intended for street use.

Steve S,
May 16, 2016, 5:37 AM
Steve S,
Mar 30, 2017, 7:17 PM