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Mike Norman

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hi everyone. I just signed up. So new to all of this.

I own a motorcycle race shop in California (USA, of course). I have been building performance 4-stroke multi-cylinder race engines and tuning on a Dynojet Dyno since 1987. I also have a strong background in different technical engineering g roles for Ducati and Kawasaki, as well as in Honda with IndyCar engines.

Im new to complete Engine Management Systems, however. We have a bike project we have been developing since 2002. It started life as a Honda 400cc V-4 NC-35 with 53hp. Now, we call it the NC450V as it’s been bored and stroked to 450cc with 84hp+.

The latest upgrades have been converting from carburetor to EFI. We started out using an AEM EMS-4, but quickly found its limitations. So, in the last couple of years, we have upgraded to a Motec M130. I am here to get the most out of that Engine Management platform. Any help with:

•Ignition Tuning

•Traction Control

•Launch Control

•Fly by Wire

I would be most grateful.

Mike Norman

G-Force Engine Development

Interesting mix of experience there Mike. Do you race the NC450V? Quite a power increase there from what I understand are already quite highly strung engines?

The Practical Standalone ECU Tuning course is going to help you the most to get up to speed with your MoTeC, and from there the Launch Control course and a number of members only webinars.

I'll just link a few webinars now to get you started, just in case you haven't already found them (my reply is a little late sorry!)

This first one isn't on your list, but if knock isn't already on your radar it should be: https://www.hpacademy.com/previous-webinars/motec-m1-knock-control-example/

Launch control: https://www.hpacademy.com/previous-webinars/setting-up-launch-control-on-a-motec-m1/

Traction Contol: https://www.hpacademy.com/previous-webinars/090-traction-control/

DBW: https://www.hpacademy.com/previous-webinars/138-tuning-drive-by-wire-throttle-control/

Ignition and fuel tuning are both in the Practical Standalone ECU Tuning course in great detail.

Thanks for that.

Yes, we race the NC450.

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