Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Call East Texas home.
I am one of those that worries excessively about voiding a warranty due to a past experience on a car.
When I decided to do Ivan's flash I chose to purchase a used ECM and send that in and keep the factory ECM on hand for warranty work If any thing ever came up.
Recently I had a rear brake line failure and but back in the stock ECM and header before taking it in for repairs. Of course they got approval to and ordered the part which came in the same week. A great experience with the extended warranty but no where near cost effective yet.
The funny part is while picking the bike up and speaking with the service writer he tried to sell me a fuel controller. So I took the opportunity and asked how dealers handle warranty work when fuel controllers are installed. He replied unless it's a hack job they would mention it was installed. I then mentioned there was a company that would reflash the ECM and if this was done would it void the warranty? He laughed and said unless they cracked or cut the cast how would anyone even know. I still will put the stock ECU back in for warranty work but if needed in a jam wouldn't be near as worried on the bike.
As for why a shop would recommend a PC V over a tune like Ivans, my belief is because they can't sale the tune.
6-25-2016, New 2015N1K, now w/43000 and updated regularly
Ivan's, Barringed up, Yoshi tail tidy, Akra header to a modified underbelly exhaust and Urban Brawlers, Profile bi lens LED projectors, white / amber switchback marker / blinker.