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The TuneLoader initial screen showing key functions.
 
 

TTP Tunes & TuneLoader

Downloading your TTP EFI Tune

You can download your TTP EFI Tune from the completion page when you order your tune. If you missed this, then there will be a download link for your tune on the emailed order receipt that you will receive in your email "Inbox". If you can't see an email order receipt from TTP in your "Inbox", please check the "Junk Mail" folder as it has been known for our order receipt emails to go in there.

Error Code When Activating A TTP Tune

Your TTP EFI tune is downloaded as a ZIP file. The files within the ZIP compression file will need to be extracted to a folder on your hard disk drive. When extracted to a folder, go to this folder and double click on the xxxxTTPxx.exe tune file. Once you have double clicked and opened this file, the TuneLoader software will open on the Licensing page. In the licensing page you will need to input your LicenseID and Password that came on your receipt email, the LicenseID and Password are just below the tune download link on this email. If you receive any "Error Code" when you try and activate your tune, something has gone wrong and you will need to contact TTP with the error code for help.

Connection Problems

Please make sure your bike battery is fully charged before starting this proccess, as a low battery can cause connection problems.
The number one problem with loading a any EFI tune on to your bike, is a connection problem between the tune software and your bike's ECM. Sometimes it's an OBD-2 USB cable that isn't compatible with the Triumph system and other times it's a good cable, but the cable drivers haven't been installed correctly.

OBD-2 USB Cables

Through quite a few years of experience, we have found that an OBD-2 USB cable using the KKL VAG-COM 409.1 chipset are the most reliable and cause the least communication problems.

Installing/Uninstalling OBD-2 USB Cable Drivers

If you have a good quality OBD-2 USB cable using the chipset mentioned above, the biggest problem is installing the correct drivers in the correct way. If you plug your OBD-2 USB cable straight in to your windows PC without installing the correct drivers, Windows will install a driver that doesn't work. This causes excess workload as you will need to remove the Windows installed driver completely, before installing the correct drivers. Please read one of the documents below that correspond to your Windows operating system to find out how to uninstall the drivers:





Once the OBD-2 USB drivers have been uninstalled, please use this driver to install before you plug the OBD-2 USB cable i to your PC.
Download Windows 32bit & 64bit drivers from HERE.

Making The Software Connection

With a good cable and the cable drivers installed correctly, you are now ready to start the installation of your TTP EFI tune. Plug your cable in to the USB port on your PC and plug the other end in to the OBD-2 connector on your bike.

Now you're ready to open the TuneLoader software and then turn on your ignition. Do not start the engine. With TuneLoader open and your ignition turned on, you'll see a LED flashing in the bottom right hand corner of the TuneLoader software, this LED will be flashing red to start with, but after a few seconds will start flashing amber while it's trying to connect and once a successful connection has been made will turn to a flashing green LED.

After a couple of minutes of the LED flashing red and then amber, a warning box will come up stating that you can't get a connection, click the "Cancel" button to close the box and carry on waiting for the connection. The connection process can some times take up to 15 minutes before achieving a green flashing LED. If you don't get a green flashing LED after 15 minutes, turn off your ignition and close down TuneLoader and start again.

If you can't get a connection after three 15 minutes sessions, then this will indicate that the OBD-2 drivers aren't installed correctly and they will need to be uninstalled and then re-installed.

Reset Adaption

The "Reset Adaption" process is required after a new tune is loaded in to your bike's ECM. It's function is to reset the ECM's log files and calibrate the throttle position sensor to the new tune while idling the engine from cold and building up new data. If you don't carry out reset adaption after a new tune is downloaded to the ECM, your engine may be rough at idle and at low throttle, low revs running.

The first part of reset adaption is taken care of in step 5 of TuneLoader. When you press the "Reset" button, the adaption logs and the TPS are reset to factory defaults. The second part is to idle your engine from cold until the TPS LED illuminates on the "Monitor" page of TuneLoader. This usually takes around 20 minutes, after which you can turn off the ignition for 2 minutes, before starting your engine again. Now your bike is ready to ride.

N.B. On some bikes the TPS indicator LED doesn't illuminate, but if your engine has idled from cold for 20 minutes, the reset adaption and TPS calibration will be complete, so just turn off your ignition.

It's worth mentioning here that if you idle your engine for 15-20 minutes in hot weather, there's a possibility the header pipes of your exhaust system will start bluing as the pipes get hotter. Some owners like the look of bluing, as this was normal with Triumph twins from days of old. If you don't like it, either place fans facing the header pipes throughout the process to keep them cooler or if that's not possible, you will be able to take them back to a polished finish with a good chrome cleaner and plenty of elbow grease.

*WARNING* - Never start the engine or let it run for any length of time in an enclosed area. The exhaust fumes are poisonous and may cause loss of consciousness or death within a short period of time. Always operate the engine in the open air or in a well ventilated area.

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Maintenance Tasks For A Good Running Engine

We highly recommend that you carry out checks on the Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) and throttle body balance. Both will take around 10 minutes with TuneLoader and will help to ensure you get the best from your TTP performance tune and your bike.

Adjusting the TPS

The TPS is generally a set and forget item, but it's worth checking just in case. Using TuneLoader makes it a very simple task. The tools required for this job are a T25 TORX socket/key/screwdriver, a TTP OBD2 cable and a laptop with your TTP tune installed.

  • Warm the engine to the normal operating temperature (usually a 20-30 minute ride) and ensure the engine is at your prefered idle speed, then switch off the engine.
  • Connect your laptop to the ECM via your OBD2 cable, turn on the ignition and let TuneLoader make a connection to your bike.
  • Navigate to the "Monitor" screen, on the left side at the bottom is the TPS voltage gauge. With your engine at your normal idle revs the “TPS” voltage should be exactly 0.6v (Triumph say it can be +/- 0.02v) but if you’re having tune problems it would be best to have it exactly on 0.6v.
  • If you determine that the TPS requires adjustment, loosen the retaining T25 TORX screw a little so you can gently turn the TPS. Make your adjustment and then tighten the retaining screw to 3.5Nm. Now check the TPS voltage again, if tightening the screw changed it slightly, re-adjust until it’s correct. If your idle revs move up or down once the TPS has been adjusted, re-adjust your idle and then check the TPS voltage again to ensure it is 0.6v at idle.


N.B. If you adjust the TPS to achieve the 0.6v setting, you will need to carry out the "Reset Adaption" process again to calibrate the new TPS setting to the tune which is loaded. Please let your engine cool overnight as it is necessary to start with a cold engine before carrying out the "Reset Adaption" process.

Balancing Your Throttle Bodies

Checking and adjusting the balance of your throttle bodies is simple to carry out and very worthwhile. If your throttle bodies are unbalanced by any degree you will probably feel the difference in the running of your engine. It's good practice to check throttle body balance twice a year to keep your bike in good tune. The benefits of balanced throttle bodies will be a smoother running engine and the knowledge that both cylinders are working in sync with each other.

  • Warm the engine to the normal operating temperature (usually a 20-30 minute ride) and ensure the engine is running at your prefered idle speed, then switch off the engine.
  • Connect your laptop to the ECM via your OBD2 cable, turn on the ignition and let TuneLoader make a connection.
  • Once you have a connection start your engine and allow it to idle.
  • Navigate to the "Monitor" screen in TuneLoader, the two upper dials on the right side of the screen are labelled Cylinder 1 and Cylinder 2. These measure induction vacuum and can be used to balance the throttle bodies. Both of these dials should read within 10Hpa of each other with the engine at idle to achieve the perfect balance.
  • If your throttle bodies are out of balance, they can be adjusted by twisting the screw with yellow paint on it between the throttle bodies. It’s easiest to access from the left side of your bike and only small adjustments should be required to bring them back to balance. You may be able to get them the same, but then one gauge will go out by 10Hpa and then back to the same figures as the engine idles, this is fine as it’s about as close as you can get.


N.B. If you carry out both checks/adjustments before you load your new TTP tune, let your engine cool overnight as it is necessary to start with a cold engine before loading a tune.

*WARNING* - Never start the engine or let it run for any length of time in an enclosed area. The exhaust fumes are poisonous and may cause loss of consciousness or death within a short period of time. Always operate the engine in the open air or in a well ventilated area.

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