Exhaust valve dongle

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Re: Exhaust valve dongle

Post by DaveW » Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:19 am

Hi team
I finally got myself the dongle last week.
Unplugged the servo motor and turned the key on MTC failure came up (what its meant to do)
Plugging in the dongle- turned on the key.... wow no flashing lights or warnings πŸ€—
Took her for a ride around the block as ran sweet as..
I haven't taken out the unit itself yet.
How are others going now that you have had them running for a while?
Be good to hear feedback

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Re: Exhaust valve dongle

Post by AndyW » Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:15 pm

All good for me, no issues at all :D
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Re: Exhaust valve dongle

Post by DaveNZ » Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:27 am

DaveW wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:19 am
Hi team
I finally got myself the dongle last week.
Unplugged the servo motor and turned the key on MTC failure came up (what its meant to do)
Plugging in the dongle- turned on the key.... wow no flashing lights or warnings πŸ€—
Took her for a ride around the block as ran sweet as..
I haven't taken out the unit itself yet.
How are others going now that you have had them running for a while?
Be good to hear feedback

🍻Davew
1800 Kms since i got my second ESE and bike hasnt had a fault code shown as MTC, running sweet.
Last edited by DaveNZ on Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:08 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Exhaust valve dongle

Post by KiwiDes » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:49 am

Finally put on the link pipe & ese. Went for a 300km ride today. No issues

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Re: Exhaust valve dongle

Post by DaveW » Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:42 am

KiwiDes,
You will be pleased to finally have your link pipe fitted πŸ‘
How is the sound and any noted performance from the stock exhaust ?
Next weekend we are heading up to kaikoura for lunch and then on the 15th Sept heading to Karamea for an overnighter. A 800 km round trip. Looking forward to thatπŸ‘πŸ‘
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Re: Exhaust valve dongle

Post by DaveNZ » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:11 am

DaveW wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:42 am
KiwiDes,
You will be pleased to finally have your link pipe fitted πŸ‘
How is the sound and any noted performance from the stock exhaust ?
Next weekend we are heading up to kaikoura for lunch and then on the 15th Sept heading to Karamea for an overnighter. A 800 km round trip. Looking forward to thatπŸ‘πŸ‘
🍻 Dave
Starting to warm up down there DaveW?, 17C today. Beautiful day, went with mates to Wangamona. (forgotten highway) PR5s where brilliant in the shaded damp corners.
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Re: Exhaust valve dongle

Post by DaveW » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:52 am

Hi DaveNZ
That's a g8 ride though the forgotten highway
Yes days are getting brighter and warmer . πŸ‘
Bring on the weekends 🏍🏍🏍
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Re: Exhaust valve dongle

Post by KiwiDes » Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:28 am

DaveW wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:42 am
KiwiDes,
You will be pleased to finally have your link pipe fitted πŸ‘
How is the sound and any noted performance from the stock exhaust ?
Next weekend we are heading up to kaikoura for lunch and then on the 15th Sept heading to Karamea for an overnighter. A 800 km round trip. Looking forward to thatπŸ‘πŸ‘
🍻 Dave
I,ve got the Mivv pipe on with the baffle still in. Sound is a little bit louder & deeper. Haven,t really noticed any change in performance. Have a good trip

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Re: Exhaust valve dongle

Post by Aussie Dave » Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:57 am

An old thread, but no one has updated it.... i have a Heathech ESE module on my 17GT and it works perfectly.

It must be the newer version as I only bought it in 2019.

Some decat mid pipes come with a small cam to trick the ecu into thinking the exup valve is still in situ, or they have a bracket for the cables to attach to..... but if you want to remove the exup motor you need the ESE.

:)

PS..... have been told to let the engine idle for 10mins when making changes..... I'm not sure why but KTM staff said to do this so maybe it lets the ecu reset for stuff like aftermarket cans or dongles or airbox temp modules (like Boosterplug) etc etc. Odly enough, 10mins idling is when the radiator fans cut in......
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Re: Exhaust valve dongle

Post by TCC » Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:39 am

+1 on the HealTech exhaust servo eliminator.

My '17 model SDGT was throwing MTC Failures quite randomly and really spoiling the riding experience. Thanks to this (and other forums) everything pointed to it being the exhaust servo motor. Why the exhaust servo motor not operating EXACTLY as the MCU expects should throw an MTC Failure is known only to the programming coder at KTM. I could find no procedure anywhere telling how the cables should be adjusted and no matter how I adjusted them I couldn't find the sweet spot. It'd be okay one day then the next it would throw MTC Failure just riding along gently. Sometimes even threw the fault at start up.

I'm not one for giving up on getting things working as intended but in the end I went and bought the ESE.

May just be the best $80 I've spent on a motorcycle in a long time.

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Re: Exhaust valve dongle

Post by TCC » Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:53 am

With respect to GaryCulb, allow me to make a correction to an earlier post of his just for the record.

The first batch of ESEs for the SDGT didn't work correctly. In discussing this Gary references the ESE as ESE.KT2. A reasonable assumption however HealTech did not change the part number when they withdrew all the first versions.

The correct Part No. remains ESE.KT1.

This may avoid the confusion that ensued when I ordered mine.

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