View Full Version : EBR Race ECM rough idle

03-22-2016, 06:13 AM
2009 XB12SCG with EBR Race ECM with Jardine Exhaust and K&N air filter

when I initially start the bike it runs great. I start to run into problems when the bike is up to temperature and am I stopped at lights and bike starts to sputter and eventually stalls. If I keep the rpm above 1200 it will run a little better and bike runs fine at highway speeds.

has anyone seen this issue or know what is going on?

03-22-2016, 09:03 AM
I should probably wait til morning and sobriety to reply, but those are the classic symptoms of an intake leak. May not be your problem, but thats an easy one to check.

Seals fine cold, but expansion occurs on warmip and idle falters.

03-22-2016, 09:04 AM
Oh, it is morning

03-22-2016, 09:18 AM
I may be wrong but i would clean the IAC sensor on the throttle body when i cleaned all the crap out of mine it was transformed! but someone will say if i am on the wrong track! Hope you get it sorted soon!

03-22-2016, 01:16 PM
Like the others said a couple of simple things to check, IAC sensor or Intake leak test are easy to do.


03-23-2016, 03:52 AM
The IAC Sensor was cleaned and I could not find an intake leak anywhere.

I have posted a couple videos of what I am experiencing


03-24-2016, 12:31 AM
Have you put the stock ECM back in? Just to see if you still have the idle problem. Could be the Race ECM isn't programmed correctly for the Jardine?

03-24-2016, 03:54 AM
I have not tried putting the stock ECM back in. will i have issues running the bike with the stock ecm and jardine exhaust?

03-24-2016, 10:10 AM
No should be fine. Might have a little deceleration popping out exhaust.

03-25-2016, 04:51 AM
I ran the bike with the stock ECM with no issues. there must be an issue with the EBR Race ECM. anybody have any advice what I should do next. can I even send the race ecm back, ? can I reprogram it myself?

03-25-2016, 05:06 AM
Where did you buy it?

You can program the EBR ECM, or your stock ECM with TunerPro RT, ECMSpy Mono, or ECMDroid.

Xoptiinside.com can get you a tune/map for your setup. You will just need a cable(from Xoptiinside.com), or Bluetooth dongle (www.Facebook.com/buellbluetooth)

03-25-2016, 02:07 PM
I bought the Race ECM directly from the eric buell racing website. thanks for the info

03-25-2016, 07:23 PM
I bought the Race ECM directly from the eric buell racing website. thanks for the info

Since EBR seems to be back in business you may want to call them and ask if they can help you.

04-10-2016, 08:00 PM

Did you do a TPS reset? That could explain why one ECM works well and the other doesn't. Even though it is a DDFI3 you could try forcing a reset with three full throttles with the bike on, but not running.