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    I'm addicted to Polaris PWC ghostinstallations's Avatar
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    DIY CDI Reporgramming

    Anyone ever looked into reprogramming Polaris gen2/3 CDI's? Im guessing it is a serial port. May not be to hard to figure it out. The questions are:

    -Serial Pinout (standard or custom?)

    -Power provided to the cdi for programming via wires or certian pins in the DB-9 port?

    -Baud rate/parity?

    -Software to flash...Ive herd it is a dos based program, anyone have a copy?

    -Example software files? (Im making a WILD assumption they are plain text files).

    Dont have a overwhelming need to reflash anything, but it might be interesting! Please post if you have any credible knoledge on the subject.


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    SPEED KILLS, BUT YOU GET THERE QUICKER Keddano's Avatar
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    I was really hung over and tired when I watched Randy program a few at our first midwest gathering
    Quote Originally Posted by ghostinstallations View Post
    Anyone ever looked into reprogramming Polaris gen2/3 CDI's? Im guessing it is a serial port. May not be to hard to figure it out. The questions are:

    -Serial Pinout (standard or custom?)Standard plug I think.

    -Power provided to the cdi for programming via wires or certian pins in the DB-9 port? I think it was thru the port

    -Baud rate/parity? Huh? LOL

    -Software to flash...Ive herd it is a dos based program, anyone have a copy? It is dos base, there was a graph that appears(if I remember right) The ones that do protect them as they are part of their business

    -Example software files? (Im making a WILD assumption they are plain text files).

    Dont have a overwhelming need to reflash anything, but it might be interesting! Please post if you have any credible knoledge on the subject.
    There are a few on here that have worked with them,but it would be up to them to come forward. Randy said the laptop he used had 2 serial ports and it was hard to find ones with 2, I don't know why 2 were need .

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    couldnt a desktop be built cheaply with 2 serial ports?

    Quote Originally Posted by Keddano View Post
    I was really hung over and tired when I watched Randy program a few at our first midwest gathering There are a few on here that have worked with them,but it would be up to them to come forward. Randy said the laptop he used had 2 serial ports and it was hard to find ones with 2, I don't know why 2 were need .

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    SPEED KILLS, BUT YOU GET THERE QUICKER Keddano's Avatar
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    Yep, but not portable. Randy was a big Race tech guy at Finals and others.

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    check this out, USB to serial adapter, should make it quite easy

    http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-RS232...uct/B000067SNB

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    Thanks for the info. Wondering why two serial ports as well. Not too hard to accomplish. I run several serial ports off my laptop for console access to network gear.

    Keep the info rollin in. Not trying to tank someones business income, but I like having the ability to try different tunes.

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