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BrentB



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 5:53 pm    Post subject: Yamaha Diagnostic Software manual Reply with quote

Matt kindly sent the Yamaha Diagnostic Software manual.
Several places have it for sale online including Matt at:

Matt Gurnsey
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have a source for the cables, software, etc.?

Thanks,
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Warren

The Yamaha is part number
LIT-YDIS1-30-00 CD-ROM
60V-WS850-00-00 USB Data Cable.
I saw at http://www.boats.net/
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

While I and others appreciate the access to this, I think you might rethink the posting of it. The first pages clearly state that permission must be gained prior to further publication. Maybe Matt has permission to do this? Hope so.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is fine and the file can be deleted which I cant do.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In talking to Yamaha, they did not seem real concerned about this.

Other vendors do not let the diagnostic software out to the general public, only selling it to dealers, and not for resale. We checked with Yamaha and they seem okay with the cables and software being out there.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just trying to protect you guys and the C-Brats Matt. The book is clearly marked with the prohibition not to redistribute without permission.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We'll all agree that the copy is for evaluation purposes only. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know if the Honda diagnostic software and manual are available?

Hauling the boat 60 miles, and paying $100 for a one shot deal is not the hot setup. Does Honda make this available to the boating public? Since the motor is a version of the Civic, with another plug, can the car software be used? Are the data ODCD II compliant? Is it an RS-232 interface?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boris

I searched using Honda+HDS+portable+diagnostic+system and found this site
http://www.auto-diagnostics.info/honda_hds

You can contact them and continue searching.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From Honda

http://corporate.honda.com/press/article.aspx?id=2005113031522

Check with boats.net

good luck
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know that Suzuki and Evinrude do not make their software and cables available to the public- only dealers.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matt Gurnsey wrote:
I know that Suzuki and Evinrude do not make their software and cables available to the public- only dealers.


I'm having second thoughts......

I also said on an earlier thread that I was surprised that Yamaha would make the diagnostic programs available to the general public.

I could see them wanting to keep the programs available to their own dealers to give those dealers a market place edge in servicing Yamaha engines, but what about other independent outboard repair shops?

Consider what would happen if all independent shops or other brand outboard dealers could not get this software and then be able to work on Yamaha products.

Imagine the negative comments and damage to the Yamaha image created by the angry comments generated from this potential situation, and the simple fact that the only place you could get your Yamaha repaired would be at a Yamaha dealer.

How would you like to be up somewhere like in SW Alaska, and be told the nearest place you could get your Yamaha motor worked on was 200 miles away? What's a 200 mile tow job cost? What about your vacation schedule?

Knowing that only Yamaha dealers can work on Yamaha motors, who would want to buy a Yamaha?

But where does that put the Evinrude, Suzuki, and now Honda motor lines?

Don't forget: The shortage of dealers has often be a negative argument against buying a Suzuki motor in some parts of the U.S. where their network is thin.

Isn't that the same situation Honda is putting themselves in? Why buy a Honda if only Honda dealers can service them? Or a Suzuki or an Evinrude, for that matter?

Food for thought, anyway!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually Sea Wolf, the situation you describe already exists, and I too was surprised that Yamaha would make this available outside the dealer network.

We are a dealer for Suzuki, Yamaha and Evinrude, and that is all we'll work on. Because we don't have the manuals, or the special tools required to work on other brands. There isn't a Honda dealer in our marketplace, and we know of many owners who would like us to work on them, but we can't even get oil filters, so we can't offer any real service to them.

As far as the software, my concern would be that an owner could adjust settings in the engine computer and not really know what he was doing and cause damage to the engine. It looks like Honda's way around this is to offer a "read only" software for the general public. Probably a smart move.

I know the E-tec is very adaptable by dealer adjustments in the computer, and if one doesn't know what they're doing they could really screw things up.

The independant mechanic is becoming a thing of the past, as they don't have access to the diagnostic tools that the authorized dealer has. Nor does he usualyy have the funds to invest in the specialized tools that may be required.

The manufacturer's reasonaing behind this is that the dealer has made a sizable investment in tools and parts inventory (tens of thousands of dollars) as well as required tech training at regular intervals and they want to support someone who makes that investment.

Basic maintenance is not an issue, that can be done by any good machanic or do-it-yourselfer, and service manuals for the engines are available. But in depth diagnostic work or rebuild will require more in-depth knowledge.

Yamaha shows Service Manuals on their web site as being for sale, but we can't get them, they aren't in print. But what we can do is download the PDF files for the manuals at no charge, and put them on a CD for our customers who want them.

Suzuki and Evinrude still offer their manuals for sale in paper form.

Why would you buy a Yamaha or other brand? Imagine the angry owners who take their motor to a tech who isn't trained in them, and then something gets set wrong and things get screwed up. It wouldn't be Yamaha's (or Honda's, or Evinrude's or Mercury's etc) fault, but the owner would still be angry about the failure of his "piece of crap" engine and "never buy that brand again".

This situation is one of the reasons that I recomend people power their boats with a brand that is represented by a dealer in their area.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matt-

Excellent answer!

You make some very good points from the dealer's and manufacturer's points of view that the consumer probably doesn't think about.

Thanks for sharing your ideas on this and all the other posts with us!

Will you be at the Seattle Boat Show and at the C-Brat Get Together Saturday night at the factory?

Would just like to say hello and thanks in person, if possible!

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