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Re: Versys Diagnostic interface: DIY On Board computer?
« Reply #10 on: Jun 20, 2020, 07:03 PM »
*Originally Posted by Wassy [+]
I think I get what you’re talking about. Do you mean some sort of OBD/CANBUS reader that transmits live info onto a tablet via Bluetooth using an app such as torque?

Ah... there is someone who can talk the same language as the OP!!

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Re: Versys Diagnostic interface: DIY On Board computer?
« Reply #11 on: Jun 21, 2020, 08:30 PM »
Hi all,

Thanks for all the comments!
STOKIE & Wassy are on the right track.

I was hoping someone has already reverse-engineered the diagnostic messages on the kawasaki, so I won't need to do it myself, as it takes a fair amount of time.

I've found a similar project that someone undertook for a Harley (http://momex.cat/en/tachometerHD) , which will be a good starting point for me.
In short, They added a DIY tachometer & gear indicator (see http://momex.cat/images/tachohead.png).
What I have in mind is a bit more advanced cluster, with ambient temperature, accelerometer, internal temperatures, maybe fuel consumption, gear position, shift light, GPS directions, front & rear onboard cameras and some additional bits & pieces... not sure yet if I would want this displayed on the phone or I would rather have a separate purpose-made screen.

The way I see it end result would be similar to a track datalogger (i.e. here's a random one from the internet https://www.aimshop.com/products/aim-evo4s-motorcycle-racing-datalogger) ... though it would be more adjusted to daily driving needs.

With all this feature list, of course it would be a long-term process of constant prototyping (gotta love 3d-printers!), but In the end this is something I would like to fit in my future bikes, hence why the question was about all generations of versys (current bikes communication protocols are a bit more standard, so at some point this dashboard would be plug&play across any motorbike, or a car for that matter)




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Re: Versys Diagnostic interface: DIY On Board computer?
« Reply #12 on: Jun 22, 2020, 09:51 AM »
Once you have the correct protocols for the software/firmware you will have a starting point. someone has already done this on one of the kawasaki Z models as I've seen it myself but for the life I can't remember where I saw it
(its an age thing) have a search on he web and if I remember I'll send you a link.

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Re: Versys Diagnostic interface: DIY On Board computer?
« Reply #13 on: Jun 22, 2020, 06:17 PM »
*Originally Posted by STOKIE [+]
Once you have the correct protocols for the software/firmware you will have a starting point. someone has already done this on one of the kawasaki Z models as I've seen it myself but for the life I can't remember where I saw it
(its an age thing) have a search on he web and if I remember I'll send you a link.

I had a late night yesterday and found an interesting project, which gives me the most of what I need for a good start:
https://bitbucket.org/tomnz/kawaduino/src/default/

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Re: Versys Diagnostic interface: DIY On Board computer?
« Reply #14 on: Nov 29, 2020, 02:57 PM »
OBD tool, works great and I have this and a carb balancer in my tool case just in case i need it.

https://www.healtech-electronics.com/products/obd/