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Marketplace => Wanted => Topic started by: Tree on February 09, 2018, 04:51:00 pm

Title: KDS V3
Post by: Tree on February 09, 2018, 04:51:00 pm
I know that there is a KDS3 system out there sitting in a drawer, long forgotten and waiting to be used.  If you have one that is not vital to you I ask that you consider selling it - to me.  My local mechanic has taken care of his Christmas fund for the next three years thanks to me.  I would rather not send his kids to college.
Title: Re: KDS V3
Post by: Tree on February 10, 2018, 11:59:27 am
If you don't have one but know about one for sale I would appreciate the lead.  Thanks.
Title: Re: KDS V3
Post by: Tree on February 17, 2018, 05:34:19 pm
Just a little bump in case anyone finds a KDS just lying around taking up space.
Title: Re: KDS V3
Post by: Tree on March 10, 2018, 04:47:53 pm
Got one!  $290 from ebay.
Title: Re: KDS V3
Post by: Tree on May 03, 2018, 01:19:04 pm
Still looking for the correct software.  I now have 2 versions, neither of which has my new KIPASS ECU in the database.  Maybe someone out there has the newest KDS3 version and needs to backup their software?  I would be happy to help.  :)
Title: Re: KDS V3
Post by: amphibsailor on May 03, 2018, 01:32:10 pm
You can order the software from Kawasaki separately.  It is not too expensive.  IIRC less than $50.
Title: Re: KDS V3
Post by: Tree on May 03, 2018, 04:18:31 pm
You can order the software from Kawasaki separately.  It is not too expensive.  IIRC less than $50.

I thought we could only get dealer discards.  I can get it from the Kawasaki site?  Really?
Title: Re: KDS V3
Post by: Tree on May 25, 2018, 02:38:12 pm
Pretty steep learning curve associated with this particular tool.  And that is all that it is - a tool.  Kawi has a death grip on their software.  Getting an up-to-date version is proving to be a challenge.
Title: Re: KDS V3
Post by: amphibsailor on May 25, 2018, 03:53:41 pm
Not true. I bought a new version of the software from a dealer for less than $50 iirc.  I'll dig up the info in a few hours.
Title: Re: KDS V3
Post by: Tree on May 27, 2018, 01:14:20 pm
Not true. I bought a new version of the software from a dealer for less than $50 iirc.  I'll dig up the info in a few hours.

I believe you.  My experience is proving to be different.
Title: Re: KDS V3
Post by: gPink on May 27, 2018, 01:26:28 pm
hmmm, disk copy command might cure your problem.
Title: Re: KDS V3
Post by: Tree on May 28, 2018, 01:14:09 am
hmmm, disk copy command might cure your problem.

My offer to create a secure backup still stands.  You never know when you when you will need to recover data.
Title: Re: KDS V3
Post by: Tree on June 17, 2018, 07:41:25 pm
Yep.  Still in the market for the most recent patch to KDS Ver. 3.  I now own 3.0.9.1 and 3.0.9.2.  I ran across this today:

https://rivaracing.com/i-17283304-kawasaki-diagnostic-software-v3-0-9-4.html

What I would like to know is this...  Is 3.0.9.4 the most recent patch or is there a newer version?  And, perhaps, where and how I might obtain the most recent version.  I know it is a watercraft site...  Does that matter as far as KDS software is concerned?

Anyone?
Title: Re: KDS V3
Post by: Bonsaicat on November 26, 2018, 09:40:14 am
Is there an update if I already have old software?
Title: Re: KDS V3
Post by: Freddy on November 26, 2018, 06:01:58 pm
Part number:  57001-1802

Ver 3.0.9.4   I ordered it thru a dealer and got it a few days later.

If you Google that p/n it will come up with the 2016 training package for KDS in .pdf format.
Title: Re: KDS V3
Post by: Roadrage on March 11, 2019, 10:43:31 pm
Looking for kds3 software part number 57001-1802. Live in Canada can’t find a place to order it any one have suggestions ??
Title: Re: KDS V3
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on March 12, 2019, 02:59:19 pm
read previous page (page one of this thread)...
Title: Re: KDS V3
Post by: Tree on March 14, 2019, 03:31:19 pm
Looking for kds3 software part number 57001-1802. Live in Canada can’t find a place to order it any one have suggestions ??
KDS3 update of sorts.  I obtained a used Dealer Kit from ebay that has the original version of the software.  Through the years there have been "updates" to the database as new versions of the hardware (ECU's mostly) have rolled out.  My new KIPASS ECU was in one of those updates so I had to find the version of the software that included it.  It is a hit-and-miss process since the updates aren't widely documented and you can't tell which ECU is supported by the updates.  Also, the KDS is not Concours specific.  The program is used for tuning tons of Kawasaki gear (snowmobiles, quads, jetskis, and Motorcycles).  It still confuses the crap outta me when I search for KDS solutions for the Connie.

Add to that the need to run KDS on XP and I needed a cheapo laptop - got one from craigslist.  Anyhow, my KDS is up and running mostly because I got help from a fellow rider on this forum.

PM me and maybe we can get your toolbox set up.
Title: Re: KDS V3
Post by: speedracersworld on August 30, 2019, 08:38:39 am
I just bought a KDS Decoder & cables but need the software please.

Here's some very valuable info for KDS Users:
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.motorcycleproject.com/text/KDS_2016.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwjorLmi6qrkAhUNLa0KHcyeAAYQFjACegQICBAB&usg=AOvVaw2EMtFM-DPgbQfeFce0fBpW&cshid=1567179008974 (https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.motorcycleproject.com/text/KDS_2016.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwjorLmi6qrkAhUNLa0KHcyeAAYQFjACegQICBAB&usg=AOvVaw2EMtFM-DPgbQfeFce0fBpW&cshid=1567179008974)
Title: Re: KDS V3
Post by: Freddy on August 30, 2019, 06:03:40 pm
See reply 14.
Title: Re: KDS V3
Post by: speedracersworld on August 31, 2019, 07:47:59 am
Part number:  57001-1802

Ver 3.0.9.4   I ordered it thru a dealer and got it a few days later.

If you Google that p/n it will come up with the 2016 training package for KDS in .pdf format.

I downloaded the training manual but the dealer stated item isn't for sale; dealer item only. Which dealer did you order it from?
Title: Re: KDS V3
Post by: speedracersworld on August 31, 2019, 07:59:37 am
Not true. I bought a new version of the software from a dealer for less than $50 iirc.  I'll dig up the info in a few hours.

Captain Crunch, did you ever get the info on where you bought the KDS3 Software?
Title: Re: KDS V3
Post by: Freddy on August 31, 2019, 06:43:24 pm
I ordered it from a dealer in Australia - where I live.   :thumbs:  Tree mentioned that he got help from a fellow rider on this forum.  Perhaps that fellow rider may be able to help you too as a last resort.   Send a PM to Capt Crunch if you haven't already, as he's closer. 
Title: Re: KDS V3
Post by: speedracersworld on September 01, 2019, 09:10:39 am
I ordered it from a dealer in Australia - where I live.   :thumbs:  Tree mentioned that he got help from a fellow rider on this forum.  Perhaps that fellow rider may be able to help you too as a last resort.   Send a PM to Capt Crunch if you haven't already, as he's closer.

Thank for the info! I sent Capt'n Crunch a message :)