World’s “First Personal Diagnostic Tool” for Harley-Davidson motorcycles
Smart Vehicle Diagnostics LLC, (“a creator of unique diagnostic tools for automobiles, trucks and powersports vehicles”), and DIAGNOSTICA LLC, (“an innovative diagnostic equipment company) have announced the availability of Motorscan wireless on-board diagnostic (OBD) adapters with free smartphone app for Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
Featuring a patent-pending design, Motorscan adapters are said to be the first devices of their kind. “The tiny plug and play adapters work on the majority of Harley-Davidson motorcycles manufactured from 2001 to 2015. Future software updates will extend the compatibility to newer models. The free smartphone app is available for Android phones and iPhones.”
The Motorscan adapter plugs into a motorcycle’s diagnostic port and can be left there indefinitely, according to the company. “Using the Motorscan app, a bike owner can read trouble codes and conditions with detailed descriptions, clear the check engine light, access various bike systems from the electronic control unit (ECU) to the dashboard, see data parameters, view virtual gauges, and more. Diagnostic reports can be saved and emailed to a mechanic at the touch of a button.
“We created the Motorscan OBD adapter so that Harley-Davidson owners can easily diagnose their bikes themselves and see what is wrong if the ‘check engine’ light comes on,” said Alex Leonov, Managing Partner at Smart Vehicle Diagnostics LLC.
“Motorscan essentially turns the smartphone into a powerful diagnostic tool. A lot of diagnostic tools are bulky, but we wanted to make a tool that can be left in a bike and used every day. We ended up reinventing the OBD adapter when we created the world’s smallest diagnostic device for powersports with a patent-pending design that is guaranteed to fit snugly into a bike’s diagnostic port. To ensure software compatibility with a wide range of Harley-Davidson models, we partnered with EOS Srl, makers of professional motorcycle diagnostics equipment. The end result is an easy-to-use tool to monitor your bike’s health daily.
“Smart Vehicle Diagnostics creates truly unique and market-leading products for motorcycle diagnostics, and we are proud to be their distribution partner,” said Lisa DiFalco, VP Marketing at DIAGNOSTICA LLC. “We are very excited about how the new Motorscan smartphone diagnostic tools for Harley-Davidson motorcycles will empower bike owners. We are confident that they will become a must-have device for all Harley-Davidson enthusiasts.”
There are two types of adapters available. The MSDKHD4 4-pin adapter is compatible with older models with Delphi engine control units and 4-pin J1850 OBD connectors. The MSDKHD6 6-pin adapter works with most of the newer CAN-Bus Harley-Davidson bikes with 6-pin OBD connectors.
The company says that Motorscan is a plug and play device. To start, install the Motorscan app on a smartphone. Then plug the Motorscan adapter into the bike’s OBD data link connector, which is usually located under the seat or on the side, making sure the bike is unlocked. Turn the ignition on and put the RUN switch into RUN position. Turn on Bluetooth on the phone and after launching, the app will find the adapter automatically – after completion of a quick registration form to Motorscan it will begin to diagnose the bike.
Smart Vehicle Diagnostics LLC