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    OBD tool - cable
    on: June 11, 2023, 03:41:31 pm
    June 11, 2023, 03:41:31 pm
    Planning on purchasing the Motoscan app to use with the OBDLink LX tool.  Can someone help confirm for me if I have to buy a cable to connect the OBDLink LX to the bike or will the OBDLink LX connect directly without it?  I hate to buy a cable and not need one. 

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    Re: OBD tool - cable
    Reply #1 on: June 11, 2023, 04:33:50 pm
    June 11, 2023, 04:33:50 pm
    No, it's wifi or bluetooth (can't remember which). The phone communicates with the OBD2 dongle (has to be a good one!). There are variations of Motoscan, and only the Ultimate does everything, like reset service intervals, coding, etc. I'm sure you've done your homework............

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    Re: OBD tool - cable
    Reply #2 on: June 11, 2023, 05:44:55 pm
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    Cool.  Thank you.  I know the OBDLink LX will connect to the phone with Bluetooth, I just wasn't sure if I need to buy the cable to connect the OBDLink LX to the bike.   :763:

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    Re: OBD tool - cable
    Reply #3 on: June 11, 2023, 05:57:23 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Motoman71 [+]
    Cool.  Thank you.  I know the OBDLink LX will connect to the phone with Bluetooth, I just wasn't sure if I need to buy the cable to connect the OBDLink LX to the bike.   :763:

    Only if bike is '17 or earlier. To confirm, diagnostic plug is under the seat. If round you will need the cable, if rectangular then OBD will plug straight in

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    Re: OBD tool - cable
    Reply #4 on: June 11, 2023, 06:00:07 pm
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     :763:  Yes, this is a 2023.  I will double check that.  Appreciate the confirmation.  Perfect.  Thanks again!

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    Re: OBD tool - cable
    Reply #5 on: June 11, 2023, 08:56:56 pm
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    *Originally Posted by RyanGTXR [+]
    Only if bike is '17 or earlier. To confirm, diagnostic plug is under the seat. If round you will need the cable, if rectangular then OBD will plug straight in

    Umm, that will be '15 & '16 with the round OBD connector (Euro-3), they require the adapter cable, '17 thru '19 have the rectangular OBD-II connector and are Euro-4....and will plug straight into the dongle.

    2020 onwards will be Euro-5 and have the normal rectangular OBD-II connector, no cable required.

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    Re: OBD tool - cable
    Reply #6 on: June 11, 2023, 09:32:37 pm
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    *Originally Posted by smithy [+]
    Umm, that will be '15 & '16 with the round OBD connector (Euro-3), they require the adapter cable, '17 is  has the rectangular OBD-II connector and is Euro-4....and will plug straight into the dongle.

    Smithy.

    My mistake, thought it changed in '18.
    Still, easy enough to look and check.

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    Re: OBD tool - cable
    Reply #7 on: June 12, 2023, 12:02:27 am
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    Thanks all. I found a YouTube video that shows what you’re all describing.  The OBDLink LX will plug right in to the bike on the cable under the seat. Nothing else is needed.   :763:

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    Re: OBD tool - cable
    Reply #8 on: June 12, 2023, 12:44:08 am
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    *Originally Posted by RyanGTXR [+]
    My mistake, thought it changed in '18.
    Still, easy enough to look and check.

    True, easy to check....I think any XR "built" from very late 16 onwards for the 17 model year will be Euro-4 and have the Rectangular OBD-II port. My Feb '17 "built" XR has the rectangular OBD-II port and is Euro-4.

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