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I'm the proud owner of a 2016 XCF-W and am coming from a 2008 XC-F 450 and in the tight stuff a 2009 XCF-W 250. Don't have her dialed in and prefer to have a bit more HP but seems like a nice stock bike. So I'm in the process of updating the bike to fit my riding style and cosmetic desires. As an engineer, I try to get pretty familiar with my bikes and always do all my own mods, maintenance and repairs/rebuilds. EFI and ignition map tweaks are always of a lot of interest to the nerd in me. But I get the sense that KTM has exaggerated things on that end. So I more than a bit confused regarding the options for more aggressive ignition mapping and hoping that more knowledgeable folks can help educate me. I will say that I've ordered the FMF 4.1 full titanium exhaust, Grunt manifold and Model 1 TPS setting as a start. Seems to be the most popular upgrade for power outside of a big bore kit. But the TPS tool is a workaround at the end of the day. What's most confusing to me is KTM's own statements of: "With an optional map-select switch from the Power Parts program, the EMS can allow the rider to select different engine characteristics. In addition, the optional User-Setting-Tool provides the ability to readout engine data with a laptop and change the ignition and injection mapping with just a few mouse clicks." I'm getting a sense this may be bordering on false advertising from KTM. I understand the User-Setting Tool itself has been discontinued by KTM (#69029096140) and that in order for it to work on our bikes that the ECU must be unlocked. Worse, appears that dealers are not officially allowed modify ECUs any long. The statements on KTM's website seems misleading and implies this is an easy plug, play and adjust ("...with just a few mouse clicks"). So what's the true story and what, if any, options might us owners have here? And maybe I'm just pissing in the wind on this one as the gains are minimal anyway? Second if KTM is advertising this but not providing the solutions to the end-customers, doesn't that seriously piss anyone off? Don't get me wrong, I love KTM products. Thanks, Devin