Coming from Smart Vehicle Diagnostics LLC, Motorscan smartphone diagnostics adapters are deisgned for Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Claiming this product is the first of its kind, the tiny plug and play adapters work on the majority of Harley-Davidson motorcycles manufactured from 2001 to 2015. The company hopes future software updates will extend the compatibility to newer models.
Like many modern motorcycle accessories, the adapter works with a free smartphone app, available for Android phones and iPhones.
The Motorscan adapter plugs into a motorcycle’s diagnostic port and can be left there indefinitely. 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, to see data parameters, view virtual gauges, and more. Bike owners can easily save diagnostic reports and email them to their mechanics with a 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. “You can save time and money on unnecessary shop visits, but you will also know when you actually must visit your mechanic.”
While a lot of diagnostic tools are bulky, Smart Vehicle Diagnostics wanted to create something that could be attached and left on the motorcycle for everyday use.
Taking a complicated add-on to a level of simplicity, Motorscan is a plug and play device. Starting by installing the Motorscan app on a smartphone, the Motorscan adapter is plugged into the bike’s OBD data link connector, which is usually located under the seat or on the side. With the motorcycle unlocked, the ignition is switched on, the RUN switch into RUN position. Users then turn on Bluetooth on the phone and launch the app which will find the adapter automatically. Finally, the completion of a quick registration form puts the biker on a road to easy diagnosing.
“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,” Alex Leonov notes. “To ensure software compatibility with a wide range of Harley-Davidson models, we partnered with EOS Srl, makers of professional motorcycle diagnostics equipment.”
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. Interested riders can check a motorcycle’s compatibility here.
“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 that they will become a must-have device for all Harley-Davidson enthusiasts.”
The Motorscan smartphone diagnostics adapters for Harley-Davidson motorcycles are available online for $299.00 each with free shipping.