YouMotorcycle Review: Motorscan Smartphone Diagnostic Tool for Harley-Davidson

Posted by Lisa DiFalco on

Motorscan smartphone diagnostic tool for Harleys

YouMotorcycle shares their review of the Motorscan smartphone diagnostic tool for Harleys.

“What are they trying to sell you?” my father said as he walked by me, on the phone. It was the mid-nineties, I was just a kid on the phone with a cold-caller. Every now and then I still hear his voice. “What are they trying to sell you?” It rang in my mind as I read an email. There it was, the promise: this product could save you hundreds, maybe even thousands, over the life of your motorcycle.

I get emails like this one all of the time. Some new crowdfunded product that will save the lives of countless motorcyclists, or a motorcycle app that will change the way we ride forever. This one was interesting though. An app that synchronizes with your motorcycle, to provide up-to-the-second data on your motorcycle’s performance, both at idle, and while riding, like a professional OBD2 reader for your bike. This might actually live up to the hype. “Please tell me more.” I replied.

A few days later it arrived in the mail. My brand new 4-pin Diagnostica Motoscan diagnostic tool arrived. The tiny tool costs $299 (or $199 using promo code 4JULY2017 until July 5th, 2017) and draws absolutely no power when the bike isn’t running.
Pricing Update: The Motorscan smartphone diagnostic tool for Harley bikes from Diagnostica is now only $199.99 without a coupon code.

The tool allows you to wireless connect to your Harley-Davidson motorcycle, in order to see what (if anything) is wrong with it. You can view and reset fault codes, see the vehicle diagnostics, run and view reports and more. The claim is that the device could potentially save you thousands in trips to your mechanic. Given that shop rates are now over $100/hour, and dealership rates even higher than that, the tool could potentially live up to the claim… but a few questions came to my mind:

 How difficult will it be to install?

  1. How well does it actually work?
  2. How easy will it be to use?
  3. How much money will the average Harley-Davidson motorcyclist actually save?

With these questions in mind, I stood up from my laptop, and went outside to start on the installation…

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Check out the YouMotorcycle video review here.


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