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    Questions for BUDS MEGATECH users

    Hello Buds experts
    I am planning on buying a Buds BRP diagnostic system to use at my little repair shop business , I am currently using a SBT /candoo system whish is working great but I need to be able to pair new cluster gages with ecus, sbt candoo system does not do it.
    My questions are : is Buds more helpful to find problems or it just read and clear fault codes like candoo does? What useful functions Buds has and others don't? Any big use of megatech software? any good place to buy the interface and Buds software in the usa with good tech support in case of problem?
    Thanks for the advise.


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    You won't find any sellers in the USA since it is illegal and BRP will shut them down. And the software won't be any good in the future since BUDS2 has come out, rendering the investment in the Megatech version useless in the future.

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    I have a candoo pro from sbt and I can marry gauges
    there is an additional tab and under it in bottom right has a box that's says marry (if button isn't showing it means it's already marred ) but box is still there.

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    Candoo should be able to marry clusters. Have used it before.

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    Yep it shows up on my recent one I bought

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    Sorry guys, I am talking about installing second generation all lcd brand new cluster gages , they use to come ready to marry with the ecu but now since maybe 2 years the clusters come without the software installed in, only BUDS can pair the gage with ecu properly. I have tried several times, if you just marry that new gage with candoo only half of the functions will show on cluster and at the bottom you will see a countdown like : 35 - 34 -33 - 32 then back to 35-34-33....constantly that will never stop.A trip to the dealer, buds connected and software downloaded ( I don't know if I use the right words)fix the problem immediately, they know it, they have a dedicated technician who does that all the time.
    Now , installing a used gage will work perfect if married with candoo, no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Dood View Post
    You won't find any sellers in the USA since it is illegal and BRP will shut them down. And the software won't be any good in the future since BUDS2 has come out, rendering the investment in the Megatech version useless in the future.
    So do you mean that all these guys are lying and do illegal business in the USA ?

    http://brpbuds.com/index.html
    http://www.diag-systems.com/shop/brp...gnostic_system
    http://www.powersportsdiagnostics.com/Seadoo.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrillefrenchy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Dood View Post
    You won't find any sellers in the USA since it is illegal and BRP will shut them down. And the software won't be any good in the future since BUDS2 has come out, rendering the investment in the Megatech version useless in the future.
    So do you mean that all these guys are lying and do illegal business in the USA ?

    http://brpbuds.com/index.html
    http://www.diag-systems.com/shop/brp...gnostic_system
    http://www.powersportsdiagnostics.com/Seadoo.html

    I have that system but I haven't tried to marry a new cluster so my input is not useful to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrillefrenchy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Dood View Post
    You won't find any sellers in the USA since it is illegal and BRP will shut them down. And the software won't be any good in the future since BUDS2 has come out, rendering the investment in the Megatech version useless in the future.
    So do you mean that all these guys are lying and do illegal business in the USA ?

    http://brpbuds.com/index.html
    http://www.diag-systems.com/shop/brp...gnostic_system
    http://www.powersportsdiagnostics.com/Seadoo.html

    Yup!!!! BUDS is a dealer ONLY and anyone offering it is illegally offering software and licenses to use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrillefrenchy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Dood View Post
    You won't find any sellers in the USA since it is illegal and BRP will shut them down. And the software won't be any good in the future since BUDS2 has come out, rendering the investment in the Megatech version useless in the future.
    So do you mean that all these guys are lying and do illegal business in the USA ?

    http://brpbuds.com/index.html
    http://www.diag-systems.com/shop/brp...gnostic_system
    http://www.powersportsdiagnostics.com/Seadoo.html

    Yes, of course they are lying, and what they are doing is actually illegal in the countries they are from. They are all out of easy reach of BRP in North America. The only companies that are usually successful in stopping this type of software piracy are large companies like Microsoft, Adobe, Apple, etc. BRP doesn't have the legal resources to chase all these guys in Europe.

    If you really think this is legal, then let me ask you a question: Why aren't there any guys selling this stuff here in the US? This is perhaps the biggest market, does this make any sense to you? There were a couple guys that sold pirated BUDS systems here in the US about 6-8 years ago, they ended up doing jail time.

    BRP only offers BUDS to authorized dealers. All of these pirated systems get around the BUDS licensing system by a crack created by a hacker in the Ukraine. Once this happened, it is pretty hard for BRP to stop these guys, because like I said, they are not here in the US, they are overseas. So BRP simply changed BUDS to BUDS2 which doesn't use the Megatech license scheme. Word on the street is that BRP is planning to try to stop these guys thru their legal teams, and the Megatech versions won't work anymore starting with next years models anyway.

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