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Old 12-08-2011, 05:04 AM   #1990
Plane Dr
Studly Adventurer
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Joined: Sep 2005
Location: North TX Metromess
Oddometer: 888
Post ride report...

So not many miles but it definitely feels crisper on acceleration. Maybe just because I waited so long and spent my money. Internal justification?

However in traffic I can run the rpm waaay lower and it is still smooth and then pulls smoother from that rpm. I commute on mine and without the lower adventure first gear traffic is a PITA. Lot's of shifting lots of time on the clutch. (for those unfamiliar TX traffic is 0-80-0 in 100 yards...) I have found that it just allows the engine to run down and then accelerate smoothly. I am assuming the engine never gets to a true steady state and given the low rpm the EFI is basically flipping around through the various maps. The extra fuel compensates for this.

1 happy camper here. So when is the cool coming? shall I preorder for 2013?
01/09 DRZ470SSW more bits than necesary
2005 R1200 GS AKA The Mothership
2003 Z1000 Nuclear Pumpkin (gone)
86 RG500WW (gone)

Bikes are like women. What you think you want, and what you want, change after the first ride.
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