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Old Today, 05:35 PM   #1
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1190 Offroad mode: AFR richer?

I have been spending a lot of time on trails and fireroads with my 1190R lately, and it struck me how the bike seems to run a lot smoother and cooler in offroad mode. Wondering if anyone has run dyno or just measured AFR in various modes?

Things I notice:
- you can easily lug the engine at 2k rpm and it pulls smoothly and cleanly always and in every gear.
- even though I am never going faster than say 35mph and often climbing steep hills sustained at 15mph engine heat is not bad even when ambient temps are high, engine oil never gets above 215deg either
-fuel mileage turns to shit, and obviously this is mostly due to terrain and speed but perhaps there is some part of it that is because it is running richer?

It would make sense if the fueling is richer since they probably didn't have to worry about emissions certifications. Anyone know?
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Old Today, 06:45 PM   #2
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Not sure about off road mode so much as Rain Mode. I ride in Rain Mode about 50% of the time and almost always on long hwy riding. I think I get better fuel mileage and no real heat issues, but I have also done quite a bit to counter the heat issue on mine. I prefer Rain Mode for city riding also as I just think over all it runs better in those situations in rain mode....or so I think.
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