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Old Apr 11th, 2006, 8:12 am
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reset computer????

when you put on a new exhaust i asked the dealer should i reset the computer after words and he said no but i have read that you should. What is the word on the street?? Also how do you do it??

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Old Apr 11th, 2006, 9:49 am
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Someone with more knowledge might correct me, but yes, you should probably do it.

What generally is referred to as the computer is a bank of memory that the computer uses to store your riding patterns in - throttle opening, fuelling, etc etc. In theory if your ride long enough these should be overwritten with fresh data... (correct me if I'm wrong). However if you reset these memories the computer will go back into default mode and starts to learn again. Which surely can't be such a bad thing..?!

To do it you do this:
Disconnect the batter from the bike for about 30 minutes
Turn ignition on
Twist the throttle fully open three times
Turn the ignition off
Turn the ignition back on and proceed as usual.

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That's how I understand it, except that the battery should be disconnected at least 30 minutes...I did 2 hours.
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