Originally Posted by sportrider
Welcome to the club Mark...now you know why we've been bitching since getting the latest software. There is nothing you can do, other than put the stock pipe back on to subdue the ridiculous backfiring.
The backfiring combined with the clunky tranny...I'm back to my old harley riding days again!
Don't get me wrong, I still love my KS. Nothing in life is perfect but for me, the positives of the KS and most BMW motorcycles in general, far outweigh the few negitives which make up the character of the machine. Overall, I think the 6.0 was an improvement in throttle response. I'll need more miles to be sure.
However, I just don't understand why the popping on deceleration has gotten soooo much worse following the update.
If an adjustment to the software and electronic fuel control can make it worse, then it seems logical that an appropriate re-adjustment to the system should make it better.
For all the money, resources and engineering "know-how" at BMW's disposal, I see no reason why they can't get this right.
If past history is an indicator of the future, my guess is that small (aftermarket) companies (i.e. dynojet/power-commander) will solve these issues before BMW will. In my opinion, that's inexcusable. No one should have to spend hundreds of dollars in the aftermarket modifying their brand new 17,000+ dollar BMW so it will run correctly.
I can live with the popping for now as it doesn't really effect performance but I shouldn't have to. Frankly, I think it's embarrassing to be decelerating in and around town on my premium European motorcycle popping and garbling my way to a stop.