Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Scottsdale, AZ, USA
The Version 7 is wonderful
I had the version 7.0 software update done on Saturday.
Bike was in to replace the center stand (broken foot lever) and I had been asking about the update for the last 2 months.
At first, they said they had not received the update, then realized they had it.
It took about 45 minutes to download the software to their system.
When they first connected my bike and did the initial scan, the reponse was "No updates necessary".
I asked if they could override this and they did.
The load took about 30 minutes.
The results are dramatic and excellent.
The closed throttle damping is enhanced. The return to idle is just slightly buffered.
The result is a smooth return to idle without the "on-off" feel of the engine previously.
I rode through 2 school zones (15 mph here in AZ) this morning in 1st gear with no jerking or problems modulating the throttle.
I also ran through the low speed u-turns in our underground parking garage without feathering the clutch.
I could not have accom;ished either of these feats with the previous software.
The bike seems to respond as before, no performance issues from off-idle to rev-limiter.
The 7.0 update is well worth the time spent. By the way, no charge to me.