seven point ugh!
Calling all 7.0 upgraders...
I'd have to say that I'm mixed about 7.0. The K1200XP I mean GT is much smoother and much more predictable that's all positive. Riding through town has none of the jerking that was previously there. (In retrospect, it wasn't so bad if you puttered in second gear.) But I've experienced an unexpected downside of 7.0, and I'd like to know if others are experiencing it:
4800 rpm. Third gear, fourth gear, you decide. Coasting at a steady 60-or-so mph. Twist the throttle for more speed. The motorcycle either slows down, engine brakes, hesitates I can't figure out exactly what's happening. It's a Bermuda Triangle. All I know is that I roll on the throttle, expecting to go faster, and momentarily I go slower. Then jolt faster. It doesn't happen every time, only when you are lulled into ultraconfidence by the smoothness of the acceleration and suddenly, that jerkiness. The common denominator whenever it happens, I look down at the tach and it's always the same story: 4800 rpm.
Has anyone else experienced anything remotely similar? Maybe it's just me my riding style, aggressive throttle, whatever. Or maybe it's completely normal and expected a lag at the tipping point of acceleration. I just need to know from someone smarter than me.
And yes, I've reset the ECM since having the upgrade done by disconnecting the positive cable on the battery for 30 minutes plus, resulting in a reset clock and BC but no improvements otherwise.
Last edited by diggitydogg; Sep 4th, 2006 at 4:39 pm.