Originally Posted by diggitydogg
Does it really makes a difference whether you touch the pos and neg for 30 min vs. just having the positive undone for 30 min? I'm surprised that the motorcycle would recognize that the pos and neg are in contact with one another . . .
Also, can you tell me more about this adaptive memory, as I don't see anything about it in the official BMW literature.
When I demo'd the KGT at Holt BMW, we discussed the new firmware. He told me the computer had adaptive memory and what that implied stating that inputs to the servo's would come from the adaptive memory first before comming from the firmware. I would consider adaptive memory like a buffer...if someone rides very cautiously never twisting the throttle rapidly or full-turn then all of a sudden the bike gets a full-turn accelleration - the adaptive memory says "hey wait a minute - don't go 100%, give only 80%".
Bottom line was the computer circuit was designed to reset this adaptive memory if the positive and negative cables were in constant contact for over 1/2 hr. Some other threads here have stated 29 minutes and 50 some seconds.
The dealer indicated this procedure would not hurt anything and would give a better indication of how any new upgrade would react to a particular riding style.
Another thing he stressed was to turn on the key and let the bike sit for ten or twenty seconds before starting it. This lets all of the three computers get in sync with the sensors, etc. and the bikes ride better.
In my demo I twisted the throttle in first like I would on my VMax and the bike almost jumped out of my hands, but I did not feel any surges or lack of power at any rpm. Fifth gear from 30 to 110 deliberate roll-on was as smooth as silk and very quick.
I would hope as you do that 7.0 wouldn't make it a dog.
Hope you get the bike to your liking.