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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old May 29th, 2007, 10:36 am Thread Starter
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Bike seems to run better after battery was disconnected

Had the battery disconnected for a few hours this weekend, while BenicaRT performed some surgery. THe bike seemed to ride better on the way home, not that I was complaining about the way it rode before. Anyway could this be erasing the adaptive mapping that should have been done while doing the 7.1 upgrade?

Also I must have a guardian angle or something as I blew by a CHP going 95 while he was standing out of his car radar gun in hand aiming it straight at me, never came after me? GT not give a good return? Graphite just extra stealthy? There were a few cars behind me, maybe going for one of those, but clearly I was pulling away from the pack.....

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old May 29th, 2007, 11:39 am
 
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I did a battery disconnect, tps reset, and also experienced better driveability. More
important, the high idle has not returned yet.

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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old May 29th, 2007, 2:09 pm
 
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Will you call me about the battery disconnect, etc process.

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I "suspect" that if you have the cars behind you all the way it is real tough to just pick you up although I know it can be done. Chalk that one up to being lucky and remember it when you do get nailed.
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I use the speed monitoring signs to check my radar cross section. I shadow cars, pull out, and try to see when they can pick me up. I know they are mostly K band but it does give me an idea of when the source can pick me up. For the most part the speed-signs are blasting full bore so I would not expect a officer's radar to get much more range.

Beside I like to get "High Score" I consider anything in the 90's in a 30 zone is success. I hope the machine store some of the highest speeds. I want the safety people think they are doing a good job.

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Will you call me about the battery disconnect, etc process.
Step 1 Disconnect the battery cables (10mm socket)
Step 2 Use one of the screws and put it between (connect) the two cables you just removed
Step 3 Let the bike sit for >1 hour to clear the memory
Step 4 connect the battery and preform a TPS calibration
(key on, throttle end stop to end stop 3 times, key off)
Step 5 go for a ride and enjoy.
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I'm headed out to the garage to disconnect. I'll report back tomorrow.
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Step 4 connect the battery and preform a TPS calibration
(key on, throttle end stop to end stop 3 times, key off)
Step 5 go for a ride and enjoy.
Please explain this. I'm a little thick. :wtf
Also, Had upgrade to 7.0 last Nov. Bike runs great., but could always be better. If this procedure was not done at the time, is it likely to help or not.

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Please explain this. I'm a little thick. :wtf
Basically, your bike's ECU stores information about how you ride. Disconnecting the battery for 30 minutes ensures that the ECU's memory is cleared completely. Once you reconnect the battery, your ECU is ready to start storing new information under the new firmware version.

(Just remember to perform a TPS calibration before starting the bike for the first time.)
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Please explain this. I'm a little thick. :wtf
Also, Had upgrade to 7.0 last Nov. Bike runs great., but could always be better. If this procedure was not done at the time, is it likely to help or not.
that is the throttle position sensor (TPS) calibration.

Turn the key on, but do not start the bike.

The throttle is already in the OFF/CLOSED position.

Rotate the throttle grip to the fully OPEN position in one smooth motion
Rotate the throttle grip to the fully CLOSED position in one smooth motion

Rotate the throttle grip to the fully OPEN position in one smooth motion
Rotate the throttle grip to the fully CLOSED position in one smooth motion

Rotate the throttle grip to the fully OPEN position in one smooth motion
Rotate the throttle grip to the fully CLOSED position in one smooth motion

That completed the motion 3 times and the TPS is now calibrated.
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