That settles that! This week I'm getting the update BEFORE CCR! Woohoo!AZDrifterus said: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.
Hey Greg, I'm sure it will, plus the new brakes.ClearwaterBMW said:am i to correctly assume that my '07... which will be here soon, will already have the 7.0 installed?
well, i sure hope you are rightgrifscoots said:From what I've been reading it's basically run from the ECU using inputs from the ABS sensor that detects rear wheel slippage. An on/off switch completes the package. Unless the ECU is specific, I don't see why not? But, in real world, prolly not.
so, it CAN be added to my '07?eljeffe said:ASC is a byproduct of the Continental-Teves ABS brake system. ASC on the '06 is NOT retrofittable.
Ya know, it's almost sadly funny in a way. However, I know some dealer service managers and mechanics who have the same temperament (i.e. "the customer is never right" types). If I point out they did something blatantly wrong and screwed up and "maybe this would fix it," instead of apologizing, they want to argue about it or deny the problem exists - or ever did.bnblazer said:As soon as I saw this posted I called my dealer asking if I could get the upgrade done next week when I am in for some farkeling. The service manager was incredulous. He was angry that I knew about the upgrade before him. He had no idea if and when he was going to get it. He went on to tell me that he was sure that it would do no good because he had heard from BMW that the low speed fueling problems were not fixable and that they were the nature of the beast. I persisted and he acquiesced telling me that it would cost me an hour of shop time. I told him that it should be warranty work since the bike is nearly inoperable below 15 mph and that even BMW stated that this was the fix for that problem. Now he wanted to know how I knew that, and I told him that I had read the upgrade details on the internet to which he exclaimed that whoever the owner of the website was "was going to get their ass sued off for posting confidential BMW information." and wanted to know what site it was that I read it on. I told him that it was at st1300.com.
Eventually, it will all get done. This guy is just a grouser that knows more than everyone else and hates it when you have an idea or thought that he didn't come up with first. I deal with it because he is a gifted mechanic and does great work that is quick, reliable and cost friendly. Plus, the front half of the dealership is second to none and it is a family outfit that is grinding it out against the local big cycle shops.