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Quick Question on ESA

2592 Views 8 Replies 8 Participants Last post by  jimjam66
<<At the track it started to slide in a corner and I felt I reached the limit - untill I dicovered the ESA was in Comfort position - after I changed to Sport - didn´t I have the balls to search the sliding point, cause it was moved quite farrrrr >>

Above is a quote from The Mad Dane on Chip4's thread" "Some Pictures"...of his K-R.

Just wondered whether anyone routinely hits the esa button and switches from comfort to sport in the middle of a turn? If some of you do, does this tend to unsettle the bike at all in a medium to fast curve?

Decided to ask the question here, since I ride a K-S.

The reason for the question(s) is that I get these kind of senior moments when going from a straight road in the comfort setting onto a road with linked curves. It usually dawns on me after starting the first lean that the bike is floating into the turn in the comfort setting. I then instinctively reach for the button, but so far have held off until completing the turn before make the button adjustment to "sport" and returning to the business at hand.

It be better if I could hit the button mid-turn w/o any concern over the bike getting skidderish.

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pretty simple really in that you ought to keep it on "sport" setting in the twisties and forget about it. There was recent discussion on this on another post, but my understanding and experience is that you should jack up the rear somewhat by setting ESA to 2 riders with luggage. Helps.
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