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Offline johnbob

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Riding in sport mode
« on: July 17, 2017, 09:44:51 am »
Hello to all
I have put  3600 miles on my 2016 Super Tenere. Love the bike. There's one thing I'm still getting use to. That's riding in sport mode. I feel the mode is a little "choppy". Is this something I'm simply have to get use to? Or, is there a solution to this? Any input would be helpful.   Thank you, John

Offline Sierra1

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Re: Riding in sport mode
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 09:58:14 am »
"I" just adjusted my throttle/clutch manipulation.  Many others have used reprograming to smooth everything out.  I am a cheapskate.  It took me less than a day of riding to get the right "touch". In my opinion, clutch control is the key; remember the clutch lever is adjustable.  I never use "T" on the street.  ::001::
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Offline verboten1

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Re: Riding in sport mode
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 12:36:31 pm »
Last year I didn't use sport. This year I bought a DRZ400 with a flatslide carb. Now I use sport all the time. It's technique
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Offline hobdayd

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Re: Riding in sport mode
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 12:44:11 pm »
Remove as much free play from the throttle cable as is safe to do. Adjust your gear selector down to your boot top to remove unnecessary travel when changing up. (You may have to move your lever on the splined shaft to ensure you have enough thread engagement on the threadded rod at both ends). Adjust the clutch lever until you find a position that feels better than the others. (I have just ordered shorty levers to make sure my pull position is in the same place each time. This is difficult with the long standard clutch lever).

All these adjustments make a huge improvement to eliminating S mode snatchyness.

Now clutchless changes up from 3rd. to 6th. are seamless.

Offline johnbob

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Re: Riding in sport mode
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2017, 12:10:56 pm »
Thank You guys.

Offline AZ Dean

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Re: Riding in sport mode
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2017, 01:34:39 pm »
Yes, it is a bit more sensitive, but purposely so.  You can get used to it.  I switch to Touring mode when I am just cruising or in stop and go traffic.  Also off-road.
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Offline Paletes3

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Re: Riding in sport mode
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2017, 02:16:36 pm »
 I had the same issue with S mode for the first 5k. You'll get used to it. I will try the throttle cable adjust myself as there's some play (Thanks for the advice HOBDAYD).
I noticed cruising in S mode will increase fuel consumption for the same speed as on T mode (I don't know if I'm explaining this well. I'm not english speaking "native").  Slow riding and filtering traffic is better in T mode, IMO.
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Offline Sierra1

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Re: Riding in sport mode
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2017, 02:22:56 pm »
It's not the mode....it's the right hand controlling the mode.  ::025::  At least for me.
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Offline Jono49

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Re: Riding in sport mode
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2017, 05:01:11 pm »
I have no issues as such with "S" mode, but I find good use for "T" mode in town, and on technical single track road with some tight steep corners, I have a use for both and I'm glad their both there to use  ::008::
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Offline yoyo

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Re: Riding in sport mode
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2017, 07:03:15 pm »
When the subject of S and T came up s few weeks back I got into using S mode, with practice it is easy to control but I did notice a significant increase in fuel consumption probably because I'm riding harder than in T, fun though!

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Re: Riding in sport mode
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2017, 07:53:00 pm »
T mode is for rain and busy city streets. S mode is for everything else.  Practice refined throttle control and it will become second nature.
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Offline RonH

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Re: Riding in sport mode
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2017, 10:17:45 pm »
I've never tried T mode on the 2017. On the 2012 it felt like a second or so delay between throttle and power, so I went to S and never felt the need for T on it again either. As to fuel mileage in S, here at high altitude in Colorado from what I gather we can get some good numbers. Last tank for me was 232 miles and mostly mountains and slower speeds. It took 5.5 hours to cover 232 milles, 3.88 gallons, 60mpg.
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Offline Sierra1

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Re: Riding in sport mode
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2017, 01:11:34 am »
The less oxygen in the air, the less fuel the computer injects into the combustion chamber(s).  Better mileage at altitude means less power output.  Good news?  You'll never get stuck on the side of the road in the mountains because your carburetor isn't set right for the altitude.  ::001::
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Re: Riding in sport mode
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2017, 05:19:59 am »
Regarding gas mileage difference, there is none.  My wife always rides in T on her 2017, me in S on my 2015.  We just completed a 7,000 mile trip.  The bikes were both topped off together each fill-up. We both went on empty within a couple of miles of each other.  Sometimes I beat her, many times she beat me in mileage.  I think the non-oem height of her kickstand had more to do with the difference.  But bottom line, the differences were insignificant.
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Re: Riding in sport mode
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2017, 10:06:11 am »
The mixture and stoichiometry don't change with the modes.
Every time the engine accelerates, the mixture is richened slightly and with the T mode you are doing less on/off throttle.
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