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I'm approaching the 4,000 km mark on my 'S' and have yet to ride in anything other than Touring mode. So I decided to try Sport. Except...for the life of me I cannot figure out how to change from one mode to another! Per page 61 of the USA owner's manual, I scroll to Sport mode, press the 'confirm menu' button for 2 seconds, but upon exit, I'm still in Touring mode. Would anyone like to weigh in and explain what I'm not doing correctly? FYI...my daughter routinely has to show me how to use the television remote control...haha. Thanks!
 

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I'm approaching the 4,000 km mark on my 'S' and have yet to ride in anything other than Touring mode. So I decided to try Sport. Except...for the life of me I cannot figure out how to change from one mode to another! Per page 61 of the USA owner's manual, I scroll to Sport mode, press the 'confirm menu' button for 2 seconds, but upon exit, I'm still in Touring mode. Would anyone like to weigh in and explain what I'm not doing correctly? FYI...my daughter routinely has to show me how to use the television remote control...haha. Thanks!
Youre doing it right, if this is at idling or engine off. The throttle needs to be closed. After you scroll to Sport, just press and hold the menu until its selected, not sure about the 2 sec time.
 

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Youre doing it right, if this is at idling or engine off. The throttle needs to be closed. After you scroll to Sport, just press and hold the menu until its selected, not sure about the 2 sec time.
I tried both motor off, key on, as well as motor on, throttle closed, engine at idle. Couldn't get it to change modes.
 

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you do not have to go into the menu. push the menu button shortly, choose the mode with the arrowbuttons and confirm by pushing 2s on the menu button
 

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Just remember that the flashing does not stop even after holding the menu button down for 3 seconds. You just count 3 seconds and let go. The flashing will stop AFTER you let go and the mode you wanted to choose should stay solid.
Flashing? The only flashing is the arrow next to the riding mode. The mode icon itself does not flash. It looks like it flashes in the owner's manual, but I have not been able to get it to flash.
 

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While riding , mine steps are:
Press menu button -> Sport, Touring and Urban modes will flash
Select Sport with the arrow rocker.
Press Menu button for a second or two

The dash will flash Close Gas -> Roll the throttle all the way closed for a second or so -> Sport mode (or whichever mode you selected) engages.

For the life of me, I can detect very littel difference between Sport and Touring except at very light throttle openings - but I'm still in the break-in period
 

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If you're following the above directions and it is not changing, you need to have your bike repaired.

As for the riding modes, you must, must, must try Sport. There is a noticeable difference between Sport and Touring. Just try power wheelies in the two modes and Sport will make you grin in half the time. The difference is striking. "Sport Mode" should be called, "Wheelie/License Stealer Mode." Love it!

Throttle lag seems to be where the two modes mainly differ. BTW, if you haven't used "Urban mode" it makes the SS a completely different bike. Almost to the point where I would recommend it to a beginner.

Happy Wheelie Day!
 
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While riding , mine steps are:
Press menu button -> Sport, Touring and Urban modes will flash
Select Sport with the arrow rocker.
Press Menu button for a second or two

The dash will flash Close Gas -> Roll the throttle all the way closed for a second or so -> Sport mode (or whichever mode you selected) engages.

For the life of me, I can detect very littel difference between Sport and Touring except at very light throttle openings - but I'm still in the break-in period
Ok @Ventura17SS @LiamC is correct with his info and it will work. I found the same problem when I 1st got my bike. while riding press the indercator buton then scroll down or up to sport then press the indercator buton again for 2 seconds. The bike will then ask you to roll the throttle off ( this is to varify you have not done this accedently) once you close the throttle it will engage whatever you have chosen. Let us know how you go.
 

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Ok @Ventura17SS @LiamC is correct with his info and it will work. I found the same problem when I 1st got my bike. while riding press the indercator buton then scroll down or up to sport then press the indercator buton again for 2 seconds. The bike will then ask you to roll the throttle off ( this is to varify you have not done this accedently) once you close the throttle it will engage whatever you have chosen. Let us know how you go.
This! If this doesn't work, time for a trip to the dealer.
 

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Ok @Ventura17SS @LiamC is correct with his info and it will work. I found the same problem when I 1st got my bike. while riding press the indercator buton then scroll down or up to sport then press the indercator buton again for 2 seconds. The bike will then ask you to roll the throttle off ( this is to varify you have not done this accedently) once you close the throttle it will engage whatever you have chosen. Let us know how you go.
Worked like a champ...thank you guys for enlightening me!
 

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You should be able to it even when you are not running it.
You are exactly right, @klev. I made the mistake of reading the owner's manual, thereby pressing the menu confirm button for 2 full seconds, taking me into menu futility. A simple quick bump of the button allows riding mode changes in an instant at any time. I plan to apply the same principles to the television remote in hopes of escaping HGTV.
 
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