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I was happy to see in the owners manual that the modes are customizable. Took me a bit to figure out but it did work. I increased the DTC level in Sport over the factory setting, made Touring max power but increased DTC from my Sport setting and same ABS (2), and then made Urban low power and maxed DTC and ABS. Plan on using that one for those times I get caught in the rain.

I find the max power to be too much fun and have no desire to have any mode medium power. either full power (sport and touring with touring when there is some question about road conditions....ie am near a beach with sand) or low power (urban) for rain or other reason to believe the coefficient of friction on the road is very low.
 

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Ive updated the modes too. Maxed DTC/ABS on Urban, increased Sport DTC to 5, ABS full. I didnt touch the power setup. Like you Urban is my rain/wet mode
 

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Be conscious that maximum ABS is not maximum braking power. You'll still need to slow down earlier, in fact you may need to slow down even earlier because ABS reduces braking efficiency and increases distance. It does help prevent losing the front end though.. and that alone is a big plus. Not sure if you are aware but max abs works on both wheels whereas the lower levels work on the rear only.
 

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Not sure if you are aware but max abs works on both wheels whereas the lower levels work on the rear only.
ABS 1 works on the FRONT only
ABS 2 works on both wheels with medium lift up-prevention
ABS 3 works on both wheel with max. lift up-prevention

I think that only professional riders can get a shorter brake distance with ABS switched off. 'Normal' people should use ABS 1 to get the shortest brake distance. But that's my opinion ...
 

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ABS 1 works on the FRONT only
ABS 2 works on both wheels with medium lift up-prevention
ABS 3 works on both wheel with max. lift up-prevention

I think that only professional riders can get a shorter brake distance with ABS switched off. 'Normal' people should use ABS 1 to get the shortest brake distance. But that's my opinion ...
Lift up-prevention keeps the rear tire from lifting off the ground?
 

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Be conscious that maximum ABS is not maximum braking power. You'll still need to slow down earlier, in fact you may need to slow down even earlier because ABS reduces braking efficiency and increases distance. It does help prevent losing the front end though.. and that alone is a big plus. Not sure if you are aware but max abs works on both wheels whereas the lower levels work on the rear only.
Yep I am aware of it. It's just the safety aspect for me.
 

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Do I understand this correctly - apart from changing the modes you can also change the power from high to low in each mode as well? Is that for all the modes? I've read the manual, but I don't have the bike yet, so I can't start pushing buttons to figure it out!
 

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Do I understand this correctly - apart from changing the modes you can also change the power from high to low in each mode as well? Is that for all the modes? I've read the manual, but I don't have the bike yet, so I can't start pushing buttons to figure it out!
Yes, you can change the power modes.
 

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I need to look into it
I'd be interested in full power in urban mode
With traction and ABS on highest settings .
I'd use that as wet mode
I have no need for less power in wet mode
That's what my right wrist is for >:)
But you could argue I don't need traction either :wink2:
I don't commute so don't need urban
 

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I need to look into it
I'd be interested in full power in urban mode
With traction and ABS on highest settings .
I'd use that as wet mode
I have no need for less power in wet mode
That's what my right wrist is for >:)
But you could argue I don't need traction either :wink2:
I don't commute so don't need urban
That is a **** good reason.....:laugh:
 

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Be conscious that maximum ABS is not maximum braking power. You'll still need to slow down earlier, in fact you may need to slow down even earlier because ABS reduces braking efficiency and increases distance. It does help prevent losing the front end though.. and that alone is a big plus. Not sure if you are aware but max abs works on both wheels whereas the lower levels work on the rear only.
That's a fair bit of misinformation right there, packed into one short post. ABS does not reduce braking efficiency and increase distance. A highly skilled rider, under ideal traction conditions, can stop about as shortly without ABS as with it. All other situations, ABS wins.


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That's a fair bit of misinformation right there, packed into one short post. ABS does not reduce braking efficiency and increase distance. A highly skilled rider, under ideal traction conditions, can stop about as shortly without ABS as with it. All other situations, ABS wins.


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I was biting my tongue on that, and the other post that intimated that you should just pull a handful of lever and let ABS do all the work for you. I couldn't come up with a way of saying it without calling the author a nincompoop, thank you for doing it here.
 
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