Pretty tired, woke up at 6AM , made a big breakfast and waited until 10AM , wet messy leaf covered roads, overcast, got to Aylmer , bright sunshine and not a cloud in the sky and 11'C, the next 3 hours it stayed like that
So several surprises, first one was I normally am in 2nd or 3rd when in the city speed limit of 60 KM/HR, well not anymore,
, @ 3000 RPM in 6th @60 KM/HR.
I was following a pickup across 3 sets of railway tracks, had sufficient distance ( so I thought) however I wasn't expecting the guy to stop on the tracks ( obviously had bad or no shocks), so to my surprise I needed to brake more and lost my extra space , of about 3 seconds, what surprised me was, in this situation I would need to rapidly downshift or come to a complete stop and put my foot down****that didn't happen , in fact I just had enough speed to keep upright, when I let the clutch out, and my turn to cross the tracks, the RPM was around 1700 RPM, I had absolutely no trouble accelerating , as it turned out I was in 4th gear
. Second surprise was when I got onto the highway and was able to accelerate in 6th gear from 3000 RPM at 60 KM/HR up to 90 KM/HR, no hesitation and absolutely smooth****
yup that was on my face.
I think the KM/L will be less than before
, as I left with a full tank and had 1 bar left when I got home, 250 KM traveled, however I had high winds to deal with and my engine ran at 187'F
, to get a accurate KM/L will take more riding in normal 20'C temperatures, and keep in mind, the improvement in the below 4000 RPM was the goal here
. So it is going to take me several long rides to get use to the shifting pattern, well actually you can just put it in 6th gear at 50 KM/HR and accelerate from there, in fact I went through several communities with a reduced speed limit, before the flash I would drop down to 3rd gear when entering 60 KM/HR, now I just keep my feet up on the highway pegs and leave it in 6th. So it is like a different bike!!
I am sure I missed something but there you go.
FYI I mentioned
KM/L , at 4 to 11'C the air temperature sensor is going to be adding extra fuel, I am fully aware of that,
, hard to wipe the
off my face even 2 days later, FYI it is common to have different energy in 87 octane, one Shell or Esso , whatever , I have noticed this on long rides when I have refueled 3 times, all the same day and within a few degrees and same wind etc.my longest ride was close to 1000 KM with a late morning start, all mainly HWY miles, as I said, I need to wait for 20'C weather for a true KM/L and I fully expect to see a improvement over stock, Steve said the same thing.
So watch for a post in 2019 on this.For those not sure, I can say after owning a 07 Versys and doing the Invader TPS adjustment, the 2015 with the reflash is superior now in the low RPM area , in fact overall engine performance is superior.