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Old 09-12-2013, 12:26 AM
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What ESA settings do you use and when

Hey guys, I noticed a lot of good info on ESA settings throughout other treads and thought it would be good to have it all in one place. This thread is in the k1300r section but all model info is good.
Anyway... Useful info.. Bike model, your weight, luggage, riding style, riding conditions... Etc

Me.... K1300R, I do mostly commuting and leave it in comfort mode for that, I have the small sport bag full on the back luggage rack, I am 105kg.
I have only been on 2 decent long rides and haven't really used normal and sports much. Im quite happy poking along in comfort although it can get a bit bouncy on twisty bits. But I know if I hit the ESA button 3 times quickly, I'm in sport mode and ready for a challenge.
Anyway, I can't wait to get out on some more longer rides and test out this ESA properly.
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Re: What ESA settings do you use and when

The only time I really take it out of sport mode is when I'm on the highway - which is not very often. I try real hard to stay off the slab if possible. If on the highway I tend to be loaded up pretty good because I'm on a trip - I leave it in normal most of the time. Comfort is a little soft for my liking - again nice on the slab not loaded up - I have used it but very little.
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Re: What ESA settings do you use and when

At 125kg, I tend to leave mine on 2 up sport all the time. Even at that I find the front a little soft.

I will set it to comfort if I am going to be riding at low speed through gravel or in a construction zone. Sport mode can be pretty rough through washboard sections of dirt
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Re: What ESA settings do you use and when

I am 80kgs and always have it on normal. With luggage I set it with 1 bag.

I have tried to ride in sport mode and found it was too hard for roads where I am (poor surface roads). I forget I have comfort mode because normal is so good.
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Re: What ESA settings do you use and when

I've had my K1200GT for 6 years now, I'm 85kg and I mostly use the normal setting except when driving hard (sport) or slowly on highway (comfort).

For the preload, I stand to what it means...

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Re: What ESA settings do you use and when

Depends entirely on the situation and the road surface. Default is "NORM". Passing a gaggle of Harleys on a Hwy 395 between Burns and John Day, OR, I set it to "SPORT." Freeways - "COMF."

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Re: What ESA settings do you use and when

I've had my 2012 K1300R for almost a year, and I tend to leave it in NORM. COMF is nice but the rebound damping is too soft and I find it a bit squidgy when pushed in corners. Haven't used SPORT much because I've just had one of those years where I've only used the bike for commuting.
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Seems like an unneeded expense for most.
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Re: What ESA settings do you use and when

The K bikes get pre-load adjustable rear shocks. Front shock has no pre-load adjustment, just rebound (based on the "Comfort", "Normal" or "Sport" setting). Rear has a crafty pre-load setup, which take into account the differences in rider weight (no, I don't know how that works, yet) for all three modes. The "Comfort", "Normal" and "Sport" settings are changes made to the rebound circuits. Nothing is modified as far as the compression side.

GS's also have ride-height control for both shocks as well.

But for all of the extra features on the K bike, yeah ... it hardly merits the extra expense.
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I am 100 kg. On both my previous K1300S and current R1200GS I leave it on two up and Normal if running without any extra weight of loaded panniers. I'll change to comfort or sport depending on the road and riding conditions. And change to two up with luggage when the panniers are loaded. I don't ever have a passenger.
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Re: What ESA settings do you use and when

I tilt the scale at 86kg and ride a 1300GT. Almost always leave the panniers and 49ltr top case on the bike. Not loaded.I leave the preload at one rider and luggage. Dampening at normal or comfort on the hwy. Sport on an occasion when I feel like scaring myself around some twisties. You know keeping up with the Harleys.
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I'm 107Kg and I usually switch between Comfort and Normal. Sport sometimes but not for long cause its too stiff and usually turn my bike into a hard bounce experience riding on UK A roads. I also set to single rider also. Not found a perfect setting yet cause Comfort can be nice but bit bounces on the twisties. Normal and Sport can be a bit too hard. Anyway, its nice to have the adjustment at the flick of a switch.
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Re: What ESA settings do you use and when

Thanks for the responses everyone, some great info and plenty of different weight riders.



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I'm 107Kg and I usually switch between Comfort and Normal. Sport sometimes but not for long cause its too stiff and usually turn my bike into a hard bounce experience riding on UK A roads. I also set to single rider also. Not found a perfect setting yet cause Comfort can be nice but bit bounces on the twisties. Normal and Sport can be a bit too hard. Anyway, its nice to have the adjustment at the flick of a switch.

Hey Devon, seems we are about the same size creature, I have started using single rider and luggage on normal as a starting point for finding the best setting and it is working great. Comfort was very comfy, but too spongy for going to work every day.

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Hey Mat, on my S i run normal plus luggage most of the time and im in the 100kilo club too
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Re: What ESA settings do you use and when

I'm about 110kg and i sit in comfort mode 90+% of the time, only to go normal when the corners are getting tighter. I have always shyed away from sport as it is way to stiff and unforgiving.

I just did a 1600klm trip on the weekend and part of it was doing the Oxley (the Aussies will know the Oxley's reputation) and once i realised how good the surface was i changed to Sport and could realy feel the difference in turn in and corner stability. It was one of the most enjoyable 160klm i have ridden in many years.

Just for a comparison i tried Sport mode once i got to Mt Lindsay but our QLD roads were to unforgiving to make it enjoyable. My eyes were bouncing around in my head
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I'm about 110kg and i sit in comfort mode 90+% of the time, only to go normal when the corners are getting tighter. I have always shyed away from sport as it is way to stiff and unforgiving.

I just did a 1600klm trip on the weekend and part of it was doing the Oxley (the Aussies will know the Oxley's reputation) and once i realised how good the surface was i changed to Sport and could realy feel the difference in turn in and corner stability. It was one of the most enjoyable 160klm i have ridden in many years.

Just for a comparison i tried Sport mode once i got to Mt Lindsay but our QLD roads were to unforgiving to make it enjoyable. My eyes were bouncing around in my head
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I weigh about 72 kg and yes sport is stiff - I ride mostly in the mountains on mostly twisty road and I like to hang off the bike a little. And when the roads are beat up sport does bounce you around some. Compared to my RR which is really stiff - sport mode on my KS feels like comfort mode to me.
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My 2008 GSA is comfy in all modes and that has ESA1. Wonder if ESA2 is really that much better? Or it could just be the difference between bike design of course.
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Re: What ESA settings do you use and when

Hate to hijack a thread, but I thought it was kinda relevant here.
I had a problem with my ESA at the KHCR this year. As many here would recall, I was asking folks why my ESA would not go to two helmets. I was with my daughter and wanted to go up to 2 helmets and no matter what I did the ESA would not budge. I does do the sport, norm comfy thing on the fly.
Bike has only 11500 miles. Any thoughts?
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Re: What ESA settings do you use and when

The helmet thing is a different function to the sport/normal/comfort thing. Sounds like it decided to take a vacation. I think it's some type of linear motor or equivalent that's used to change the preload at the top of the rear shock. I know the bike will rise about half an inch in the rear when you go to the highest setting from the lowest. You could have a look and see if there's any wires disconnected in there.
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Re: What ESA settings do you use and when

I'm 220lbs
Pre-load setting: Pilot+Luggage
Dampening settings:
Normal: General urban & suburban riding, Freeway, and below 60mph on rural two-laners.

Sport: Twisties and most rural surface street work above 60mph.

Comfort: When I've already got 150+ miles logged, my ass is on fire, and I still got 50 more miles until I rest.
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At 225lbs I use to ride in sport 2 up mode regardless of road or riding conditions.

Since Installing 31mm riser plates (thanks Beech) and switching to 55 rear tire, ESA functions better. I now use all 3 modes as ride conditions require.
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Re: What ESA settings do you use and when

Thought this might be useful on this thread... I hate doing conversions.
There is some great information gathering here, thanks to all that contribute.
My apologies if your weight range is not here.

50kg - 110lb
60kg - 132lb
70kg - 154lb
80kg - 176lb
90kg - 198lb
100kg - 220lb
110kg - 242lb
120kg - 264lb
130kg - 286lb
140kg - 308lb
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Always told my better half my weight in kg (I'm Canadian...) after multiplying the reading in pounds by 2 (i-e 2.0 )
At least, I'm still in the range
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Commuting it stays in normal.

Riding around country roads it lives in comfort.

Twisties or larking about it lives in sport.
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I have started using single rider and luggage on normal as a starting point for finding the best setting and it is working great. Comfort was very comfy, but too spongy for going to work every day.

2 months on from this post and single rider and luggage on normal setting, seems the best all round setting for me. Commuting and weekend rides.
I did get a chance to go on a 370km "more spirited" ride one morning (berowra-wollombi-Bulga-Putty-Windsor, for those that know roads around Sydney) and played a bit with the ESA, and again single rider with luggage on normal setting was perfect for a faster ride. Sport was great, but a bit too hard for riding that many kilometres.

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When I had the ESA, prior to my Wilbers install, my esa setting was two up +luggage. Either sport or normal was used. I am a big guy and nothing short of that felt right.

With the Wilbers, they are setup for my weight and riding style and I'm just fine with that!
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2 months on from this post and single rider and luggage on normal setting, seems the best all round setting for me. Commuting and weekend rides.
I did get a chance to go on a 370km "more spirited" ride one morning (berowra-wollombi-Bulga-Putty-Windsor, for those that know roads around Sydney) and played a bit with the ESA, and again single rider with luggage on normal setting was perfect for a faster ride. Sport was great, but a bit too hard for riding that many kilometres.

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The more I tinker with the ESA the more I'm finding that I use sport less and less.

I had a chance to have a good play the other day on a really long stretch of twisites and found the bike generally performed better in normal than it did in sport.

It seems (through my butt anyway) that for a lot of "real roads" (twisties) sport is too hard and seems to cause the bike to skip around a bit, normal more often than not seems to be the better compromise.

That said, I have a few roads that I know are great (surface wise), for those I still grab sport.
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Thought this might be useful on this thread... I hate doing conversions.
There is some great information gathering here, thanks to all that contribute.
My apologies if your weight range is not here.

50kg - 110lb
60kg - 132lb
70kg - 154lb
80kg - 176lb
90kg - 198lb
100kg - 220lb
110kg - 242lb
120kg - 264lb
130kg - 286lb
140kg - 308lb
150kg - 330lb

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The more I tinker with the ESA the more I'm finding that I use sport less and less.

I had a chance to have a good play the other day on a really long stretch of twisites and found the bike generally performed better in normal than it did in sport.

It seems (through my butt anyway) that for a lot of "real roads" (twisties) sport is too hard and seems to cause the bike to skip around a bit, normal more often than not seems to be the better compromise.

That said, I have a few roads that I know are great (surface wise), for those I still grab sport.

Wait to see when you will have about 30, 40 000 km ..... "Sport" will be as "normal" now
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When I had the ESA, prior to my Wilbers install, my esa setting was two up +luggage. Either sport or normal was used. I am a big guy and nothing short of that felt right.

With the Wilbers, they are setup for my weight and riding style and I'm just fine with that!

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i'm using everything as pictured by the symbols ... solo=solo, luggage=when i have luggage and so on.

i'm fairly ok with that, i don't expect S1000RR handling from this bike and thats ok with me ... everything is A OK
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Re: What ESA settings do you use and when

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Then the K13R was designed for little and tiny European guys!

In my case, 85 Kg. . I Usually set in:
- Comfort/ 1 rider / no luggage as usual. or uneven roads
- Comfort/1 rider/ luggage when long rides with approx 25 Kg. at rear
- Normal/1 rider/no lugagge when I'm ride sport or cornering.
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About 95 Kg here. Depends on the roads, but I do find that sport is pretty harsh. Normal with 1 luggage is pretty good all around. If the road is smooth then sport is really nice. Did the trek to Indy MotoGP last year and coming home on Monday Comfort mode was the best!! My a$$ was sore!! We did about 2000 km.
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Hate to hijack a thread, but I thought it was kinda relevant here.
I had a problem with my ESA at the KHCR this year. As many here would recall, I was asking folks why my ESA would not go to two helmets. I was with my daughter and wanted to go up to 2 helmets and no matter what I did the ESA would not budge. I does do the sport, norm comfy thing on the fly.
Bike has only 11500 miles. Any thoughts?

You probably know this but, to change the Helmet/luggage settings the bike has to be stopped and in Neutral. You cannot change these setting on the fly-only S,C and N on the fly.
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The 1200 was sport, the 1300 was Comfort and the new 1300 might be normal.
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You probably know this but, to change the Helmet/luggage settings the bike has to be stopped and in Neutral. You cannot change these setting on the fly-only S,C and N on the fly.
don't know about the "Neutral" tho
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