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Old 05-04-2015, 01:45 AM
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Derwent that is (name changed for protection). A high ranking Queensland Public servant who basically teaches people to read and who has owned a K1300 for two years and never bothered to read up on ESA. We went for a ride yesterday and I noticed his Angel GT's were worn exactly the same as mine so I asked him what suspension setting he was on, and he said comfort most of the time, I said no, 1 helmet or two, luggage or not ? .................. blank stare, what are you talking about . So I showed him around some of his bikes electronic features including where to find the hidden treasures within ESA and how to use them. Well fuck me he said, i'm going to love this bike even more now
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Its very "unaustralian," to read the manual first! (owners or workshop)
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Old 05-04-2015, 03:11 AM
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Ok so now that its been bought up ill ask.

What do most people set the suspension to? I mostly have it on normal and if i feel the road is smooth and twisty ill put it on sport then back to normal if the road get crappy again.

I also have it set to rider and luggage as im a big heavy bloke (140kg) dont want to get used to rider and pillion as i do pillion the gf a bit and change it then.
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Ok so now that its been bought up ill ask.

What do most people set the suspension to? I mostly have it on normal and if i feel the road is smooth and twisty ill put it on sport then back to normal if the road get crappy again.

I also have it set to rider and luggage as im a big heavy bloke (140kg) dont want to get used to rider and pillion as i do pillion the gf a bit and change it then.

Hey robi, heaps on info on ESA if you use the search function.

Here is a thread I started to find out what ESA settings people are using.
http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?t=46413

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Its very "unaustralian," to read the manual first! (owners or workshop)
Bang on !! Who reads manuals ?
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Hey Dave his bike just became better value for money. Wonder what else he's missing out on
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Is funny but I earn interesting money doing services because clients don't read manuals, specially electronic devices
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I don't play with ESA often. On the K I used to ride 1 and luggage Comfort, on GS 1 and luggage Soft and Enduro Pro off road. I don't think change in suspension setting will be a "revelation" unless he rides often with pillion or fully loaded.
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Re: He Didn't Read The Manual

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Ok so now that its been bought up ill ask.

What do most people set the suspension to? I mostly have it on normal and if i feel the road is smooth and twisty ill put it on sport then back to normal if the road get crappy again.

I also have it set to rider and luggage as im a big heavy bloke (140kg) dont want to get used to rider and pillion as i do pillion the gf a bit and change it then.

I weigh 220+lbs, never carry a pillion. Pre-load is kept at "pilot & luggage". "Normal" for surface streets, slabs and 'legal' rural road speeds. "Sport" for the twisties and 'fast' rural roads. "Comfort" for end of ride when my ass is on fire and "I got miles to go before I sleep".
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Its very "unaustralian," to read the manual first! (owners or workshop)

A lot of K-riders don't know that their bike has self canceling turn signals too.
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Sometimes you read the manual and scratch your head trying to figure out what they mean. I rode with ABS off for the first 600 miles because I thought the warning light was more of a 'ABS is on' light. The manual seemed confusing on this point. Took the bike in for its first service and they changed the setting.
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Hey Dave his bike just became better value for money. Wonder what else he's missing out on

He's not missing out anything else.......... anymore

He actually rode down to Tasmania and back fully loaded with the setting on one helmet. That must have been interesting
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Sometimes you read the manual and scratch your head trying to figure out what they mean. I rode with ABS off for the first 600 miles because I thought the warning light was more of a 'ABS is on' light. The manual seemed confusing on this point. Took the bike in for its first service and they changed the setting.

Not sure thats possible. Every time you turn the bike off then on the ABS will be on unless you physically turn it off.
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Not sure thats possible. Every time you turn the bike off then on the ABS will be on unless you physically turn it off.
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Not sure thats possible. Every time you turn the bike off then on the ABS will be on unless you physically turn it off.

Hi Rob, welcome

IMO is a matter of security, in case the rider forget the ABS in off and doesn't realize that, is dangerous, different to ESA, no problem in any position

I think is an advantage, not an issue
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Exactly.

I remember playing with the option, and not being sure if warning light on = ABS on or off, and I left it that way. And I didn't want to try locking the brakes to find out! (I should have just taken the bike to a gravel road and tried locking the rear brake).

After the 600 mile service, the bike was returned with warning light off, and I assumed I had the option backwards. Glad I didn't need ABS during the first 600 miles.

First ABS bike I've ever ridden.

By the way, I did hit the brakes pretty hard to get used to braking abilities, but never locked it up. Bike has fantastic stopping power.
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