|Posted on Monday, April 08, 2013 - 08:16 pm: ||
I treated myself to an EBR ECM this winter. Today I installed it.
- I like the fast(er) startup idle. Fires up and holds ~1800 RPM for a couple of minutes. It sounds just right -- not at all like it's racing.
- *much* better mannered at low speeds and RPMs. No more hiccoughing and sputtering when cold, so I can look less dorky when I'm leaving work.
- ~3000 RPM surge is not entirely cured, but much better. Feels smoother all around.
- Apart from the smoother power delivery, I don't notice *more* power. Mind you, it's been Autumn since I rode much with the stock ECM. First gear power wheelies remain as easy and tempting as always. In second gear, I can loft the front by chopping the throttle at ~5000 RPM and cranking it again, but I run out of RPMs before the wheel gets much daylight. Today is the first time I ever tried such a thing, so I may switch back to the stock ECM to compare.
- I forgot to ask for the old fan logic. The new fan behaviour is a little annoying, but I'll probably get used to it. If not, I'll send it back for a reflash.
The stock ECM's been zip-tied to the top of the shock reservoir for the last 20,000 km, so the EBR ECM got the same treatment. I'll add my relocation pics to the collective:
Feed/push the zip-tie under the top of the reservoir.
A bit of foam to rest upon.
(Message edited by dtaylor on April 08, 2013)
|Posted on Monday, April 08, 2013 - 10:35 pm: ||
Glad to see your only riding on the race track!!