I'm wondering if he could try rolling on some throttle to stabilize the bike in, and ultimately to lift it out of, the turn.I have a Suzuki 650 Burgman scooter which has a variable-ratio belt-drive transmission with an engine braking system that is activated when the throttle is closed. Braking force increases (more force at 20 mph vs. 40 mph) as the bike slows until releasing at 8 MPH. I thought I'd get used to it, but after 4000+ miles this is still an unnatural force compared to "normal" engine braking while slowing. Turning while slowing should be in a neutral setting, not in an increasing braking force, especially one that I'm not applying. The system uses 5 speed/position sensors that feed data to a control unit (TCM) that adjusts reduction ratio by making the primary drive pully wider or narrower by use of a starter-type motor. Trying to trick the system by repositioning the sensor would undoubtedly produce an unwanted side effect. No help was found from Suzuki, its reps, a couple dealers or the shop manual, so my quest is to find someone who knows how to reprogram the computer to: A) Disable the [engine] braking system (the brakes are more than capable); B) Have it release at 40 mph; or C) Have it reduced by 80%.
That's been the coolest thing about where I've been riding - almost all of the other bikers wave, regardless of what they're riding (mostly cruisers on these rural highways). I've actually only seen one on the highway that didn't - and I might have just missed it.Brewman said:So far I've gotten nothing but positive compliments from the few who've said anything. And sometimes I get the "wave", often not. But the wave thing isn't consistent from one cycle type. Wish I'd run into more scooters, though. I see them driving in my car, but have not run into any on my Burgman.
Some people just refuse to adapt. They're always "shoulding" on things. "It shouldn't have so much braking." "It should disengage when I want it to." "It should act like a Harley."DonRich90 said:
Me too!pauljo said:You don't slam the throttle shut when you don't want max engine braking, you reduce the throttle setting smoothly instead. It's pretty simple actually. snipped No thanks. I like it the way it is.