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Hey Burgies,

What is the purpose of that yellow power button on the 650?
 

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I believe it is also useful to slow down fast too. For instance, I read a thread recently where Pauljo mentioned that he uses it when going through the twisties... So that he can accelerate and decelerate faster.

Joe
 

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No Burger,

There is a separate power button that kicks in extra power, not the one that switches to the manual mode.
 

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roy_ryall said:
The power button on my '03 is grey? Are we talking about the same button?
Roy,

We are talking about the 650's here, the 2004 specifically.
 

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Just for the record, my Power button is grey also. I have a K5.
 

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The yellow is deffo to switch between auto and manual shifting (in a tiptronic sense).

The power button is grey.

So what does the power button do?

Well in 'standard auto' the electronics are set to optimise changing ratios so that a more balanced and economical performance is achieved. I do not recall the exact RPM limit but for arguments sake let us just imagine that the gear ratios change when 3000rpm is achieved on a moderate throttle opening.

So in this scenario you 'engage the power button' the electronics then shift to a different map and will allow the engine to rev up to, say 4,500 before shifting up a ratio - thus sacrificing economy for performance (and thrills). As has been mentioned this will also increase the magnitude of engine braking.

More simply and using a stick shift scenario:
Standard mode - change up early - Power mode - change up later.
 

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Stargazer said:
Isn't the yellow button the "PASS" button? Or is that different on the 650's?
Nice one - that really helps to clarify matters :wink:
Up to the 2005 Exec the pass button is yellow also - they have changed some of the handlebar buttons on the 2005 Exec to accommodate folding mirrors, windscreen operation and the jacuzzi!! :lol:
 

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If it is the yellow button on the front side it is the flash high beam to pass button.
 

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it's used to tighten your butt cheeks. ;)
 

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LIGHTSKIN523 said:
What is the purpose of that yellow power button on the 650?
You'll need to clarify the question.

There are two yellow buttons; the "Pass" button in front of the left switch cluster, and the "D->M" (Drive or Manual) button on the lower/rear of the left switch cluster.

Then there is the "Power" button, which is grey and located in the middle/rear of the left cluster.

Unless they've changed colors on me there isn't a yellow "power" button.

So, which one are you asking about?
 

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Ok Brian,

I must be wrong then, but whatever color it is, lol, what does it do?
 

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It changes the automatic gear ratios so that the transmission is in more of a 'sport' mode. NormanB put it pretty concisely a few posts up.
 

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oK i GOT IT NOW.

aND YES THE BUTTON IS GRAY, oops!
 
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