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New F750GS owner with a question about Ride Modes

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by PSYOP SGM, Aug 6, 2020.

  1. PSYOP SGM

    PSYOP SGM Adventurer

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    Is there any reason not to use Dyna all the time? I like the throttle response and power when in the Dyna mode. I've noticed a bit of exhaust pop when letting off the throttle but other than that I think it's the most fun mode on the bike.
    My experience with "modern" motorcycles is on an Iron 883 Sportster so I'm still trying to figure this whole ride mode button out.
    What mode do you use most often? What's the advantage to rain mode other than slowing throttle responsiveness down? What does Enduro mode do?
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  2. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    You will see better fuel economy using road mode, than dynamic.
    The modes tailor the throttle response, fuel mapping and traction control & abs.
    Enduro configures these for off-road performance and control. Each will determine how easily you break traction, amount you can slide, etc. as well as throttle response.
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  3. SnoDrtRider

    SnoDrtRider I've been lost here before...

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    Dynamic Mode also stiffens up the suspension which is fine on good roads but if you have a lot of expansion joints or even rough road surface the ride is a bit choppy IMO.
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  4. PSYOP SGM

    PSYOP SGM Adventurer

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    I don't have the electronically adjusted suspension so I don't think it matters in my case.
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  5. Kwafo

    Kwafo Two wheeler

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    I do not agree with the fuel consumption. You can get the same fuel consumption on dynamic mode, it all depends on your right wrist. I almost always use dynamic on the road so I now exactly how the bike respond, every time.

    • On dry tarmac: dynamic without traction controll
    • On wet tarmac: dynamic with traction controll
    • On tarmac when snowing: rain mode with traction controll
    • Offroad: enduro pro without traction controll (and in specific circumstances, inclines etc I do use traction controll)
    I would use enduro pro all the time if it had cruise control enabled, but the haven't, so forced to dynqmic mode, i hate to switch modes all the time.

    And I would say that off road with traction controll is very well possible, the enduro mode traction controll is really good.

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  6. That.guy

    That.guy Been here awhile

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    I ride in dynamic unless I'm off-road (enduro) or in the rain (rain). Fuel economy average for all riding is 57mpg which is nothing to complain about.
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  7. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    Ok, I admit that it seems like SPEED impacts feel economy more than your riding mode does. However others have reported that Dynamic gives them less mileage...
    See non-scientific testing here:
    https://advrider.com/f/index.php?posts/40262341
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  8. Kwafo

    Kwafo Two wheeler

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    interesting, though I would still guess it is still the right hand, because the biggest difference is the gas response of the engine.

    on my trips to work, 70 km/h almost exclusively highway I see no difference, but when riding for fun (not on the highway) with more acceleration and deceleration i do see a difference in full economy between road and dynamic.
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  9. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    I think you nailed it, at steady speed it's not going to matter, it's every time you get back on the gas...
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  10. SnoDrtRider

    SnoDrtRider I've been lost here before...

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    It is likely a combination of Ignition timing/advance and fuel that adds the "Improved Exhaust Note"
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  11. PSYOP SGM

    PSYOP SGM Adventurer

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    That explains the popping when letting off the throttle at speed. I do feel like the throttle is more responsive under dynamic mode, I guess that's just a miss perception.
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  12. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    That BMW chart is ridiculous to decipher.
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  13. SnoDrtRider

    SnoDrtRider I've been lost here before...

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    No worse than the flow charts that auto manufactures put out for electronic engine control troubleshooting in the late 70s.... Deciphering them elevated you to lead tech or shop supervisor in short time.
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  14. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    It's not laid out well. I could do better. Maybe they'd hire me?
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  15. Kwafo

    Kwafo Two wheeler

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    agree, if you look at the chart it seems that the throttle response for road and dyna should be the same. Maybe we get that feeling because of the traction controll not intervening.
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  16. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    That's one of the things wrong with the chart. Is it the same? Or is "optimum" different (optimized) for each mode?
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  17. Kwafo

    Kwafo Two wheeler

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    Who knows :p
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  18. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    I did some 'testing' yesterday , but I can't be sure there's a difference...
    Could totally be psychological. If you ride harder in Dynamic, it will feel peppier.
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  19. PSYOP SGM

    PSYOP SGM Adventurer

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    I did the same thing, really couldn't tell the difference. I do enjoy the enhanced exhaust note though.
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  20. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    I learned to put it in enduro pro if you want to wheelie the bike.
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