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  • Offline S1KXR   gb

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    Offline S1KXR

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    Hello everyone!
    on: January 15, 2023, 04:50:38 pm
    January 15, 2023, 04:50:38 pm

    Bought a 2018 Sport SE last September as a big change after an 07 Blade.   Luvving it! 

    Planning on a Misano MotoGP trip later in the year so getting all set for it across the summer.  Normally just used to fizz about the local areas but want to do something more substantial so got the XR.    Amazing motorcycle! 

    I've got some questions about the bike so will have a good search but if anyone knows any threads on things like 'Dynamic Pro - does it need a dongle? and 'Can anyone tell the difference between Dynamic and Road on the suspension? '  then I'm all ears!

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    Re: Hello everyone!
    Reply #1 on: January 15, 2023, 06:09:44 pm
    January 15, 2023, 06:09:44 pm
    Welcome to the forum

    Yes you need the dongle to access dynamic pro, I believe this can be overcome with a bit of metal coathanger, I've never tried this so don't know if it works, and the dongle isn't that expensive anyway.

    With regards to the suspension, anytime I've put the bike in dynamic I find it stiffens up too much for the roads round me.



    P.S. I've never run my bike on dynamic pro, it's the same as dynamic but without the safety measures (wheelie control etc.) as far as I know

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    Re: Hello everyone!
    Reply #2 on: January 15, 2023, 09:16:42 pm
    January 15, 2023, 09:16:42 pm

    As mentioned above for dynamic pro dongle, little red usb stick sort of thing under the seat near the main fuses.

    As for suspension. Road and Dynamic adjust the range of self adjustment, say you have clicks, road would be 1-5, dynamic 6-10, but riding modes alter the damping range settings so, in sportier modes road may be 3-7 and dynamic 8-12. Generally I found Dynamic is needed when really pushing, as it completely stops the back end "walking" under hard braking and provides more support on acceleration, but it's hard to tell the difference in general riding unless you're riding through some particularly bumpy roads.

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    Re: Hello everyone!
    Reply #3 on: January 15, 2023, 09:42:51 pm
    January 15, 2023, 09:42:51 pm
    Welcome along,

    Re- suspension. If you're riding fairly steady then you'll be hard pushed to feel much difference unless on a bumpy road. But start pushing on a bit more and the settings are noticeable.
    I'll normally ride in Dynamic, bike is bit stiffer and handing better for braking/ cornering etc. but I'll switch to road to soften everything and get a more comfortable ride if on M/way (very rare), just steadily following my friend on her little MT07, on a rough B road or if it's wet (more squat on acceleration so less likely to spin up).
    The harder you push, the more you'll notice.

    Dynamic pro - as said already little red plug under rider seat or bridge with paperclip. Never ridden my bike in anything but. Still have TC/ABS but less intrusive than all other settings.

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    Re: Hello everyone!
    Reply #4 on: January 16, 2023, 03:38:48 pm
    January 16, 2023, 03:38:48 pm
    Welcome too the madhouse 😜

    Can’t help with the Sus as I went the non ESA route with Dymags/Wilbers rear shock but the guys on here have already touched base.

    Re going to Misano most certainly can having ridden there several times, the X/R will be ideal for the job although I’ve/We’ve done it on allsorts of bikes, the two things to include are booking the hotel in Misano early(we always used Hotel Atlantic)and go via the Grand St Bernard which is an experience I can tell.