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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-10-2018, 08:19 PM
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Ride mode

I ride in the user mode P1 EB 2. T1 and put the trans in manual or S3
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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-11-2018, 02:04 PM
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Im a fan of S2 mode,S3 is just for going loopy lol,they really hang on to the gears for as long as possible in that mode.

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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-11-2018, 10:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Jnelson57 View Post
I ride in the user mode P1 EB 2. T1 and put the trans in manual or S3
I haven't played with the user modes enough to really notice a difference. I think I am just using Urban by default. No complaints with it but I guess I should give all the different User Modes a try and then see if I need to even customize.
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post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-11-2018, 10:48 PM
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Think the best thing here is that Honda gave us all these different options for different circumstances. My favorite setting depends on where I am. Use them all!
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post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-12-2018, 02:26 PM
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I use D 0% of the time and S1 95+% of the time.
I find in S1 the DCT mostly works as I want it, but when I crank the throttle to overtake and it changes down to 4th, once passed it will hold it in 4th until it ascertains that the enthusiasm is over for now. So I crank the throttle, the bike goes down to 4th, I pass the slow car rather quickly, then I finger the up-shifter to return to 6th gear.

S3 is fun on a big section of twisties where you really want to have fun, fuel economy be damned!

Manual can be useful when you don't want the bike to change gear until you tell it to.
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post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-13-2018, 06:07 AM
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I mainly commute in heavy motorway traffic on my 2016 - so D is sooo relaxing. Then if I go off for a couple of hours somewhere then tootling around in D is soooo relaxing. If you need to thrash past a car or go fast round corners yeah baby drop 2 gears by thumbshifting like on a mountain bike shimano shifter, and if someone is giving you grief at the traffic lights yes just do big throttle and sometimes even the front wheel lifts - so D is fine for me. Just tootling along ...
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post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-13-2018, 11:21 AM
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S3 80% of the time, manual and left hand shifting the other 20%. D mode and trying to eek an extra 2mpg should be banned on a motorcycle....IMHO
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