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Ok, I posted this also on the MOA forums but I'm dying to get input from R1200R owners with ESA.... how/what do you do with yours? What is your experience with it when riding 1up? When do you use the different modes?

feedback is what I'm looking for... I've played around with it, but riding around town at usually less than 50mph and not doing any hard riding it's tough to tell much difference? Is there a safety advantage to one mode over another?
 

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I use mine when I go on rides that involve twities. I've tried going though the turns with it in all 3 modes and the sport setting is definately the best. the bike feels MUCH more planted and you don't push nearly as bad through the turn compared to when I had it on the comfort setting. I usually only use the comfort setting when I'm on the freeway or in town (low speed riding and lots of bumps). I use the sport setting when I'm canyon carving. I feel like it makes a world of a difference. :)
 

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I use it in comfort mode on the highway where expansion joints are uneven.
Also comfort mode soaks up rough patches on low speed secondary roads well.
Normal mode is where I keep it about 60-70% of the time. For around town
riding, it's a good compromise setting. If the expressway is smooth, it feels good, also. The sport mode is the most stiff, and harsh. It is what I use on smooth twisty roads, high speed sweepers, and whenever I am riding very fast & aggressively. It would be the mode to select if you were on the racetrack.
As far as safety is concerned, riding at or slightly above the speed limit, I have not encountered any situation where either comfort or normal modes would not suffice. Neither would be the best choice for hard sport riding at high speeds.
Keep playing with it to find what feels good to you. What suits me may not be to your liking. Riding styles and road surfaces will vary, but it sure is great to be able to adjust it on the fly when condition suddenly change.
 

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There are definite differences in the settings but I leave mine in sport 95% of the time. Comfort is good if you are going down a gravel road or something similar but I don't like the dive in corners.
 

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There are definite differences in the settings but I leave mine in sport 95% of the time. Comfort is good if you are going down a gravel road or something similar but I don't like the dive in corners.
yeah, now that I've got a few hundred miles behind me on it, I can tell the difference myself... I like either Normal or Spore, don't' find the comfort too useful... a bit too soft.
 

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Comfort mode is good when your Sheila is along.
 

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If I brought her along that would kind of defeat the purpose of the bike :D
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Ha, :D:D
OK, Classic11. I get your drift.
Hoshiko had found a couple of add-on parts that he and drDave were excited about. Not exactly Farkles, but more like eye candy.;)
They appear to be related to Comfort mode. Definitely not Normal.
Could be Sport??? (I'm too old to remember:p)
Check it out: Best Dealer Ad-Ons for New 1200r?
There were only two, and drDave spoke first for one of each, so don't
guess there are any more parts left,:confused: unless Hoshiko is holding out on us.:rolleyes: If you're in the Big Apple, Hoshiko is your ''Go To'' man for parts and
overnight service.:D:D:D
 

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OK, Classic11. I get your drift.
Hoshiko had found a couple of add-on parts that he and drDave were excited about. Not exactly Farkles, but more like eye candy.;)
They appear to be related to Comfort mode. Definitely not Normal.
Could be Sport??? (I'm too old to remember:p)
Check it out: Best Dealer Ad-Ons for New 1200r?
There were only two, and drDave spoke first for one of each, so don't
guess there are any more parts left,:confused: unless Hoshiko is holding out on us.:rolleyes: If you're in the Big Apple, Hoshiko is your ''Go To'' man for parts and
overnight service.:D:D:D
Hahahahahahahahah
Thanks Clem, I have nothing to say but THANKS, I was actually laughing by my self, in front of my computer while reading your post, and didn't realized until both of my dogs, sleeping on the couch next to me, woke up, look at me and went back to sleep, I felt I was being to loud. Hahahaha
 
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