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  1. Side (jiffy) stand will not fold away after you have the bike up on the mainstand - you need to fold that away, first!
  2. Sidestand down warning on the dash! This only appears when the bike is in gear - engage neutral and it is gone John and you can interact with the bike, change settings, hit play on your AC/DC playlist 🤟
  3. Engage Transport Mode - hold down highbeam flash and indicate/turn left switch, power on ignition at the kill switch, then power off while continuing to hold headlamp flasher and left indicator. Screen should go dark then display a PA in the back of a van/truck on the display. This is a kind of deep sleep mode for the bike where it won't be constantly searching for a key fob. Great battery saver! and security consideration too.
  4. Change the display from white to dark. Hold the home button down until it changes. Hold down to change back again. I'm more of a dark screen widgetless kinda guy. (y)
  5. Accessory mode! Hold down the trip meter button and keep it held down with the bike switched off at kill switch. The clocks will flash up clock and trip and then as if by magic, the bike will power up, as long as the fob is in range. Even if it's not, it will display the pin screen to enable the bike to be started without a fob being present. I have security concerns about this, but understand it might be a handy back up where lost, broken faulty key fob, or just interference may be an issue. I also understand that for the US, home market, this is common place and has been since the 80's. So suck that right up, limy! :ROFLMAO: That's all I can think of for now. Over & out. Dirtglide.
 

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Couple things you mentioned, jiffy stand and center, and to get on center stand it's not muscles.

Still getting use to the clutch as it is different, can't believe how many times I kilt her but never on my RK. (ok once when I thought I was in neutral)

When I say go, she goooooes especially in sport mode.

That I really like this type of bike/riding, i still love the RK/cruiser but this has really grown on me.

I can still hear outta my right ear after a good day of riding.

What I got off top my head. ✌
 

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I find the sport mode throttle response too snatchy, on/off - much better dialed back to -1 in a custom mode, with fuel map to sport, suspension to balanced, or comfort, and just put up with the slight lack of quite enough rebound damping on higher speed bumps.

Stability and grunt are this bikes ace cards. Confidence inspiring, it just needs a firmer hand on the tighter turns & swichbacks, which given its kerb weight is to be expected. Oh yeah, that and the fact that the clock is shyte/always at the wrong time, lol.
 

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1. The battery. I've learned that it is a PITA to get at due to its location. Regulator is mounted to a plastic plate with associated wiring & starter relay infront of and securing said battery. Couple of 10mm nuts to release that and with the bars turned to the side, there is room to get the battery out. Will add some photies of this set up.

The battery is part number HD-65958-04C. AGM 12Ah - 225 CCa.

Or a plain old - YTX14L-BS 🆒

2. Things are bolted together onto the bike with some kind of green anti-seize type grease, which is a good thing !

HTH. Dirtglide.
 

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Lesson = The motor induction sound when ridden progressively is really audibly pleasurable. Me thinks the free(er) flowing air filter might be a worthy upgrade at a modest outlay. The design is somewhat strange though as the motor air is delivered to the induction chamber from inside the filter outwards, contrary to every other air filter I've ever encountered, especially reuseable, oilled filters... #Weird.



 

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What I learned today: The display flashes a "Cold Weather" warning when the temperature drops to 37degrees F (2 degrees C). Its near identical to the "Low Fuel" warning that pops up when the fuel tank hits 1/4 tank, requiring the rider to manipulate the button on the LHC. Probably a good alert for potential icy conditions, but my first thought: "No sh!t, I know it's cold!!!"
 

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What I learned today: The display flashes a "Cold Weather" warning when the temperature drops to 37degrees F (2 degrees C). Its near identical to the "Low Fuel" warning that pops up when the fuel tank hits 1/4 tank, requiring the rider to manipulate the button on the LHC. Probably a good alert for potential icy conditions, but my first thought: "No sh!t, I know it's cold!!!"
Last year first time I heard a bing then saw that in my car. And yeah thought the same thing!😁🤣😂
 

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I find the sport mode throttle response too snatchy, on/off - much better dialed back to -1 in a custom mode, with fuel map to sport, suspension to balanced, or comfort, and just put up with the slight lack of quite enough rebound damping on higher speed bumps.

Stability and grunt are this bikes ace cards. Confidence inspiring, it just needs a firmer hand on the tighter turns & swichbacks, which given its kerb weight is to be expected. Oh yeah, that and the fact that the clock is shyte/always at the wrong time, lol.
This is well worth having a play with. I've also now deleted :oops: from the shortcut Rain, Off Road & Off Road + from the quick modes list, so I just have - Road, Sport, A Mode and B Mode saved. I've tweaked A Mode to be the comfort side of comfortable for bimbling and two-up touring with my wife - B Mode is set to sport side of sporting for solo scratching, or as near as a Pan America can get, which is pretty bloody close, surprisingly! Yeah, I've learned that too. 🇺🇲
 

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1. The battery. I've learned that it is a PITA to get at due to its location. Regulator is mounted to a plastic plate with associated wiring & starter relay infront of and securing said battery. Couple of 10mm nuts to release that and with the bars turned to the side, there is room to get the battery out. Will add some photies of this set up.

The battery is part number HD-65958-04C. AGM 12Ah - 225 CCa.

Or a plain old - YTX14L-BS 🆒

2. Things are bolted together onto the bike with some kind of green anti-seize type grease, which is a good thing !

HTH. Dirtglide.
Has anyone found a lithium replacement for the stock yet?
 

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Weird experience yesterday. Have an 80 mile round-trip commute for work and started the day with the range mileage at 95. Got to work with available range of 50+ miles. Got on the bike for the return trip home and the gas gauge is at empty and available mileage shows " - - ". So was the available range wrong in the morning, or the afternoon?

Figured I had some fuel, but not brave/stupid enough to attempt 40 miles with the gauge on empty. Put 4.5 gallons (U.S.) in a few miles down the road, but wondering if anyone else have had this occurrence with fuel gauge acting wonky?

Not a major issue for me, just thought it was a bit odd.

Ride safe,

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Weird experience yesterday. Have an 80 mile round-trip commute for work and started the day with the range mileage at 95. Got to work with available range of 50+ miles. Got on the bike for the return trip home and the gas gauge is at empty and available mileage shows " - - ". So was the available range wrong in the morning, or the afternoon?

Figured I had some fuel, but not brave/stupid enough to attempt 40 miles with the gauge on empty. Put 4.5 gallons (U.S.) in a few miles down the road, but wondering if anyone else have had this occurrence with fuel gauge acting wonky?

Not a major issue for me, just thought it was a bit odd.

Ride safe,

Paul
Similar situation and just once on one of my first outings on bike last Aug timeframe.
The range seemed to be working and slowly going down (think it said I had 70 miles and roughly 1/4 tank left). I stopped to stretch legs/drink/etc...

Not sure when I checked again but it wasn't very far (definitely not no 20,30,40+ miles) after I started on road and tank was on "E" and barely showing a red line and -- was showing on the range meter. Yes butt cheeks got tight as I was desperately looking for gas station.

But since that happened I've been keeping a closer eye on it and it appears to work as it should. No going from 1/4 to E within couple miles.
 
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