Join Date: Aug 2010
From what I was just reading in my SM,and if i understand it correctly,if a new sensor is installed or ya have a change in climate or even gasolene,by performing the adaption procedure,it resets or brings the ECU back to it's learning stages or default so that it can relearn from the input sensors,hence sending new information [voltages] to the output sensors which in turn will adjust fuel delivery and timing accordingly so the motor will start and run correctly under existing conditions.
In the auromobile,if ya replace a sensor,you disconnect the battery negative cable for a few minutes which then brings the ECM back to default.Then drive the vehicle for 10 miles or so in order for the ECM to adjust or relearn from the input sensors so it can send new correct information to the output sensors,hence,the motor will again perform within acceptable limits.The motorcycles with computers work on the same principle.Or you can use the appropriate tool to reset everything on the spot.Our problem is,we don't have the appropriate tool because it's too god **** expensive.lol The dealerships have em,but whether or not they use em remains to be seen.lol
Now gasolene was also mentined in the SM as a possible cause of poor engine performance and or hard starting.And I mentioned this before about how some vehicles are fuel sensitive and our bikes appear to be one of those vehicles.And the SM further stated that by upgrading to a higher octane or even a different brand can make a difference in how the motor runs.
Now I don't know what you guys are doing,but what I have learned is to perform the adaption procedure atleast twice a year,once in the spring,and once in the fall and noticed a difference in the way she starts and runs.And the reason is the change in climate due to the four seasons,spring,summer,fall, and winter.I probably should do it four times a year,at the beginning of each season to compensate for the different climate changes.
Since this is my first computer controled motorcycle, I'm still learning too.But,like anything else,after you've owned it for a couple years,you learn what makes it tick.So I don't know if I've answered your question or confused you even more.lol Dave!!!