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post #1 of 22 Old 04-13-2007, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
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elevation question!

just move from TN to CA and the bike dos'nt feel right.
is the ecm can adjust him self to the elevation?
do i need to do any thing?
i also have a full system exhaust(leo vince) k&n air filter and i had the bike remap(no pc. it was remap through the ecm).
any idea?
thanks in advance rafi.

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post #2 of 22 Old 04-14-2007, 10:49 PM
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Where in California? If you're up in the hills, your computer needs time to reset itself. I don't know enough about bikes to know for sure, but I know my car would reset itself if you pull the negative off the battery for a half hour or so.

At higher elevations, a flow-through exhaust can pull off quite a bit a bit of torque from the engine. A good filter doesn't make a difference. Remember, too - California gasoline has a different formulation to it so that could make it seem to run a little odd.

Good luck getting it registered in Cali without their emissions system being complete. Hope it's different with bikes than cars!
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Oops - didn't see the Sherman Oaks tag. It's most likely the difference in fuel. Sherman Oaks isn't high enough to worry about (I lived in Bridgeport at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center for 4 years, which is at 6,765 feet elevation). You can still do the reset thing I mentioned to see if it helps.
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just move from TN to CA
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Your ecm just needs to relearn, or just disconnect the negative terminal of your battery for an hour or so and reconnect and ride.

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You don't mention if you are riding a 1000 or a 650 or what year it is.

But, if I recall correctly, our EFI is an open loop system.

No learning possible as there is no feed-back loop.

Disconnecting your battery will only mean you have to reset your clock.

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The various sensors for the fuel injection system seem to cover air pressure difference pretty well. My old 650 ran just as well in the mountains as it did at lower elevations on a trip out west. A switch from 100% gasoline in TN to 90% gasoline 10% ethanol may be part of the problem.

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My 2006 DL650 can climb.

Last June I crested Berthold Pass at 11307 feet in Colorado, and the bike was perfectly happy. Later that month it crossed the Rocky Mountains three more times, and never had a problem.

I believe the fuel injection system adjusts itself to atmospheric conditions as necessary. I wish I could do that.

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You do adjust...eventually. Took me a few months, but I stopped trying to die every time I looked at a hill.

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Takes a day or two to get over altitude sickness.... They probably have a pill for that.

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The various sensors for the fuel injection system seem to cover air pressure difference pretty well. My old 650 ran just as well in the mountains as it did at lower elevations on a trip out west. A switch from 100% gasoline in TN to 90% gasoline 10% ethanol may be part of the problem.
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I agree with with greywolf.

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