High-G FJR Junkie!
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Millgrove, ON, CA
I said the same thing, the Gen3 seemed good as is. It is, but I got the Ivan reflash. Ditto Jerry's comments. It does indeed run smoother at all speeds, and there is that third "Ivan" mode now that is in between Touring and Sport. The engine does run cooler due to the timing changes as it it a touch more efficient. One feature is now when you initially do a cold start, the idle is up to 2000 rpm and takes a little longer to come down to 1150 (slower warmup), but it's not an issue. Ivan recommends 89 octane, however I will experiment running 87 to see if that is really necessary.
I hope to have a better evaluation after my long trip later this month. I really don't see any downsides if fuel efficiency increases.
Keep yer stick on the ice....
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