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post #11 of 34 Old 07-13-2015, 12:06 PM
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Okay.Guess I somehow had it backwards then.Thanks



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Light setting means less engine braking. It does make a difference for sure.
Spot on ....

On an unfamiliar twisty road when your ' making progress' and you're just past the apex waiting to get heavily into the gas (above 6000 rpms or so), the KEBC 'Light' setting reduces the engine braking to smooth things out a bit.

If however , you're just cruising along rolling on and off the throttle, the KEBC 'off' setting allows the bike to slow a bit more on a closed throttle so you don't need to brake as often.

Kawasaki seem to imply "Track" for the first scenario and "Road" for the second.

All IMO , YMMV etc.
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Due to this thread confusion I think K blew it naming this features settings. Off should be HIGH or ON as in more most engine braking. And light should be LOW or OFF as in less engine braking. ..Its not an apple product for sure.

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Correction on my comment...I HAVE been riding with it 'on'.



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I had it off, but turned it on today.. its great.. if you find it hard to stay at a steady throttle, or just want it to glide more.. this is what you want on.. when its off.. the throttle is aggressive and the engine really breaks hard.. but with it on light.. itll coast for ages.
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I had it off, but turned it on today.. its great.. if you find it hard to stay at a steady throttle, or just want it to glide more.. this is what you want on.. when its off.. the throttle is aggressive and the engine really breaks hard.. but with it on light.. itll coast for ages.
I have my bike a month, 1000 miles hit yesterday, have had it OFF the whole time, going to switch it to LIGHT today from what you & the other folks are posting sounds like it would be better on LIGHT for every day/the road. I didn't buy an H2 for saving gas but from what you describe sounds like LIGHT would maybe increase mpg quite a bit too.
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I had it off, but turned it on today.. its great.. if you find it hard to stay at a steady throttle, or just want it to glide more.. this is what you want on.. when its off.. the throttle is aggressive and the engine really breaks hard.. but with it on light.. itll coast for ages.
Thanks for the info, will try to set to 'light' and test tomorrow, cheers
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"Light" works better for me on backroads riding around here.
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Ok, I know this is an old thread

If any of you have ever rode a big V twin (I have a VTR1000SP1(RVT across the pond) you will no doubt be aware what engine breaking is

I have mine on off (more intrusive) on the H2 as I like it to compliment my riding style

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It slightly lessens the engine braking effect during closed throttle operation. I definitely noticed the on/off throttle abruptness get better when I turned on KEBC.
First time reading this thread, this ^ is correct. When we were doing our throttle mapping for better throttle control we went to KEBC LIGHT and I've had it there ever since. If you are a roadracer you want this setting on. If you are a straight-line guy and you like to "wack" your throttle and feel the kick of the supercharger then leave it off.

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