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I have the bike set to the race mode and am getting used to it. The only thing is I think EBC is a bit intrusive. On my R6 i had it turned down via tune and got used to the coast and added "me" braking. Thinking of knocking down a notch and wanted to see if anyone else has.

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not yet... i'm waiting to be out of the break-in period to start doing suspension and settings
 

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EBC set to 'off' equals maximum engine braking. 1, 2 and 3 are incremental steps in controlling (reducing) the effects of engine braking.
 

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I've been thinking of upping it since I feel its a bit too intrusive at 1 but I haven't started experimenting yet. I think I'll set it to 2 or 3 tomorrow and see how it performs.
 

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setting EBC to 3 will probably make low speed engine control better and jerky-ness disappear - I'm gonna try tomorrow
 

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setting EBC to 3 will probably make low speed engine control better and jerky-ness disappear - I'm gonna try tomorrow
Waiting for my throttle spacer to arrive.

From my limited use of each of them settings, no night and day differences...
 

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I have the bike set to the race mode and am getting used to it. The only thing is I think EBC is a bit intrusive. On my R6 i had it turned down via tune and got used to the coast and added "me" braking. Thinking of knocking down a notch and wanted to see if anyone else has.

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I have mine on the lowest setting with the 1199 and I think it's still a bit too intrusive. Not gotten the 959 out yet, but I would think that with the addition of the mechanical slipper the 959 should feel pretty good with no EBC. Had a 899 with a mechanical slipper and I loved the way that felt.
 

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I made the one setting adj, its is a bit better, and can feel the added coast. It is still there and you can hear the throttles jump when it kicks in. May keep it here for a while. Much less intrusive than the default
 

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I'm running mine at 2 now with engine on "high" (modified sport mode). Combination of super hard suspension, lightweight rider, heavy engine breaking, slippery seat, and slippery tank was a little too much on the ol'boys. I find the bike to feel a lot better in REALLY slow corners, and generally a little more pleasant. However, I would set it back to off or "1" for any high speed stuff. The EBC on "1" is perfect for bleeding speed in a big (controlled) hurry.
@Dbrisson So that's what that noise is! I've been wondering about that...
 

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It is a bit counter intuitive, but the higher the EBC value, the less the engine will brake.
Think of it like the higher the number, the more assist. And for EBC it is putting more effort into controlling the engine brake.

I have mine set to 3 since about a week after I bought the bike. I don't like the excess weight it puts on my wrists just from letting off the gas a little. At 3, it feels much better, much more like you are just holding in the clutch, less feeling like you are applying slight front brake.
 

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I had since up'ed the control to "2" but it still wants to throw me over the windshield when fully letting-off the throttle.
However, sliding is no longer an issue with the DP Race Seat. Otherwise, I'd change the EBC to "3" but that is harder on the brake pads.
 

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I had since up'ed the control to "2" but it still wants to throw me over the windshield when fully letting-off the throttle.
However, sliding is no longer an issue with the DP Race Seat. Otherwise, I'd change the EBC to "3" but that is harder on the brake pads.
I can't tell if you are trolling, or serious... lol.
EBC has nothing to do with your brakes.
 

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It is a bit counter intuitive, but the higher the EBC value, the less the engine will brake.
Think of it like the higher the number, the more assist. And for EBC it is putting more effort into controlling the engine brake.

I have mine set to 3 since about a week after I bought the bike. I don't like the excess weight it puts on my wrists just from letting off the gas a little. At 3, it feels much better, much more like you are just holding in the clutch, less feeling like you are applying slight front brake.
With this in mind, I do wonder why the default settings for Wet mode are 1-8-3 when they should perhaps be 3-8-3. I get that the Wet mode's true purpose isn't exactly to cater for less experienced riders, even though it's often used that way. Yet let's say we're in the hypothetical situation where it's been raining all morning long and we're due to head out in the afternoon with damp roads. Even with the new slipper clutch, wouldn't having the least amount of engine braking overall be more helpful in maintaining an ultra-smooth riding rhythm?

I can't tell if you are trolling, or serious... lol.
EBC has nothing to do with your brakes.
I think he means that with less intrusive engine braking, you're going to be braking much more than just letting the engine slow you down. Hence there being more brake usage and pad wear overtime, even if minutely.
 

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I can't tell if you are trolling, or serious... lol.
EBC has nothing to do with your brakes.
LOL...I hate troll!
ECB has everything to do with your brakes in the sense that the more engine braking the engine produces, the less you have to use your brakes.
Up'ing the EBC number reduces engine braking.
 

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With this in mind, I do wonder why the default settings for Wet mode are 1-8-3 when they should perhaps be 3-8-3. I get that the Wet mode's true purpose isn't exactly to cater for less experienced riders, even though it's often used that way. Yet let's say we're in the hypothetical situation where it's been raining all morning long and we're due to head out in the afternoon with damp roads. Even with the new slipper clutch, wouldn't having the least amount of engine braking overall be more helpful in maintaining an ultra-smooth riding rhythm?
I agree. Maybe their thought process was by leaving it at 1, the bike will help the rider slow down so they don't have to rely on the brakes as heavily in slick situations? I dunno.
 
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LOL...I hate troll!
ECB has everything to do with your brakes in the sense that the more engine braking the engine produces, the less you have to use your brakes.
Up'ing the the EBC reduces engine braking.
Indeed. On EBC 1, can get by 90% of the time with engine breaking alone. barely have to touch my brakes :surprise:
 

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LOL...I hate troll!
ECB has everything to do with your brakes in the sense that the more engine braking the engine produces, the less you have to use your brakes.
Up'ing the EBC number reduces engine braking.
Well, by that same thought process, then EBC transfers wear from your brakes to the transmission. Which is much more expensive to replace. hehe.
 
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