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    There is something other than Dynamic mode?

    I've tried them all and only ever use dynamic, mostly because of the direct throttle response.
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    [QUOTE=azgman;1205916]There is something other than Dynamic mode?

    Does anyone know if you were low on fuel, and had to stretch your mileage, that switching to Rain mode would help.

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    [QUOTE=r1200rst;1205965]
    Quote Originally Posted by azgman View Post
    There is something other than Dynamic mode?

    Does anyone know if you were low on fuel, and had to stretch your mileage, that switching to Rain mode would help.
    I usually ride Dynamic and switch to Rain mode when it's wet. I haven't noticed any better fuel economy.
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    [QUOTE=r1200rst;1205965]
    Quote Originally Posted by azgman View Post
    There is something other than Dynamic mode?

    Does anyone know if you were low on fuel, and had to stretch your mileage, that switching to Rain mode would help.
    Rain mode on dry pavement? The throttle response will slow down some, but if you ride at 60 MPH it will take the same amount of power, or gasoline in Dynamic or Rain mode.
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    [QUOTE=r1200rst;1205965]
    Quote Originally Posted by azgman View Post
    There is something other than Dynamic mode?

    Does anyone know if you were low on fuel, and had to stretch your mileage, that switching to Rain mode would help.
    Slowing down should help maximize your fuel economy, even *gasp* a few mph under the speed limit.

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    Road throttle. I don't know if rain mode changes the power output (it does in some bikes), just softens the way it's delivered and steps up ASC intervention. I never use it, just adjust my throttle application to the circumstances. I don't believe I've ever (almost 200K miles) used dynamic, road is just fine thankyouverymuch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wbrownell9 View Post
    Road throttle. I don't know if rain mode changes the power output (it does in some bikes), just softens the way it's delivered and steps up ASC intervention. I never use it, just adjust my throttle application to the circumstances. I don't believe I've ever (almost 200K miles) used dynamic, road is just fine thankyouverymuch.
    IIRC Rain mode drops engine output to 85 hp. vs 125 for Road and Dynamic on the R1200RT LC.
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    I tend to leave mine in Dynamic and auto for the preload regardless of the road conditions. My right hand seems to be just fine with throttle output. I will add I have ridden it in snow and icy conditions and the feel and feedback was I thought quite good. One could feel a wee bit of slip on slick bridges but the bike was easy to control I thought at the time. The only thing I have noticed on the bike is it is more bothered than some other bikes I have ridden by very gusty side winds, I suspect a trade off to its very quick handling and very easy change of direction capability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azgman View Post
    There is something other than Dynamic mode?

    Does anyone know if you were low on fuel, and had to stretch your mileage, that switching to Rain mode would help.
    I have done this and I don't know if it worked for sure but it did help (along with slowing down). I get into this game where I set the GPS to a known gas station and I watch the miles to destination vs the mile to empty. I was about 60 miles to the gas station with 50 miles to empty and I went into economy mode, (rain mode + speed limit + short shifting) and I managed to get to the gas station with 3 miles remaining. Probably not the smarted thing to do but it was cool to watch the math going from red to black while trying to get there.
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    Dynamic. Always dynamic, unless it's raining, in which case rain mode. Sometimes when the road is full of asphalt patches, I might put it into soft mode.
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    So, I'm changing my answer. Today I did a couple hundred miles in the Dyna mode with Normal suspension setting and I really liked that. Learn something new all the time.

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    The Shiftcam is a bit different

    Riding modes are Rain,Road, Dynamic

    Suspension is Road or Dyna

    Preload Min,Max, Auto

    I usually use the Road riding mode. The way I understand it, is that Dyna has the same throttle response but the ASC/DTC kicks in later

    Suspension is usually Road unless it gets twisty then I switch to Dyna

    Preload is always at Auto

    YMMV
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    The Shiftcam is a bit different

    Riding modes are Rain,Road, Dynamic

    Suspension is Road or Dyna

    Preload Min,Max, Auto

    I usually use the Road riding mode. The way I understand it, is that Dyna has the same throttle response but the ASC/DTC kicks in later

    Suspension is usually Road unless it gets twisty then I switch to Dyna

    Preload is always at Auto

    YMMV
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    DynaImic goes from 0 to 100% throttle in 1/2 turn vs 3/4 or so in other modes. I find it safer in road mode as I have to twist farther to get that power. Besides when I go to work its on cruise, I don't get tickets that way. Ask me how I know. Dynamic is definitely fun when in a on off throttle situation.

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