Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Sebastian Florida A drinking village with a fishing problem. 27.7652N 80.4382W
Stock 2017 SuperDuke GT with fuel dongle review
What happens when $50 buck Rottweiler fuel dongles get put on a stock bike? So many various reports of SAS removal, de-cat, mapping, commanders, this exhaust that exhaust ... it gets exhausting!
Having "been there - done that" to so many bikes in the past I decided to keep this bike as stock as possible, aside from a K&N air filter and lithium battery.
Goal was to improve low speed tractability and maybe keep the heat down some.
Used a well travelled loop for the test. 10 miles of 50-55 mph followed by 4 miles of super slow 24 mph slugging thru a pedestrian flush tourist zone. In 10 miles the bike has pretty much reached heat saturation, oil temp is normally 197-200F on an ambient 80F day. The 4 miles of slow going is done in 3rd gear with cruise set to 24 mph. The SDGT hates this, it behaves but oil temp climbs 10 degrees to 207F.
Today it is 80-81F. Install fuel dongles, disconnecting O2 sensors. The 10 mile ride gets oil temp to 181F ... considerably cooler. Slow 3rd gear slog and oil temp is 193F, better than 10F cooler.
Bike now has impossibly smooth throttle action - and I thot it couldn't be better. The 3rd gear C.C. slow-mo has gone so smooth that the mild chain snatch that you get at that speed has disappeared. Slow going in 2nd gear (walking speed) is so nice now in traffic it is not needed to go to 1st. Going home with CC at 55mph in 5th (below 4 grand) there was no bucking, very smooth.
Results are in and I would recommend it to everyone with a stock set up ... fuel consumption it presently 37 for me .. will be back with numbers when available. Seemed to be less heat at my leg but this can't be qualified as my shins have not been properly calibrated. Best $50 bucks spent.
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