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« on: May 04, 2016, 01:14:33 AM »

I think the power button on the burgman 650 is about as useful as tits on a bull when used as intended however using it for the opposite of it's purpose is actually useful so does anyone else use it for it's reverse purpose?
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2016, 01:29:09 AM »

I assume you are talking about using it to increase the braking effect.  I've used it for that when riding in the mountains. 
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2016, 02:38:46 AM »

Never use it.
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2016, 02:49:31 AM »

I think it's less a "power" button than it is an "economy" button.
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2016, 03:28:13 AM »

I assume you are talking about using it to increase the braking effect.  I've used it for that when riding in the mountains. 

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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2016, 04:30:35 AM »

Oh I LOVE the power button. Not sure what year 650 you have, but my K5 definitely livens up riding with it on, both in acceleration and braking. Now I ride a lot of twisty mountains and often with much bigger-engined liter-classed bikes and I've no problem keeping up with them. Usually I get comments like "how can a scooter keep up?" or "boy you ride the pants off that thing". I keep my little secret weapon to myself. Hehehe.
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2016, 09:57:52 AM »

^I've got a 2008 Executive but i've also had a 2003. You've really noticed a difference in power? I've found it gives a little more power but not much but for slowing down it helps.
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2016, 02:09:50 PM »

Personally love it, when passing it is like dropping down a gear, in the twisties it makes a huge difference and of course in the mountains it is really great.
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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2016, 04:34:48 PM »

Personally love it, when passing it is like dropping down a gear

It's like dropping down a gear because that is what it does. It downshifts the transmission to a lower range then holds it there a little longer than it does in normal mode.  It does not do anything to the actual power the engine is producing. 

I find it helps if I am passing starting at a lower speed like 45 or 50.  If I start the pass in the 60 to 65 mph range it doesn't seem to make that much difference in passing times.  At those speeds initial pick up when I first crack the throttle open is a little faster but it quickly drops back to about what it is without the power button.   
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