Don't tell the wife, lol!
First, was at my dealer yesterday, and the shop tech, told me that he had spoken to a Yamaha Canada Rep, over another owner's SVTC request on last Thursday, and he was told by that rep, to expect a ***MAJOR*** software update release from Yamaha Canada, for the SVTC/Eluder software, most likely released within the next 14 days!
***THIS IS FOR the Canadian model...*** as our software is different from the USA software...as we don't have Pandora enabled on-screen, that service is not available in Canada.....it will be compatible for the 2020 model, as well as the 2018. If this will also be released for the American market, that I cannot say.
Secondly....about oil...yeah...about that....lol...
Bill/American/Whatever Farms, whatever (smile)------>was ***very much--->RIGHT
*** regarding his theory, that the Star Venture/Eluder 113 C.I. engine ***DOES
*** run much better, smoother, with quicker RPM uptake, silky-smooth and very light pressure to shift, transmission performance,----> with 10W40
, rather than a heavier viscosity, 15W50, or 20W50. Bill...was absolutely, 'on the money'.
I am getting fabulous engine and operational smoothness/performance/transmission included, by the use of:
Royal Purple MAX CYCLE 10W40. I can say with the two thousand miles upon the oil....that it has given me the best transmission performance in shifting smoothness, no growl or howl while under two-up, kitchen-sink touring...and I shall be staying with this brand, and viscosity, further on, both for my 2018 SVTC and my 2004 Kawasaki ZR-7S 750 four. On the Kawa...instant throttle response and RPM climb....again, the same silky transmission toe-and-click for up and downshifts...as I have the same Royal Purple MAX CYCLE 10W40 in both rides now. I know that the brand, and viscosity index a user runs with is a most VERY personal choice...and you can lead a horse to water...but.....well, you can fill in the rest...BUT...with that all stated, I have never had such fabulous performance in ease of shifting of the transmission, quietness of the motor regarding internal workings, and in my opinion, this oil mentioned even eclipses a long time usage of Amzoil 10W40. Whatever proprietary additive packages (and levels parts per million) Royal Purple uses in their MAX CYCLE (premium full synthetic) 10W40 or 20W50....in my books...is a total winner, worthy of continued and long term vestige.
The above mentioned manufacturer, and oil viscosity will now replace what I had used before it...namely Yamaha's 15W50, My SVTC much prefers...(thank's Bill), a 10W40 viscosity, full premium synthetic.
If you take nothing else away from this...is that again (thanks Bill!) you only truly need to run no higher a viscosity in the SVTC 113 C.I., than 10W40. It flows faster and easier around the oil pathways...faster through the oil cooler and pathways,...and that alone translates to a cooler running engine and transmission. Oil gets to the parts needing immediate lubrication faster than running a thicker 20W50 product at start up, Summer, and/or Spring or Fall morning starts. Nuff said...
Sorry to have read about Rob's dropping of his bike, on the parking lot incline....but very glad to read that both he and his wife didn't take a hard fall, other than some scrapes to the plastic underside of the bag touching the ground. Replace that...and good as new.
So...here's a glass to the coming (FINALLY!) software update, that as the rep told my dealer's shop tech...DOES and WILL address lacking elements in the Navigation system, and a refinement of operation to other parts of that which makes up the features of the software.
Cheers, and now...packing up for a ride on a glorious Saturday (SUNNY...no rain....no......RAIN!!!!!) morning all...get out there...put some miles on past the rear wheel...and as always...be safe...and most importantly----always ride...to RIDE AGAIN