Way too much to read, you say. Then you say what I wrote has no substance. So, it seems, you either read it but couldn’t understand it-not surprising given your obvious lack of reading comprehensive skills as I pointed out in my last post- or you are a liar. You read it and have no legitimate reasonable response. In either case, I won’t waste anymore time on you. Enjoy your “full acra” you might also want to pick up some ear protection so you won’t hear the pop that annoys you so.ignored! Way too much to read for something with no substance.
Oh my god. I’m not getting into this pissing contest with you. Go away. Please. We are having a discussion and you are being a pest. These forums are not meant for 2 people to clog the conversation by their hurt egos. This is a topic discussion where everyone contributes an opinion about the topic presented. The topic, again, is a single pop on acceleration. If you have nothing to say about that, stop, log out. Open google chrome, explorer, search “golf” or “bingo” or “bird watching” and live in peace. Take careWay too much to read, you say. Then you say what I wrote has no substance. So, it seems, you either read it but couldn’t understand it-not surprising given your obvious lack of reading comprehensive skills as I pointed out in my last post- or you are a liar. You read it and have no legitimate reasonable response. In either case, I won’t waste anymore time on you. Enjoy your “full acra” you might also want to pick up some ear protection so you won’t hear the pop that annoys you so.
I can save you the trip. They're going to say: “They all do it” and pretty much, they will be right. They may also say that “It’s normal.” They say that quite often even when whatever it is that an owner is complaining about isn’t normal. Either way, they aren’t going to make the pop go away. So my suggestion for you is for you to stop paying close attention to the pop, get some ear protection so you won’t hear it and so your hearing will be saved for things that you may want to hear and go out and ride your bike. You will find that it’s a pretty fine ride. However, if you continue to find that the little single pop on hard acceleration is “really annoying,” it may be that the r1250GS isn’t the bike for you. Maybe, you should sell it and get a Zero or a Harley Live Wire, I’m pretty sure that you won’t hear a pop from the engines on either of those bikes.
Shop mechanics of all makes, and types of vehicle, are the last to ever admit something isn't right, unless it's plainly broken. I am the OP on this thread, yet it's never bothered me; I was just curious as to what it may be. Seems to be the VTEC, VVT, whatever the variable valve timing is called. It's become a game now to see when I can trigger the pop, and at what revs.
Thank you for the post!As the thread starter, I never meant for this to be a complaint, it was just a curiousity. After many thousands of miles, the pop still is there, and yes, it is more related to load rather than a fixed rpm range. Meaning if you whack the throttle open you're much more likely to hear the pop. No stuttering, no hesitation in the power delivery, nothing other than a weird pop, which is all I asked about. It seems to happen with aftermarket systems and OEM, and so it probably isn't related to the exhaust plumbing or emissions, but rather the Shift Cam. Fine. I'm with Rider2 in that it's part of the bike's character. Does not affect the experience in any other way, and one gets used to it.
BTW, this is my fourth GS bike, and by far the best in the line since my first (R1200GS in 2005). Power, handling, everything is clearly way more refined. However, after owning and racing two S1000RRs, I just cannot get too excited about riding this one. I tried taking it offroad with a group of buddies with big ADV bikes, and I didn't enjoy the experience. The bike is plenty capable, but I guess I'm no longer cut out for schlepping a two-ton cow through enduro trails, worrying about the costs involved in dropping her on the rocks. It's not her, it's me. On the road she's amazingly capable but... a little boring. I'll admit I'm casting serious sideway glances at the newly refreshed S1000XR... with the 2021 M Sport color scheme. Who knows. The ol' cow can be very endearing, too. She has so many great traits.
Looks like the Forum finally deems me worthy of posting pics, so here you all are. This was yesterday riding in the mountain roads of my adopted island home of Puerto Rico. Truly a motorcycle paradise for riders of all preferences (except our last road race track closed down 2 years ago due to the economy). Hundreds and hundreds of miles of mountain roads, enduro trails, mountains and beaches galore. View attachment 27762
Yeah, after a few thousand miles, I still have the pop and now that I know it's just a thing this model does, I'm fully ok with it.Thank you for the post!
I purchased a use 2020 1250GSA from the dealership in Tucson, it had 2000 miles on it and is in pristine condition. Inoticed the pop on my ride home to Flagstaff, at first I though I left the luggage lid open. I think is related to the cam shift. I run a stock exhaust and high octane fuel always. Honestly I notice it a lot less after riding a few thousand miles it. I was relieved to read this blog.
It has not stopped me from falling in love with this machine. what a riding experience! my last motorcycle was the 800GSA and this comes close to the off road experience I enjoyed with that bike, great low end torque. we have a million miles of forest service roads where I live and I intend on riding them all