Bike Of The Year Winner, 2012
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: South of Houston
that's kinda my understanding also Paul.
I hadn't heard about this yet, since it really only affects the 04 and early 05 models. (Although, apparently it will help all years, just not to the same extreme).
From what I understand, a chip in the bike limits the amount of hp gears 1-4 are allowed to produce.
I guess Kawi thought the bike had TO much power, so they limited it. Only it was TO much of a limit at first. With the 06 and 07 models, they increased the amount the gears could produce. And from what I understand, with the 08+ models, it was toned back down some (but not to the extent of the 04's).
so anyways, the procedure is a way to trick the chip into always thinking it's in 5th gear.. so it's not clamping down on the power.
Maybe Bare will explain it in layman terms...