Yeah, like when in 2007 and the bike was being rolled out, I was "elected" to question the techs displaying the bikes on the new technology. I was told that the vvt was a spring loaded advancer, similar to ignition advance or a compression release. Steve
I can't remember if you were present, but at the '07 rally in Canaan, the fellow that did the presentation was pretty knowledgeable in my opinion, not just a face dude in a Kaw shirt...
They did cover the VVT operation in a slide presentation, and along with other aspects like the TetraLink and ABS, the presentation was in mu opinion "correct".
I don't agree tho with this fellows "opinions" on the lack of system electrical power, or his reasoning about the big flummoxed clusterfark the aftermarket police bike outfitters at that time ran into... the power requirements they placed on the bikes electrical system were extreme, and coupled with that, the fact that the major power drains were usually while the bike was sitting on the side of the road, idling, or off, did require additional battery... unfortunatly those outfitters didn't increase the power cable and wire sizes to suit the added consuption, nor address the need for a higher output alternator to take up the inrush surge currents attributed to starting and utilizing that second battery... that's when things began melting down... and was noted in actual articles at that time exactly what occurred...those facts have beenenen swept under the carpet, and other "blames" surfaced when really it was a poorly designed "add on package" at fault.
In reality, the current required and demanded to start and operate this bike, while multiple flashers, radar gun, multiple high powered radio transmitters, etc., are all running, would melt down a lot of wires designed for normal everyday usage, in the civilian world.
Case in point, anyone that has added any additional rear turn signals, like I did when adding my trailer hitch, would find those OEM rear wires at fault, they are aluminum, and barely 20 or 22 awg... not robust, and surely not sized to run flashing multi filiament lamps in any quantity..