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Shoodaben Engineering introduces the Mountain Runner Flash
« on: December 02, 2017, 05:49:38 pm »
New for 2018,  the Mountain Runner Flash. A unique flash with enhanced engine braking and a more subdued light throttle response than the evolution. Perfect for mountain or twisty riding, and no downside in everyday riding. Read more about it here:

  https://sites.google.com/site/shoodabenengineering/concours1400

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Re: Shoodaben Engineering introduces the Mountain Runner Flash
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2017, 08:12:34 pm »
I rode Steve's bike through some of the few twisty Flowriduh roads yesterday. Smoooooooothhh.
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Re: Shoodaben Engineering introduces the Mountain Runner Flash
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2017, 08:30:47 pm »
Arrrgh! I just got the Evo flash in the spring but would have definitely picked this one. I’m hoping the throttle cable adjustment will take the abruptness out of the power coming back on in the corner, but even if it does a softer response on small throttle openings would be ideal.
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Re: Shoodaben Engineering introduces the Mountain Runner Flash
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2017, 10:14:34 pm »
I was beta tester for this one. I too had a earlier flash and the abrupt throttle was a nuisance, Steve wanted lots of power as soon as possible in the earlier flashes I assume, but it was just too much for my tastes.. I asked Steve about somehow muting the initial throttle giddy up and go for a smoother on/off feeling?

Before the new MRunner I installed a throttle tamer to try and reduce the on/off jerkiness. I say he was successful on this one. The initial throttle is spot on, its slightly muted but in no means slows you down. Its just a smooth transition when twisting the throttle. Going up through the gears is also more smooth, it seems like the power comes on in a slightly delayed fashion instead of on or off, perfect for my type of riding.

The other noticeable difference is matching revs downshifting, it is perfect for me. It just works for my style of riding.

I ride the PACE,  that means I ride quickly, use the decell to reduce speeds before a corner (less braking) and this new MR is perfect for my riding style.

NOTE: I still have the TT installed, I have tightened the throttle cables to reduce the drive line lash/slop sensation.

I am not good with explanations and or composing legible posts, so sorry if I am not detailed enough for you all.   :motonoises: :beerchug:
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Re: Shoodaben Engineering introduces the Mountain Runner Flash
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2017, 10:21:06 pm »
Arrrgh! I just got the Evo flash in the spring but would have definitely picked this one. I’m hoping the throttle cable adjustment will take the abruptness out of the power coming back on in the corner, but even if it does a softer response on small throttle openings would be ideal.

thats exactly what the new MR does, dicing through traffic and going through gears up and down it is just so much smoother of a process. I too was not happy with the abrupt throttle with one of the original flashes either, Steve listened to some of the feedback to cure this ill.

The drive line slack thread I started BTW, Steve went to work to find out why some of us had significant lash/slop verses others? I did the cable adjustment he suggested and that improved the ride-ability a lot.
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Re: Shoodaben Engineering introduces the Mountain Runner Flash
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2017, 11:02:51 pm »
Arrrgh! I just got the Evo flash in the spring but would have definitely picked this one. I’m hoping the throttle cable adjustment will take the abruptness out of the power coming back on in the corner, but even if it does a softer response on small throttle openings would be ideal.

Everyone should do the proper throttle adjust with the EVO flash before they consider getting the Mountain Runner flash.  My flashes were all built with little or no play in the throttle cables, I guess I assumed everyone else's bikes were set up the same. I was wrong. Steve
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Re: Shoodaben Engineering introduces the Mountain Runner Flash
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2017, 11:51:07 pm »
Is it another $375.00 if I upgrade from the Decel flash to the new Mountain flash?

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Re: Shoodaben Engineering introduces the Mountain Runner Flash
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2017, 12:03:15 am »
Is it another $375.00 if I upgrade from the Decel flash to the new Mountain flash?

no, it's 75.00, which includes the shipping and insurance.
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Re: Shoodaben Engineering introduces the Mountain Runner Flash
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2017, 12:23:32 am »
Is it another $375.00 if I upgrade from the Decel flash to the new Mountain flash?

no, it's 75.00, which includes the shipping and insurance.

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Re: Shoodaben Engineering introduces the Mountain Runner Flash
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2017, 08:58:38 pm »
 Based on feedback, it looks like Mountain Runner is going to be a rousing success... 500 concours will be rolling with a Shoodaben flash in them as of today!  Steve
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Re: Shoodaben Engineering introduces the Mountain Runner Flash
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2017, 09:52:36 pm »
I'll add some comments... the shifts are definitely smoother, even Irene noticed the before/after difference when we were riding two-up.
Another point that hasn't been mentioned yet is maneuvering in traffic. When traffic is moving, but slowly, and you may to make turns, change lanes, etc., it really makes a difference. The on/off transitions are smoother, making the maneuvering easier and safer to do. Not exactly a fun part of riding, but a part of it that is improved with the MR flash over the previous (mine had the original flash).
Well done Steve.

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Re: Shoodaben Engineering introduces the Mountain Runner Flash
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2017, 10:31:37 pm »
Is it another $375.00 if I upgrade from the Decel flash to the new Mountain flash?

no, it's 75.00, which includes the shipping and insurance.
You're gonna be a busy boy-I wasn't clear on that... I'm gonna have to send you mine after Christmas. I've been well satisfied with the Decel flash you did  in Helen. Cool!
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Re: Shoodaben Engineering introduces the Mountain Runner Flash
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2017, 07:56:03 pm »
Based on feedback, it looks like Mountain Runner is going to be a rousing success... 500 concours will be rolling with a Shoodaben flash in them as of today!  Steve

And then it snowed...
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Re: Shoodaben Engineering introduces the Mountain Runner Flash
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2017, 11:54:20 pm »
Based on feedback, it looks like Mountain Runner is going to be a rousing success... 500 concours will be rolling with a Shoodaben flash in them as of today!  Steve

And then it snowed...

Look on the bright side - at our ages, it's one of the few things we can look forward to with anticipation!  :beerchug: Steve
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Re: Shoodaben Engineering introduces the Mountain Runner Flash
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2017, 05:14:44 pm »
Congrats on the 500 Steve.
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      That's a great milestone!
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   :13::1rij: :1rij::1rij::13: :1rij::1rij: :13:            Ok, celebrations over, 500 down / 500 to go,,,,,    Quit celebrating and get back to work!! <evil grin>  >:D

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