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post #1 of 11 Old 08-25-2006, 03:58 AM Thread Starter
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Low speed throttle response

Got a new 06 919 and have less than 200 miles on it.

I'm trying to be real smooth during break-in, but the low speed throttle response is really touchy. Had a lot of free play in the cables so we adjusted that which helped some.

Any thoughts or comments, or will this just improve over time. Maybe I'll just get use to it also.

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How much free play do you now have in the throttle? It should be adjusted to the point that almost none is present.
Other than that a PCIII will smooth out the response.

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post #3 of 11 Old 08-25-2006, 05:29 AM
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PC will defenetely smooth it out...

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Had about 5mm free play. Adjusted it down to about 2mm per the owners manual.

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Had about 5mm free play. Adjusted it down to about 2mm per the owners manual.
That should definately help. Let us know if you feel any improvement.

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Got a new 06 919 and have less than 200 miles on it.

I'm trying to be real smooth during break-in, but the low speed throttle response is really touchy. Had a lot of free play in the cables so we adjusted that which helped some.

Any thoughts or comments, or will this just improve over time. Maybe I'll just get use to it also.
If you have 200 miles on it already then the rings are seated. Break-in is pretty much done. My rings seated at about 9 miles. My advice, change the oil, ride it like you stole it!

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post #8 of 11 Old 08-27-2006, 03:36 PM
 
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I have a new 919 also with about 300 miles on it. I agree that the throttle is "touchy" to say the least, but it's also quite predictable and NOT sloppy at all. For example, when I release the clutch in first gear from a stop, I never have to give it any throttle until I'm rolling. It's definitely taking me a little time to get used to it.

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post #9 of 11 Old 08-27-2006, 11:42 PM
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BB919, you may also be one to benefit from the so called "Flapper Mod"
See LDH's page here.. http://www.919.org/ Lot's of other very helpful info there as well.

I know the exact symptoms you are referring to and I found that this little mod did make a notable improvement when my bike was new earlier this year. Subtle, but notable!
Plus it's cheap and reversable. (if you don't like it or trust it or whatever)

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Honda ships the bike's throttle position at -3% from the factory. Get the PCIII and recalibrate the throttle position.

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i bought my 04 900 2 months ago, it had akrapovic slip-on's and a k&n filter fitted to it. i found it very jerky when the throttle was closed and at revs up to 2k rpm.. on the advise of ldh, i swaped the k&n for a standard filter, done the flapper mod and fitted a pc111usb. my bike is now perfectly smooth all through the rev range!
you HAVE to get a pc111 asap!!

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