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Old 08-13-2011, 07:24 PM   #1
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Abrupt throttle response

What's the best way to smooth out throttle response? When I get back on the gas it always startles the bike. I have an 09 zx6r.
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Old 08-13-2011, 07:31 PM   #2
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Old 08-13-2011, 07:43 PM   #3
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get a carbureted bike.

if its a fuel injected bike, i suppose you could put a power commander on it and DE-tune...






or you could just grow a pair. just sayin...
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Old 08-13-2011, 07:46 PM   #4
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are you cracking the throttle wide open, or are you smoothly rolling back on?

i've ridden an 09 zx6, the throttle felt fine. maybe you're just not used to it. most bikes will get unsettled if you're not smooth with the throttle exiting a turn. get your suspension done could also help to alleviate the 'problem'.
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Old 08-13-2011, 07:47 PM   #5
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but to be less of a , and be more helpful... ultimatly its up to you, you are the one twisting the throttle. use a slower and smoother twist, and the bike will respond accordingly. bikes pretty much only do what you tell them to do.

maybe hit the highway in very light traffic and practice doing roll-ons smoothly.

did you buy your bike new or used? this is a long shot but a previous owner may have installed a 1/4 turn throttle tube, which helps increase response and would make smooth throttle input more difficult.
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:03 PM   #6
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Tune your suspension.
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:34 PM   #8
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try keeping the RPMs up more. Use a different gear or keep just a tiny bit of throttle rolled in, rather than completely letting off.
Might also look into getting your throttle bodies sync'ed.
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thanks switch. I'm rolling on the gas as smoothly as possible when I'm exiting. My suspensions been tuned for my weight already. I think what happens is that the extra slack when completely off gets me when I roll back on since I was expecting to be on the gas already. Just need to get more used to it. I have looked into the motion pro revolver throttle kit.

I'll also try different gears so that I'm not completely letting off like you said bumblebee. I guess I shouldn't be completely off the gas. More practice!
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you should always have some maint. throttle in a curve. Helps keep the suspension settled and helps keep that abrupt start your feeling.
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you should always have some maint. throttle in a curve. Helps keep the suspension settled and helps keep that abrupt start your feeling.
what he said. you should never be fully off the throttle in a curve. do your braking BEFORE the turn and maintain throttle going into the curve and gradually roll back into the throttle midways thru the curve.
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:29 PM   #12
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you may wanna check your chain drive and make sure its not worn or streched .
also if the bike new to you make sure you're used to the throttle cable slack...
is the bike jerking back and forth or only once when you start back on the gas ?
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