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Old 10-15-2012, 07:46 AM   #21
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Yup, practice. If you're having to deal with 0-1% throttle openings in the corners, you're doing it wrong I hate to say. You do NOT want to enter a corner off throttle. At least maintain steady throttle to hold a consistent speed, or apply light throttle. Also try bumping up another gear before entering a corner. It sounds like you need to work on better throttle management more than body positioning right now.
When trail braking into a corner? Like T11 at the ridge? Sharp decreasing radius corners?

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Old 10-15-2012, 07:48 AM   #22
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Go see Nels! He can smooth out your throttle response....get a Power Commander or ask him about ECUnleashed.

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Old 10-15-2012, 08:49 AM   #23
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Another plug for Nels at 2WheelDynoWorks, he installed a PC5 and did a custom tune on my S1000RR with the stock exhaust and did a great job smoothing out the power delivery and softening the on/off throttle feel at lower to mid RPMs.

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Old 10-15-2012, 08:52 AM   #24
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When trail braking into a corner? Like T11 at the ridge? Sharp decreasing radius corners?
While you DO enter a corner with the throttle closed, you should be back on the gas (maintenance throttle) before the apex of the corner. Even in T11 at TRMP.

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Old 10-15-2012, 08:53 AM   #25
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:41 AM   #26
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There are a couple of things you could do:

1. Select a higher gear which will reduce your RPMs and reduce the power available, which is the easiest solution. This will smooth the throttle response significantly.

2. Get and install a Revolver Throttle Kit that adjusts the sensitivity of the throttle.

See http://campaign.r20.constantcontact....ZclaYc6X7EI07t

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Old 10-15-2012, 09:49 AM   #27
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There are a couple of things you could do.

1.Stay in a higher gear so there's less power available
Government mathemetician?

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Old 10-15-2012, 11:49 AM   #28
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Thanks for asking this! I've been wondering the same thing about my VFR. I knew most of it was due to my lack of skills but it sounds like getting a tune couldn't hurt either. Time to do more research!

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Old 10-15-2012, 11:53 AM   #29
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The only way that you'll ever eliminate that 0%-1% throttle slap is with the judicious use of a clutch, or with an automatic transmission. Practice will make it more tolerable, but you'll never eliminate it.

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Old 10-15-2012, 12:36 PM   #30
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I didn't experience it though with the ninja 250... or at least, it was considerably less...

Going on / off throttle in like... 5th gear is much easier and more comfortable for the initial crack of throttle. However, once its cracked open, then I have too little power to be usable.

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Old 10-15-2012, 12:39 PM   #31
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I typically only have this issue when my chain is too slack....but I do also have a PowerCommander and a Nels tune.

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Old 10-15-2012, 09:32 PM   #32
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I couldn't find on the website what a Nels tune goes for. Can anyone give me a rough ballpark?

Also, is it pointless to get a Nels tune before getting an exhaust / PC / etc? Would I benefit more investing in those mods first?

Thanks again!

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Old 10-15-2012, 10:31 PM   #33
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Nels runs ~$150 for a full tune.

He can FlashTune your ECU, so you don't need a Power Commander, but it costs more.

You can make all the mod.s if you want, but Nels can still greatly improve a stock bike.


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Old 10-15-2012, 10:48 PM   #34
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here is another satisfied customer

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Old 10-16-2012, 01:57 AM   #35
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:57 AM   #36
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Go jump on a 650 twin, or any big twin. Commute around on it. Get back on your modern inline 4. Smoothness Problem solved.

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Old 10-16-2012, 06:51 AM   #37
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I couldn't find on the website what a Nels tune goes for. Can anyone give me a rough ballpark?

Also, is it pointless to get a Nels tune before getting an exhaust / PC / etc? Would I benefit more investing in those mods first?

Thanks again!
Just call him. Ask questions, get answers from him, buy what he says will help, and your bike will be happier for it.

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Old 10-16-2012, 07:18 AM   #38
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Just call him. Ask questions, get answers from him...
And be ready to be on the phone for 30+ minutes: this guy is just full of information that he likes to share!


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Old 10-16-2012, 08:16 AM   #39
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Thanks for all the advice. After my KFG service, I will give Nels a call!

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Old 10-16-2012, 12:16 PM   #40
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Go jump on a 650 twin, or any big twin. Commute around on it. Get back on your modern inline 4. Smoothness Problem solved.
I ride an SV1000....I can confirm this. Nels has yet to get his hands on it...still twitchy.

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