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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-23-2011, 05:48 AM Thread Starter
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I had a quick test ride of my '06 RC51 (PC3, dyno'd etc) last December before laying it up for the winter & noticed it was abrupt at low throttle. I had my local dealer (different than the seller) go through it & test rode by their resident RC-51 expert, who declared it a fine example of the breed & thought the throttle response was normal. I was OK with it until I got to my favorite tight bumpy New England back roads. I've ridden alot of bikes & I found it horrible. The slightest midcorner bump set up a lurch in the throttle that left me grabbing for the clutch. How do the rest of you deal with this?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-23-2011, 08:28 AM
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Do you know if someone installed a 1/6 throttle kit....those will snap you out of your seat if you are't ready for them.

Its just the nature of the beast with the RC. I am surprise that it some of the "snappiness" didn't disappear with the custom map.

Seat time is the way to get accustomed to the bike....these are very different from anything else I have ever ridden.



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Thanks. The throttle range seems normal but I'll have the shop check.
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remember that these are purpose built race bikes. what size sprockets do you have on it? if somebody put a like a 46 on the rear i could see it being that abrupt

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Try and maintain a more relaxed grip on the throttle so your body movements won't cause your wrist to open/close the throttle.
These bikes have immediate throttle response and they can be a blessing or curse depending on the situation.
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I'm one down in front. The shop ordered a different cam for the throttle. Hopefully that will help.
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Upgrade the suspension.
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I had my second ride & the problem seems to happen once the bike comes up to temp. I'm beginning to think it may be something like a stuck enrichener or something. I'm waiting for a dry day so I can hit some back roads when the engine is cold to confirm. Any ideas if it only occurs once warm?
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