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Just an observation after some seat time

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So, as a follow-up to my first post after discovering the brutal yet subtle nature of our machines, and of course after developing a new word for the dictionary (see signature below), here's my next observation.

Two simple words: THROTTLE CONTROL. Holy balls, what a night & day difference it makes while piloting one of these machines, making a very conscious effort to keep throttle inputs ultra-fine and planned. Nearly all of my experience before the RC has been on 4-cylinder bikes, the bulk of which a 2005 R6, which was very smooth and forgiving when it came to the throttle (short of doing something dumb), so this was an important discovery for me. With this beast, throttle control is absolutely crucial, and will transform her from a shuttering, bucking animal to a cruise missile. During the first few rides, at low speeds/rpm (below about 30mph, just rollin along with stoplight traffic), I thought I had a timing issue, becuz she'd sputter and choke and nearly stall. After a bit of practice keeping the right wrist steady, I can roll her along in first gear almost at engine idle without problems.

So that's all I had, maybe this observation can help some future newcomers to the world of big-bore machines like our RC's. Don't dump your money into upgrades and gadgets just yet, first train the throttle hand to be wax-on, wax-off consistent and you'll be cruisin Do it not, and she'll punish you for it

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Stuttering & Bucking may be due to mapping not being right...Hesitation, that sort of thing - is usually mapping that's off in other words.

Mine is smooth as silk, although don't ride ir below 4,000 rpm, except in slow traffic.

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Haha, thanks!! Just another way to get myself into trouble


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Nah, the shuttering and bucking (in my case) are results of operator malfunction, as mentioned, with nothing more than increased effort to keep throttle inputs smooth and refined, she glides like a wraith. Wait, do wraiths glide?

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Nah, the shuttering and bucking (in my case) are results of operator malfunction, as mentioned, with nothing more than increased effort to keep throttle inputs smooth and refined, she glides like a wraith. Wait, do wraiths glide?
When you get a custom map you will be amazed all over again
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When you get a custom map you will be amazed all over again
The same can be said about the 1/6 HRC throttle tube.

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The same can be said about the 1/6 HRC throttle tube.
And with both mods it just doesn't get any better...

the hrc tube helps on track to keep your body position arm/wrist where they are supposed to be during on/off throttle and refines the smoooth
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