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Hesitation until around 3-4K rpm on 100% stock sp1. Normal?

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I just picked up a 100% stock, original owner, never dropped sp1 a few days ago (posted a pic in the new members forum). I've owned numerous bikes and a few twins over the years (including a TLR and Superhawk), so I was wondering if the hesitation on my 100% stock sp1 is normal. I tried searching this forum and others, but didn't really get an answer.

When I go wide open on the throttle from a stop, or very low speed, the bike kind-of hesitates and doesn't immediately take off like the other twins I've owned. It feels kind of slow as it moves (almost like an I4 600), but once it hits 3-4k rpm it takes off like a missile.

I know the fuel injection has been glitchy for the sp1, and I've heard about the jerkiness as well. So is my hesitation normal for a 100% stock sp1 then, and I don't have to worry about it? Perhaps the free mods/filter/pipe/PC would cure it? Thanks in advance.
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The RC51 makes no power to speak of at anything under 3500~4000. I sure wouldn't whack the throttle that low. Especially without a power commander to smooth out the fuel map.
It was never intended to pull from that low of an RPM. Now once you hit 5000 rpm, it's a different story.

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Perhaps you are just not doing it right ??? Mine spins the rear without really even trying at around those revs.....most of all when the rears still cold.

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The RC51 makes no power to speak of at anything under 3500~4000. I sure wouldn't whack the throttle that low. Especially without a power commander to smooth out the fuel map.
It was never intended to pull from that low of an RPM. Now once you hit 5000 rpm, it's a different story.
Thanks, I guess that makes me feel better. I'm just used to my old Superhawk that took off and would wheelie right from the get-go (but of course the mid-range and upper we not even close to the sp1).

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Perhaps you are just not doing it right ??? Mine spins the rear without really even trying at around those revs.....most of all when the rears still cold.
Is your bike 100% stock like mine (OEM exhaust and air filter, no PC etc)?

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Is your bike 100% stock like mine (OEM exhaust and air filter, no PC etc)?
lol...no, not stock by any means, I am just being a p.i.t.a

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Put a PCIII on her and some of this goes away after a proper mapping.



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