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View Poll Results: Is there an abrupt throttle problem?
Yes, we need a fix for this. 26 31.33%
No, riders just need to ride more and get used to their bikes. 57 68.67%
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Old November 7th, 2008   #1
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Question How many of you think that there is an Abrupt Throttle Problem?

There have been hundreds of discussions about how the ST1300's throttle is too sensitive or abrupt and several vendors have actually made "fixes" for this.

But, is there really a problem or, do riders just need to get used to the sensitivity. I've never seen a poll for this. This might be interesting.

So, do you think that there is a problem that needs to be fixed OR is it just a thing that riders need to get used to?
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Old November 7th, 2008   #2
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Default Re: How many of you think that there is an Abrupt Throttle Problem?

I'm not a mechanical expert, but I've never noticed a problem.
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Old November 7th, 2008   #3
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Default Re: How many of you think that there is an Abrupt Throttle Problem?

When I first got my '07 in June I had issues with the abrupt throttle response, but after 8,000 miles I don't even notice. IMO several things helped aleviate the abruptness:
  1. The motor loosening up after break in.
  2. Adding bar risers relieved a lot of the pressure on my throttle hand which helped out.
  3. The small diameter grips amplify the problem - I installed grip puppies and they made a noticable difference.
  4. After riding a Harley for 8 years it took a few months to get used to the snappy power band.
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Default Re: How many of you think that there is an Abrupt Throttle Problem?

Try riding a Hayabusa for a week and then switch back to your ST1300.

No worries, mate! Clapping
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Default Re: How many of you think that there is an Abrupt Throttle Problem?

My 04 ST1300 is more light switch like than any other bike I've ridden.
I put a Turbo Tom FPR on it a couple of years ago and balanced the throttle bodies and frequently remove all cable slop.

It still drives me nuts.

I know it teaches better throttle control but I wish it was much better.
It's a constant annoyance.
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Old November 8th, 2008   #6
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Then, don't test ride or get a Hayabusa, Louis. You think the ST is bad, HOLY WOW!

We're talking don't sneeze while holding onto the throttle or you'll be off like a rocket.

It's all what you're used to. That said, I agree that the ST could be better.

I'm testing something this weekend that may help. More later.

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Not a problem. I got used to it right away. -Ed
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Default Re: How many of you think that there is an Abrupt Throttle Problem?

I took ALL the slack out of the throttle cable at the throttle grip. It feels 90% smooooother---Jay
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Default Re: How many of you think that there is an Abrupt Throttle Problem?

Here is my take and some posts by me from the old forum.
Yes it is too abrupt. Can you get used to it? Yes, but why when there is an easy fix.
There is an article somewhere on the web about puting a piece of #10 or #12 wire on the cable pulley at the fuel injection end to do about the same thing as the throttle tamer. I didn't like the idea of a piece of wire getting loose and jamming up the throttle. Installing the throttle tamer is easy.

8/29/08
This company makes replacement cams that mount at the handle bar for a variety of machines.
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Didn't see one for an ST1300 so I sent an email. Here is the response.
"Hi,
I have to check. I know that I do but I need to make sure.
Sam"
" I am sorry for the delay but it was because we had to order an OEM throttle for that bike to make sure. We did not have an application so we went ahead and have designed one. So as of right now, YES we do have a Tamer throttle for your bike. If you are interested email me back and I will instruct you on how to order.
Thank you!!
Sam"
I know nothing about them but this was certainly a customer friendly response.
Has anyone tried such a thing on another motoercycle?
I think I'm going to order one. If I do I'll report on the results.

9/12/08
I ordered a Throttle Tamer from G2 Ergonomics $59.95. It should have come this way from the factory...great improvement.
Here is ordering info: (email to me from G2)
Hi,
If you go to this link,http://g2ergo.com/shop/catalog/G2-Ta...amaha-223.html and order it and in the comment section type that you would like part # 40-500. I will make sure you get the right part.
Thank you!
Sam

9/14/08
One 400 mile day was enough to convince me. Yes taking the slack out of the throttle cables helps a little but this is a big improvement over that change. At first it seemed a little slow but I think that was from compensating for the too quick OEM action. I did not have this problem with my '93 750 Nighthawk or '82 500 Silverwing.

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Default Re: How many of you think that there is an Abrupt Throttle Problem?

I've had 2 ST1300s, an '06 (r.i.p.) and now an '07. The '06 was VERY abrupt and too much like a light switch. The '07 is slightly better (better mapping? less throttle slack?...) but still not good. I am watching this thread with great interest.
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