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Old March 21st, 2016   #41
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Default Re: Throttle

I totally agree. If anyone is experiencing issues with the throttle, they're just not riding enough (i.e., getting enough practice).

The other tips we've provided will make it easier for you to get used to the bike but, they don't replace practice.


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The more I ride my ST the more I love it! The PO had installed a throttle tamer so I've not experienced throttle jerkiness. There may be better bikes out there but my ST suits me just fine. I still contend it's one fine machine. Having come from a carbureted V twin cruiser I was at first intimidated by the weight and power of the ST but I am now quite comfortable with it. So I've added nothing useful to the thread but just wanted to say it!
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However it's still a pain in the butt, that the condition exists, in the first place.
Better R&D needed.
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Old March 21st, 2016   #43
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Can't argue with that.

If you will recall, the hesitation in the throttle at around 3500 rpm was due to Honda trying to meet future EPA guidelines.

I thought of another farkle that helped this issue - the CUT electronic add-on. I'm not sure if that is the exact name as I never got one but, I heard good reviews on it.

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However it's still a pain in the butt, that the condition exists, in the first place.
Better R&D needed.
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I have the G2 throttle tamer and the FPR and it still isn't as smooth as it should be.

I expect more from a modern vehicle.
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Just to be a contradiction...

As long as I stayed below 5000 feet of elevation my ST1300 was smooth.

Smooth as Tennessee Whiskey.
Smooth as the curves on a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader.
Smooth as Keith Stone on a good day.

I have never achieved that perfect right wrist to rear tire connection on any motorcycle like I did with the ST1300. I was always able to dial in exactly what I wanted the back tire to do. I loved painting gray stripes on corner exits and that is crazy with a 700 + pound motorcycle.
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Just to be a contradiction...

As long as I stayed below 5000 feet of elevation my ST1300 was smooth.

Smooth as Tennessee Whiskey.
Smooth as the curves on a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader.
Smooth as Keith Stone on a good day.

I have never achieved that perfect right wrist to rear tire connection on any motorcycle like I did with the ST1300. I was always able to dial in exactly what I wanted the back tire to do. I loved painting gray stripes on corner exits and that is crazy with a 700 + pound motorcycle.
You rascal, you.
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Old March 22nd, 2016   #47
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I was smooth as glass but, it took a lot of practice.

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Just to be a contradiction...

As long as I stayed below 5000 feet of elevation my ST1300 was smooth.

Smooth as Tennessee Whiskey.
Smooth as the curves on a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader.
Smooth as Keith Stone on a good day.

I have never achieved that perfect right wrist to rear tire connection on any motorcycle like I did with the ST1300. I was always able to dial in exactly what I wanted the back tire to do. I loved painting gray stripes on corner exits and that is crazy with a 700 + pound motorcycle.
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I think it must be relative, you should try something like a litre twin KTM, I was slipping the clutch doing 30mph on roundabouts and the like trying to get it to stop bucking me off, the ST seems as silky smooth as something really silky in a smooth place to me.
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I think it must be relative, you should try something like a litre twin KTM, I was slipping the clutch doing 30mph on roundabouts and the like trying to get it to stop bucking me off, the ST seems as silky smooth as something really silky in a smooth place to me.
You are supposed to shift out of 5th gear.
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