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Offline Threepot

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Snatch at low speed
on: July 31, 2020, 09:12:36 PM
Hi. I've just bought a 2014 bike. But I find it snatchy at low speed? Chain tension is ok. And I've done the front sprocket upgrade which has slightly improved things. Appreciate any comments. Thanks

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Re: Snatch at low speed
Reply #1 on: August 01, 2020, 12:20:32 AM
Adjust the throttle cables

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Re: Snatch at low speed
Reply #2 on: August 01, 2020, 01:23:54 AM
My 2020 model is the same, throttle is very difficult to modulate at slow speeds .

I have changed the front sprocket to a 16 tooth and it's a little better.

Have looked at the throttle cables bu don't feel any free play , not sure how to adjust anyway. 

Maybe it's something in the engine mapping ???
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Re: Snatch at low speed
Reply #3 on: August 01, 2020, 01:27:52 AM
Engine mapping is about perfect on these bikes I adjusted the cables and never has any issues since

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Re: Snatch at low speed
Reply #4 on: August 01, 2020, 01:40:54 AM
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Engine mapping is about perfect on these bikes I adjusted the cables and never has any issues since

Were your cables loose ,  or too tight ?
How much free play should there be ?

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Re: Snatch at low speed
Reply #5 on: August 01, 2020, 01:48:45 AM
They were kinda loose. Adjusted to no free play.

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Re: Snatch at low speed
Reply #6 on: August 01, 2020, 02:19:18 AM
Thank you.
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Re: Snatch at low speed
Reply #7 on: August 01, 2020, 02:39:02 AM
YW Doug

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Re: Snatch at low speed
Reply #8 on: August 01, 2020, 08:31:13 AM
Don't hold onto first gear for too long, and a gentle throttle hand and it should feel better..... if not I would suspect cable adjustment as mentioned by others. 

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Re: Snatch at low speed
Reply #9 on: August 01, 2020, 09:15:44 AM
Did earlier American bikes have an oxygen sensor fitted, if not then your ECU mapping is different (and better) than euro bikes. On my 09 year versys I imported a USA ECU made it into a much smoother low speed ride. Because of the emissions rules now they have to run the injection really lean at low revs, which make's them quite jerky. One option is to fit an oxygen sensor bypass which you can buy easily online. I have not looked into it yet for my 500x as I want to get some more miles on it to bed in,but they have worked well on previous bike's. :169: