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Offline MichaelCM

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Re: reducing jerkiness
« Reply #40 on: December 23, 2016, 02:53:18 PM »
Just to clarify: The intention of my post was just to inform you all that simply lubricating the throttle quadrant made a HUGE difference to controllability. I did nothing else, just the lube.

I have just returned from an evening in the city threading my way between cars, trucks and busses at low speed and believe me, it behaves like a different bike.
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Re: reducing jerkiness
« Reply #41 on: December 23, 2016, 03:19:29 PM »
Good to know , thank you.

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Re: reducing jerkiness
« Reply #42 on: December 23, 2016, 03:45:57 PM »
What did you use as lubricant?

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Re: reducing jerkiness
« Reply #43 on: December 23, 2016, 09:10:28 PM »
*Originally Posted by selftaught [+]
What did you use as lubricant?


I used a WD40 type spray with extension tube to clean out the groove, then a light oil. Probably a non sticky lube would be better though as the oil will tend to trap dust again.
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Re: reducing jerkiness
« Reply #44 on: January 23, 2017, 04:13:36 PM »
Check tension on chain. That's the usual suspect and first place to check.

Second is the chain and/or sprockets worn?

Third the rear sprocket dampeners check them for wear.

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Re: reducing jerkiness
« Reply #45 on: April 18, 2018, 05:21:32 PM »
I have also found the x to be quite jerky, even when going through the gears whilst on the main stand without load,  at first I thought it was due to the recommended 35 to 45 mm chain slack needed for the suspension travel,  but then it is fairly erratic even when trying to hold it at a steady rpm when in neutral throughout the Rev range compared to most bikes that I've owned,  maybe we're asking a little too much from an inexpensive gorgeous little bike ?

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Re: reducing jerkiness
« Reply #46 on: April 20, 2018, 09:36:12 AM »
For me bring back the Carbs, never had this problem with them.

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Re: reducing jerkiness
« Reply #47 on: April 20, 2018, 11:16:57 AM »
Yes i must agree with you on the carburettors, they have nice n simple internals with less technology to go wrong,  equals easy maintenance and D I Y repair if necessary,  happy days

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Re: reducing jerkiness
« Reply #48 on: April 20, 2018, 04:47:23 PM »
Just been out for the afternoon - throttle smooth as silk - the bike is quite new/low mileage/just serviced, maybe that's why?  Or maybe I'm just a smooth rider.......hmmmmm!!  :153:
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Re: reducing jerkiness
« Reply #49 on: April 20, 2018, 06:22:58 PM »
Honestly I find the CBX pretty smooth and I must say no on/off effect on my bike.

I experienced very bad on/off on my previous one though, 2000 Honda Hornet 600 (carbs), when idle was too low.
What is good with carbs, is that you can adjust the idle and there is less thing that can breake, but on the negative side I needed to spend a good 3 to 5 minutes every morning at the first fire to gently convince the engine to rev properly  :008:

 


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