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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-09-2013, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
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Throttle Sensitivity

Hey everyone!

06 910s here, I was wondering if anyone has experience with the throttle being very sensitive and if there is any adjustment for that.

I understand that is how the throttles are on this bike, but I was wondering if any of you had found a fix to make the throttle response more smooth and less stressful on the wrist. My wrist gets super sore because i tense so much trying to keep the throttle smooth and consistent when riding.

Please chime in!

Thanks all.

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-09-2013, 08:44 AM
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A Microtec ECU has made the world of difference to mine. Not that it's reduced the sensitivity but because it fuels so much better, it's easier to manage.

There's still a hint of sensitivity plus I prefer a short throttle action, so I'm going to put a QAT on next.
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Can you elaborate on what the ECU will do? As well as what the cost is and who can pull off something like this?

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Can you elaborate on what the ECU will do? As well as what the cost is and who can pull off something like this?

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It's a replacement for the stock ECU so controls the fuelling, ignition etc.

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A proper tuning of the TPS, throttle body synch and idle CO% trim can make a big difference. the key is finding an MV tech that knows how to do that properly.

One of the best MV techs in the country is the service manager at the BMW-Triumph-Ducati-MV dealer in Charlotte NC. Ask for Michael in service.

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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-09-2013, 01:10 PM
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Easy fix

For many years i have used throttle friction devices to hold the throttle at a fixed position when I release my hand. All the old English bikes I learned to ride had Amal throttles and an adjustable friction was standard. BMW used the same strategy until the mid 90's.

The side benefit is the added friction and small force required to make minuscule changes in speed help the rider smooth out their riding. Once one gets used to a bit of friction in the throttle, they almost never go back to the old ways. On the MV and my other bikes, I simply snap an o-ring with a cross section around 4-5mm between the bar weight and the end of the grip. You need a ring big e'nuff as to not get stuck inside the narrow gap.

Select a ring just big e'nuff to still allow the grip to slowly close when the bike is vibrating down the road and try several sizes till you gain the friction you want. This will definitely smooth out your control.

If you tire of the friction while riding, simply roll the ring onto the bar end weight.

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That's a good tip Dick.

My Beemers have throttle friction and it is ace when touring for obvious reasons. This is great tip for bikes like my Guzzi which have no friction screw.

I think the op is asking about throttle rate of opening the butterflys.

My Jota can have a fast throttle fitted or a slower version where unit angle of rotation results in less opening of the butterflys . A smaller circumference is the key at the throttle.
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my power commander 3 did wonders for the hyper sensatvity of a 910r. It's much cheaper than the microtech too.
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Don't forget the old trick of disconnecting the spring on the left of the throttle bodies. It makes transition from closed to open throttle much nicer.

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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-19-2013, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the tips everyone. I was referring to the sensitivity that the throttle causes, so if I hit a bump, my wrist moves 1mm and the bike goes flying to 100 mph, lol. But I will look into the spring thing but I'm afraid that it will cause the spring that is left to wear out?

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