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Thumbs up Engine Surge - New Clutch Switch Fitted - UPDATE..!

This is for all of you who've been following my woes with regards to engine surge and poor fuelling. Received a call from the dealer this afternoon saying that the new clutch switch was in, so called past after work to have it fitted. Well, ten minutes later and it's like I'm riding a completely different bike! Surging gone and no more crappy 'on/off' fuelling at low speeds. It's a bit like having the smoothness of a big four again. Hard acceleration through the gears feels more responsive and even had a good dice with a Mitsubishi Evo on the way home to celebrate..! To those of you who may have similar issues it could be worth investigating this switch. Kawasaki part no. is 270101094 and it would have cost me the insignificant amount of UK 9.38 plus VAT (tax), had it not been under warranty. Thanks to all of you who've provided feedback on this subject - I hope this conclusion will assist one or two of you. For the past couple of weeks I've been considering part exchanging the V for something else - not any more..! I'm back in 'lurve' with it..! Can't wait for the ride to work tomorrow...!
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Glad it's finally fixed and the true nature of the bike has shown its good self. I wonder how it passed Quality Check from the factory?

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Thanks for the update.

I don't get it.

Glad it works.

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I still don't think it's possible for the starter lockout switch (clutch switch) to have any effect on driveability.
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I still don't think it's possible for the starter lockout switch (clutch switch) to have any effect on driveability.
Maybe they put a clutch switch in it and adjusted the TPS. Can't put the adjustment on the bill for emission reasons.

Maybe they turned the magic screw Ya know the one customers think us mechanics know about and they don't. The little hidden brass screw that adds HP AND increased fuel mileage.

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Maybe they put a clutch switch in it and adjusted the TPS. Can't put the adjustment on the bill for emission reasons.

Maybe they turned the magic screw Ya know the one customers think us mechanics know about and they don't. The little hidden brass screw that adds HP AND increased fuel mileage.

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Maybe zedseven50 can check to see if the reference mark on main throttle sensor is now off counterclockwise a tad.

New position on mine is slightly counterclockwise, barely enough to see it.



Subthrottle sensor may also be rotated slightly counterclockwise to correct higher cold fast idle rpm, resulting from the main throttle sensor adjustment.



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Maybe zedseven50 can check to see if the reference mark on main throttle sensor is now off counterclockwise a tad.

New position on mine is slightly counterclockwise, barely enough to see it.



Subthrottle sensor may also be rotated slightly counterclockwise to correct higher cold fast idle rpm, resulting from the main throttle sensor adjustment.



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I'll check it out on the weekend, Invader. Well, if they turned the 'magic screw' it sure worked for me and I ain't complaining..!
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My 2012 has started to have the same problem. It was fine for the first 1,000 miles but has since then had the same issues you were having. I tried the tips for adjusting the TPS like Invader posted but I still have the surging. I will have by dealership check my clutch sensor as well, thanks for the post. And thanks Invader for the TPS adjustment post. It has made a world of difference with my throttle delivery and has smoothed out the low RPM issues I once had.
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