2008 Versys, 15,000 miles
My quest, or question is, the ride or the acceleration of my bike is rather herky-jerky, it's quite sensitive- if you back off for a milliseconds, the bike sort of lurches, yet it runs superb
. It reminds me of the fly-by-wire bikes like the Super Tenere that don't have throttle cables, where it's an electronic experience instead. It has been apart for 8 months, and yesterday was the first test flight.
Is this a carb balance issue, or did I just forget about how this thing rides?
I also have switched to the 16T front sprocket, as I remember that the last time I rode this (October?) that first was geared quite low. This is a second bike for me, so I was in no rush to complete it, and took my time with everything, it also got new throttle and clutch cables, and they are indeed lubed and routed so they are not pinched.
Again, it starts, runs idles (1300-1400 RPM) just great.
It's just this jerky sort of on and off the accelerator feel, very sensitive throttle is the other way to say it.
I would not think the 16T would have caused it, but I am open if someone thinks the change in the sprocket moved my RPM's around enough to do it. I am also thinking about trying Invader's vac hose mod.
Thoughts or ideas?
I was also reminded how badly the stock seat SUCKS... I will be saving for a Seat Concepts..
I put 240 miles on it on Friday, no stalls, leaks (flames) or other issues, so I am pretty happy in general. Plastics off for painting, I just stuck the tank back on temporarily. I would not have gotten it this far without the help of this forum.