Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
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I know what you're talking about in terms of the on/off switch feel at low rpm's, I experience the same thing on my bike. I like to use engine braking too but if I'm not coming to a complete stop then I usually clutch in before getting back on the throttle. You could say I've adapted myself to the machine. I'm not advocating that approach; it would be nice to find a solution to this problem, but I'm not sure there is one. I hardly notice or think about it anymore.
The sv/dl 650 is a fantastic motor, perfect primary balance and all that. The Versys is quite a bit lighter than the dl, which probably accentuates the jerkiness. But you're right, the fuelling on those bikes is spot on.