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I'm new to sport bike crowd. I don't know jack about maintaining bikes, but I want to learn.

I had a Suzuki M50. The throttle on the versys is WAY MORE sensitive than the M50. Is there a way to adjust that? Riding at slower speeds gives me problems.

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Under 15mph, and more-so under 10mph you'll notice a bit of jerkiness in the response. I've countered this in 2 ways. The first is using a Crampbuster on my throttle control. http://www.amazon.com/CrampBuster-Throttle-Mounted-Motorcycle-Cruise/dp/B000NUVPQA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1341679850&sr=8-1&keywords=cramp+buster Some people love these, and some people hate them. I'm used to riding with it, and it's never been an issue. It helps me apply minute amounts of throttle at low speed consistently to avoid the jerkiness. Secondly, and probably more importantly; I've found that on the V it's really more about feathering the clutch at low speed to keep yourself rolling in neutral. Your mileage may vary, of course.


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I had a Suzuki M50. The throttle on the versys is WAY MORE sensitive than the M50. Is there a way to adjust that? Riding at slower speeds gives me problems.
I came of a C50 and noticed that as well. I learned that the V handles differently so it was training myself on the new ride. I just changed my ways to fit this bike instead of a cruiser. I don't notice it anymore.

My biggest find over the Suzuki was that the Versys must run at higher RPMS for all speeds. It just does not lug along like the V-Twin.
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You'll get used to it.

I got used to the throttle on R6, D675, and R1 before the V. The versys is tame when compared to the supersports, which have very twitchy throttles
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on my bike, the throttle cable had too much slack, so i tightened it up. i think that made the transition from closed to open a bit smoother. aside from checking that, there should be no need to make changes on the bike. you just need to get yourself recalibrated.

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Thanks, all! I wanted to get that under control before I tried riding any uneven ground while standing up. I can't imagine the twitchiness of a superbike.

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Two way to arrest the jerking:

1. Change the back sprocket to 44

2. Connect a rubber hose between the Vacuum outlets, joining the two with the rubber vacuum hose. This is very effective in riding in low ref and town area.

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