Please no dissertations on learning to be smooth and all that.
I bought my 954 early last year and now have 16k on it, commute on it nearly everyday and do nice long mountain rides with friends on the weekends. (The weekend before last entailed a nice 426 mile loop up to the CRoT, over the ToTD, the Skyway, and a return via Hwy 60.)
One thing that has always bugged me about this bike is that the throttle is a bit sensitive. In sweepers and so forth, it's not a big deal, but in really tight and twisty stuff, I have a hard time making very small corrections and keeping the chassis stable. As a result, I just don't enjoy riding the tight twisties as much as I did with "less powerful" machines.
So I'm looking to fix this issue and wanted y'all's feedback on the following:
1) Install a larger throttle cam. I'd have to reach more to hit WOT, but I so rarely do that, it's not something I'd miss. (I know, such heresy!
I have no idea where to get one of these, but I assume race shops would be a good place to start.
2) Go +2 on the rear sprocket. I'm about due to replace the chain anyway, and since I always replace both sprockets at the same time... I'm thinking shortening the gearing a touch would help with the bike feeling "lurchy" when cranked over. (And yes, the chain is adjusted properly.)
I'd appreciate any feedback,