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Has anyone with an '08 or '09 1000RR have experienced a delayed throttle response and vague suspension movement with initial turning or with slow turns. My bike on several occasions have almost thrown me off the bike turning very slow maneuvers or initial movement. I've had the bike stall on me and not move during initial throttle movement. Any similar stories or suggested fixes. I'm investigating the throttle response and have compensated with feeding more initial throttle. I'm going to take it back to the dealer to check the throttle and steering dampner. Could the electronic steering dampner be an issue. I have quite a bit of riding experience even with litre bikes so it's not my riding technique for the most part but I've considered that as well so I'm adjusting accordingly. I've never had these issues on other bikes.
 

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Unlike most other bikes I've owned or ridden which provide you a feel of exactly what it's going to do throttle or suspension wise to judge how to make slow or fast maneuvers this bike doesn't. Hence with this poor throttle response it's not predictable and doesn't provide a feeling of confidence. I'm quite disappointed at this bike especially after all the good things I've read about it.



Yes, I bought it new from a dealer who supposedly set it up right but I'm not sure now. My first clue should have been when I asked them to help me set up the suspension and they didn't appear to know what to do.
 

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I haven't done any engine mods that's what's driving me mad because odd throttle response could be traced to such a thing. I agree it's not the suspension but the poor initial throttle doesn't help with the feel. I'm about 190+ with gear so I don't think the suspension setup could be too off but those monkies at the shop could have screwed it up. The initial feeling is the bike wants to fall over with any initial movement at the grips. A very weird feeling. Add in poor initial throttle response and you have a recipe for disaster.

Have you done any engine mods like exhaust, power commander and so on?

Suspension is separate but maybe making the condition seem worse because when you turn the throttle it doesn't respond. If you are a light weight and the rear spring preload is high or set too stiff, you will turn in quicker. What is your weight roughly? Lower rear spring preload and be sure you tires have about 35psi or close.
 

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Denzee your second sentence hits the issue right on the head as the initial throttle response doesn't do what you'd expect it to then the bike reaction is that of instability. I'll check the suspension settings, tire pressure and try to see if I can adjust the throttle then take a trip to Honda Service for further checks.


Have you done any engine mods like exhaust, power commander and so on?

Suspension is separate but maybe making the condition seem worse because when you turn the throttle it doesn't respond. If you are a light weight and the rear spring preload is high or set too stiff, you will turn in quicker. What is your weight roughly? Lower rear spring preload and be sure you tires have about 35psi or close.
 

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Finally got a chance to take the bike back to the dealer and they found an issue with the clutch and it will be replaced as this one of the recall items. They've also fix the clutch cable slack found as well go over the bike for any other problems and recalls according to the manager. They were surprised that I could get the bike to move with that problem. I've also asked them to look at the low throttle issues while they're working on it in areas like the throttle sensor, throttle cable slack, fueling/fuel pump or injectors.

While the clutch is undoubtedly one of the problems I'd be surprised if the throttle end isn't a problem as well. At least this happened during the winter months where not much riding is going on anyway.



Denzee your second sentence hits the issue right on the head as the initial throttle response doesn't do what you'd expect it to then the bike reaction is that of instability. I'll check the suspension settings, tire pressure and try to see if I can adjust the throttle then take a trip to Honda Service for further checks.
 
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