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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-10-2013, 08:13 AM Thread Starter
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Question Do Road Stars have sensitive throttles?

In another thread I mentioned how I ran off the road and part of the reason was being slung there when a glove caught my throttle. That was my fault. But more than once I've noticed that it takes nothing for me to get slammed back by the powerful torque these things have when I barely touched the throttle.

So, is mine overly sensitive? It seems to take very little to make it jump from idle to really moving. I do have after market pipes and larger jets. Still...

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I have noticed that my roadstar seems a little jumpy on the throttle in the first twenty minutes or so of riding and then settles down. She only has 6K on her and is a 2013 model so she's barely been broken in and I hope to see some improvement on that after I get another 6k on her this season . But maybe it's a warm up issue? I do use the choke when she's cold...but again I still notice a difference after riding for a while.

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Hi Annie, no this is all the time. I can barely look at it and it's already wanting to get going. Of course, own a Thoroughbred and it's going to be a bit high strung ;-)

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Ok, so lets do this. You ride up to say...Philadelphia, and I'll meet you there and we can test ride each others bikes and see if it is your larger jets. I don't think the pipes would make any difference.

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I yelled at my throttle the other day and it started to cry so ya, they are very sensitive. :-)

The stock 1700 is a hot rod engine. It made my transition from crotch rocket to the Road Star Warrior almost seamless. Getting slammed back by acceleration is a beautiful thing.

BUT????

Larger Jets???? I thought all the 1700's were EFI or did the Road Star Silverado change to fuel injection in 2008?




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oopsie, I forgot he has the 1700. My 1600 is probably not as touchy. Her NAME is Princess, not her personality ;-)

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I have noticed that the raider is also very sensitive. Just today I started to take off, realized I needed the other lane, so gunned it to get ahead of traffic. First gear at 10mph lost traction. Have to watch that throttle!!! Think I ought to call mine 'Buck', cause it kicks like I'm riding a bull on steroids, going in and coming off the throttle!

Oh, and for those curious and not wanting to look it up, the Raider is the gas-guzzling 1900cc star bike.

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oh I see how it is, now we are gonna get out the ruler and compare...

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No need to get one out. Got it right here!

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Kidding actually. I got the 1900 because I though my wife would be doing more mountain riding with me this summer. But now she is no longer scared that the bike won't have enough power, she's scared that there's too much. Dammit. Should have gotten the Stryker. More solo riding and better gas mileage.
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