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Dec 10

Posts: 12

gavinb9 says:


I have saved up enough pennies to purchase my dream bike ( RC 8) (it will be a 2008/09 model) but should i be put off by the stories of snatchy throttles and 'surging' when cruising under 5000 rpm? Is this true? And if so , will a 'oxygen sensor eliminator' cure this as advertised on e bay for the budget price of £25? I have always wanted one of these bikes so i'll be gutted if i get one and am well disapointed!!!

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Apr 08

Posts: 3042

AdieR says:

"should I be put off by the stories

of snatchy throttles and 'surging' under 5000 rpm?"

Firstly, it depends what you'll be using it for: if your doing mainly fast roads / motorways, glitchy throttle at low speed may not be much of a worry. On the other hand, if you do a lot of town work, it could start to be a pain in the arse after a while.

Bear in mind also, glitchy/ snatchy throttles can be "subjective", ie to one person, it might be tolerable, whereas to someone else it isn't, depending on how bad it is.

I'd be looking for a test ride to see how good / bad it is, and decide if you can or can't live with it.

Not convinced an "oxygen sensor eliminator" will cure the problem on its own (you may end up with other problems later), but a proper tune-up with a Power Commander or Dynojet should help if it is bad.

Hope that helps.

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Dec 10

Posts: 12

gavinb9 says:

ktm throttle

I'd be using the bike for all sorts. Road riding, the odd track day and some commuting. I've read that some bikes suffer with it and others dont. Like you say, i'll have to test ride before i buy. Thanks. I thought the £25 e bay quick fix was a bit too easy!!! As all i have to do now is find a bike in my area!

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