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Old 04-27-2013, 10:57 AM   #1
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2006 KTM 450 - reduce throttle response?

I know it sounds like a stupid question but is there a way to smoothen the throttle response? On technical stuff that power machine is hard to handle...
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:01 PM   #2
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These work:

http://www.g2ergo.com/dirt-bike-g2-e...ttle-tube.html
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:37 PM   #3
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I know it sounds like a stupid question but is there a way to smoothen the throttle response? On technical stuff that power machine is hard to handle...
Throttle cams work well for what you describe but I wonder if it's geared super low. That can cause the same issue, I know plenty of riders who ride 450s in technical terrain without needing the differet throttle tube.
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:24 PM   #4
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If you don't have girly sized hands, install some larger grips. I like the Pro Grip 718s on all my thumpers. The pencil thin stock KTM grips suck.
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:29 AM   #5
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Well, its is rideable of course...but I can manage slower technical stuff much better on a drz400 for example..
The 450 is hard to tame on rocky trially stuff...
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:19 AM   #6
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Well, its is rideable of course...but I can manage slower technical stuff much better on a drz400 for example..
The 450 is hard to tame on rocky trially stuff...
The throttle has 2 adjustment screws where they originate at the engine. These can be adjusted to give you more play to lower the "hit".

Also, you can actually move the cable back one notch in the pulley. (it's in the Haynes manual)
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:56 AM   #7
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Check if it has o ring mod done over throttle spring on carb. If so, this can be removed thus slowing the response
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