Has anyone reduced the throttle pressure on the 800??

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by 10Cup, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. 10Cup

    10Cup Long timer

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    My Son has a FJR and those guys were complaining about all the throttle pressure and I feel the same about the 800GS. So was wondering, the FJR guys simply unwound the spring on the throttle bodies one turn and it worked like a charm. Still plenty of spring to close the throttle but no so much your hand gets tired holding it. Yes I have a Kaoko throttle control to help on the long roads, but still "throttle control" is the issue.

    Ideas?

    PS those that think oh my God you can't change what BMW had done please .... take a break. :evil

    TIA
    Mike
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  2. DesertRat

    DesertRat Dehydrated Adventurer

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    I only have about 750 miles on mine, but I haven't noticed the throttle being too stiff. I will have to go out to the garage now and see what my calibrated wrist has to say.:gdog

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  3. Fireman

    Fireman Shazaam!

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    I guess you could calibrate the throttle to have less tension, but for gods sake be careful you don't screw it up so it sticks or something. I didn't used to be so paranoid about that until my gas pedal on my brand new toyota tacoma got stuck under the floor mat last year in the middle of town... I swear I almost had a frickin heart attack. Personally, I haven't noticed a stiff throttle though.
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  4. kkug

    kkug Been here awhile

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    I totally agree with you, I am having some discomfort on long rides. Bothers me more than the seat. Was going to post something but you beat me to it.

    Thanks
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  5. Zapp22

    Zapp22 ZAPP - Tejas

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    that must have been entirely your fault, Mr Customer. Toyota builds perfect cars...

    I think I would try Teflon lube on all the channels that the cabling passes through, first.



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  6. xlcr

    xlcr Stop being a dick, dick.

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    How would you know it was a BMW if it didn't have an unnecessarily stiff throttle?
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  7. Stretch67

    Stretch67 Mad Scientist Supporter

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    Unless you have a /5 with no return spring... factory cruise control.
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  8. kkug

    kkug Been here awhile

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    This is my first Beemer. Are they all stiff ??
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  9. tmex

    tmex Long timer

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    You are just a limp wrist. Nothing to be ashamed of. I know lots of guys like that.
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  10. xlcr

    xlcr Stop being a dick, dick.

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    Not to the experienced BMW rider.

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    :lol3
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  11. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy back in the saddle again

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    Getting back to the inital problem. I also have wrist pain on long rides. I have the Throttlemister friction lock, but only use that on long freeway rides... so I understand what you are saying - I don't know what the solution is...

    By the way, someone suggested lubing the cables.... don't do that... you don't lube teflon lined cables, it only makes them worse... they teflon line them for a reason.

    Cowboy2:ricky
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  12. Magile

    Magile Long timer Supporter

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  13. pennswoodsed

    pennswoodsed lizards,bugs and me

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    And what pray tell is the max revs/speed of a good /5 ?
    :eek2ed

    ps if it is turns rather than revs,please advise
    pps as in "give me turns for 40 knots,smoky"
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  14. 10Cup

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    Actually that was my first thought but with the throttle being so touchy, with the slightest turn and the bike just jumps I was concerned about inadvertently applying throttle when I did not want to.... I think I'll try unwinding the return spring on the throttle bodies like the guys on the FJR thread do.
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