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post #1 of 20 Old 04-29-2019, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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Super sensitive throttle

2012 650 My throttle has always been twitchy from on to off at slow speeds but it seems to be getting worse. It's really hard to hold a steady speed below 30 mph. It's not a cable slack problem. TPS maybe? Any ideas?

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post #2 of 20 Old 04-29-2019, 08:13 PM
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I think all DL650's behave that way. But you say it's getting worse...

A search turned up a few threads on the forums regarding TPS adjustments:

https://www.stromtrooper.com/v-strom...djustment.html

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My 2013 DL650 is as smooth as butter at low speeds great for when leaving the Lions shop after a game of rugby & slowly pushing thru crowds on the footpath .

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My 13 is smooth putting around in second through crowded areas. perhaps some injector cleaner

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Wow that's weird, my 15 does nothing as which you describe. Might consider a throttle tamer, they aren't cheap but I understand work as advertised.

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I had a '16 CB500X that had that issue. Very tricky to modulate the throttle on rough roads. It just needed more friction so I took a length of bailing twine and tied it between the throttle and the brake lever housing. Worked a treat!


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Just to clarify. I wrapped it around in the space between them...


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How many miles?

TPS adjusting:
https://www.stromtrooper.com/dl1000a...ottle-off.html
Read through that thread. It's for the V2 but I assume yours is not too different. Do you have the service manual? It has the instructions how to set the TPS. Apparently many are not set correctly and it may effect how the bike is behaving.

The reference in #2 is for the WEE and I don't think the new 650 model has the same procedure.

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Also check you have no slack in the pull cable.

There is a cam on the end of the throttle tube, that cam has a lump, if you have slack in the cable you will hit that lump much earlier, this causes the throttle to open more and early so you shut it off thus causing the snatch.


I fitted a throttle tamer to my V2 and I'm happy with the results .
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