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Here's the thing. My V is great on the open road but in town, it's very difficult to maintain 30 mph. Any variation in road surface: manhole cover or rolling over a sleeping policeman can result in the throttle shutting and we all know the effectiveness of the engine breaking.... After a while this gets very tiresome. In the UK you can't go very far without encountering towns so it's a problem.

The query: is this a commonly experienced issue? Anyone else found this a problem? My mate on his bandit has no problem at slow speeds.. The usual Inline 4 vs V twin comparison.....

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Are the throttle cables adjusted for no slack and the minimum possible free play? Try 1mm or less of free play. If the twist grip does not snap shut by spring force, the return cable adjustment may be too tight.

Try adjusting the throttle position sensor to about 1500 to 1700 rpm.
Checking TPS question
http://www.vstrom.info/Movies/TPS_TB_Tuning.mpg
(TPS adjustment is about 1/4 way through; newer stroms have one screw on the TPS.)
 

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Are the fingers on right hand going numb? How many miles have you logged on the bike thus far? Your riding position might have you gripping too firmly - need a firm neutral wrist with soft fingers. Also try redistributing your weight a little by getting the pegs under the balls of your feet more and try butt front and butt back. As you know, throttle control on the Vee is a bit sensitive. It would be normal to have some variation, but it should not be routinely slamming shut on every bump.
 

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Are the throttle cables adjusted for no slack and the minimum possible free play? Try 1mm or less of free play. If the twist grip does not snap shut by spring force, the return cable adjustment may be too tight.
Definitely more than 1 mm of free play when the throttle closed. It does snap shut on the spring. I'll take a look at the adjustment.

Try adjusting the throttle position sensor to about 1500 to 1700 rpm.
Checking TPS question
http://www.vstrom.info/Movies/TPS_TB_Tuning.mpg
(TPS adjustment is about 1/4 way through; newer stroms have one screw on the TPS.)
Now that's interesting. I had checked the TPS before but by shorting a couple of connectors in the plug and with the engine off. I will check this out thanks!
 

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Are the fingers on right hand going numb? How many miles have you logged on the bike thus far?
No numbness and I'm ashamed to say only 4k miles from new. However, over 1500 this year alone.
 
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