gear selection for a sharp right hand turn without stopping first. If I just shift down to second, the engine is lugging but if I shift down to first it feels like the engine is too tightly coupled to the wheels which gives me jerky handling. Do I need to slip the clutch through an entire right turn?
Toss out some RPMs, speedsand if you have installed either the performance front filter or the LLoydz upper just to make sure were all on the same sheet of music. It makes a difference. Before I added the upper air filter I felt something similar to what you describe. Recently I did install a VFCIII and to me it seemed to smooth out across the board but I think the IAV is the answer to the problem of it feeling twitchy. Heres the link to it:
I purposely do tight right/left out in our court (1st gear) just to stay on top of balancing the bike in a emergency situtuation in a parking lot and don't have that coupled feel anymore. I would have to say combo of the VFCIII and the upper filter as well as taking some of the slop out of the throttle at the grip via the adjustments.
Tar snakes. Just a thought/question. Did you have any crosswind? Could have been a light force on the fairing pushing you around if so. I run E3's, have experienced the SaddleBag tar snake description and chock it up to wet/hot.
Safe ridin bud
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