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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-29-2014, 08:39 AM Thread Starter
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I have a 2014 XR with just over 500 miles. When throttle is released it feels like a little play then you can feel and hear engagement. You can also feel it when you roll on the throttle at times. I don't know how else to explain it and just want to assure that it is normal.

Otherwise, I enjoy the bike and look forward to the break in service this week.

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yes , normal . keep your rpm's up , say 2200 and up. you may be lugging it a bit , these engines like to rev.

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Just have the dealer check it out since you are that close to service. Otherwise look in your OM and there is a section on throttle play adjustment.

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OK. Thanks guys

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Sounds like what you are describing may be the torque compensator in the transmission in which case it is normal and nothing to worry about.
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I would say its just a little backlash from lugging , just keep the RPM's a little higher .

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In the engine or drive train?

Answer is yes-------not so sure any more. I used to get some gear lash and yes it was a normal thing. Engine can hiccup a bit in roll on from low RPM's. Lugging a Vic isn't a good thing. HD guys do it to their bikes, but I feel the HD would rather be ramped up as well. It seems to become a more responsive beast.

The -not so sure part- I put a AFR+4 on mine recently and the gear lash is all but gone. I am (perhaps mistakenly) feeling the engine cuts a bit in many circumstances in the stock tune. So that would make for the undecided answer.

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Sounds like you're describing drivetrain lash to me. Vic primaries are gear-driven, so no chain to soak up lash. A too-tight (or even spec-adjusted) belt can add to the effect. Mine tends to do it too, worst is 5th gear because it's direct 1:1. I've tried running the belt a bit looser, but I can't reconcile the reduced lash against possible belt damage.

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Yes, I think it would be drive train lash and I will try to keep the RPM's up a little more. As long as it's normal, I can deal with it, I just wanted to make sure as I am still learning the bikes language.

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