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What's up with the on/off throttle on the 2008 Blade? It's not so bad going on the the throttle, but feels like it very abrubt goes to fuel cut off when going off throttle.

I rode a friends GSXR1000 K5 (full Akra EVO and NO PCIII...std ECU only) the other day and immediatly noticed how much smoother off/on/off throttle transitions was.

Anyone with a 2008/2009 feel the same and would a full system and a map cure this you think?
 

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What's up with the on/off throttle on the 2008 Blade? It's not so bad going on the the throttle, but feels like it very abrubt goes to fuel cut off when going off throttle.

I rode a friends GSXR1000 K5 (full Akra EVO and NO PCIII...std ECU only) the other day and immediatly noticed how much smoother off/on/off throttle transitions was.

Anyone with a 2008/2009 feel the same and would a full system and a map cure this you think?
yeah my off/on throttle is a little abrupt too but I've gotten used to it in riding it in the past year.... may have something to do with that fuel to throttle delay they've added, who knows? A custom map is highly recommended to smooth out the the fuel/air mix thru out the rpm range and makes a world of difference provided you have the DYNO done by someone that knows what they're doing. The full system isn't necessary unless you want to spend that kind of money (meaning they're good for flow/gaining a bit of HP) but isn't related to what your problem is IMO.

Don't know what you're talking about. Mine is smooth as butter! Completely stock too! Many rags have praised the FI of the Blade and I understand. Compared to my 600RR, this thing is silk.
you're one of the lucky ones then...
 

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Mine's pretty abrupt too. I rode my wife's '08 Ninja 650 the other day and was shocked when the bike didn't nose dive when I let off the throttle.

It's not really a big deal, just an annoyance that I could live without.
 

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Same with mine

This is the very first thing I noticed with my 1000RR compared to my F4i. It seemed like when you backed off the throttle, there was a ton of engine braking going on. I really liked it at first until riding two up and at slow speeds the bike surges and then falls on its face so to speak. Keep the rpms up and it smooths out. I may look into a pc when I get a slip on, hopefully it will help out.
 

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Never heard of this - Ridden 2 08's, and 1 09 (all std), and the fuelling (opening AND closing the throttle) was what I would consider perfect, on all of them; smooth and controlled. My Dad's ridden 3 others and he says they were identical to his (one 08, and the 09).

Hope it comes right for you.
 

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yes, i used to have gsx k6....
gixxer is the smoothest on off response
my ex 07 rr also abrupt.....my present 08 r1 also abrupt....didnt know how to cure it
 

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I guess I've just gotten used to the throttle issue. On second thought I don't really consider it an issue. Its similar to driving a touring car. Throttle is either off or F'n on! I like it.
 

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Hi Guys,

I also have an 08 and that was the first thing I notice. I have a 08 gsxr750 and as soon as I rode my cbr deff felt the difference. Its like.. It doesnt roll. If that makes any sence...
I Do like the engine breaking at high speeds. I hardly use my break cause of the engine breaking.
 

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OK, Thanks.

Judging from the replies it seems this is a characteristic of the bike.....a bit annoying how the bike nose dives when riding two up though....not sure I will spend money trying to fix it
 

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My 08 was def on-off but dont forget that modern engines and now designed to be emission and noise friendly espesialy at the 4000 to 5000rpm range.I have a pc111 with custom map and its been programed to do what the engine wants not what the enviroment lobby wants and has completely cured the problem.
 

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Hello everyone,

I am glad to hear this is a common annoyance / plus to some. I thought it was just my moto with the issue. I have a 08 CBR w/ a Taylor Made exhaust w/ PCIII mappings to match (used the mapping that where suggest w slip on) and I still have serious engine braking. Well maybe not serious engine braking but braking never the less. On curvy roads and straight a ways with turns at the end it is great. But I have to make a conscious effort a lights and other stops in traffic to make sure that I am braking and not just allowing the engine braking to slow me down because if not I would most likely be hit from behind by someone who hadn’t noticed me abruptly stopping with my engine's stopping power. If there is a way to reduce the engine braking slightly please inform me?
 

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You guys ride high compression liter bikes and expect it not to have engine braking???? Sounds like a lot of rider error to me. I ride mine exclusively on the track and there's no issue with the throttle
 

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Not talking track mate.....

And you are correct, I am not reffering to engine braking, but merely just stating that it does not have the smoothness I have been used to from the gixxers....no offence

On the track this bike would really shine for sure and it has an absolute awesome oem slipper clutch :thumbsup:
 

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Not going to blow this out of context because it isn't really a major issue, but more like an observation compared to some other bikes I've ridden in the past.

Someone said that it doesn't seem to 'roll off', and I think that is a correct way to describe it....... it rather 'chops off throttle'. It is a bit annoying when riding two up, but riding single it isn't that much to care about......

I think we got to differenciate about this and engine braking which is another matter and the superb slipper clutch seems to handle whatever is thrown at it :cool:
 
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