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If you are adjusting the idle on your bike lower would that change the throttle response?

Because after bringing my bike in for its first tune up it doesn't feel as fast as before, if that makes any sence.

He didn't do much to the bike so maybe its just my imagination.
 

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How low do you want it/ are we talking about? There is a set idle speed listed in the owners manual.
 

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I would say if you set the idle low enough it might affect response because you have that much more "distance" on the tach to travel. Plus, I believe the idle screw moves something in the carbs so it physically has longer to travel from rest to the same place (i.e. from 1000 RPM to 4500 RPM changed to 500 RPM to 4500 RPM)
 

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i know i'm bringing this back from the dead but I have the same question. On my bike, when the idle is low, it's choppy from On/off unless i turn the idle up. It's kinda like a big whoosh of air whenever i ease on a low idle. But if it's higher, the transition is smoother.
 

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i know i'm bringing this back from the dead but I have the same question. On my bike, when the idle is low, it's choppy from On/off unless i turn the idle up. It's kinda like a big whoosh of air whenever i ease on a low idle. But if it's higher, the transition is smoother.
If the idle on a v-twin is set too low, the off-idle throttle response will be "lumpy". If the idle on any bike is set really high (too high), you always start out off-idle compared to a normal idle setting. This gets you heading into the power band (v-twin or parallel twin of OP) sooner.

I think the best solution is to set the idle where your manual says it should be and raise the rpms with the throttle before letting out the clutch when you need a faster launch.
 
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