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I have the G2, I tried it with the 500 cam it came with and it completely solved the over sensitive throttle issue. I changed to the 300 cam to get a little of the aggression back, for me it is perfect.
 

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I installed the G2 Throttle Tamer yesterday and went for a test ride. Wow, what a difference! The abrupt throttle issue is gone. The throttle now handles like most of my previous nine non Ducati bikes. When I twist it, when past the half way point, the bike takes off like before.
The G2 instructions, however, must have been written by a lawyer with warnings about self installation. "Instructions are to aid factory trained technician ONLY!!" for example. I am not a technician but had no problems. Do, however, make sure that you check the throttle free play and adjust it as needed per specs in the owner's manual.
 

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Cool, good to know, I gotta say my throttle is much better since the bike had it's service, though they never updated the ecu or anything so not sure why that would be.

I have ordered the G2 also and it's on it's way as we speak!
 

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The part number on the one I received was 40-4X-2STR.

This is the one that came with the 500 cam installed.

I got the impression that some the current ones have a 400 cam which I would imagine would suit most people pretty well.
 

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See the link in the quote on the first post at the top of this page 6 that is the one I ordered and the cheapest price I found including delivery but may get stung at customs for the vat.
 

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Fitted my G2 last night with the 500 cam and it is too soft, It has totally fixed the issue of a snatchy throttle though but I do need a bit of bite to the throttle when I open it !

I'm going to switch to the 300 cam which should be fine as do lots of A & B roads mainly, however if I were riding in the city or inherently bad weather conditions I would probably leave the 500 cam on it.
 

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Where are you getting the replacement CAM

I have the throttle tamer - not sure whether to fit as I also ordered heated grips - so I am waiting for them to arrive to see them before deciding.
 

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Having done about 500 miles in various conditions since yesterday, I now have a new appreciation for the throttle on this machine.
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With both these techniques (finger on brake rest & thumb against reservoir) you must develop the skill of "rotating the throttle within your grip" rather than "overt wrist movement".

I know this may be hard to understand so if there are any questions about what I am trying to describe, please ask.

Edit: I was speaking from memory (which is bad) instead of looking at picture...thumb on throttle housing NOT brake reservoir.
Hi dear sir,

Thanks so much for your message and it's so useful tips and tricks!

As several of us I faced the unpleasant throttle effects when at low speed on rough roads

I used to say to myself: you lack subtlety man, your 40 years bike riding haven't taught you much!!


So when I read your thumb trick, I took the chance of getting some purchase a few miles away via a pretty rough country road; those that shakes hands and guts.

And then, thumb on the throttle housing the miracle II happened, that paved-like road had converted into a flat-lake like carpet :-D
Surprisingly anyone equipped with some brains should be able to discovered that by themselves; the reality is that only the cleverest finally do ;-))
I'll now exercise every time, index on the brake handle (a systematic skill for me) and thumb on the housing, while in various situations to ally security as usual and add more pleasure of riding!

Again many thanks for this so useful tricks; ride safe :)
 
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