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Hi All,

I'm new to the forum.

I had a go of the 62 today at the dealers, out for a couple of hours absolutely loved it but thought it lacked a bit of power i'm quite a large(wide) guy 5'10 250lb so maybe that could have been an issue :)

Anyway put the deposit down on a classic and pick it up on the 27th. I'm now having a few reservations after reading the twitchiness of the throttle in quite a few of the threads. I passed my test a few months ago on a Gladius with similar power and found it ok to control. I have rode quite a few torquey supermoto 125's over a few years And got used to the twitchiness on some of these. Am I right to feel a bit nervous about this purchase?
 

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Install the FT bar which will force you to lean a bit more forward. The bar on the Classic has terrible ergonomics imo and magnifies the snappy throttle response. The bike is geared pretty aggressive to start and dropping down to a 41 tooth rear sprocket might help in addition to Rexxer ECU burn.

I like the snatchiness of the throttle

You'll get used to it....not that bad imo
 

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It's really not that bad. I even liked it to be honest. Bike has a feisty little character as standard, with the short gearing and response throttle.

If it really bothers you, a remap e.g Rexer will fix it, as well as make the bike smoother and pull harder at high revs. A cheaper fix is to get a replacement throttle tube with a slower ratio.

You don't need either though, perfectly rideable standard. You'll just find yourself just using a bit more clutch.
 

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Thanks everyone just what I was hoping to hear.

I feel much better now and can start to get excited about this lovely bike :) I plan on keeping this a very long time.
 

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Thanks everyone just what I was hoping to hear.

I feel much better now and can start to get excited about this lovely bike :) I plan on keeping this a very long time.
Make sure you've got plenty of ACF 50 then. Lots of exposed metal on the Scrambler and stick to the service plan fanatically.
They are not unreliable but will cost you more than your average bike to keep going!

Part of the charm in the end!
 

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I am exactly your height and weight, my problem was the suspension and seat.. the soft part of the suspension was used up just by sitting down. The seat, at least on the Icon, forced me into an akward position and the foam compresses easily. If you have broad shoulders the mirrors are next to useless as you have to contort your torso to see behind you.

So, make sure you have additional cash for mods. I have bought new damper, forks, seat and mirrors. The twitchiness can be fixed with a G2 Throttle Tamer.
 

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The suspension seemed fine to be fair. I don't know how the classic seat compares to the 62 but found it extremely comfortable even after a good couple of hours, the thing i'm riding before the px is like sitting on an ironing board so felt spoilt yesterday.

I agree regarding the mirrors were pretty useless with my aircraft landing strip shoulders. Will probably purchase something to counter that.
 

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Well picked up today, I rode it for 1 hour then went for lunch and all its done is damn rain for the last 7 hours, waiting to take it out again :(
 
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