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Just curious for those who initially thought the throttle was snatchy and didn't modify the bike - do you still think it is now that you've had a lot of time on it? This being my first bike, I didn't have much to compare to. The behavior of the bike is the way I know how to ride. I'm not even sure if my bike has one of the snatchy throttles.
 

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I hated the throttle response when I first started riding my bike.

3 months, 2500 miles and 1 new rear tyre later, I love the throttle response!

I'm not so sure that you need to `train' yourself how to use it. It's more a case of you getting used to it as the miles rack up.
 

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I have not had a bike in nearly 30 years. So I have nothing to compare it to either. I just hopped on and rode the bike as is. I don't plan to change anything because I love it just the way it is. My machine, as is, makes me glad I chose this bike to get back into riding. It rocks.
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well, I was afraid since too many experienced riders here were saying that... so I thought It was not the bike for a novice... but like the poster says I am not even sure if my bike has a snatchy throttle since I got nothing else to compare

I like the response I got from mine... when learning had two bikes where you have to roll the throttle too much for my taste at that time...so happy with this one
 

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well, I was afraid since too many experienced riders here were saying that... so I thought It was not the bike for a novice... but like the poster says I am not even sure if my bike has a snatchy throttle since I got nothing else to compare

I like the response I got from mine... when learning had two bikes where you have to roll the throttle too much for my taste at that time...so happy with this one
I'm a new rider as well and had a similar experience. I tried my friend Monster 821 in 'Urban Mode' for comparison and much preferred the throttle response in my Scrambler. Mind you, I haven't tried off-road yet.
 

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8,500 miles in, and on taller gearing, and yes it's still a bit snatchy. Not a problem, but still not as smooth as any other bikes I've got/had.
 

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Same as nuttynick, Ive done nearly 9k miles on mine and yes the throttle is snatchy compared to all others I've had, but I've just got used to it. I cope with it fine so not sure if I'd be bothered to try and smooth it out at this stage!
 

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I have to admit as well I never had an issue with the throttle. But I came from riding so many different bikes that I guess I may have come across various different throttles but just adapted to them along the way.
 

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I've only got 700 miles on my Icon (but I've been riding since '68). I have never noticed any snatchiness in the throttle. Hope reading this thread doesn't make me start ;-)
 

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After the 600 mile service, the snatchy throttle tamed itself. It's still got a kick, but that's what I like about it.
 

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My 748r is much more snatchy than the Scrambler, the scramblers more like my 2 stoke dirt bike.
I think you just adapt your riding style to the bike your on at the time.
 
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I had a 748 for years in the UK and never even thought about the throttle so I'm assuming it was smooth as. The Scrambler is a bit 'keen' on the throttle but I and many others seemed to have become used to it over time. I hardly even think about it now but in the early days I was actually considering a throttle tamer or similar.
 
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