I take it you like yer little H2.Hey...congrats.I added a plastic washer fitted to the throttle bar(like a garden hose washer).Snugged up the bar end.It added some friction to it,perfect for eliminating that twichy throttle.A little red loctite on the bar end threads.Let sit.Works excellent.You can find the right amount of friction then set it.Have a blast man...welcome fellow spaceship jockey!
I went to the hardware store and got a teflon washer.Thanks for the vid.Always fun to hear and see new owners and their impressions!
"ride up to brocks and see if he can do anything about it."...yeah.I think so.Maybe someone here will chime in and review their Brock's setup?I haven't ridden mine without the washer since about the 3rd day of ownership.So I can't say.Meaning,I have the Powercommander and the guhl flash.I disconnected the PC though cause it seemed too rich.Doing fine with the Guhl flash.But still using the washer.Anytime I want the PC,I just connect the mains.
Thanks for the tip! ill have to give that a try for sure. I was also going to ride up to brocks and see if he can do anything about it. Its been so cold here i have only been able to ride the bike once.
Totally agree Rich, proper way to "calm" the throttle is through the ECURegarding the throttle, this is my experience with my old 2016 H2.
Derestriction was purchased via Brock’s, sent my ECU to USA to be flashed and returned derestricted & supplied with a PCV loaded with Brock’s fuel map.
Positives: Complete derestriction, great service, fast international delivery, knowledgeable/helpful staff and Brock is also an approachable and very helpful guy.
Negatives: I’m in UK and the PCV map was initially too rich for our fuel, Brock helped me with this and it was much better after uploading a new map he mailed.
However, my throttle was always shocking, whilst it’s supposed to improve the reality is that it didn’t. Power, massive, controllability, finesse, NO!
I know it’s helped some but personally I didn’t want a mechanical “fix” by dicking around with my throttle to slow down the action, no chance (on a £22k bike) am I cramming in a washer or fitting a new throttle tube.
I ended up taking it to BSD performance UK (my old bike still top of their list @250bhp)
BSD went back into the ECU and looked at the throttle map. Everything “throttle by wire” was at 100% & derestricted as per Brock’s H2 ECU flash info. It was mega aggressive from low RPM hence still remained like an an on/off switch.
I left the bike with Mark @ BSD for a week and he dropped onto it as a project in between jobs. Eventually he mapped the throttle to be much more usable in the real world (like when picking it up out of bends and having a predictable delivery rather than “all or nothing” doom switch!) He’s used this info to set up several more H2’s since.
I’m in no way being negative about Brock, as I say, great guy, great company and will absolutely purchase from them again.
However, the part done by Guhl (the actual ECU Flash) in my case, other than derestriction/massive power, didn’t help the throttle & was perhaps made worse by the PCV fuel map being initially wrong for the UK.
I hated the delivery as it had zero finesse & was so depressed I went to test a Panigale V4 (that was a massive disappointment as per my other post!)
Throttle can be genuinely improved though, my advice is let Brock check your fuel map, and then find someone to get the throttle mapped via the ECU
Totally agree Rich, proper way to "calm" the throttle is through the ECU
I had mine flashed at PCR, my remit was to calm the throttle down, I wanted it controllable, but not to loose its "character". I ride my H2 pretty much like my other bikes, I prefer the bends rather than ragging it up the straight all day long
Got to say, they did a cracking job
With the nature of the bike being forced induction, you expect an "immediate response" from the throttle, problem is, there is immediate and down right fooking silly, mine is just a bit daft now but very controllableHi Rob, heard some really good things about PCR, I think there are only a handful of tuners in the UK that can truly set up an H2 to a decent standard.
I’ll be interested to see how much Kawasaki have improved it on the 2019, apparently it’s been sorted but will report when they finally deliver the fucka!
chipmonk....it only gets goin 10k plus great vid hope you are enjoying the bike ride safe