Seriously though Brian, I can almost live with the abruptness in the throttle. I seem to have adapted to it. But what I can't figure is the shifting between 1 & 2 and to some extent 2 & 3.
What I find most unusual is that when I first start out in the morning (ambient temp of about 20C) before the bike warms, it shifts like a hot knife through butter. Perfect, smooth, quiet little snicks. This lasts about a 1/2 mile, for maybe two, sometimes three shifts up and/or down. Then bingo, as soon as the bike is warm, the shifting returns to its noisy, clunky, regular behavior.
It must have to do with the oil viscosity. My hope is that when I switch over to synthetic in about two more oil changes (interval of about every 6,000 km) that this may have a dramatic affect on shifting behavior.
I'm still reading the reports on the impressions of the V7 upgrade and awaiting Joe and El Jeffe's comments on this, but I will probably commit to the upgrade based on what I'm reading thus far. My Dealer is very reluctant, but I've turned him on to El Jeffe's CIP V7 thread and he is gaining an appreciation.
Any thoughts on oil type/viscosity affecting shifting behavior?
IBA, MOA, ONS
The mind knows no speed limit.
'06 GT - CGM "Katie"
'84 Airhead "Rita"