Originally Posted by Geobob/tigerlily1
Has anyone tried to use the volt meter to adjust the TPS without the way over priced wired plugs. I don't see why you cannot just stab through the insulation on what ever wires the leads are connected. Which brings up the question, does anyone know which wires (i.e. color) you are measuring voltage across.
Ok I just looked at the photos and it looks like it is only a three wire lead and we are looking at voltage across the red and green wires. cannot be that hard to check without the $50 part. If I was sure it would fix something I would not have such an issue but I am still skeptical that getting the adjustment dialed in by voltage is going to fix the on/off jerking.
I can't see why you couldn't strip wires or potentially remove them from the connector but smarter people than myself have bought the connector and for $50 it's a no fuss job.
I believe the snatchy throttle is a 3 dimensional beast.
TPS is one aspect which can and has been checked on new bikes and been found to be out of spec. I think it's less likely than the other two culprits.
Second is the throttle cable/tube tension and the way it opens and closes. Some have used a throttle tamer or the new katana throttle tube and have had good results.
Third is fuelling related. Many people have added a fuel controller or reflashed without touching anything else and had great results. Fixing poor stock fuelling is always a good idea. If done correctly the benefits of smoother operation and increased power are substantial.
If you have covered all 3 and you're still unhappy then crusty demon it off a cliff and claim the insurance. Or sell it if that's more your style.
I will have a tps lead for sale soon. Used once. Imagine how many of these leads are floating around given that in the 4 years of manufacture they still can't get the throttle fixed. I'd be happy to take $10 for mine as once your tps is adjusted correctly you shouldnt need to touch it again.