Today I checked the chain slack and it was at about 1.5". Ran out to get a 27mm socket and adjusted the chain to just under 1". Went for a short test ride and all I can say is Whoooa. I never understood the snatchy throttle comments about this bike. I figured my 2017 had an update or something as she was pretty docile. She is new to me with no ECU Flash, and I really have nothing to compare it with as I had little experience with anything above 250cc before. Today the throttle was really sensitive, I had to hold on tight 🙂
When I got back I re-checked the chain slack and it was about 1/3". I will work on it again till it's closer to 1". Is it common for a reduction in chain slack to make the throttle more sensitive? I did adjust the suspension a little also.