That spring is there to give you feel/feedback when operating the throttle, the only way to make that throttle operate any earlier than the 1/4" of free play is to get into the ECU with the diagnostics program and alter the way it reacts to the potentiometer, obviously the first 1/4" of movement is programmed to have no response.(as mentioned in my previous post, for obvious reasons)I understand that the throttle is fly by wire, but there is still a spring assembly in the throttle grip. I referring to free play as in the movement of the throttle before it actually engages. I don't want zero free play, but I want to reduce it. Currently there is more than 1/4" of free movement and it's very annoying as I like my bikes to have very little free play.
Actually, I think it's you that's being a bit defensive. Genie has attempted to explain to you an equitable way, why the "FLOAT" is there.Lol so defensive, relax. Don't know what they say down under but free play is a very common term for this, and is referenced as such in all manuals for the bikes I've owned and worked on in the past. I know my terminology, and also know my EE as I've been in hardware engineering for over 7 yrs.
I didn't come to this forum to bicker though, so for everyone else, have you noticed excess slack? I was getting my suspension tuned up today and even the shop tech commented on how much slack there is. I've searched the 1199 forums and I read mention of two three-point screws on the throttle assembly but there didn't seem to be a clear solution. I've located these screws but they don't seem to affect the free play. I'll bring this up with Ducati when I take my new engine for its 600 mi service.
I agree and Genie, you're not going to make sense with someone who doesn't want to listen or learn.@Calpoly07
Oh I more than understand what you mean, my next suggestion would be that you may as well sell the bike, this issue obviously makes your ride so unenjoyable, that the only suitable response would be to trade your 899 in, and buy something that has that throttle response with less float that your looking for…….
and the "smoothness" is not controlled by the software, the "Responsiveness"is. The same thing happens at the throttle every time, don't believe me…. put a multimeter there and test it, the WET/SPORT/TRACK modes alter the responsiveness/character (aggressiveness) of the throttle by utilising the different mapping within the ECU.
Has anyone noticed that the throttle free play is a bit too much?.................
Stop contradicting yourself you make no sense.I completely disagree with both of you. "Free play" has nothing to do with this