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Holy moly. I thought everyone else saying 'holy **** what a change' and 'best $30 ever' was exaggerating, but this thing is really worth every penny. Amazing mod. The installation was ridiculously super easy, and I'm the kind of person who usually screws up things like this or breaks stuff. I had no idea what it was actually going to do besides remove that bit of play from the throttle so I had no idea what to expect. Right away the difference was very noticeable. I can take off the line much quicker and smoother, without the usual bumbling and stumbling that I had attributed to my lack of skill. During aggressive cornering I am much more precise and the chassis is happier due to no more guess work as far as when the throttle will kick in. Manual shifting is just how it should be now - flawless. Even DQS is better and smoother (still not perfect but definitely noticeably better).

People can say oh wow $30 is way too much for 2 rubber square things and a driver bit and shipping, but the guy obviously did his R&D on it, and found a solution, and there's none other. Stop being a cheapo and just buy it immediately.
 

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I like the idea but $30 doesnt add up in my head. If theres a pretty good demand for them, they should be bulk produced and should be much cheaper!
I thought the same for a period of time in my life, about many things like this and similar. Without going into the long sob-story, at one point I asked myself - If I was totally blind to the process - If someone said "I have the solution to your problem" and they would do it while I was out walking my dog so that I had no idea *what* they did, but when I got back it was wonderful, would that be worth $30?

I found myself answering "Yes" more often than I thought I would.
 

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I thought the same for a period of time in my life, about many things like this and similar. Without going into the long sob-story, at one point I asked myself - If I was totally blind to the process - If someone said "I have the solution to your problem" and they would do it while I was out walking my dog so that I had no idea *what* they did, but when I got back it was wonderful, would that be worth $30?

I found myself answering "Yes" more often than I thought I would.
Thats good. Im happy that you enjoy it. I guess for me the slop was never a big problem since I come from cable throttle bikes. This is why I would like to give it trial before I buy it, but then again its $30 bucks. I dont like thinking about me burning $$$ if I decide to take it off. Though I still opine that bulk production should drop the price to half and if there is good demand for these, then why not?
 

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Thats good. Im happy that you enjoy it. I guess for me the slop was never a big problem since I come from cable throttle bikes. This is why I would like to give it trial before I buy it, but then again its $30 bucks. I dont like thinking about me burning $$$ if I decide to take it off. Though I still opine that bulk production should drop the price to half and if there is good demand for these, then why not?
perhaps try different size washers in there, they might not be as fluid as the red things but it should give you an idea if you like it or not. 8mm / 10mm for example. Not sure you can get it to work though but essentially its only a spacer. I don't have an issue with mine, personally I prefer the safety in the slop since it helps prevent going into the back of someones car as the bike jolts forward when riding over a bump. Quite happy that the SS throttle does not over react.
 

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So I found one with $5 discount, just installed it. Liking the instant response from the throttle. Need a longer ride to get a complete perspective. But I like how it feels taking off from standstill.
 

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I fitted this last Month and although it is very expensive for a couple of bits of plastic, it does the job well and I now have no play whatsoever.
 

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I think apart from the mechanical play there is a very slight turn when the electronics dont respond. I tried this before installing these spacer. Roll it gradually till to feel the mechanical play stop, and even slowly keeping an eye on the rev bar. The bars start to only build after you have rolled the throttle a little bit more. Its enough that you can notice it.
 

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After sitting on the fence on this one for a long time, I finally did this. While it does smoothen the take off from stand still, it doesn't "transform" the bike as some claim. Mind you, I never had an issue with the free play/slack in the first place. I'm gonna leave it in place though. I feel like that the throttle needs lesser finesse now, and because of that, relieves a bit of strain on the wrists/forearm especially in stop/go traffic.

I don't understand the whole argument about safety either. Once you let the throttle go, it behaves exactly as before.

Overall, considering the little money spent, it's a good mod.
 

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After sitting on the fence on this one for a long time, I finally did this. While it does smoothen the take off from stand still, it doesn't "transform" the bike as some claim. Mind you, I never had an issue with the free play/slack in the first place. I'm gonna leave it in place though. I feel like that the throttle needs lesser finesse now, and because of that, relieves a bit of strain on the wrists/forearm especially in stop/go traffic.

I don't understand the whole argument about safety either. Once you let the throttle go, it behaves exactly as before.

Overall, considering the little money spent, it's a good mod.
Ahh man I'm just waiting for mine to arrive. Was hoping to hear how it transformed your bike across the whole rpm range and how it's a miracle mod that turns our bike into a 200hp beast!

All jokes aside, I'm looking forward to installing it. I only recently have been bothered by the amount of free play in my throttle. Either I never used to notice it, or it's worsened over my first 9000km. I'll update with my results later this week.
 

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Put this kit on my bike when took delivery of bike. Very nice mid and takes out that annoying slack response in throttle. Wish they had kit for my Aprilia. Good mood for decent price. Replaced Ducati safety screws with regular your screws when did the install as well.
 

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Installed mine today. I like it, but it's no miracle mod like it's made out to be. Bike still has a slight delay electronically, but this cleans up the physical slack in the throttle very nicely. I'd still say it's worth doing for anyone on the fence.
 

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Installed mine today. I like it, but it's no miracle mod like it's made out to be. Bike still has a slight delay electronically, but this cleans up the physical slack in the throttle very nicely. I'd still say it's worth doing for anyone on the fence.
Thank you! I thought it was just me being crazy. I struggle to rev match well becos of that delay.
 

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Just fitted one of these kits. Took less than 10 minutes and works with Ducati heated grips. As mentioned by others, the kit is ridiculously expensive for what you actually get. But quite cheap for the improvement in throttle response and smooth on/off throttle transitions.
 
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