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post #201 of 206 (permalink) Old 11-25-2016, 04:37 AM
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Ride it and enjoy but it's not a mechanical throttle, it's simply not practical with EURO4 regs.
Is the CRF1000L Euro 4 compliant? I didn't think it was.
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But that's the point, the pulley on the TB isn't directly connected to the butterfly. The throttle is only connected to the brain. This is not the 'simple' bike some people think it is. Ride it and enjoy but it's not a mechanical throttle, it's simply not practical with EURO4 regs.
You need to do better than "assert" the pulley on the TB isn't directly connected to the butterfly DervMan. On it's face the statement makes no sense; what else would the pulley on the throttle body be connected to if not the rod to which the butterflies are attached, and which causes them to open and close and engine speed to increase and decrease? Further, if I read the parts microfiche (THROTTLE BODY section) correctly, the cables from the hand throttle do connect directly to the throttle body pulley, on the right hand side of the TB, just where the butterflies are located. As for the throttle cables, they are both one piece and don't seem to have any connection to the ECU (brain). Unless you can show where and how that is not so, I believe Beamer has it right. your dealer has it wrong; the Africa Twin does have a mechanical throttle and is not ride by wire.

This is a link to the fiche: http://www.hondapartsnation.com/oemp.../throttle-body

Your dealer might have misinterpreted the function of the idle air control valve assembly set (assembly), which has a "motor" but the motor regulates air needed by the engine at idle. That motor is probably controlled by the ECU but it is not connected to the butterfly rod or plates and would have no effect on engine speed other than at idle.
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post #203 of 206 (permalink) Old 03-22-2017, 08:15 AM
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I have had a similar incident
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post #204 of 206 (permalink) Old 03-22-2017, 12:13 PM
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ain't no drama queen when your Africa Twin slams you into the rear end of a pick up at a stop light
and your hand isn't even on the throttle ...
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post #205 of 206 (permalink) Old 03-23-2017, 08:31 AM
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you should wait
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The very reason I Picked the manual gears. I had an awful experience with Ducati and their electronics and vowed never to go fancy electronics again. My ideal bike would just have ABS, even points ignition. Tech is fine until it goes bad. Fine on the race track where there is all the support and experts but crap on the adventure trail or outback.
50 years of experience tells me.
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