Yeah, FZ, there are a bunch of threads on this topic.
But before you start doing anything drastic or giving up hope altogether, can I suggest you check your chain slack? Mine dropped to 63mm within the first 500 miles and getting that sorted made a difference. It exacerbates the sensitive throttle issue. I like my chain slack on the tighter side of the threshold—closer to 45mm (the ATAS range is 45-55mm, the standard AT is 35-45mm).
As I said in another post many months ago, adding just a touch of throttle fixes any of the herky-jerky stuff for me. The bike just seems to *always* want a bit of throttle and it’s not much for idling or coasting.
*However,* I found it got better over time as well. Maybe a bit of breaking-in along with me getting more used to it.
After doing a lot of slow-ride practice in parking lots it got to where I barely notice it anymore. And over time, I was able to idle along in 1st and 2nd with barely any lag or herky-jerky motion—while going from no throttle to just a tad of throttle.
The throttle is pretty sensitive down low, but with time and practice and proper chain slack it got to where I don’t even notice it anymore. Whether I’m in 1st, idling along, doing slow-riding practice, or in 3rd or 4th in traffic, off the throttle. And it’s all about finessing that throttle just a bit—you will get used to it.
It’s a great bike, man.
Hope you get it sorted and ride safe, Gary
2018 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports - Manual.
Setup: Givi Tall Sport Touring Windscreen; Hepco & Becker Lower Engine Guards; Hepco & Becker Handle Bar/ Hand Guard Protectors; Hepco & Becker Tank Guard Soft Bags for OEM Uppers; HTTMT Kickstand Pad Extender (Red);
RAM Mounts X-Grip; Swegotech Forkshield; Touratech Zega Mundo Panniers and 2018 Rack (31/38L); Touratech 20mm Bridged Handlebar Riser; OEM center stand; OEM skid-plate, uppers and tires.
Last edited by garyh; 02-11-2019 at 12:18 PM.