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Author Topic: Deciding between an Ivan Flash or Power Commander 5 fuel controller  (Read 1315 times)

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Offline VIKEN

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Re: Deciding between an Ivan Flash or Power Commander 5 fuel controller
« Reply #45 on: June 03, 2020, 11:30:52 pm »
The Bolt generally has enough power at idle rpm to move the bike around slowly without any throttle nudging (at least mine is.)  All you have to do is to feather the clutch so it engages gently.  In fact, if you feather both the clutch and the throttle simultaneously, you have a lot of control at slow speeds.  I think there is a police officer motorcycle trainer on YouTube who discussed this issue.

This has been the way I've been riding plus trail braking/rear brake use, not only for the Bolt but pretty much any street bikes I've ridden. Complete control for slow maneuvers on any kind of street bikes, be it carb'd or FI, custom built bikes or factory stock.
The other thing I would mention is countersteering, which the police instructor, Jerry Palidino, discusses in his video:  Below 15 mph, you have to turn the handlebars in the direction you want to go, and you also have to keep your body straight-up to maintain control.  But above 15 mph the gyroscopic effect of the wheels turning takes over and you have to countersteer to get quicker, more effective steering -- push left to go left (and push right to go right,) and you now can keep your body straight with the bike (in line with the bike.)  You can always tell whether someone countersteers by the way they hold their body during turns.

The one thing cruiser bikes have a problem with is riders tend to be hanging on to the handlebars (ape hanging), so pushing to countersteer becomes harder to do unless you straighten up your body to get your weight off the handgrips.  And -- you can also pull on the opposite side of the handlebars to countersteer.

yes and counter-steering for most common factory handlebar locations! since getting this Bolt i have yet to try out if it's going to be the same for other types of bars... read choppers/custom type bars with wild measurements, push, pull, drops, etc..

anyways i digress. this is completely unrelated to subject op