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  • micathia Posts: 61
    Stock Poster micathia
    13 Jul 2019 10:28 PM
    Hi

    I searched for this topic, found some information but didn't answer the question I have. My question is,

    I am currently riding my stage 1 883. I am pretty happy about everything except while riding at 110km/h on the country highway, I have to really twist hard to keep it at 110km/h. It has no problem keeping up, just I had to twist my wrist over a big angle. 

    My question is, if I get it converted to something like 1200 stage 1, without gear change, does that still help me at 110km/h? or the twisting angle won't change, just the bike become accelerating better? 

    Or it is a gear issue? I mean, suppose I can put 48 or Iron 1200's gear into my 883, it will help?

    many thx

  • tussuck Posts: 2100
    Melbourne
    Motor Head tussuck
    13 Jul 2019 11:29 PM
    Odd.  I'm a Stage 1 (pipes, air cleaner and Thundermax ECU) and have no probs at all on the motorway.  If I twist the wick up she will jump to 130 without thinking!

    Are you running stock ECU or aftermarket?
  • John.R Posts: 451
    Stage 1 Poster John.R
    13 Jul 2019 11:31 PM
    Sounds like you should just buy a quick action throttle lol

    This one specifically mentions reduction in wrist strain. 

    https://www.g2ergo.com/shop/g2-harley-quarter-turn-throttle-tube-harley-2/
  • tussuck Posts: 2100
    Melbourne
    Motor Head tussuck
    14 Jul 2019 08:10 AM
    I guess degree of twist is subjective.  I have never noticed an issue, or perhaps I have subconsciously addressed it by adjusting by hand start position so that it always ends in the same position on all my bikes.
  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 2697
    Forum Legend Krash Kinkade
    14 Jul 2019 08:38 AM
    Quoting micathia on 13 Jul 2019 10:28 PM
    Hi

    I searched for this topic, found some information but didn't answer the question I have. My question is,

    I am currently riding my stage 1 883. I am pretty happy about everything except while riding at 110km/h on the country highway, I have to really twist hard to keep it at 110km/h. It has no problem keeping up, just I had to twist my wrist over a big angle. 

    My question is, if I get it converted to something like 1200 stage 1, without gear change, does that still help me at 110km/h? or the twisting angle won't change, just the bike become accelerating better? 

    Or it is a gear issue? I mean, suppose I can put 48 or Iron 1200's gear into my 883, it will help?

    many thx

    You have not mentioned what year your bike is oe if EFI or carb?
    also 883 = about 55 cubic inch 1200 = 74 Cubic inch with the change in cubic inch you will get a good torque increase, as in general about 1 foot pound of TQ per cubic inch. as it's Torque that thrusts you forward till your past the Torque curve, horse power just gives you speed but can't really feel it like you can feel Torque. as they say torque is quick HP fast. the low gears are ok as easy on bottom end bearings & motor.
    Also it's very hard to say what you really need just going off a forum post. really need to ride the bike to say where it needs improvement.
  • micathia Posts: 61
    Stock Poster micathia
    14 Jul 2019 03:39 PM
    Quoting tussuck on 13 Jul 2019 11:29 PM
    Odd.  I'm a Stage 1 (pipes, air cleaner and Thundermax ECU) and have no probs at all on the motorway.  If I twist the wick up she will jump to 130 without thinking!

    Are you running stock ECU or aftermarket?
    it's 2013 model I bought it second hand. the pipe is short shot. I think they are still Harley/SE stuff. 
  • micathia Posts: 61
    Stock Poster micathia
    14 Jul 2019 03:40 PM
    Quoting John.R on 13 Jul 2019 11:31 PMedited: 13 Jul 2019 11:34 PM
    Sounds like you should just buy a quick action throttle lol

    This one specifically mentions reduction in wrist strain. 

    https://www.g2ergo.com/shop/g2-harley-quarter-turn-throttle-tube-harley-2/
    Hi, just wondering, is this to replace my current right hand grip? or it can be fit with my current grip? I am using "edge cut" collection grip on my both handlebar and passenger footpeg. G2 doesn't offer the same style on their website. 

    thx
  • micathia Posts: 61
    Stock Poster micathia
    14 Jul 2019 03:40 PM
    Quoting micathia on 13 Jul 2019 10:28 PM
    Hi

    I searched for this topic, found some information but didn't answer the question I have. My question is,

    I am currently riding my stage 1 883. I am pretty happy about everything except while riding at 110km/h on the country highway, I have to really twist hard to keep it at 110km/h. It has no problem keeping up, just I had to twist my wrist over a big angle. 

    My question is, if I get it converted to something like 1200 stage 1, without gear change, does that still help me at 110km/h? or the twisting angle won't change, just the bike become accelerating better? 

    Or it is a gear issue? I mean, suppose I can put 48 or Iron 1200's gear into my 883, it will help?

    many thx

    Quoting Krash Kinkade on 14 Jul 2019 08:38 AM
    You have not mentioned what year your bike is oe if EFI or carb?
    also 883 = about 55 cubic inch 1200 = 74 Cubic inch with the change in cubic inch you will get a good torque increase, as in general about 1 foot pound of TQ per cubic inch. as it's Torque that thrusts you forward till your past the Torque curve, horse power just gives you speed but can't really feel it like you can feel Torque. as they say torque is quick HP fast. the low gears are ok as easy on bottom end bearings & motor.
    Also it's very hard to say what you really need just going off a forum post. really need to ride the bike to say where it needs improvement.
    Hi, 

    It's 2013 model Iron 883 stage 1, should be everything Harley/SE brands. 
  • John.R Posts: 451
    Stage 1 Poster John.R
    14 Jul 2019 04:21 PM
    Quoting John.R on 13 Jul 2019 11:31 PMedited: 13 Jul 2019 11:34 PM
    Sounds like you should just buy a quick action throttle lol

    This one specifically mentions reduction in wrist strain. 

    https://www.g2ergo.com/shop/g2-harley-quarter-turn-throttle-tube-harley-2/
    Quoting micathia on 14 Jul 2019 03:40 PMedited: 14 Jul 2019 04:16 PM
    Hi, just wondering, is this to replace my current right hand grip? or it can be fit with my current grip? I am using "edge cut" collection grip on my both handlebar and passenger footpeg. G2 doesn't offer the same style on their website. 

    thx
    Its just a throttle tube. Normal grips go on it.
  • HOG63 Posts: 179
    Stock Poster HOG63
    14 Jul 2019 08:53 PM
    I’m thinking re 1200 kit for my ‘05 Sporty (carby) too. 
    But, I seem to not have any problem keeping up at a buck thirty plus, without twisting my wrist off. Maybe it’s due to the great CV thing. 

    Just want the low end torque that a 1200 would deliver. 
  • tussuck Posts: 2100
    Melbourne
    Motor Head tussuck
    14 Jul 2019 10:04 PM
    A sporty 883 can run at 100km/hr piece of piss.  So if you find your twisting the throttle too much then check the tune.  
    Are you running an aftermarket ECU?  Cause with short shots your gonna need something to boost the power they rob.

    What EXACTLY are the stage 1 mods you have?  
  • micathia Posts: 61
    Stock Poster micathia
    14 Jul 2019 10:39 PM
    Quoting tussuck on 14 Jul 2019 10:04 PMedited: 14 Jul 2019 10:05 PM
    A sporty 883 can run at 100km/hr piece of piss.  So if you find your twisting the throttle too much then check the tune.  
    Are you running an aftermarket ECU?  Cause with short shots your gonna need something to boost the power they rob.

    What EXACTLY are the stage 1 mods you have?  
    I bought this bike second hand. From what I can see, short shot for the pipe, and heavy breather for intake. The local dealer has the bike detail including the previous owner's. So I reckon the previous owner must have done everything at dealer, no fancy stuff. 

    100km/h is fine, just when it goes to 110 to 120, I had to roll my arm very hard. 

    I just had some reading from other forums, it seems its quite subjective thing, some people have this issue on other models too, some don't. 

    I reckon the progressive grip is the way to go for me. 
  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 2697
    Forum Legend Krash Kinkade
    15 Jul 2019 07:36 AM
    micathia, the 883 should go hard enough. they have different heads than the 1200, but still should not run as slack as your saying it does. there are a few ways to go but up to you how much you want to spend.
    good luck.
  • fatbat Posts: 2842
    Forum Legend fatbat
    15 Jul 2019 10:01 AM
    Torque is what you want for accelerating at highway speeds. Replacing your shit shots with the factory headers would be a good start 
  • tussuck Posts: 2100
    Melbourne
    Motor Head tussuck
    15 Jul 2019 10:30 AM
    Quoting tussuck on 14 Jul 2019 10:04 PMedited: 14 Jul 2019 10:05 PM
    A sporty 883 can run at 100km/hr piece of piss.  So if you find your twisting the throttle too much then check the tune.  
    Are you running an aftermarket ECU?  Cause with short shots your gonna need something to boost the power they rob.

    What EXACTLY are the stage 1 mods you have?  
    Quoting micathia on 14 Jul 2019 10:39 PM
    I bought this bike second hand. From what I can see, short shot for the pipe, and heavy breather for intake. The local dealer has the bike detail including the previous owner's. So I reckon the previous owner must have done everything at dealer, no fancy stuff. 

    100km/h is fine, just when it goes to 110 to 120, I had to roll my arm very hard. 

    I just had some reading from other forums, it seems its quite subjective thing, some people have this issue on other models too, some don't. 

    I reckon the progressive grip is the way to go for me. 
    Until you know exactly whats on your bike your pissing in the wind and just guessing.   
    Ring the dealer and ask for an inventory of whats being done; key will be if the ECU has upgraded/replaced as that drives performance.  Pipes and a Big  Breather are useless without a new engine tune.
    - Short Shots are crap for performance as well
    - 110 to 120 on an 883 is an easy cruise (well that's the case on my Stage 1 883)
    - A new hand grip is going to do squat to performance.  Why not just adjust the starting position of where you have your hand on the grip to begin with.
  • micathia Posts: 61
    Stock Poster micathia
    18 Jul 2019 10:58 PM
    Quoting John.R on 13 Jul 2019 11:31 PMedited: 13 Jul 2019 11:34 PM
    Sounds like you should just buy a quick action throttle lol

    This one specifically mentions reduction in wrist strain. 

    https://www.g2ergo.com/shop/g2-harley-quarter-turn-throttle-tube-harley-2/
    Hi I check the website, it has two options
    1) 7/8" handle bar conversion tube - 96 and newer
    2) All 96 and newer HD model with cables - no-fly-by wire.

    which one I should choose? Mine is 2013 Iron 883 with HD Chizel bar (z-bar).

    https://www.harley-davidson.com/store/chizeled-handlebar

    thx.  
  • tussuck Posts: 2100
    Melbourne
    Motor Head tussuck
    19 Jul 2019 07:54 AM
    This is giving me the chits....  your not listening to any of the advice presented.
    Just buy the one YOU think will fit your bike and then ask how to retro fit the item that does not work, or better still you could email the company OR you could inspect your bike to find out what system it is (we call this Google).  IF you decide to buy this then at least invest in a manual (we call these instruction books) so you know what to do.

    I'm unsubbing from this thread 
  • steelo Posts: 2571
    Adelaide
    Forum Legend steelo
    19 Jul 2019 09:34 AM
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  • Mr.Mow Posts: 588
    Melbourne
    Performance Poster Mr.Mow
    19 Jul 2019 09:37 AM
    I’m not sure a quick action throttle is going to do what you think. 
    I’ve ridden an 883 a lot, commuted, blasted it around town.. was great.
    But tried some longer distances on 110 freeways, it struggled, 883 is a pretty small motor with little up top add to that they are pretty undergeared. End of the day they only put out what 40-50hp? On a bike that weighs a fair bit for its size.

    I’m not saying they’re shit, but it’s not dissimilar to driving a small 1.3 hatch on a freeway then expecting hard overtaking performance.
  • tussuck Posts: 2100
    Melbourne
    Motor Head tussuck
    20 Jul 2019 05:30 PM
    I have to disagree.  My stage 1 883L easily cruises at 110km/hr and can nip up to 130 to pass cars etc with no problem.

    I 'think' this is coming down to a tune issue.

    Actually..... Plan B could be as simple as loosening the handgrip on the bars and rotating slightly forward.  This would leave the hand in a more natural level position rather than bent at the wrist holding the throttle open. Would only take a few minutes to rotate it and test to see if its an improvement.
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