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Too Much Torque / Touch Throttle

So I've put about 500 miles on my 2017 XG750, and I still can't seem to get used to the throttle. At low speeds (30 MPH (48 KPH)) it's hard to keep a steady speed. Well, I can keep a steady speed but any slight movement of the throttle will jerk the bike it seems.

Would a new grip help with some of the sensitivity? This is my first Harley, is this normal behavior?
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I've got almost the same mileage on my XG750. I'm a new rider, so that's all my motorcycle experience. When I'm doing 24-30 MPH I'm in second gear and the bike has a lot accelerates with minimal throttle input. The key for me is just keeping a steady hand on the throttle at slow speeds. At very slow speeds, like in the parking lot, using the clutch more than the throttle for fine speed adjustments works about the best.

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I went with Kuryakyn ISO grips. The grips are slightly fatter and so when you roll the throttle, you have a bit more control at least for me. I don't have the ISO grips that are now available for the streets. I had to piece together two sets.
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Shift to 2nd, It's easier... I only use first to get going from a stop. So much more control under 20mph if your in second gear.

Never have I ever complained about my torque though I would like some more please!


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