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Surge at low rpm

Just picked up my new long lightning. I've put 300 miles on it and it runs great at 3000 rpm and above. Around town at 200-2800 rpm it surges and just doesn't seem smooth. I took it back to the dealership and they said its fine. Is it the nature of the beast or is something wrong?

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    bike has stumble around 2800 rpm -3000rpm..runs very smooth though at 60-80 mph..whats wrong with my bike at the lower rpms???

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Is it brand new? If so it's pretty normal. The bikes don't like running smoothly below 2k at all. As it breaks in it will get a bit better but it's difficult to not jerk it around at low RPM and slow speeds. Best bet is to keep the RPM at 2200+. Also if it is new when you get to the 1k TPS reset it should help as well.,,,

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