If the snatchiness was unavoidable I would have sold my bike in search of another one. It was absolutely intolerable. If you watched me ride you would think I was either a newbie or trying to drag race it just watching the fork movement from me switching gears. And this is when I'm TRYING my utmost to be smooth..
The only way I could shift without noticeable herky jerky movement was to wait until I was at least at 6000 rpm's and then also not completely let off the gas while shifting. If I did that, it actually felt good to ride. If I didn't, shifting from first through third was like eating pizza with a fork.. just wrong.
I got Ivan's flash done after 2 months and 1,600 miles. I waited because I didn't want to hassle getting the ECU out and wasn't sure If I wanted to get Akro headers. I haven't done anything else but flash the ecu..
It is a different bike now. I can't tell if it has more power but the delivery is definitely improved. And holy smokes it is as smooth as a Brazilian gigolo now. I can TRY to herk and jerk purposefully from first to second and it is still nicer than it was before. The on/off thing is completely gone, and thank the gods, I hated it. I have gone from feeling like a moron who must be getting early onset Parkinsons to imagining that I have advanced A.I. precision in both hands.
Flash it, flash it now, Flash Gordon!