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post #1 of 9 Old 08-10-2019, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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Noticed today that my throttle grips moves quite a bit (no free okay) but horizontally on the handle bar? Is it the same for everyone? Didn’t notice it move so much on my z900 or other bikes I’ve had

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post #2 of 9 Old 08-10-2019, 06:18 PM
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I find it different bike to bike. Just a stack up issue with loose tolerances. The only options are to try other throttle tubes. I have a bike with about that much. I don't notice it when I ride.
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Yup, both my 2012 and 2017 do the same
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Yup, both my 2012 and 2017 do the same
Thanks. Good to know
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My grips are tight on my bike

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post #6 of 9 Old 08-10-2019, 07:27 PM
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It's not difficult to fix. Well, it is a pain in the ass, but you can do it, for low dollars. Step 1 is to buy a sample size piece of that 3m paint film. Wrap it around the handlebar, under the grip. Make it the perfect size, and that play is eliminated. This lasts forever as it's designed to stand up to abrasion. I've done this for years, on all of my bikes.

The side to side is not tough, either. You need superglue and a package of something that was wrapped in plastic. I used some teflon I had laying around, from another project. Clear plastic works well, too. It has to be thin. Something thin and flat, like a 9volt battery package. That sort of plastic.

Use one of those hole punch machines. Use it to punch holes in the material and save the round piece. You then superglue that to the throttle tubes sides. Make these bearings oversize, and sand them down until the fit is perfect. I think I used 4 in each side of the tube. Avoid placing them where the cross the seam in the throttle housing. You can only see 2 in the picture. The others are hidden by the housing.

This should last for the life of the bike. It's also a really good way to cut down on vibration. Just doing this to the throttle does not accomplish much, but when you do stuff like this to all the controls, the bike feels better.
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post #7 of 9 Old 08-11-2019, 11:10 AM
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Guys, please dont think I do mods like this and think I'm a normal person. I know this one borders on mental illness. Still, with that in mind, its great rainy day project.
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Guys, please dont think I do mods like this and think I'm a normal person. I know this one borders on mental illness. Still, with that in mind, its great rainy day project.
Haha no man! What you said made sense to me. I just don’t know if I’ll ever get around to doing it. It’s doesn’t bother me that much to fix it. I was more curious if this was just with my bike but seems like it’s standard play with all bikes
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post #9 of 9 Old 08-11-2019, 07:25 PM
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It drove me nuts because it's like 57x said. Not all are the same. The throttle tubes are so low quality, and the production variance is large.

This is one of those rainy day projects.
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