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    This helps the sensitive throttle
    on: Mar 29, 2019, 12.29 am
    Mar 29, 2019, 12.29 am
    Hi Guys,
    I picked up a new leftover '17 recently and have been working the bugs out of it. The sensitive throttle is definitely something that needs attention. When the Triumph Explorer first was released it had the same identical problem. Back then one of the successful fixes was to coat the handlebar with a very special grease which is used to give stereo controls their smooth feel along with other applications. After a few months Triumph came out with a software update that remapped the throttle and eliminated the problem. On this bike I installed the Throttle Tamer but still felt like it could be better and then remembered I still had some of that grease left over from the Explorer so I disassembled it this morning before going on a 400 mile ride and coated the handlebar with it. What a difference! Much easier to control just like the result on the Triumph. If anyone is interested here is the info on the grease.

    Product: Nyogel 774VH
    Nye Lubricants
    Fairhaven, MA USA
    1-508-996-6721
    www.nyelubricants.com

    Distributed by:
    TAI Lubricants
    Hockessin, DE USA
    www.tai-lubricants.com
    nyoil@aol.com
    Phone: 302-326-0200

    Marc

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    Re: This helps the sensitive throttle
    Reply #1 on: Mar 29, 2019, 05.29 am
    Mar 29, 2019, 05.29 am
    Interesting post Marc
    I too have a snatcy throttle,  bad in town on my DCT. Found the grease you are talking about, for sale here in the UK.

    https://shop.newgatesimms.com/product/nyogel-774vh/

    May give it a go  :460:
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    Re: This helps the sensitive throttle
    Reply #2 on: Mar 29, 2019, 09.46 am
    Mar 29, 2019, 09.46 am
    On the handlebars. Please clarify, you coat the end of the bar before you slide the throttle tube on?
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    Re: This helps the sensitive throttle
    Reply #3 on: Mar 29, 2019, 01.04 pm
    Mar 29, 2019, 01.04 pm
    *Originally Posted by DaveinNC [+]
    On the handlebars. Please clarify, you coat the end of the bar before you slide the throttle tube on?
    Yes, you put a very light coat of grease on the entire surface of the bar where the tube goes and then slide the tube back in place. You can experiment with how much damping you like based on the amount of grease you use. I noticed that the Throttle Tamer seems to have a bit more clearance than the OE tube did so I used a bit more grease than I did with the Triumph whose tube fit closer to the bar. Its a permanent fix, once you've applied the grease and reassembled the tube there shouldn't be a need to regrease it in the future as the grease is pretty much captured in place.

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    Re: This helps the sensitive throttle
    Reply #4 on: Sep 10, 2019, 08.24 pm
    Sep 10, 2019, 08.24 pm
    What results are there on those who have applied the grease in the throttle. Thanks.

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    Re: This helps the sensitive throttle
    Reply #5 on: Sep 16, 2019, 07.11 pm
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    *Originally Posted by oskar [+]
    What results are there on those who have applied the grease in the throttle. Thanks.

    Think any thing or device that add friction or dampening effect to the throttle tube movement is helpful.   The grease is good because it does effect the throttle return to base idle like a cruise friction device might ( dependence on how the friction device is set and adjusted) .

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    Re: This helps the sensitive throttle
    Reply #6 on: Sep 16, 2019, 08.06 pm
    Sep 16, 2019, 08.06 pm
    Has anyone fitted grip puppies to see if this is reduces the issue, they increase the grip diameter by almost 25% over standard and so surely an increased movement should in theory help reduce the sensitivity.

    I'm going to nip to J&S to see if I can get a set and I'll fit them on Friday and see if they help.
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    Re: This helps the sensitive throttle
    Reply #7 on: Sep 17, 2019, 03.19 am
    Sep 17, 2019, 03.19 am
    I did grip puppies and found it helps.  I also thought the base pen grips were to soft and small in diameter
    Bikes are like women.  What you want and what you think you want change after the first ride.