Throttle tube with hand guards
  • bbjustrom
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    Throttle tube with hand guards

    by bbjustrom » Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:18 pm

    I received my Cycra Probends hand guards and installed them today. I was wondering if anyone has some good procedures or tips on what to do with the throttle tube when installing hand guards. I used a dermal tool to open up the hole in the end of the tube and cut the end off of the grip and it works fine but I a little concerned about dust or dirt getting underneath the tube. Is this a concern or not? Anybody have any tricks up their sleeve??
    Thanks
    I have the stock 7/8" Renthals with the U-bends clamps from Cycra.
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  • RedneckRider181
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    by RedneckRider181 » Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:59 pm

    I wouldn't (and i'm not,) be concerned. I've been running Moose Racing bark busters on a drilled out sleeve with cutoff grips. I just had to get the sleeve drilled right, and slide the whole thing in a little way. I don't see how alot of dirt could get under that, and if it did, it really has nowhere to go, I don't see what it would hurt though.

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    paul turner
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    by paul turner » Sat Aug 09, 2008 11:48 pm

    Yes, now that fines will be present more often between the bar and throttle tube, the stock throttle tube will wear much faster and get thin then crack at the outside end.
    I recommend the Moose open end aluminum throttle tube for a long wearing unit.

    paul
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    by JS450X » Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:41 am

    I have been running brush guards with a billet throttle tube - purchased on this site - for about two years now with no problems. Just make sure that you check the clearance and throttle action after every lay-over or grip change. If you ride like me that means check it a couple times a ride,,,lol! I always carry the right allens with me in case I need to adjust on the trail - you don't want to have a throttle that sticks open, trust me.
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    by RedneckRider181 » Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:58 pm

    paul turner wrote:Yes, now that fines will be present more often between the bar and throttle tube, the stock throttle tube will wear much faster and get thin then crack at the outside end.
    I recommend the Moose open end aluminum throttle tube for a long wearing unit.

    paul


    Again I say, I have no problems. I've been runninng it like this for a year now, no wear, cracks, or rough movement. (Cross my fingers, :roll: )
    I wouldn't worry about it.
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    by domiNATE#42 » Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:59 pm

    I have the Acerbis Full Wraps. One tip, that I learned from expierence :lol: :lol: :lol: , is to slide your throttle tube a little ways up the bar. By moving your brake resivoir and throttle housing, you eliminate the possibility of the grip/throttle tube rubbing up against the hand guard and causing it to stick or making it hard to operate.


    Good luck! :D
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    by Nicks450x » Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:58 am

    This is a great web page, last year I installed Acerbis hand guards as well and had to adjust them when ever I crashed. Ill cut the throttle down, use it until it cracks and then purchase an after market throttle.
  • randman1
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    by randman1 » Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:12 am

    I like these, the liner and pop out end make for great fit and no cutting. Also like the response from the bigger cam.
    http://g2ergo.com/shop/catalog/Honda-CR ... rs-38.html
    http://crfsonly.com/forum/garage.php?mo ... le&CID=512
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    Bryce
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    by Bryce » Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:10 pm

    randman1 wrote:I like these, the liner and pop out end make for great fit and no cutting. Also like the response from the bigger cam.
    http://g2ergo.com/shop/catalog/Honda-CR ... rs-38.html


    the moose tube is cheaper and has all the same features in fact you can use the g2 cams on it even.

    Bryce
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    by crfsonly » Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:23 pm

    we offer both the G2 and the Moose as well as the STR throttle tube. the STR is a bit more expensive than the Moose with that you get internal bushings that ride on the bars for super smooth action. the problem with just cutting/grinding the end open on the plastic stock tube is the end is was prevents the thin plastic tube from collapsing onto the bars creating drag/friction. from a safety standpoint it's my feeling you need to replace it with a billet aluminum tube.

    STR:
    http://www.crfsonly.com/catalog/product ... ts_id/1404

    Moose:
    http://www.crfsonly.com/catalog/product ... ts_id/1878

    G2:
    http://www.crfsonly.com/catalog/product ... ts_id/1693

    ken
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    by randman1 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:05 pm

    Bryce wrote:
    randman1 wrote:I like the g2, the liner and pop out end make for great fit and no cutting. Also like the response from the bigger cam. Bryce likes the moose they are cheaper, but you have to by the cams seperate to get the cam that the g2 quick turn has on it.
    http://g2ergo.com/shop/catalog/Honda-CR ... rs-38.html


    the moose tube is cheaper and has all the same features in fact you can use the g2 cams on it even.

    Bryce

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    by Bryce » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:52 pm

    randman1 wrote:
    Bryce wrote:
    randman1 wrote:I like the g2, the liner and pop out end make for great fit and no cutting. Also like the response from the bigger cam. Bryce likes the moose they are cheaper, but you have to by the cams seperate to get the cam that the g2 quick turn has on it.
    http://g2ergo.com/shop/catalog/Honda-CR ... rs-38.html


    the moose tube is cheaper and has all the same features in fact you can use the g2 cams on it even.

    Bryce

    Fixed!!


    true but my only interest is in the quick throttle which the g2 doesn't have in it's kit either, that's just my two cents there are probably many that would prefer a more mellow cam profile. personally I need the faster setup due to a recent broken wrist that has left me with a somewhat limited range of motion, hopefully temporarily.

    Bryce
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    by randman1 » Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:58 am

    Bryce wrote:
    randman1 wrote:
    Bryce wrote:
    randman1 wrote:I like the g2, the liner and pop out end make for great fit and no cutting. Also like the response from the bigger cam. Bryce likes the moose they are cheaper, but you have to by the cams seperate to get the cam that the g2 quick turn has on it.
    http://g2ergo.com/shop/catalog/Honda-CR ... rs-38.html


    the moose tube is cheaper and has all the same features in fact you can use the g2 cams on it even.

    Bryce

    Fixed!!


    true but my only interest is in the quick throttle which the g2 doesn't have in it's kit either, that's just my two cents there are probably many that would prefer a more mellow cam profile. personally I need the faster setup due to a recent broken wrist that has left me with a somewhat limited range of motion, hopefully temporarily.

    Bryce

    The link I provided is for the quick turn throttle, not the kit, and your probably right, it's not for everyone.
    http://crfsonly.com/forum/garage.php?mo ... le&CID=512
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    Re: Throttle tube with hand guards

    by swirlycurly » Tue May 07, 2019 8:29 am

    I've got a product on my bike that replaces the stock throttle tube with one with an oil seal pressed in it that seals to a threaded insert that goes into the handlebars. You screw your hand guards into the threaded insert and it's a really solid mount. So far I haven't had any issues with dirt or debris getting in and degrading my throttle control. It's called the Jimmy Hat Throttle Seal.

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