Installing aluminum throttle sleeve
Posted March 04, 2005 - 07:22 PM
Posted March 04, 2005 - 08:01 PM
If it were me, I would mount the grips with the throttle tube on the bike especially if you have grips that need to be mounted in a particular direction. Trying to mount and cut the throttle tube off the bike will likely lead to a hell of a mess . If you do get glue between the throttle tube and handlebars you can at the very least remove the throttle tube and clean it up with solvent.
Posted March 04, 2005 - 08:13 PM
Another thought I just had as I was typing this is to find a drill bit that is the same diameter as the inside of the throttle sleeve and drill the end off from the inside. Then I wouldn't have to worry about making a shitty cut on the throttle tube and the end would fit over the bar. Any thoughts on how that would work? Funny how the simplest thing can (and always does for me) turn into a major hassle.
Maybe I'll just end up sticking with my plastic throttle sleeve and use this metal one as a, um... ...hotdog holder.
Posted March 04, 2005 - 08:22 PM
Posted March 04, 2005 - 08:33 PM
I just put new bars (Tag double wall) on my bike and I have new grips and a Works Connection aluminum throttle sleeve to put on as well...I thought I'd get some advice. First off, the throttle sleeve doesn't have an end cap or anything as far as I can tell so it looks like to be able to put on handguards I just need to saw the end off and then file any sharp edges down. Is this correct or is there a different way to do it?
If the opening in end of the throttle tube is smaller than the handlebar opening, cut the end off. I'd install the tube on the bars extending beyond the bar end about an inch and then cut the very end off. Then take it off & clean out the shavings. Then I'd put a micro thin film of grease on the throttle side of the bars and reinstall the throttle tube and housing. I don't like any metal to metal contact.
Second, should I put on my grips before or after I cut the end off?
After. You don't need to coat the sleeve with grip glue. Just put enough on and twist the grip as you slide it on. Wipe off the excess glue that squeezes out near the housing.
However, it seems easier to cut the throttle sleeve accurately without any grips on and I would be less likely to mess up the grip when cutting as well.
Yes. Much less likely.
I would like to have everything lined up on the bike when I put the grips on.
I'd put the grips on after the throttle is installed and you're sure everything is working right. You can even cut the end of the grip with a razor knife after it's installed on the throttle tub.
I know this is really a pretty simple thing to do but if I mess it up it is a waste of over $50. Any recommendations, especially concerning the Works throttle sleeve? Thanks.Matt
Nothing wrong with taking your time and doing it right (the first time!)
Posted March 04, 2005 - 09:39 PM