Replacing Throttle tube, What kinda grease?

14 replies to this topic
  • ridered50230

Posted October 04, 2005 - 03:37 PM


Alls i got is Multi purpose Lithium grease and I am replacing a throttle tube. Can I use this between the bar/tube or what?

  • ttr125lerider

Posted October 04, 2005 - 03:52 PM


hmm.. i didn't use anything between the bar and tube i dont think when i replaced mine, the tube doesn't really come in contact with the bar

  • ridered50230

Posted October 04, 2005 - 04:13 PM


well... i put it on and it rubbed so idk?

  • CV4

Posted October 04, 2005 - 04:46 PM


I wouldn't recommend putting any kind of lube between the throttle tube and bars. It will only attract dirt and dust and most likely cause problems in the future.

  • Cozza

Posted October 04, 2005 - 04:47 PM


well... i put it on and it rubbed so idk?

When I put mine back on. I had waterproof bicycle bearing grease, so I put some in between. The only down side is I see it collecting more grime in there. so check it often.

  • J_Daniels

Posted October 04, 2005 - 06:03 PM


Yup, grease will turn to sludge before long. Best to leave it dry as the nylon- type plastic of the throttle tube is slippery anyway.

  • Trailryder42

Posted October 04, 2005 - 06:49 PM


Like the others have said, install it dry. Don't use anything between the tube and bar.

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Posted October 05, 2005 - 06:41 AM


try using a silicone lubricant spray. lite and easy.

  • Robbo66

Posted October 05, 2005 - 06:52 AM


I use graphite powder. Works a treat.


Posted October 05, 2005 - 07:05 AM


hmm.. i didn't use anything between the bar and tube i dont think when i replaced mine, the tube doesn't really come in contact with the bar

Ditto. Just use some WD40 and you'll be good to go.

  • Powderhound

Posted October 05, 2005 - 08:40 AM


I would never use any kind of lube unless you want to be taking it apart all the time to clean it. Graphite powder would work well I bet. I can't immagine wanting a more sensitive throttle though.

  • learning2fly

Posted October 05, 2005 - 08:43 AM


I went with an aluminum throttle tube after breaking three plastic throttle tubes, and didn't like the metal on metal drag, so I use a little graphite powder when I replace my grips or have to clean it out after a bath in the mud. Anything liquid will attract dirt. :banghead:

  • xrMike

Posted October 05, 2005 - 10:01 AM


I use graphite powder. Works a treat.

Yeah, graphite is about the only thing you'd want to use between throttle tube and bar, if anything at all.

  • ridered50230

Posted October 05, 2005 - 02:28 PM


well when he cracked it he bent up and chipped a bit of his bars so it created the friction, ill sand down the "debris" and it should be clean.


  • Kx250FRiDeR651

Posted October 05, 2005 - 02:36 PM


i know some people who work for transworld and answer/protaper so i get to go in the factory semis alot if im hanging out with them...when i was in the yamaha semi he was working on the bike putting a new throttle on...he used a very bright red thin grease, looked like it was a jelly type..not quite sure, but he did use grease befor putting the throttle on...ive seen this done many times by top mechanics

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