03 trottle tube replacement

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  • RaphFoFiddy

Posted March 04, 2006 - 09:52 AM


Hey guys, been getting my bike ready for the thaw, in the process I noticed that the stock trottle tube was torn up on the inside. So Time for a replacement. I started looking at the Aluminum replacements and I stumbled upon this design
Which to me seems like a better design. anyone have any experience with these? If not what do you guys use to lube your throttle tubes?

  • ARin

Posted March 04, 2006 - 11:23 AM


sounds like a great idea until you try to install barkbusters.

Get a regular old Works connection billet throttle tube, grind/hack saw the very end off (for bark buster install), and lube it up with silicone spray lube.

it aint bearings, but it FEELS like it!


  • RaphFoFiddy

Posted March 04, 2006 - 12:20 PM


Been using the Power Madds thus far with decent reults. when I was looking at hand protection solutions I heard alot of scare stories of people breaking their wrists pretty bad with fixed bar end protection. I've been eyeing the cyrcas for a while figure they would help a little as far as grip life is concerned.

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  • ARin

Posted March 04, 2006 - 11:34 PM


I personally use cycras...and i have not heard of any "verified" stories of people breaking hands or wrists with barkbusters...usually i just hear anecdotal stories...

a myth? Im not sure. But i think it poses much less threat than you might think...breaking fingers on a tree branch seems much more likely, if your hands arent protected by some busters.

  • pkcof

Posted March 05, 2006 - 06:35 PM


yeah, had a look at them but they really are for MX's and for guys that don't want/need barkbusters (like who wouldn't need them riding through the woods??)

  • RaphFoFiddy

Posted March 09, 2006 - 12:48 PM


I just discovered that Pro taper makes a tube called the twister that has a bearing and is compatible with Bark Busters: http://www.motoworld...wister-tube.jpg

  • ncampion

Posted March 09, 2006 - 06:49 PM


There is an adapter that allows the bearing to work with hand guards. I'm going to try it as I need to replace my tube anyway.


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