aluminum throttle tube?

6 replies to this topic
  • robsgt

Posted June 18, 2006 - 06:38 PM


Hello everyone. I crashed and broke the throttle tube on my 06 yz450. I bought a white brothers alum. one and installed it and it feels a little sticky. Anyone else ever had this? Any suggestions? Thanks.

  • Matt96xr6

Posted June 18, 2006 - 08:22 PM


did you clean the handlebars off first with a wire brush?

If you did not get one with roller bearings and a closed end, good chance you got some grip glue between the tube and bars. Also be sure to grease up the tube

  • Fastest1

Posted June 18, 2006 - 09:13 PM


I never grease the bar, just keep it clean. Lube attracts dirt.

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  • Matty05

Posted June 19, 2006 - 04:28 AM


graphite powder works great, and doesn't attract dirt.

  • WFOracer

Posted June 19, 2006 - 06:35 AM


graphite powder works great, and doesn't attract dirt.

Same great.

  • JRozman

Posted June 19, 2006 - 09:41 AM


Make sure you didn't slide it on too far and the bar is causing friction.

  • robsgt

Posted June 19, 2006 - 06:34 PM


Thanks guys. I'll have to take it down and do a once over. I know I cleaned it real good but didn't lube it any kind of way.Anyone use the sealed one with roller bearing? I never had to replace one before and don't really like the way it feels. I will take it down though and see if I can get this one to feel buttery smooth the way I like it.

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