new throttle tube


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  • nap__kxf

Posted January 10, 2008 - 08:02 PM

#1

in need of a new throttle tube and i want an aluminum and i'd also like one with a bearing, but is it worth the extra money for the bearing? and if it is, what brand do you recommend? pro taper makes one for $75.

i have a 07 450 if that makes any difference...

please be helpful here oh yamaha gods. :banghead:

  • mmcdan

Posted January 11, 2008 - 06:37 PM

#2

I installed the Pro Taper throttle tube on my bike after a crash broke the stock unit. It fit perfectly and has held up well. I can't say that has added horsepower or makes the bike turn better, but it does give me some piece of mind when I fall on that side and the holes where the throttle cables attach don't wear like the plastic tube. Additionally, with the sealed bearing on the end, I don't have any problems with grip glue locking up the throttle every time I change grips.

Overall, I'm pleased with the product and will buy another next time a break the stock one on one of my other bikes.

Mark

  • YamaHonda

Posted January 11, 2008 - 06:56 PM

#3

I bought the one that has cams with different rates for open/closing the throttle. I think the brand is GRS but don't remember for sure. It was a bit more than 75 bucks but you can change the throttle response faster/slower if you want the tube to do more than keeping glue out and holding up against impact damage.

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  • Kent Rathgeber

Posted January 11, 2008 - 08:01 PM

#4

Wirtz has a throttle tube with bearing for about 1/2 the price of the ProTaper. I'm waiting for mine to come in.

  • Wes Woodin

Posted January 11, 2008 - 08:26 PM

#5

I bought a Pro Taper for my cr and I loved it. Want to get another one for my 450. Definitely worth it:thumbsup:

  • nap__kxf

Posted January 11, 2008 - 09:18 PM

#6

thanks for the input, will go for the protaper. :banghead:

I bought the one that has cams with different rates for open/closing the throttle. I think the brand is GRS but don't remember for sure. It was a bit more than 75 bucks but you can change the throttle response faster/slower if you want the tube to do more than keeping glue out and holding up against impact damage.


i saw those but i don't really want to mess with that, afraid it'll mess me up when it comes to the technical stuff or hillclimbing...





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