Installed new grips now throttle sticks
Posted May 09, 2012 - 11:13 AM
Posted May 09, 2012 - 12:14 PM
I feel really stupid but I installed new grips used grip glue and now the throttle sticks, to where I have to manually roll it off. I've check and the Ring (thumb side) is not glued to the bar or assembly so it's not sticking there. ONly thing I can think of is I compressed the throttle tube maybe if that's even possible. They were a bitch to get on. By the way they are just stock 7/8's inch bars. I realize I'm going to have to cut them off and buy another set, But not knowing what I did wrong is really pissing me off and I don't want to do it again LOL. Any feed back would be greatly appreciated.
Odds are the inner rim of the grip is either hitting the throttle assembly, or you have a glop of glue in there. You DID take the throttle tube off of the throttle assembly before putting on the grips, I hope? If not, it's a blob of glue. Before cutting up anything, inspect the clearance of the grip inner flange, then take the throttle tube off and inspect it for stray glue. Clean up any stray glue, but if the rubber flange is hitting, you'll have to cut it out of the way.
Posted May 09, 2012 - 12:20 PM
Posted May 09, 2012 - 12:27 PM
Also when ever you replace your grips I would recommend cleaning and lubricating your throttle tube per spec. You'd be surprised how much dirt and grim makes its way in there.
Edited by joeprunc, May 09, 2012 - 12:28 PM.
Posted May 18, 2012 - 01:18 PM
I felt really stupid, and my husband gives me a hard time when I try to fix stuff and make a mistake.
I didn't understand the mechanics of the throttle tube and didn't realize you could get glue into the end. I got a lot of glue down in the end. I took the throttle off and the end of the bar had glue on it. Luckily it was gorilla glue and already dried. I just scraped off the dried stuff, and scraped off the dried stuff from inside the tube. Then I checked that the throttle was twisting properly before I put it back onto the bar.
Got it all fixed.
Thanks for the post! Nice to know I'm not the first person to make this mistake.
Posted May 18, 2012 - 01:19 PM