Running an Aluminum Throttle Tube? Like it?

Anyone running an aluminum throttle tube with their handguards?I keep having to reglue my Pro-Grip gel grips because they start rotating on the stock throttle tube after a couple of rides.I would prefer not to use safety wire & I am using a good quality grip glue.My thinking is that since most aluminum throttle tubes are knurled along with a new set of grips this should correct the grip rotation issue.Trust me its not fun pulling a monster wheelie only to discover that the throttle grip is loose :) On second thought, maybe I'll use that safety wire too! Aluminum throttle tube-Worth it or not?

I don't know if they're worth it or not, but everytime I go to the

bike shop, the guy I deal with all the time tries to get me to buy

one...

I have an aluminum billet throttle tube on my bike. I had to drill a 3/4" hole in the end of the tube. I lubed the inside up with grease. I think the plastic ones are better because you dont need to lube them. I got the billet tube because my plastic one cracked when I drilled the end for the Bark busters. :)

I have an oberg billet throttle tube.It has a hole in it for hanguards already and is sealed to keep dirt out. It is smoother and since dirt doesn't collect in it i don't have to take it off and clean the tub all the time.I say if you have the money get one :)

I have the white brothers tube with no complaints. I used my grinder to remove the exact amount of solid end of the throttle tube therefore leaving the maximum length available, just enough removed to allow for my fastway handguard system. :)

Thanks for the Replies.I think I'll try Works Connection,I believe it is Teflon coated & knurled.A new set of grips & I should be good to go.What's another 60 bucks! :)

I eat through grips once a month! Does anyone make grips that last and are not as hard as car tires? I am using Renthal Dual compound and they seem to work the best for me.

I have the ProTaper aluminum tube. Advantage to this one is that it has bearings on it. Runs butter smooth all the time!

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Pro Taper Twister Throttle tube

FYI, there are different adapter ends for use with the handguards. Cost a bit more, but works more better for sure!

I have the ProTaper aluminum tube. Advantage to this one is that it has bearings on it. Runs butter smooth all the time!

twisterthrottle.jpg

Pro Taper Twister Throttle tube

FYI, there are different adapter ends for use with the handguards. Cost a bit more, but works more better for sure!

This is what i have. :) Silky smooth and i got the adapter for my fastway handguards. :D

I eat through grips once a month! Does anyone make grips that last and are not as hard as car tires? I am using Renthal Dual compound and they seem to work the best for me.

I've been using the progrip #796 dual compound grips.They have lasted me for 3months and counting. :)

Safety wire is the ONLY why to ensure your grips stay on and don't rotate....DAMHIKIJKOK!

I use the TAG soft compound. They last about 3 or 4 rides, but i like them.

I think I'll go back to full diamond Renthals medium compound.Those softer grips are nice but they just don't last.That Pro Taper unit is nice Blue One.We'll see how that Works Connection tube works out.

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