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post #51 of 68 (permalink) Old 07-03-2019, 10:50 AM
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Just checked my bike.

I do have a horn button.

I may have pressed it accidentally without noticing.

As far as the throttle slack remover bizzo goes I haven’t noticed a throttle problem on my R.
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post #52 of 68 (permalink) Old 07-04-2019, 08:48 AM
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I installed them as my second mod the first being replacing the meep meep horn with a Faimm freeway blaster and I like the difference they make...Do I think they are overpriced for what you actually get? You bet. Am I happy with them installed om my bike? Yes I am...
To each his own I always say.
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Just checked my bike.

I do have a horn button.<img src="https://www.triumphrat.net/images/TriumphRat_2015/smilies/tango_face_grin.png" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />

I may have pressed it accidentally without noticing.

As far as the throttle slack remover bizzo goes I haven’t noticed a throttle problem on my R.
Dude-you must not be as sensitive to the loose throttle as the rest of us who feel a huge difference. As an experiment, you should order and install them, ride for a day, then decide is you don’t notice anything. If you don’t, return them for a refund. I can tell you I enjoy riding MORE with the spacers than without.
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post #53 of 68 (permalink) Old 08-12-2019, 04:15 PM
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Installed these on my Speed Twin. HUGE difference! Love it. Just wish they made them for my 16 Tiger XRt.
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post #54 of 68 (permalink) Old 08-23-2019, 02:45 AM
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Made 4 spacers 6mm x 4mm from an old bank card superglued to each side of throttle body dovetail exact width and no filing cost was a drop of super glue
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Hello All, i owned a 2017 Street Twin.My throttle hand would be buzzing for a hour after the ride. I traded in the Street for a T120. I no longer have the sleepy hand syndrome.The Street Twin throttle had alot of side to side as well as back and forth movement .The service manager and lead mechanic asked me is there anything wrong with the bike S.T,i said "great bike but i did not want the buzzing in my hand".They asked me what i felt was the issue i stated they sloppyness of the throttle. I tested the throttles on all the show room models examples Harley,triumph's you would be surprised the difference's. I was told i could add vinyl shims ,o-ring's to the end to eliminate some of the unwanted not kneaded slop.I didn't try suggestions i would have i just traded up to the T120. I have no issue anymore with my hand .The T120's have a larger diameter (fatter)handle bar that helped too. So to the non believers of eliminating slop "your a wrong Rat".Safe riding all..


I would add that going from a 7/8” bar to a heavy 1” bar would be most of your vibration solution. Another aspect to the T120/100 is that they have thick isolation rubber that is in between the 4 bolts that hold the bar down. Congrats on your 120!


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Wow, I just found this thread. I kept seeing people referring to how they’d fixed their sloppy throttle so I did a search to see what the issue was. Four ride by wire Triumphs in my garage and I never realised I was supposed to be having difficulty with take offs, cornering, blipping the throttle or riding smoothly. It’s so obvious that this is fixing a non-existent problem for people who most likely lack the experience or skill to to cope with a normal condition. Sorry, but that’s the way I see it. Each to their own, so spend the money if you feel you need to but please respect my decision not to.
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Wow, I just found this thread. I kept seeing people referring to how they’d fixed their sloppy throttle so I did a search to see what the issue was. Four ride by wire Triumphs in my garage and I never realised I was supposed to be having difficulty with take offs, cornering, blipping the throttle or riding smoothly. It’s so obvious that this is fixing a non-existent problem for people who most likely lack the experience or skill to to cope with a normal condition. Sorry, but that’s the way I see it. Each to their own, so spend the money if you feel you need to but please respect my decision not to.
I had no problems as mentioned above

but I didn't like a quarter inch of throttle play

so it was worth it to me to install the spacers to get rid of it

and- each person might find various benefits from installing them--for $40 bucks thats a cheap mod on a motorcycle even if it is a little part--it fits perfect
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There is no sloppiness in my throttle. The spring returns it to zero throttle and the rpms increase continuously from zero. Dealertool reads closed throttle as 0.8%. The spring is progressive. The resistance is light until about 5-7% throttle above which it becomes greater. Is this what people mean by sloppiness?
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I had no problems as mentioned above

but I didn't like a quarter inch of throttle play

so it was worth it to me to install the spacers to get rid of it

and- each person might find various benefits from installing them--for $40 bucks thats a cheap mod on a motorcycle even if it is a little part--it fits perfect
+1

I rode my Speed Twin 125 miles to bring it home from the dealership.... No problems other than not caring for the excess slack. Tossed the spacers in afterward and I like the difference.

@CanberraR3 just likes to talk smack... but you better respect his smack talk, dammit! Lol.
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There is no sloppiness in my throttle. The spring returns it to zero throttle and the rpms increase continuously from zero. Dealertool reads closed throttle as 0.8%. The spring is progressive. The resistance is light until about 5-7% throttle above which it becomes greater. Is this what people mean by sloppiness?
These spacers don't work on a T120 or any TBW Triumph with a 1" bar.
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