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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-05-2019, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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Throttle Tamer for 06 fjr- thoughts?

What are your thoughts about a throttle tamer, thanks in advance for your help
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I'd do it on an '06 or '07......

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I'd do it on an '06 or '07......

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Never felt the need for it. Adjust the throttle cables so there is nearly no free play.

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Never felt the need for it. Adjust the throttle cables so there is nearly no free play.
If you think installing will help with "abruptness", I can't comment on that but I guess I should clarify. I grew up riding first ho-made mini-bikes, the kind with no brakes, iffy carbs and vise grips for throttle cables. It wasn't until I was a mid-teen that I got a "real" bike- a 50cc Suz with 3 gears and brakes and everything ! From there I progressed thru quirky 2 strokes and larger 4 strokes in sand pits and the woods.

Couple all that with forearm and grip strength. I started in the US Navy as a mechanic in nuclear subs. I've since been in industrial maintenance in one aspect or another since 1984, always pulling wrenches and twisting screwdrivers. I believe if you have that kind of training you don't need a Throttle Tamer but if you have to ask, you should probably get one. They are relatively cheap and easy to install.

The other thing that helps me is replacing the grips. Some folks like Grip Puppies or Buddies but they're too big for me. If you're considering a Throttle Tamer b/c of arm and wrist ache after riding, this is exactly what Grip Puppies did to me- my forearms ached horribly until I went back to smaller grips. I like the factory grip size but they get hard after a couple yrs. I went with Pro Grip #714 and haven't considered anything else. You can get them for about $10, a local dealership stocks them here so I don't even pay shipping. I went to the drug store and asked the little girl there for the strongest hold hair spray they have. Kinda funny look I got considering the long flowing invisible hair I have . I install them one yr, rotate them 180 degrees the next, then replace them again. Huge comfort factor!

The grip and forearm strength & the experience with quirkiness help overcome the abruptness & stiffness (see throttle cable unwind) if you adjust the cable free play to near zero, up the idle speed to 1100-1150 and do the Barbarian mod, all as mentioned in other threads. So, again, I have to ask, have you tried these things? Why exactly are you asking about a Throttle Tamer?

If we had some background instead of just another open question it sure would be helpful in helping you.

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Ok my background is I built my 1st mini bike at around 11, hard wheelbarrow front tire, no clutch so you had to run and jump on, got into a head on with my Suz 50 on the trails, broke my helmet, thanks to dad I had one on, burned, no walking for 6 months, hardtail chopper, t bucket, housebouts, snowmobiles, homemaid rc stuff,to manytoys to list,in my experience, all engines without a tunnel ram,especially fuel injected, should be smooth from idle, not hitting it like an idiot, I'll try your tips and let you know how it works out, thanks for all your help, any suggestions are welcome, my bike is an 06,80,000 miles, 1 owner bike,. Mostly highway miles,iron butt type
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It's also possible, if you are of a mind to, to take out the throttle tube and with a Dremel grind off the beginning of the radius near where the cable ends attach, on the pull side. You create a slower ramp. It's a Throttle Tamer on the cheap.
I've done this to a couple of bikes, most recently the Versys 650, in an attempt to ease the snatchiness at the beginning of the throttle range. It works better on some than others; in the case of the Versys, it wasn't much help because the bike's inherent snatch comes from the fuel injection mapping closing the fuel off altogether as the throttle is closed. An ECU flash from Shoodaben Engineering in Florida did wonders and made this bike rideable.
Your results can vary. The good news is you can get a throttle tube off EBay very cheaply and butcher it up with little risk.

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