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  • 1/5 Turn Throttle Kit

    I recently bought a 1/5 Turn Throttle kit and installed it on Monday. If you go to brgracing.com you can buy the same kit. It consists of a spacer that you put on your throttle to make it the outer diameter of the barrel bigger. That way, when you turn the throttle there is less of a turn from closed throttle to wide open throttle (way less!!!!). If you check out the installation instructions on their website you'll be able to get a better visual of what I am talking about.

    Installation was pretty straight forward. I messed up a bit and cut a little too far back on the cable. Its probably alright but I'm a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to this stuff so I just bought a new cable to remodify. I would definitely suggest getting the tube cutting tool that they recommend and make sure your side cutters is sharp before installation. The tube cutting tool was only like $8 at the local hardware store and I'm sure i can find uses for it in the future. Fitment of the spacer wasn't perfect at first but I dremeled it down a tad and then it fit perfect. I wouldn't blame them because I tried it on a different thottle tube and it didn't fit the same as on my tiller tube so I guess manufacturing differences are to blame. I would suggest superglueing it to the throttle once you get fitment just right (test it in the throttle housing too). I had dragging issues until I superglued it so I know it helps. I also got a tip from gixxer.com to loosen the throttle cables at the actual throttle (by the throttle bodies) and then tighten the cables under the clipon to furthur reduce drag. I haven't tried this yet but I will this weekend. Overall I would guess it is about a 30 min job, it took a little longer for me because while I was perfecting this mod last night I also decided to adjust the TPS and download a new map (thanks Doc).

    So how did it work? I imagine that is the question that everyone now wants to know. In a word, it was fantastic. I was, like you can imagine, a bit cautious at first. When you first rev it up in your garage you will definitely say holy shit , it revs that fast. Anyone who has ridden or reved a 2003 gixxer 1000 knows just how fast the tach needle will jump. It revs so fast that at first you wonder how rideable it will be at anything but ten tenths pace. Well, I'm happy to report that around town it is as docile as you want it to be. Sure, it revs faster, but you just don't use as much throttle. It comes rather natural and I found I was riding 100% smoother with this throttle. It seemed to get rid of a lot of slop in my technique. I'll will have to admit that I was a little timid about trying to pop up the front end in first but that will come with some saddle time with the new throttle.

    And now for the real part of the test, the highway. I wasn't able to spend a lot of time trying it out but I got enough seat time to evaluate it properly. As I said earlier, its fantastic. Imagine rolling down the road in third, giving a little wrist snap and getting full on throttle response. None of that time wasting wrap your arm around the bar twice nonsense but instant warp speed. Or if you want, instant half warp speed. Much like around town it was easy to go fast or slow and it was much smoother too. I ended concentrating on the fast stuff because I just couldn't get enough of it.

    I would highly suggest getting this mod. I haven't really put a lot of miles on it but I know I'm going to love it. I also had a one of these on my ZX7 so I'm somewhat used to it if that helps my credibility at all. It is another cheap highly effective mod, much like TRE and TPS. If you have any questions about something I missed in this write up just ask.
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  • #2
    I've thought about doing this, and just ordered it. Thanks for the link.
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    • #3
      i bought my 1/5 turn throttle from a local shop. all i had to do was install. dunno who makes it. pretty good i guess. feels better when i go WOT out of corners.
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      • #4
        I can't get the link to work. Is this the same kit available from LPUSA? I'd like to have one as well.

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        • #5
          http://www.brgracing.com/

          the review on gixxer.com

          http://www.gixxer.com/ubbthreads/sho...b=5&o=&fpart=1
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          • #6
            $25 shipped from BRG>> put mine on this weekend and it works great--no more looping your arm around the handle to reach WOT!

            Follow jokertlr"s instructions--they're right on and the tubing cutter is a must. FWIW I disconnected my cables from the throttle bodies to make it easier to remove them from the throttle tube
            "I might just fade into Bolivion"~Mike Tyson

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            • #7
              So how much is the throttle twist reduced? I'm really interested in this mod, but 1/5th sounds really severe.. Anyone know of a 1/2 version?

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              • #8
                Tube cutting? Sounds like a pain in the ass..

                Isn't there anything "drop-in"? The Yamaha part? The suzuki kit part?


                Glad you like it, but it sounds like it took some tweaking..
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by TLSBill
                  Tube cutting? Sounds like a pain in the ass..

                  Isn't there anything "drop-in"? The Yamaha part? The suzuki kit part?


                  Glad you like it, but it sounds like it took some tweaking..
                  Actually it wasn't bad at all. The tube cutter cost about ten bucks from the hardware store and cut easily. Besides that, I had a throttle dragging problem that was cured by trimming the throttle stops on the bottom of the throttle housing.
                  2003 Blue and White TL1000R (The faster colors) Yoshimura Ti Cans, TRE, Custom Homemade Fender Eliminator, Hammerit Carbon Look Intake Covers, PC II, Fan Switch Mod. Yellow Box, Nissin Brake Caliper and Goodridge SS Brake Lines.

                  They say that only the good die young, so I plan on living forevever.


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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by DaRKoN_
                    So how much is the throttle twist reduced? I'm really interested in this mod, but 1/5th sounds really severe.. Anyone know of a 1/2 version?
                    with a 1/2 version you would have to twist it all the way around to get to wot

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                    • #11
                      To clear up Kevh's answer, your current throttle is 1/4 turn. so it won't be 1/5 of the current, just 1/5 of a full turn. 72 degrees instead of 90.
                      RIP Ron
                      Sept. 12 2004

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                      • #12
                        heh...i was just trying to be a smartass (go figure)

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by DaRKoN_
                          So how much is the throttle twist reduced? I'm really interested in this mod, but 1/5th sounds really severe.. Anyone know of a 1/2 version?
                          1/5 turn is not really severe at all. Don't be a pussy
                          2003 Blue and White TL1000R (The faster colors) Yoshimura Ti Cans, TRE, Custom Homemade Fender Eliminator, Hammerit Carbon Look Intake Covers, PC II, Fan Switch Mod. Yellow Box, Nissin Brake Caliper and Goodridge SS Brake Lines.

                          They say that only the good die young, so I plan on living forevever.


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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by TLRguy
                            I can't get the link to work. Is this the same kit available from LPUSA? I'd like to have one as well.
                            If you want it anytime this year don't order through LP.
                            RIP Ron
                            Sept. 12 2004

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                            • #15
                              ohhh I have been wanting this for my wrist pain. Just ordered it. Thanks for the write up
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