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#966101 - 07/18/16 02:45 AM 1150RT Trottle grip very sticky  
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Had a strange thing happen the other day. We finished some maintenance on the RT, regular sync and valve adjustment, rode it home from my friends and it checked out fine, very smooth, etc. No problem with the grip. Couple days later I get ready for a trip and notice the grip heater is on.... so I turn it off (but didn't ride it at the time). Next day I do ride it and the grip is almost stuck. Won't roll back at all. Play with it a bit and it gets a LITTLE better. I go on the trip thinking it will get better as I go, but it didn't get much better. Had to roll the grip back every time I slowed down. Finally took a hex key and loosened it up (it has a Throttlemister on it) and that worked about 90%. But of course the hex nut was completely loose, so I put some tape on the end to make sure it didn't fall out completely.

So.... any ideas. I do have some foam grip covers on it that I noticed one time when the grip heaters were on made the grips hard to move... so I've thinking that this time when the heaters were on it fried the foam grip covers. My plan is cut them off and see if that helps. I REALLY like my foam grip covers so would get some more and be more careful about hitting the heater button.

Any other ideas to look for? Thanks for helping.


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#966113 - 07/18/16 05:51 AM Re: 1150RT Trottle grip very sticky [Re: Jagman]  
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I'm thinking that also, the grip was cooked by the heat. Maybe time for new grips.

#966117 - 07/18/16 10:39 AM Re: 1150RT Trottle grip very sticky [Re: Jagman]  
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Jagman -
Maybe it's time to check out the innards of the Throttlemeister. Nice write up here.

If you need new shims, just give Throttlemeister a call. I got great customer service when I needed a shim pack.


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#966151 - 07/18/16 06:13 PM Re: 1150RT Trottle grip very sticky [Re: TheOtherLee]  
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Ok guys.... thanks for the ideas. I appreciate it.


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#966152 - 07/18/16 06:27 PM Re: 1150RT Trottle grip very sticky [Re: Jagman]  
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The grip expands with the heaters on. Loosen the bar lever/switch assembly and tap it inboard a little - this will free everything up.

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#966193 - 07/19/16 02:22 AM Re: 1150RT Trottle grip very sticky [Re: Boffin]  
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Good idea. I'll try that.

Thanks.


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