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  1. littleade

    littleade The only sane one here
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    TMF has posted a fix for his Speed Twin, but says it'll cure other Triumphs too;)

     
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  2. Wessa

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    Interesting little mod, I will have to have a look at mine to see if I have the same slack on my throttle. Must admit I've not noticed it....
     
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  3. SpeedTwin1200

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    I did mine a few weeks after I got the bike. I too raised my eyebrows at the cost of a couple of small bits of plastic. However, it does make a world of difference.

    One note of caution, and I'm loathe to admit it, when you put the two screws back in, take care. The thread is quite coarse and open I think you'd say and designed to cut into plastic. Well I must have been a bit hasty and cross threaded one screw, not realising quick enough that the torque I used with the screwdriver should have felt more like a hot knife through butter instead of a cold one through cheese. It easily cut a new thread into the plastic so when I came to tighten it as it bottomed, it effectively stripped out the bore of the plastic sleeve very quickly.

    So mine is held together with one and half screws now, although I did effect a repair that I won't admit to now.
    If you've ever taken apart any sort of plastic cased gadget to look inside and fix it, you will know what I mean. The screws and the plastic holes are usually one use only.

    If you look up the cost of replacing the part needed to make it good again, you will know why it is best not the cross thread it as I did.

    I would recommend this modification without hesitation.
     
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  4. Yorkshireman

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    £25 for a few grams of plastic WTF!!
    Come on dilli, I see an opportunity here :D
     
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  5. neilb

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    A friend on the Multistrada 950 forum produced the same fix for Ducati’s. A couple of 3D printed bits of plastic which he sold for £3. Worked a treat!
     
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  6. Wessa

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    If this small mod has such an impact on the way the bike performs, it makes you wonder why the manufacturers don’t fit these things in the factory. Or am I missing something?
     
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  7. bob1

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    just ordered these that's the only thing I don't like about the speed twin is the play in the throttle. I know its expensive for two bits of plastic but when the bike cost 10 and a half grand why worry about 25 quid:)
     
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  8. littleade

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    I thought that too Steve. BTW the throttle on my GS is smooth as silk ;):laughing::laughing:
     
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  9. Wessa

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    I have yet to discover the BMW ways...
     
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  10. littleade

    littleade The only sane one here
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    Be careful what you wish for :joy:
     
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  11. crispey

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    Could be a limp wrist!
     
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  12. Wessa

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    It could be worse Steve, you know what I mean, wink wink.....
     
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  13. Mops

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    Im thinking what it is exactly that's going to solve the Speed Twin low speed "snatch".

    a. Decat
    b. Booster Plug
    c. Throttle spacers
    d. "Rain Mode" around town
    e. Good o'l fashioned throttle / clutch control.

    One, more, all of the above?

    Anything Ive missed ?
     
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  14. Yorkshireman

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    Hilltop remap
     
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  15. Wessa

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    I'm going for option "e" cause I love the twin engine and the low speed snatchiness is just part of owning one.......
     
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  16. joe mc donald

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    Sort of lost with this thread. Why not just adjust the cable screws to take out the slack rather than pay £25 quid for a bit of plastic. Also I have always believed that the play was to stop you from turning the bars and the cable turning the throttle up when not need so a safety factor.
    Regards
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  17. thebiglad

    thebiglad Old fart, still riding !

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    Hi Joe, on older bikes there are cable adjusting screws to take out the slack but on the very latest bikes there is no bowden cable at all, the connection is electronic directly from the bars to the ECU via an electric wire (fly-by-wire).

    Cheers
    Dave
     
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  18. neilb

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    The issue here is with ride-by-wire throttles where you’ve no way of making an adjustment, as with cable throttles.

    Edit: posted simultaneously with the above post
     
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  19. joe mc donald

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    I stand corrected chaps. I just went and had a look at my two bikes and low and behold the 900 doesn't have cable's I never knew that but there is no play atall in the throttle and the bike rides perfectly so I won't need any mods there. See even a old fart like me can learn. Thanks.
    Ride Safe & Enjoy.
    Joe.
     
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  20. steve lovatt

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    So is the one on my R Nine T! :joy::joy:
     
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