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jessehere 06-05-2009 12:27 PM

F800GS Snatchy Throttle Fixed!
 
Installed G2 throttle tamer cam $79- which opens the throttle at a slower rate for the first half of the throttles travel. Super inprovement in first gear especially while off road and standing. No more bucking bronco.
(Thanks for the tip Dockingpilot -Now go and buy one yourself- it works!) not on website but i called and had it in hand in 2 days.
http://www.g2ergo.com/

You lose your RIGHT heated grip but I was able to cut open a stock throttle tube and peel off the adhesive heated grip mylar film and stick it on the G2 aluminum throttle tube and wire it externally over the throttle cam housing.Plug and play- No cut wires. You then need a replacement grip which I used BMW part #32721458396 which is $12 bux http://lh3.google.com/alex2nm/RoBX3A...0/IMG_0041.JPG

sorry camera is broken.

DockingPilot 06-06-2009 07:47 AM

:lol3

Hey, I was waiting to see if it worked ! And it does, so Im on it George, thanks.
Now, do you know about the steering stabilizer........
:lol3

jessehere 06-06-2009 05:10 PM

i"ll let you test the steering dampener

Bartron 06-06-2009 07:41 PM

interestingly, that does not look like the grip that came on my F8....is that a generic BMW grip that fits? or a F8-specific one?

Also looking to de-snatch the throttle...

jessehere 06-06-2009 07:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bartron
interestingly, that does not look like the grip that came on my F8....is that a generic BMW grip that fits? or a F8-specific one?

Also looking to de-snatch the throttle...

that is the replacement grip from the F650 single. and its a little beefier.

no replacement grips are availble for the stock 800 except with stock throttle tube and they are bonded on.

eakins 06-06-2009 11:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jessehere
that is the replacement grip from the F650 single. and its a little beefier.

no replacement grips are availble for the stock 800 except with stock throttle tube and they are bonded on.

isn't that the same tappered grip that bmw uses on every bike?
i know fjr1300 guys love em.

jessehere 06-07-2009 10:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eakins
isn't that the same tappered grip that bmw uses on every bike?
i know fjr1300 guys love em.

Yeah, it's used on on bunch of beemers, but not on the 800's. it was the only one with the right lenght I could find that wasn't bonded onto the throttle tube.

Bartron 06-18-2009 08:12 PM

I'm ready to pull the trigger on this one. The G2 guys haven't gotten back to me yet but I have a few quick questions for ya:

1. Which G2 model, and which cam (if applicable)?

2. The heated mylar grip, is it between the throttle tube and the handlebar or the throttle tube and grip?

3. Any tips on getting grips on/off?

4. Have you noticed any difference in 'heating' with the newer, and different, grips?

Thanks in advance.

If only there was an electronic fix........

jeffchri 06-19-2009 04:17 PM

+1, pretty much same questions. Also, did you get a matching grip for the left side, and if so, do you have the part number that worked handy (pun pun)?

bemiiten 06-20-2009 06:46 AM

FWIW, My R1200GS exhibited the same snatchy behaviour. Removing the slack from the throttle cable really made a big difference.

Singletrack_mind 06-24-2009 07:20 PM

I'm more interested in just changing the grips to something stickier (the Pro Grip Superbike grips I'm used to), so I too would like to hear any tips or insights on getting the stockers off w/o damaging the heating elements.

Emmbeedee 06-25-2009 06:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeffchri
+1, pretty much same questions. Also, did you get a matching grip for the left side, and if so, do you have the part number that worked handy (pun pun)?

This grip would work:

This is the grip off a K BMW, with the part # visible - we got two of these, identical, for the left and right sides. They are sold individually, and I think we paid about $15 each.

http://f800riders.org/photoplog/imag...1_SANY0005.JPG

And this is the measurement of the inside of one of those new grips - it's 1" or ~25mm.

http://f800riders.org/photoplog/imag...1_SANY0007.JPG

jessehere 06-26-2009 12:03 PM

answers in quote
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bartron
I'm ready to pull the trigger on this one. The G2 guys haven't gotten back to me yet but I have a few quick questions for ya:

1. Which G2 model, and which cam (if applicable)?
i called and asked for the f800gs model. had it in 2 days

2. The heated mylar grip, is it between the throttle tube and the handlebar or the throttle tube and grip?

its between the grip and the throttle tube
3. Any tips on getting grips on/off?

carefully slice with razor but do no slice all the way down to the mylar heated grip
4. Have you noticed any difference in 'heating' with the newer, and different, grips?
yes it the heat is weaker. i think due to the throttle tube being aluminum instead of plastic on the oem.
Thanks in advance.

If only there was an electronic fix........


Singletrack_mind 07-02-2009 08:22 PM

Damn, I just wasted $10 on grips. It did not occur to me that the BMW grips would have non-standard inside diameters & I did not notice the dimensions helpfully posted with the pictures earlier. When I started to peel off the left grip I found that there is a thick plastic tube under it that probably houses the heating element and also makes the required ID of the grip the same as the throttle side. However, it seems to measure 30mm, not the 25mm posted by Embeedee with the photos. What is going on here?

Are my only choices going to be from BMW if I am keeping the stock heaters? The ProGrip Superbike grips I've used on all my bikes for years are not going to work. I'll just have to keep them for another bike, another time. My beef with the stock grips is how smooth they are; I like tacky, sticky grips that let me ride with a light grip (force applied with my hand, that kind of grip).

Gangplank 07-26-2009 09:09 PM

Ok, my biggest gripe is the grips. Too small for my hands & too smooth. I'd like to swap them out for the better BMW grips shown above. Guess it makes sense to do both... :) G2 & grips. Crap, projects already..,


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