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Old 03-12-2002, 08:44 PM   #1
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Thumb Throttle Body Adjuster Rings

I posted the following on the RT list and it was suggested that I post it here as well so...
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A few weeks ago I noticed a neat adapter on Roy Bertalotto's website which makes it much easier to balance your throttle bodies. Its a knurled ring that goes around the cable adjuster at the thottle body. With this piece installed you can move the adjuster more precisely with your fingers. It is also easier to keep the adjustment from changing when you tighten the lock nut. I thought it was such a good idea I made a couple pairs of them for my RS and GS. Heres a pic of one of them on my RS


If some of you on the list would like to have a pair let me know off line and I'll make a run of them. The cost is $12 per piece delivered.
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Old 03-12-2002, 09:13 PM   #2
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In! One pair please. Email me the details, please. Those look great and might solve my biggest bitch about TB syncs.

Very cool indeed. Oh, and welcome to the asylum!
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Old 03-12-2002, 09:22 PM   #3
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In! One pair please. Email me the details, please. Those look great and might solve my biggest bitch about TB syncs.

Very cool indeed. Oh, and welcome to the asylum!
Thank you for the welcome, Fish. Email coming at ya...
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Old 03-14-2002, 06:41 AM   #4
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by fish
In! One pair please. Email me the details, please. Those look great and might solve my biggest bitch about TB syncs.

Oh, Oh, Oh, Me too, me too.

From what fish has described from personal experience, I think it would be a must have.
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Old 03-14-2002, 08:07 AM   #5
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Hi Mark,
The picture is included in the first post at the beginning of the thread. Here it is again


If any problems please let me know.
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Old 03-14-2002, 09:39 AM   #6
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don't be a friggin gorilla, use a damn tool.
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Old 03-14-2002, 01:25 PM   #7
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don't be a friggin gorilla, use a damn tool.
And what exactly is a throttle adjuster ring, mightymouse? That's right...a tool. Don't be such a tool, ratfink.
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Old 03-14-2002, 02:23 PM   #8
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And what exactly is a throttle adjuster ring, mightymouse? That's right...a tool. Don't be such a tool, ratfink.
I must agree with fish on this one. It's just a tool that you leave in place so you can find it when you need it.

I've learned to do the same thing with my tire pressure guage and pump. In the old days, I could never find them when I needed them. Then I learned to just leave them connected to the valve stems. Presto (or Schroder I suppose), they're there when I need them. Sometimes they thump around when I'm riding, and high speed stability is impaired, butt it's worth it to have the utility of a tool and the convenience of a part.

I kinda thinka the adjuster ring the same way. Cool innovation!

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Old 03-14-2002, 03:03 PM   #9
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And what exactly is a throttle adjuster ring, mightymouse? That's right...a tool. Don't be such a tool, ratfink.
Whatsa matta, you afraid of a wrench,ya puss?
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Old 03-14-2002, 04:16 PM   #10
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One idea for the locknut is to use those silly little "ignition wrenches" you get with crafstman wrench sets. You can buy them seperately if you've not got some. Basically mini combo wrenches. They are thinner as well. less leverage makes it easier not to crack the adjuster off. Those and a *normal* pair of pliers (not needle nose as is often suggested) work dandy for me.

This ring seems nice as well! :): No such thing as too many tools! :):
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Old 07-17-2002, 01:09 PM   #11
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I want!!!!

I would like to get a set of these....

How, where, who do I get them?
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Old 07-17-2002, 08:29 PM   #12
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bewildered, i suggest you send either a PM or an email to marc parnes by clicking a button at the bottom of the first post in the thread.
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Old 07-17-2002, 08:55 PM   #13
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I got mine last week. Nice little piece of work.
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Old 07-23-2002, 11:07 AM   #14
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Hum, let's see... engine vibrates, heats and cools... add a MASSIVE "adjuster" to the already sensitive critical sync adjusters...place all the above next to your foot. Yep, you'll be doing a LOT more adjustment with those "thingy rings"! It's just too much unnecessary weight that enhances the problem of going out of adjustment. If you are having problems adjusting the throttle bodies using regular wrenches, then the problem is not the barrel adjuster and lock nut... it's the "loose nut on the saddle". :): (bad joke, sorry I just could not help myself.)

As my doughter would say... "Watever!" I do a sync in less than 5 minutes, and doen right, seem to only have to do it every 3-5 k. Perhaps if this thingy could easily slip on, attach to the adjuster for (fine tuning?) and come off once locked down... then I could see adding this to a took box (well, no, at least not my tool box) but their is a guy in NYC who should be interisted (see other thread on this site).

It is allways interisting to see the the modifications we do a proven German engineering engine. I bet the boys in the design room would have some comments. Donkof (sp?)
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Old 07-23-2002, 11:14 AM   #15
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While I personally don't have any problem doing a sync without the adjuster nut, I know people who swear by the device. I don't quite see how you'd hit it with your foot, and the thing is so light that if you tighten the lock nut properly, the added weight isn't going to make a difference.

You should give one a shot. They work amazingly well, but I do agree with being about to easily remove and install them. As it stands you have to undo the throttle body cable. That's a real PITA, but there really is no other way to do it.
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