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Old Yesterday, 06:16 PM   #1
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G2 Throttle tube rattle

**Please see post #4** thanks!

I hate that my first post to this forum is this trivial. However, my question is regarding the G2 throttle tamer tube on the 950 I recently acquired. It has an acceptable level of free-play before throttle engagement in the fore and aft directions, but there is also a bit of play in the lateral direction (left to right). It's just about a millimeter or two but I was wondering if this was because the throttle assembly is worn (housing, cable stops, guides, etc) or if this is normal.

I am kind of a elitist when it comes to my contact points feeling just right.

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Old Yesterday, 06:57 PM   #2
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My G2 developed the same lateral play; I installed a very thin Teflon washer, that was a few years ago and still works perfectly.
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Old Today, 08:24 AM   #3
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Yup, on my second G2 and both have had play. I replaced my first G2 tamer with a G2 "quick turn", smiles come on much quicker now!!!
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Old Today, 10:08 AM   #4
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Here's another lame question: how robust is the throttle system to torque from my hand.

In general, I have a light touch to my throttle hand. However, I have these grips on there right now that I've been trying to really jam on (I know, I should use rubbing alcohol), and I've torqued the throttle pretty hard in the forward (closing direction). Would stress on the cables, linkages, tube or housings cause any damage? Or would I have to really torque it before something happens?

*Sigh*, the neurosis that comes with new ownership is exhausting. I love this thing though.
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I've always used some cheap hair spray as lubricant and adhesive for grips.

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Here's another lame question: how robust is the throttle system to torque from my hand.
In general, I have a light touch to my throttle hand. However, I have these grips on there right now that I've been trying to really jam on (I know, I should use rubbing alcohol), and I've torqued the throttle pretty hard in the forward (closing direction). Would stress on the cables, linkages, tube or housings cause any damage? Or would I have to really torque it before something happens?

*Sigh*, the neurosis that comes with new ownership is exhausting. I love this thing though.
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Old Today, 07:59 PM   #6
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Thanks for the tip.

Anyone have thoughts on forward (closing) stress on the throttle system?
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