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Arbee
07-01-2008, 06:57 AM
Bandit throttle slop remedy (lateral movement)

A one inch diameter piece of orange electrical PVC conduit sliced to about

one eigth of an inch filed down to fit on a flat file,

Unscrew the end cap screw a little and the whole assembly just pulls off intact,
slide on the plastic washer & retighten


problem solved


cheers arbee

http://pic70.picturetrail.com/VOL1838/8177960/19695071/323588255.jpg

achesley
07-01-2008, 07:38 AM
More expensive way. :eek2: Throttle lock such as Throttlemieser.:rider: Wanted it anyway. :trust:

andouille
07-01-2008, 01:27 PM
I used a black O-ring. Not nearly as cool looking, in fact it's not looking at all, you can't see it. Not nearly as much fun to craft and install either. Get one that is just big enough to force over the bar end weight and roll it forward until it snaps in place.

Tim

suzukijo
07-01-2008, 07:43 PM
side to side end play of the plastic throttle pipe bugged me too.
i found a plastic item i trimmed with snips, to fit inside the throttle housing to take the play out.

seeing the handlebar end weights had excessive gap to the grips, i used a single edged razor blade to trim the depth of engagement, making them fit without a gap to the grip on both sides.

pictures soon.

andouille
07-01-2008, 10:04 PM
side to side end play of the plastic throttle pipe bugged me too.
i found a plastic item i trimmed with snips, to fit inside the throttle housing to take the play out.

seeing the handlebar end weights had excessive gap to the grips, i used a single edged razor blade to trim the depth of engagement, making them fit without a gap to the grip on both sides.

pictures soon.

No pics from me of the O-ring because you can't see it. OK, tomorrow I will take pics of my invisible fix and post them, **** I'll do a video too. Common folks? Seems to me I got the bestest fix here, no? No big deal, except I never had the bestest fix before!:sun:

Tim

Arbee
07-02-2008, 12:05 AM
I tried several 'O' Rings and all of them provided friction and slowed down
the throttle return in fact some were binding which is very dangerous, i put it down to the composition rather than the size, rubber on rubber will grip and you dont want that, the go is plastic or teflon.

cheers arbee

Huladog
07-02-2008, 02:45 AM
I forget where I learned about a zero cost fix for the throttle side slop .... when you pull off the bar end weight look closely at the rubber plug that slips into the bar end. There is a stepped section about 1/8 inch wide that you can carefully trim off and the the whole bar end weight will slide that much further onto the handlebar taking up the slack.

Just be careful you don't jam the bar end too far when you reassemble or it will bind up on the throttle sleeve, so you have to ease it back a bit.

Literally takes a few minutes and no cost, a plus if you're lazy like me and don't want to go looking for the o-ring you know you have laying around somewhere from the last time you fixed your kitchen faucet.

Aloha,
Huladog

andouille
07-02-2008, 07:56 AM
I appears there are numerous fixes. My o-ring does not bind, certainly a function of luck more than my o-ring selecting skills. Speaking of binding, I came up with the o-ring idea thinking of some riders who put a fatter o-ring between the switch housing and the other end of the grip, to make a poor mans speed control. So, at least to some, binding is a good thing!:trust: Just to make sure though, I may squirt some WD-40 down in there to make sure every thing is moving free.

Tim

Rcdd
07-02-2008, 01:00 PM
I'll give Tim the best-est fix award......:sun:

I might be a little bias towards another LA Bandit owner though.....:lol2:

Feel better Tim?....

This being said, I'm gona try Hula's method....:lol2:

etcthorne
07-02-2008, 01:07 PM
Idea - for those of you non-snipped guys out there, you could use one of those things that you really don't want to make a balloon for the kids with. Lubricant included. :rofl:


Seriously though, my throttle has very little play like some have mentioned. I like it to have a little - the thought of binding it somehow doesn't sound all that great.

suzukijo
07-02-2008, 08:57 PM
No pics from me of the O-ring because you can't see it. OK, tomorrow I will take pics of my invisible fix and post them, **** I'll do a video too. Common folks? Seems to me I got the bestest fix here, no? No big deal, except I never had the bestest fix before!:sun: Tim

when i was a kid, growing up in Lafayette, we used to go to baton rouge to Carrols speedway for mtorcycle TT races.

these 2 improvements, were how i dealt with the throttle slop, and gap at end weights.

i took some pictures, of what i did, this was posted somewhere else, but i thought it might be informative if i posted them here again.
the original bar end weights have a purpose and i kept them. but they stuck out away from the bar end and grip ends, so looking at exactly how they fit and where it needed trimming to fit tighter, i modified them this way. using a razor blade, i cut the circomference of the outside lip, about halfway, and then sliced little pie cuts to make the outside edge, about half distance of what it was stock. you can see this in pic below. this is what huladog is speaking of.

http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/9844/img5264zu6.jpg
http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/7176/img5265qn5.jpg

this tightens up the gap between the bar end weight and the grip, but doesnt impinge on the movement of the throttle pipe, on the other side.

gap is 1mm (one milimeter) wide from bar end to grip, throttle side. left side is almost a tight fit, but intentionally left with a small gap.

http://img55.imageshack.us/img55/9043/img5262vr2.jpg

the side to side slop of the plastic throttle pipe in the throttle housing, bugged me too. so i found some plastic shim, from a scooter floorboard, it is 1mm thick, and trimmed it with tin snips to look round, then cut out a middle round section, then sliced in diagonally to install easily without having to completely dismantle the throttle to install it, and the thickness was about the gap of the side to side end play.
you can see the plastic piece to the right of the cable attachment holes. this pulls the plastic throttle pipe in towards the center and keeps it away from the bar end weight, that is about 1mm away.

http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/8387/img5263dl4.jpg

this eliminates the side to side end play, and allows the bar end weight to be placed close to the end of the throttle pipe, without any drag on the end from rubbing. now, there is .15- .20 mm side to side play, about the thickness of 2 sheets of paper. throttle works freely, with no drag or rubbing, and grip feels solid when riding. this may be too anal for some, but i think it shows that there can be an improvement, without spending any money, and well within the capability of the average joe.

i added a couple pics to show how close the bar end weights are to grip. throttle side i left with 1mm gap, on purpose.

http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/7263/img5269kw9.jpg

http://img352.imageshack.us/img352/3175/img5267nr5.jpg

left side, i cut to fit closer.

http://img352.imageshack.us/img352/6153/img5271cm9.jpg

http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/9769/img5266so6.jpg

sorry for crummy pics, my trusty canon sd10 is almost broken, and fails to open now and then, then shows error codes. new camera coming.
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Huladog
07-02-2008, 10:46 PM
That's it! There you go, I told you somebody smarter than me posted something somewhere and I learned from SuzukiJo (must have over on that other place on the 'net).

Aloha,
Huladog