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Got this idea from the Ducati guys. The ride-by-wire throttle on our bikes are built with a bunch of play from the factory and can make off-on throttle transitions jumpy and a bit awkward. This mod simply takes up the slack between the grip and the control unit on the handlebar.


First remove your bar-end and then remove the two screws on the bottom of the control unit. Luckily for us, we don't even need a security bit to do this mod like the Ducati guys do.

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Remove the top of the control unit and you'll be able to slide the grip straight off.

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Now find yourself something to use as spacers approximately 1mm in thickness. I used the plastic off this wire tap I had laying around.

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Cut the spacers to fit on the grip like this and use some super glue to secure them in place. Test fit the grip on the control unit and (if needed) file the spacers down so it fits snug. If you prefer a little play, you can file this to your liking. I have mine set with no play at all.

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Re-assemble everything and test it out. Bike should idle just like it did before and the grip should turn smoothly throughout its range of motion. Enjoy a less sloppy ride!

Cheers!
 

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Interesting. very nice post dj!

Truth be told, I don't feel that the throttle is too sloppy. Will need to pay more attention next time I take it out.
 

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Interesting. very nice post dj!

Truth be told, I don't feel that the throttle is too sloppy. Will need to pay more attention next time I take it out.
I agree, not something that I actually notice.
 

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Interesting. very nice post dj!

Truth be told, I don't feel that the throttle is too sloppy. Will need to pay more attention next time I take it out.
Agreed. I absolutely need to pay more attention to it now.

Very nice How To DJ!
 

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Another thing to consider regarding this issue is chain tension. With too much slack, the transition from off throttle to on throttle will feel snatchy as the top run of the chain goes from slack to taut.
 

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Another thing to consider regarding this issue is chain tension. With too much slack, the transition from off throttle to on throttle will feel snatchy as the top run of the chain goes from slack to taut.
This is a VERY good point!
 

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I just never liked that dead spot in the throttle from off to on and since riding the bike a few hundred miles now with the spacers in, I can say I'm much happier with the action now. I tend to run my throttle-by-cable bikes with very little play so maybe I'm just used to it that way.
 

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I just never liked that dead spot in the throttle from off to on and since riding the bike a few hundred miles now with the spacers in, I can say I'm much happier with the action now. I tend to run my throttle-by-cable bikes with very little play so maybe I'm just used to it that way.
No I can honestly say I have felt that as well. I feel though that it is more pronounced depending on what mode you are in. I dislike it also. I may have to do this hack when I am playing around with the bike and drinking a beer.
 

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I find that in Street mode, there is a bit of slack before the throttle actuates, but in Sport it is not a problem.
TBH, for me, this is the main difference between the two modes.
 

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I actually think that the sport mode produces a smoother throttle feel, across the entire range. This is what I am riding now.
 

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Thanks. I will be doing this mod. I always have tight throttle cables and hate the sloppy throttle play on 790
 

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Got this idea from the Ducati guys. The ride-by-wire throttle on our bikes are built with a bunch of play from the factory and can make off-on throttle transitions jumpy and a bit awkward. This mod simply takes up the slack between the grip and the control unit on the handlebar.


First remove your bar-end and then remove the two screws on the bottom of the control unit. Luckily for us, we don't even need a security bit to do this mod like the Ducati guys do.

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Remove the top of the control unit and you'll be able to slide the grip straight off.

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Now find yourself something to use as spacers approximately 1mm in thickness. I used the plastic off this wire tap I had laying around.

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Cut the spacers to fit on the grip like this and use some super glue to secure them in place. Test fit the grip on the control unit and (if needed) file the spacers down so it fits snug. If you prefer a little play, you can file this to your liking. I have mine set with no play at all.

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Re-assemble everything and test it out. Bike should idle just like it did before and the grip should turn smoothly throughout its range of motion. Enjoy a less sloppy ride!

Cheers!
Great post! I haven't collected the bike, but similarly I usually run pretty little free play on the throttle. Will definitely be doing this!
 
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