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Old 06-21-2010, 11:41 PM
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Default Farkle Review: G2 THROTTLE TAMER

The G2 Ergonomics Throttle Tamer is a replacement throttle tube (the part inside the rubber grip plus the part the throttle cable winds around). G2 made the cable wind-up part shaped so the first part of opening the throttle pulls less cable. This gives much smoother transition from closed throttle to part throttle, both opening the throttle and closing it. The total throttle grip rotation is the same as original and total full throttle is the same.

The Throttle Tamer is machined from solid aluminum and has Delrin bushings where it rides on the handle bars. It is very well made.



I like the G2 throttle action. Moving slowly in stop & go city traffic or slow, rough off-road are both much smoother without the jerky on & off of the fuel injection.

This is one more thing that Suzuki could have, should have, made for our motorcycles at no extra cost to them along with effective windscreens and comfortable seats.
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...without the jerky on & off of the fuel injection...
If you're going to review a product, please review it instead of copy/pasting their sales brochure...

Fuel-injection is not jerky; it never has been an on/off sort of thing.

If you want a jerky on/off feeling, try some mechanical flatslide carbs on a big engine (mikuni rs42s on a gsx).

Having a slow-open cam to control the throttle can be a benefit to some inexperienced riders, but there is no problem with Suzuki's fuel injection.

If you think first gear is jerky on your fuel injected bike, it is for one or more of the following reasons:
- Your previous carurated bike had CV carbs that reacted slowly
- You removed the secondary butterfly valves
- You don't know how to slip the clutch
- You have insufficient control over your right hand

I'm not saying this product can't make life more pleasant for some riders, but I need to rebel against the statement that there's something wrong with the original design (as opposed to something wrong with the human operating it).
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I agree a bit with Sitting Duck on the lack of jerkyness on the throttle. My BMWs had alot more jerkiness and the ST1300is the king of abrupt throttle. Maybe the Vee has more but the wee doesnt need a thing in this department IMO.
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maybe if my Wee made 50 bhp more than it does, I'd be interested, but stock it's about as easy to control as a dog on a leash...in other words, if you need a throttle-tamer for a Wee, you really should not be riding....
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I have a G2 on order for my Vee. The reason is the 1st gear is too tall IMO and like the throttle control offered by it with the different shaped cam. I could change sprockets and chain I suppose , but they are in great shape. I will do a review of it when I get it and play with it a bit. I have had it on my FJR and I liked it , I found it easier to do a a smooth throttle roll on.
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I have a G2 on order for my Vee. The reason is the 1st gear is too tall IMO and like the throttle control offered by it with the different shaped cam. I could change sprockets and chain I suppose , but they are in great shape. I will do a review of it when I get it and play with it a bit. I have had it on my FJR and I liked it , I found it easier to do a a smooth throttle roll on.
It seems strange that the area you know to change in order to help, is not what you are adressing.....

On bikes like the FJR, gear ratios are not easily changed in addition to a motor a bit more known for is abrupt slow speed throttle reaction. Your vee can change gear ratios so if its a gearing issue, change the gear....am I missing something? I can see the benfite of this more for an ST1300 or FJR but it seems like a waste of money for the Vstrom.
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I have the G2 product and love it, though I can discern no "taming."

My heated grips warped my plastic tube to the point it was so sticky as to be dangerous. I figured machined aluminum would prevent this. Once installed, the throttle action is so light that it (along with some new tires) make it as if the bike gained 5hp and lost 50lbs. I never realized how hard I was working to control the throttle and the effect it was having on my riding experience.
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It seems strange that the area you know to change in order to help, is not what you are adressing.....

On bikes like the FJR, gear ratios are not easily changed in addition to a motor a bit more known for is abrupt slow speed throttle reaction. Your vee can change gear ratios so if its a gearing issue, change the gear....am I missing something? I can see the benfite of this more for an ST1300 or FJR but it seems like a waste of money for the Vstrom.
I find the throttle itself twitchy with grip puppies on it. Yes , once I have put some miles on it I will have a better feel for the right combination of chain and sprocket. I like the smooth roll on the that G2 offers. I have had it on the last 2 bikes I had and I found the cam grind better for low speed use even on stock bikes.
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I'm also in the "this is a solution looking for a problem" camp. 2005 Vee, zero complaints about throttle response - very smooth and easy to control, IMO.

Having said that, I'm almost 300#, so maybe that's why it's not jerky for me.
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You're full of shit. I wrote my own review about my own experience on my own bike. I've adjusted the throttle cables according to the manual. I've twisted the throttle as smoothly as I can. The injection was on & off. My words, not anyone else's.

Your mileage certainly will vary. If you don't agree with my experience or my analysis, state your own. Otherwise, shut up and go away.
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