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post #1 of 7 Old 07-09-2019, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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Throttle grip movement / shimmy left/right 3mm

I find it very irritating and distracting that the throttle grip on my 2014 vstrom 650 moves side up to down on the handle bar about 2 to 3mm and back again. This looseness is very distracting when trying to ride in any sort of terrain as it distracts concentration. Is there a fix ? anyone experience this ?

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I find it very irritating and distracting that the throttle grip on my 2014 vstrom 650 moves side up to down on the handle bar about 2 to 3mm and back again. This looseness is very distracting when trying to ride in any sort of terrain as it distracts concentration. Is there a fix ? anyone experience this ?

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Hi Thanks for that, in my situation its not the rotation that is the problem. The entire throttle slide move side to side about 3mm before hitting stops . So not the rotation but the actually slides too much...

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I find it very irritating and distracting that the throttle grip on my 2014 vstrom 650 moves side up to down on the handle bar about 2 to 3mm and back again. This looseness is very distracting when trying to ride in any sort of terrain as it distracts concentration. Is there a fix ? anyone experience this ?

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All the motorcycles I've ridden have a bit of horizontal throttle slop. Have to really to be sure they don't get hung up.

2-3 mm is close to the minimum I would think. How are the throttle cable adjustments? Can you take out some slop there, might help with the overall feel.
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Looking thru my 2017 service manual, there doesn't seem to be any method of horizontal adjustment or run-out spec for the throttle grip. Mine has about 2~mm horizontal play as well. The rubber grip rides on an inner sleeve that appears to hold the grip in place by a retaining ring(s) of some sort, which is not visible. The drawings & photos don't show any detail of the parts involved for the grip itself.
Kind of a long way around, but maybe you could go to a Suzuki Dealer and check out the play on a new bike to see if perhaps yours is wearing out. There may be a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) covering this as well.
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Glad mine's not the only one that does this.

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The stem that the handgrip is attached to is about 20 mm in diameter , so if I put a circlip or snap ring on this with a thickness of 2 3 mm then maybe i can get it to stop shimming on very bumpy rods ?

just as a note my 81 Honda cb750f has absolutely no slop in the right hand throttle grip, for me that's nice..

ok I added an eclip, they were on sale ! $3.00 for a set 5/8 inch they had no metric . The green lines point to it in the picture.





This reduced 80% of the slop... another one may be needed ..
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