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I've never has this happen on any bike ever, and I ride a ton of dirt roads.

Whoever suggested grease; negative. You are going to compound the problem by adding a thick goo to a light moving part. The plastic throttle sleeve already has a built in lubricity (is that a word)?

If you are sure this is actually the problem (and I don't think it is) then blow out the gap with an air compressor, spritz a tiny bit of a thin oil like CLP or similar, and blow that through with the air compressor.

Personally I'd be looking at your heated grips. If you use those especially in the rain, you get a sort of disproportionate expansion of components and the grip can hang up slightly on the throttle tube which in turn binds the action somewhat and could replicate the problem you describe,
 
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Try a regular application of Water Displacement 40 (AKA WD40) :cool:
 
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