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post #1 of 19 Old 03-25-2009, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
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Progressive throttle tube

Anyone have experience with G2 Ergonomics progressive throttle tube?
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I didn't see where or how it is progressive??? Basically is it an aluminum throttle tube with a slick coating on the inside of both ends to make it turn easier.

Not sure if it is needed or not but FYI, I've never worn out a plastic throttle tube on a road bike, even in close to 127,000 miles on my tengai. Now on my dirt bikes I have worn them out because of the mud and sand getting in there.

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The reel is out of round and works as a cam. The radius increases as the reel is turned so the same degree of turn at larger throttle openings pulls more cable length.

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That makes sense. How well does it work? I assume it operates "slower" at lower throttle openings and "quicker" as you get to the higher one.

Is the lower opening made slower or does the increased openings just go faster than stock?

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That makes sense. How well does it work? I assume it operates "slower" at lower throttle openings and "quicker" as you get to the higher one.

Is the lower opening made slower or does the increased openings just go faster than stock?
point of thread and the original question. but thanks for clarifying.
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I think it would be a personal choice. I bet some people will like it better because it allows a shorter throw and others won't like it because it's different. Those that find themselves WFO regularly will probably be most appreciative while those who prefer MPG over MPH will probably find it touchy, but not as touchy as a quick tube with only a larger reel all around.

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My brother did something similar to his KTM 990. They have amazingly touchy throttles and a common mod is to dremel a flat spot on it to smooth out the throttle. Made quite a bit of difference.

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I have the G2 throttle tube on my ST1300. It's designed to give more control at low throttle openings where an abrupt FI system can give you problems like jerkiness or breaking traction (hi speed cornering, parking lot handling or off road). It has no other noticeable effect and works well on the ST. The DL650 has good FI and is very smooth at just off-idle throttle openings so doesn't need one. It could help the 1000 off road though.

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It looks like it would be worthwhile on the Vee if you feel like the throttle response is too abrupt just off of idle. There's a really good video on their site that explains how it works and what the effects of the different cams are.

http://g2ergo.com/shop/catalog/Throt...s-TCS-8-1.html
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I have the G2 throttle tube on my ST1300. It's designed to give more control at low throttle openings where an abrupt FI system can give you problems like jerkiness or breaking traction (hi speed cornering, parking lot handling or off road). It has no other noticeable effect and works well on the ST. The DL650 has good FI and is very smooth at just off-idle throttle openings so doesn't need one. It could help the 1000 off road though.
this is what i was looking for. an answer with experience. the Vee throttle is just too sensitive in the initial turn. i think i'll give a try and write a review after.

I think i'll have to see if they'd use my TTR230 to proto a quick turn one for it. cuz it sucks stock.

awe crap!! they're in Illinois.

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