Can you take some photos of what you are talking about? I am not sure about the rubbers you are talking about. I am also having problems with the throttle so I am curious if it's similar to your problem.
Thanks in advance
2002 V-Strom, blue, with Kappa hardbags, Givi crash bars, SW Motech tank bag, gel seat, centerstand, heavy duty clutch, CB tall windscreen, PIAA lights, power outlets, Sirius satelite radio, AutoCom headset (for music and phone), Garmin GPS, "Back Off" LED brake lights!