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Title: Decent throttle
Post by: A10 JWO on 23.11. 2017 15:58
Part of my restoration will be a new throttle. There is so much cheap alloy rubbish about I wondered if anyone can recommend a solid made chrome throttle for a single cable. Thanks. 7/8" of course.
Title: Re: Decent throttle
Post by: JulianS on 23.11. 2017 16:24
The genuine Amal ones look good, thinking about getting one myself;

http://amalcarb.co.uk/controls-cables/twist-grips.html
Title: Re: Decent throttle
Post by: A10 JWO on 23.11. 2017 17:23
Thanks Julian, that does look nice.
Title: Re: Decent throttle
Post by: JulianS on 23.11. 2017 17:52
It does and I am tempted!!
Title: Re: Decent throttle
Post by: A10 JWO on 01.12. 2017 17:50
None in stock anywhere at the moment ?
Title: Re: Decent throttle
Post by: A10 JWO on 05.12. 2017 15:56
Now in stock, Norton Andover. Ordered.
Title: Re: Decent throttle
Post by: A10 JWO on 09.12. 2017 14:30
Arrived today, class bit of kit.
Title: Re: Decent throttle
Post by: RoyC on 09.12. 2017 17:56
Arrived today, class bit of kit.

Mine came yesterday.  *wink2*
Title: Re: Decent throttle
Post by: JulianS on 09.12. 2017 18:15
Would be nice to see some photos please- also thinking about getting one if any left!
Title: Re: Decent throttle
Post by: RoyC on 10.12. 2017 13:55
Would be nice to see some photos please- also thinking about getting one if any left!

Look here Julian  -  https://andover-norton.co.uk/en/shop-details/20576   
Title: Re: Decent throttle
Post by: JulianS on 10.12. 2017 13:57
Very nice thanks Roy.
Title: Re: Decent throttle
Post by: RogerSB on 10.12. 2017 14:32
For all you do for others Julian the least I felt I could do was to take some photos for you.
Mine is already fitted but waiting for some new grips.
The rotor tension is applied via the substantial screw and locknut and inside (like the old days) a folded over spring.
Throttle sleeve is a one piece steel affair.
Title: Re: Decent throttle
Post by: JulianS on 10.12. 2017 15:29
Thanks Roger it really does look good.
Title: Re: Decent throttle
Post by: RoyC on 10.12. 2017 15:36
Just ordered these grips to go on mine  -  https://andover-norton.co.uk/en/shop-details/18021  .
Is one grip usually larger than the other or does one have to be stretched over the throttle ?

Title: Re: Decent throttle
Post by: JulianS on 10.12. 2017 16:12
Larger bore for twistgrip.
Title: Re: Decent throttle
Post by: A10 JWO on 10.12. 2017 16:55
Mine fitted a treat with new Beston grips.
Title: Re: Decent throttle
Post by: RogerSB on 10.12. 2017 19:27
Beston - that's what I've ordered. From what I've seen the ones made in Japan look better quality than the ones from Taiwan.


Morphing from throttle twistgrips to rubber grips: What do we all use to fit them?


In the past I've used Gorilla Glue, then Kristal Klear, which is an adhesive to stick clear plastic windows or cockpit canopies to models as it sets - eh - crystal clear. Lately I've used Isopropyl Alcohol, which seems the best, it lubricates the grips to push them on easily and then evaporates very quickly leaving the grips firmly in place with no mess to clear up.
Title: Re: Decent throttle
Post by: Rgs-Bill on 10.12. 2017 21:07
        Just learned this trick not long ago.  Spray hair spray on the bare bar, and a little inside the rubber grip, BE REAL FAST ABOUT IT ! ! , it drys quickly.  Quickly shove the rubber grip on, and it will not slide off when you are riding after the hair spray is dry.  To remove same take a narrow thin table knife slip it under the rubber grip, breaking the bond to remove the grip easily.  But they will not come off and become dangerous while riding down the road , until you break that bond.
Title: Re: Decent throttle
Post by: RoyC on 11.12. 2017 08:43
       To remove same take a narrow thin table knife slip it under the rubber grip, breaking the bond to remove the grip easily.  But they will not come off and become dangerous while riding down the road , until you break that bond.

I remove mine by blowing compressed air under the grip, it inflates the grip and blows it off.

Roy
Title: Re: Decent throttle
Post by: A10 JWO on 19.12. 2017 17:17
The Beston grips I bought from ebay are very good quality, spot of washing up liquid, straight on. Very comfortable. Very nice throttle. Should have bought shares in Norton-Andover.