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Offline RogerSB

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Throttle twistgrip
« on: 30.11. 2017 17:49 »
Any recommendations (or otherwise) for a new throttle twistgrip for a Golden Flash.


The sprung plate inside that is tensioned by the grub screw had disintegrated on mine and the grub screw kindly gouged and messed up the groove that the cable runs in so it'll have to be replaced.


I believe some that are advertised are pretty poor quality. Are there any being advertised that I should definitely avoid?


And ... Does anybody have any experience with the ones that are advertised as original Doherty D71s?  If so, is the quality ok? I don't necessarily want cheap as I know that's what you get.


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Re: Throttle twistgrip
« Reply #1 on: 30.11. 2017 18:08 »
Google Amal Type 16, very nice indeed. Not cheap but I am getting one.

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Re: Throttle twistgrip
« Reply #2 on: 01.12. 2017 11:25 »
Thanks for your quick response A10 JWO. I agree it looks a lovely twistgrip. I could only find two sellers who have them in stock £65.00 + pp - even Amal are out of stock at the moment.

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Re: Throttle twistgrip
« Reply #3 on: 01.12. 2017 17:02 »
Update: Bought their last Amal Type 16 they had in stock from Surrey Cycles in Crawley Downs today.


Expensive but looks to be be beautifully made and my thoughts are: If we don't support our quality manufacturers they will eventually stop making parts for our bikes or go out of business and then we'll have no choice but to buy the crap imports.

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Re: Throttle twistgrip
« Reply #4 on: 01.12. 2017 17:42 »
Thanks Roger, was just about to order one to put under the Xmas Tree.  *sad2*

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Re: Throttle twistgrip
« Reply #5 on: 01.12. 2017 20:59 »
Oh! sorry, This company in Andover also has it advertised:-


https://andover-norton.co.uk/en/shop-details/20576


Same price as I paid £54.06 plus vat and postage. Presume yours is 7/8" bars also.

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Re: Throttle twistgrip
« Reply #6 on: 03.12. 2017 17:25 »
Thanks Roger. Have emailed them requesting call back. Thanks 7/8" indeed.

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Re: Throttle twistgrip
« Reply #7 on: 03.12. 2017 18:09 »
Oh! sorry, This company in Andover also has it advertised:-


https://andover-norton.co.uk/en/shop-details/20576


Same price as I paid £54.06 plus vat and postage. Presume yours is 7/8" bars also.

Thanks for that Roger. Just ordered one.  *smile*
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Re: Throttle twistgrip
« Reply #8 on: 03.12. 2017 20:27 »

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Thanks for that Roger. Just ordered one.  *smile*

 I hope It's not the last one *eek*
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Re: Throttle twistgrip
« Reply #9 on: 05.12. 2017 15:44 »
Norton Andover still have a few in stock, Amal have none. Mine is in the post  *eek*

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Re: Throttle twistgrip
« Reply #10 on: 05.12. 2017 17:18 »
Mine's already fitted ;)

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Re: Throttle twistgrip
« Reply #11 on: 05.12. 2017 18:58 »
Mine is in the post  *eek*
SNAP. So is mine.  *smile*

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