Needed a new throttle tube for my KTM SXF 250, I'm usually dead set against anything with pro taper on it but decided to give it a try. And once again, disappointed, the tube was sticking inside the housing, had to file off quite a bit of the tube to get free play so it would return to idle.
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Much smoother steady throttle entry and exit of corners. Less hand and arm pump/cramp. Worth the money.
I bought one last year from my Suzuki 125rm and install another one of my 2014 kx450f. There is no other throttle tube on the market that works as well as this one does. fluid motion, perfect snap back, the best product on the market. (must use with pro taper handle bars). I will install this throttle tube on any and all bikes I ever own.
**** 2006 YZ450F w/ ProTaper 1 1/8" Bars**** Once purchased and initially installing, take a second to give them a good spin on the bars, you will be pleased. I have destroyed two sets of grips using this throttle tube and no damage at all the to the tube. It is completely sealed and they are so smooth your able to control the throttle more precisely. Plus they look great, you almost dont even want to use grips!!!!
I am quite picky about my bike and everything that goes on it. I’ve used this ProTaper throttle tube on three bikes (’07 YZ 450F, ’09 RM-Z 450 and 2011 RM-Z) and it fit all three (Kawasaki, Yamaha and Suzuki all use a very similar throttle design; Honda’s is a bit different and KTM is Austrian of course). I loved the way the throttle feels – no wiggle and smooth. I also liked that ProTaper makes an insert to fit Renthal’s TwinWall handlebars which use a different (thinner) diameter tubing on the outside. I would buy this product again and do recommend it to a friend.
When I first purchased this product for my 2006 Honda CRF250R I was extremely pleased at how smooth the action was. It installed easily and without any issues. After a bad fall I tagged the end on a rock which punched the end cap into the bearing damaging it. I was quite shocked that I was able to swap it out with a bearing from my rollerbaldes. Now I am back to a smooth throttle delivery. I would recomend this product to anyone.
Maybe I missed something, did the throttle tube require a protaber throttle housing? In any case it simply does not fit the stock 2008 rmz45o throttle housing. Not even close, by the time I milled enough off of this tube to get it to turn it would not hold the cables
my throttle housing (stock) would not fit around the tube. i sent it back. either everyone is having the same problem or the wrong tube was in the packaging which was label to work for my 2006 yz450f.
This bearing throttle tube is a goood replacment for the cheap stock plastic tube. Very smooth.
Better than any other Alum. throttle because of the bearing. It doesnt get jammed up and always works perfect.
good tube. prob wont ever use another one again...
I love a smooth light throttle and this is it. Combined with new cables this felt better than a new bikes throttle. Only squak is the bearing can't be easily removed and cleaned without taking the grip off.
Although this tube is a little pricy, it is very durable. After several mishaps it still works smoothly and is undamaged.
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