Billet aluminum twist throttles

Discussion in 'Spare Parts, Tools & Product Developement' started by datz510, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. datz510

    datz510 Member

    This is another gripe I've had with these HT kits. The twist throttles are just shoddy. Sloppy action, etc. yeah, they work, but I want to have a nice smooth action and feel on my bike that I can really enjoy while riding..

    So, I found a couple of affordable billet aluminum twist throttles that will work on a 7/8" handlebar:

    This one is a red anodized billet aluminum 1/4 twist throttle. $30 from this place:
    http://www.overstockdistributing.com/product.php?productid=617&cat=0&page=1

    Same place also has a gold anodized billet 1/4 twist throttle for $22:
    http://www.overstockdistributing.com/product.php?productid=618&cat=0&page=1


    So, have you guys found any other options for high quality motorcycle grade twist throttle assemblies?
     

  2. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the links. Those stock throttles really aren't very good at all.
     
  3. stringer

    stringer Banned

    does any1 have statons twist throttle? how is it?

    also interested in other twist throttle info. i ordered statons already so i assume i wont need a cable etc. but if its **** i want to get a better one.
     
  4. datz510

    datz510 Member

    I should get mine in soon.. I'll let you guys know how the quality, feel, and action is on it. Anything has got to be better than these sloppy HT kit throttles.
     
  5. datz510

    datz510 Member

    I got my throttle in. for the price, it is VERY nice. there is little to no slop in the movement and it comes with 3 throttle cable positions tht you can choose from within the twist assembly. The housing is entirely machined aluminum & loks like it should hold up for a long time.
     
  6. datz510

    datz510 Member

    Here are some photo of the twist throttle:

    http://www.piratepathy.com/misc/throttle20.jpg
    http://www.piratepathy.com/misc/throttle21.jpg

    One other thing about thes throttles. The portion that the handgrip slips onto is also metal. With a little grease between the handlbebrs and the throtte unit, it should an almost frictionless operation.

    Now, the downside.. these wont work with rapid fire shifters on my bike without sme modificatin to the shifters to clear the throttle
     
  7. MasterLink

    MasterLink Member

    i have wore the chrome clear off my stock grips
     
  8. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    this is my dad's favorite supplier, its the cheapest, for motorcycles and they have high quality stuff. my dad even bought their engine for one of his bikes. i have a ton of stuff on my bikes from here also.

    http://www.jirehcycles.com/
    i replaced all my throttles with part number 35-7
     
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  9. chrisr1995

    chrisr1995 New Member

    I know this is old, but I thought I'd try. Cool twist grips. Are the inserts metal as well? Also the place the cable end attaches to...most stuff is plastic, how about this one??
     
  10. Sheep Dog

    Sheep Dog New Member

    throttle choices:
    http://www.crf50.com/handlebaraccs.html

    I went with this one with "regular throw"
    http://www.crf50.com/famebith.html

    works great.
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2011
  11. damo99

    damo99 New Member

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  13. Sheep Dog

    Sheep Dog New Member

    SBP is a fave of mine. But, I have a CNS carb and understood that their throttle cable choices didn't include a great cable choice for that carb. Maybe they do now, still, personally I like the aesthetics of a throttle without that upper spool design. Jim, did offer to do a custom cable for that throttle if I really wanted it.

    I used these bars and brakes with my throttle:
    bars:
    http://www.biltwellinc.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=59
    brakes:
    http://www.porkchopbmx.com/Dia-Compe-Tech-77-LOCKING-BMX-freestyle-brake-levers-SILVER-1821031T.htm
    throttle:
    http://www.crf50.com/famebith.html

    I did use sbp grips though! Added a fifth center bolt to a bmx stem to go through those bars. Unknurled bars would rotate without it.
     
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