question about the 1050 throttle tube mod - Page 2 - Triumph675.Net Forums
Home Forum Browse Members Calendar Register Today!  
New Posts Faq / Help? XBOX Live Modifications Classifieds
   
Not A Member Yet? Register today and become part of the community.
Go Back   Triumph675.Net Forums > Daytona 675 & Street Triple 675 Global Forums > The Street Triple 675!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-07-12, 14:31   #11
MacBandit
Senior Member
 
MacBandit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Seattle
Posts: 8,924
Thanks: 1
Thanked 37 Times in 35 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nastybutler View Post
Ugh. In that case, why even have a sport bike? A ST3 isn't a necessity for any of us. Nor is it the most practical bike in the world.

I notice a difference when going WOT. It's not a major difference, but I like it. That's the point. Also, it's nice not having to have my wrist cranked so far back when I do go WOT.
I understand your view point and obviously there are reasons for both. For me a sport bike is to be light and nimble and fun in the corners. 100mph on the straights is for the track. On the street a longer throttle travel means smoother throttle control and therefore comfort which is what most want on the street. Where I live the Street is the perfect bike as there are a lot of twisty roads. As for having your wrist cranked back there is a technique that most people never bother to learn that keeps your wrist and arm in line at your normal throttle opening. From there full open is only a partial twist and closed likewise. It's an easy technique and it doesn't require removing your hand. The only issue is it requires you to have a very light grip mostly with just your fingers not a death grip like most people have as if they are trying to give the throttle a hand job. On the track on the other hand you don't use this technique and the fast turn throttle is a necessity.
Status: Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-07-12, 15:54   #12
Nastybutler
BOTM Winner
 
Nastybutler's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Seward's Folly
Posts: 1,654
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

I guess the hooligan in me outweighs the need for a bit more comfort. I do keep my wrist in line when at the normal throttle postion, btw. It's when I go from normal position to WOT (which is more often than I should) that having a shorter throw is nice.

I see your point about being smoother with the stock throttle tube, but if I want a super smooth ride, I'll take my other bike out. Actually, even with the 1050 tube, I don't notice much if any difference in smoothness in normal riding, provided the road isn't incredibly rough or bumpy. And if it is, I just ease off of the throttle, which you'd have to do anyway.
__________________
2012 Street Triple - Phantom Black (Trinity)

Trinity's Mod Thread
Status: Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-12, 00:01   #13
MacBandit
Senior Member
 
MacBandit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Seattle
Posts: 8,924
Thanks: 1
Thanked 37 Times in 35 Posts
Default

Understood. I like wheelies and I'm not saying I don't ever go over a ton on the street just not nearly as much as I use to and never in populated areas.

I should say more then anything I'm trying to give a counterpoint to the 1050 throttle because I feel there are probably a lot of people that would be better off without it but are being lured in by the amount of threads and comments for it around here by a bunch of throttle happy people. I can't say I'm not one of them but I've turned most of my throttle rage to the track.
Status: Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-12, 15:01   #14
vintagespeed
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Rancho Cucamonger
Posts: 684
Thanks: 5
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Default

going from 40-50mph lane splitting to 80-90mph cruise with traffic over & over again makes it a pain in the ass to re-position my throttle grip all the time. and being lazy and riding with a kink in my wrist hurts.
Status: Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-12, 16:16   #15
old blue
Senior Member
 
old blue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: South of most people.
Posts: 5,382
Thanks: 0
Thanked 30 Times in 24 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MacBandit View Post
Personally if you are only riding street then I really don't see the point.

I have to disagree. But then, I grew up on dirt bikes with quick action throttles, so the standard 675 throttle turn seemed painfully long to me.



O.B
Status: Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-12, 17:10   #16
jcp
Member
 
jcp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: St Albans UK
Posts: 428
Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

I am very happy with my 1050 throttle-I'm not a racer or even a very quick road rider. I found it made ordinary riding even easier and helped me with my adaptation to the Striple which some people find has a snatchy throttle action compared with some other bikes. The action now feels natural and relaxed.
It is so cheap and easy to do that it is something I'd heartily recommend since if it doesn't suit you can revert and re-sell the new tube without a second thought.
Status: Online
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-12, 00:35   #17
MacBandit
Senior Member
 
MacBandit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Seattle
Posts: 8,924
Thanks: 1
Thanked 37 Times in 35 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by old blue View Post
I have to disagree. But then, I grew up on dirt bikes with quick action throttles, so the standard 675 throttle turn seemed painfully long to me.



O.B

I did too but it really didn't bother me until I got to the track.
Status: Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-12, 07:08   #18
jason68278
Member
 
jason68278's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: buffalo
Posts: 191
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I liked it. I couldn't do a power wheelie till i installed it. My nerves never let me rip it that hard. I can clutch up a consistent 2 feet tho. Taking baby steps......
__________________
"Just dreaming about doing wheelies"
Status: Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-12, 19:10   #19
Kowalski
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Yorkshire
Posts: 501
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GuiltySparc View Post
Everytime i see one of these threads it reminds me that i need to do this mod.
Not necessarily. I've not physically compared the throttle tube cam on my 2010 bike to a 1050 throttle tube I meant to look at it when I fitted my Rizoma bars, but forgot), but I have compared the throttle action, and mine is the same as a 1050 (about 1/5 turn from closed to fully open) - I think later bikes may have left the factory with the mod already done, I've never experienced the overly long throttle action that owners of earlier bikes talk about.
Status: Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-12, 19:47   #20
Orangeman
BOTM Winner
 
Orangeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: S FL / USA
Posts: 730
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Default

The cable ramp on the 1050 tube is larger in diameter and absolutely shortens the throw to WOT from the stock (any year) Street Triple unit.

.
__________________
... My Bike...... is FOR SALE.....
Status: Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump





Forum SEO by Zoints
Copyright 2009 TRIUMPH675.NET Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum