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    Trophy Throttle Response
    on: Jun 04, 2018, 04.14 pm
    Jun 04, 2018, 04.14 pm
    I have a 2013 Trophy SE. Here in SE Michigan, the roads look like they've been carpet bombed. When I'm trying to ride within local speed limits for secondary roads, I'm typically in second or third gear. The roads are so bumpy, I can't keep the throttle steady. Compared to what I'm used to, the throttle is excessively sensitive. Is there a way to reduce/slow throttle response? Thanks. On smooth tarmac, there's no problem, but there's not much of that around here! :034:

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    Re: Trophy Throttle Response
    Reply #1 on: Jun 04, 2018, 04.38 pm
    Jun 04, 2018, 04.38 pm
    We share the same road problem here and a few years ago I ended up riding down a bumpy road like I was on a kangaroo!
    When I got home I cut out two circles of 3mm rubber and placed them between the throttle grip and handle bar ball end, easy enough to do and smooths out the problem.
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    Re: Trophy Throttle Response
    Reply #2 on: Jun 04, 2018, 04.46 pm
    Jun 04, 2018, 04.46 pm
    Hi Steve-
    Just to clarify: you put the rubber in there to provide more friction so the throttle needs a firmer twist?

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    Re: Trophy Throttle Response
    Reply #3 on: Jun 04, 2018, 05.27 pm
    Jun 04, 2018, 05.27 pm
    Yep, I'd normally take a quick photo but the wife's hidden the camera - again...

    Two discs of 3mm [1/8"] thick rubber gives me just enough to pad the end of the throttle grip, it's effect is similar to cruise control but will slow down gradually if you take your hand off the throttle.
    I'd say it's more a slightly squishy feel rather than firm.

    You might have to experiment with it until you get it right - but it's only the single Bar End weight Allen Bolt you need to screw on/off so not a big job by any means. :001:
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    Re: Trophy Throttle Response
    Reply #4 on: Jun 04, 2018, 05.47 pm
    Jun 04, 2018, 05.47 pm
    Great Idea! Thank you. You happen to live in an area of the UK I hope to visit someday. I'd like to explore Cornwall. There's a Port on the West coast who's name escapes me at the moment. It looks like beautiful country. Happy riding! Tree (my last name)

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    Re: Trophy Throttle Response
    Reply #5 on: Jun 04, 2018, 06.38 pm
    Jun 04, 2018, 06.38 pm
    Hi lenshead1,

    Another thing you can try is to fit "Grip Puppies" aka "Grip Buddies".

    These are basically a Neoprene rubber / foam sleeve that goes over the exisitng Grips.

    Their intended purpose is to reduce the "buzz" type pf vibraation that can be experienced,
    but I also find that as the Grips are a bit "fatter" the throttle is a little easier to control.

    ( Port Isaac ? - or "Port Wenn" during the filming of a popular U.K. T.V. Series ( "Doc Martin" )  :028: )

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    Re: Trophy Throttle Response
    Reply #6 on: Jun 04, 2018, 08.17 pm
    Jun 04, 2018, 08.17 pm
    Or use Nick Lenatsch's "soft hands" approach.  Not exactly intended for that, but it helps.
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    Re: Trophy Throttle Response
    Reply #7 on: Jun 05, 2018, 04.59 am
    Jun 05, 2018, 04.59 am
    Thanks for the info on the grips. I already have some cushy grip overwraps, and they do help. The ones I have are a little crude: I will look into Grip Buddies. Yes! It IS Port Isaac that interests me! We became fans of the show (in fact we watch more British programming than anything else). Also began watching a series on Tin Mines from I believe the same geographical area.