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So yesterday I decide to take it upon myself to change out the stock throttle grips for a pair of grips made custom for a vtx 1300. A guy at the shop told me that big honda have the same size handle bar so it would fit.

Well these grips would replace the throttle tube, not simply go over it.

So I unscrew the the throttle shell, and am trying to remove the throttle cable from the throttle tube when blam i break the housing on the throttle tube that holds the throttle cable in place.

So I dont freak out because the new grips have a embedded throttle tube and throttle housing to hold the cable, so I go to slide the new one on and guess, what they dont fit.

So now I'm a little annoyed. I call the shop and guess what, the throttle tube isnt sold seperately but in one piece with the entire throttle grip.

And they are back ordered.

And they dont have a delivery date.

So I'm in limbo wondering when I'll get my fury back on the road.

Some stupid little intricate piece of plastic is preventing me from riding.

So now I have two choices, get one custom made or wait for the shop to get the grip in stock...

I want to kill the guy who told me they would fit.

I think I'm just going to replace the grips with the kurayekken or wait until some fury grips come out with a throttle tube.

I'm so pissed!!!:mad:
 

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So yesterday I decide to take it upon myself to change out the stock throttle grips for a pair of grips made custom for a vtx 1300. A guy at the shop told me that big honda have the same size handle bar so it would fit.

Well these grips would replace the throttle tube, not simply go over it.

So I unscrew the the throttle shell, and am trying to remove the throttle cable from the throttle tube when blam i break the housing on the throttle tube that holds the throttle cable in place.

So I dont freak out because the new grips have a embedded throttle tube and throttle housing to hold the cable, so I go to slide the new one on and guess, what they dont fit.

So now I'm a little annoyed. I call the shop and guess what, the throttle tube isnt sold seperately but in one piece with the entire throttle grip.

And they are back ordered.

And they dont have a delivery date.

So I'm in limbo wondering when I'll get my fury back on the road.

Some stupid little intricate piece of plastic is preventing me from riding.

So now I have two choices, get one custom made or wait for the shop to get the grip in stock...

I want to kill the guy who told me they would fit.

I think I'm just going to replace the grips with the kurayekken or wait until some fury grips come out with a throttle tube.

I'm so pissed!!!:mad:
Throttle tubes are not that delicate. I do not understand how you could possible break it by removing it, unless you were trying to force it. E-mail me a picture & the dimensions of the throttle tube you need. I may have a source for you.
 

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I hear ya! We try to save our selves $90 an hour on labor at the dealer and they turn around and get you anyway by giving us either the wrong thing, damaged or missing parts. Most kids that work at the dealer at the parts counter are uneducated about what there selling you. The attitude to them is "If it doesn't work just bring it back", like that makes things easier on us, but it just creates prblems like your having. Next time, ask to speak with the mechanic on duty and ask him or her if the part will work, as they make the big bucks and will know as they do this stuff all the time.
 

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unfortunately, the mechanic will probably tell you the same thing that the kid behind the counter would. i took my bike into the dealer a while back about the melted rubber piece on the exhaust, and they told me to just wrap some electrical tape around it to make it snug again, WTF?
 

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He must have been a Harley Davidson mechanic, LMFAO!
Yeah.. I hate it when someone tells you to do something half @ss like that to a bike you just paid $13000 for. You gotta find a place that has great service and knowlage and take your bike there.
 

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be very careful trusting the mechanics from certain dealerships. i took my gsxr 750 to the shop once to have the chain adjusted. i was in the area and they'd do it for free so i decided not to bother with doing it myself. the mechanic removed the rear tire which was completely unnecessary, and in his hurry to put it back on (the shop was about to close for the day and he apparently had important things to do) he forgot to put one of the wheel bearing spacers back on. i had made it about 10 miles and was on the interstate doing 70mph when the rear wheel locked up. it started spinning again immediately (thank god!) but the jerk was hard enough that i shattered the windscreen with my head. (helmet) by the time i was able to get the bike pulled over safely, there were metal shavings pouring out of the rear hub. i had to have a friend go get my truck and come pick me up. when i took the bike back to the shop (still in the bed of the truck) they insisted that it wasn't their fault and told me the wheel bearings and the rear rim all needed replaced. they were nice enough to offer me 10% off. i didn't go back.
 

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Sorry to hear about your mod gone bad. That is why I always seek the forum first before making hard decisions about the Fury. There is a wealth of knowledge here at your disposal.
 

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Did you loosen the cables first or just try to force the cables out of the tube ?
The best way to remove them is disconnect them at the throttle body and you will have plenty of slack to get them off/on.
 

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The throttle has two little lips on the top that hold the throttle cable in place. I broke one of the lips, but apparently not enough to stop it from functioning.

I got in back in there last night and it ran fine.

I'm going to use it as a temp solution until the new one comes in from Honda.
 

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good job.that beats the crap out of sitting home and watching gunsmoke reruns.ride safe
 

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RTrombone68:
Hi. Even after reading your thread and taking advise from anyone who posted help while removing the stock throttle tube from it's grip, I ended up doing almost the same thing! I twisted too hard while trying to remove the throttle tube and cracked it and then, of course, eventually broke. (I've found this models plastic and headlight rubber housing to be especially brittle as compared to other makes I've experienced).
Like you, I can't find a replacement throttle tube and, up here in Canada, Honda wants $68.00 plus tax for the entire right had grip (it included the OEM throttle sleeve), as they don't sell the throttle tube seperately. My question is, have you managed to locate an after market throttle tube yet? Thanks.

Dougie B
 

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If anything else maybe someone else can learn a valuable lesson from this experience and for anyone else attempting to change out their grips just take the extra step with a simple disconnect of the cables down below and you will avoid any chance of such a nightmare.
 

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be very careful trusting the mechanics from certain dealerships. i took my gsxr 750 to the shop once to have the chain adjusted. i was in the area and they'd do it for free so i decided not to bother with doing it myself. the mechanic removed the rear tire which was completely unnecessary, and in his hurry to put it back on (the shop was about to close for the day and he apparently had important things to do) he forgot to put one of the wheel bearing spacers back on. i had made it about 10 miles and was on the interstate doing 70mph when the rear wheel locked up. it started spinning again immediately (thank god!) but the jerk was hard enough that i shattered the windscreen with my head. (helmet) by the time i was able to get the bike pulled over safely, there were metal shavings pouring out of the rear hub. i had to have a friend go get my truck and come pick me up. when i took the bike back to the shop (still in the bed of the truck) they insisted that it wasn't their fault and told me the wheel bearings and the rear rim all needed replaced. they were nice enough to offer me 10% off. i didn't go back.

Ryan, you’re a better man than me. I would have gone back to the shop and beat the shit out of the guy. I have a wife and two little boys at home. They don’t realize the potential impact of such seemingly trivial repairs. :mad:
 

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Ryan, you’re a better man than me. I would have gone back to the shop and beat the shit out of the guy. I have a wife and two little boys at home. They don’t realize the potential impact of such seemingly trivial repairs. :mad:
+1, Would have beat the crap out of him.......!!!!!!
 
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