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Old 04-28-2016, 08:12 AM   #1
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G2 Throttle Tamer?

Has anyone tried out the G2 throttle tamer? I was thinking about getting one for my Ninja 1000 to help with getting back on the throttle in slow corners where the riding conditions might not be ideal.

I've also read about some potential track advantages for the occasional track day.

Thoughts / worth it?

http://www.g2ergo.com/store/g2-stree...throttle-tube/
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/g...tamer-kawasaki
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I wanted one when I first got my street triple. The throttle is very touchy when transitions from off throttle to on. There is no track advantage on my eyes and now that I'm used to the bike I don't see a need to change it. That said, those who just can't live with a sensitive throttle will like them. I think they even have different cam profiles to suit your finer preference.
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Yeah I'm still on the fence about it. It's not that touchy overall but it does worry me in two situations from time to time: 1) when there's gravel or sand on a tight turn and 2) when I have a passenger and a I have to throttle up to avoid something like a car pulling out. I'll post again with results/opinions if I get one.
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Why would those be concerns?
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I went opposite, I use that Rifleman 3/4 throttle insert. You don't have to get your wrist in an awkward position in 3/4 to full throttle.
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holy cow $80?

This could maybe be made on lathe pretty easily, besides the lobe
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holy cow $80?

This could maybe be made on lathe pretty easily, besides the lobe
Let me just pull out my lathe real quick and make one...

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Let me just pull out my lathe real quick and make one...

I am still dreaming over here thank you
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Why would those be concerns?
Because they can't always be seen. E.g. nighttime in the rain, car pulling out behind a bus, etc. Not often which is why I don't have one yet and I'm on a forum asking about it.
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Because they can't always be seen. E.g. nighttime in the rain, car pulling out behind a bus, etc. Not often which is why I don't have one yet and I'm on a forum asking about it.
LEt me rephrase. How would your throttle tube be cause for concern in any of those situations?
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LEt me rephrase. How would your throttle tube be cause for concern in any of those situations?
According to the description it would apply less throttle at the start and reduce the initial kick when the throttle is engaged. But that's why I'm here, I've never used one... do you have any experience to share?
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Sorry, I just can't see how that's a problem in those situations. A progressive cam is just that, progressive. If a car is pulling out in front of you why are you throttling up in the first place? Shouldn't you be slowing down in increase maneuvering time and distance? Either way, if you feel the need to wack the throttle it's the same throw to get WOT as stock.

If you're going through a tight turn and you can't see ahead to the gravel or what ever, why would you need sudden acceleration of the throttle in that condition?
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Yeah I'm still on the fence about it. It's(THE STOCK THROTTLE IS) not that touchy overall but it does worry me in two situations from time to time: 1) when there's gravel or sand on a tight turn and 2) when I have a passenger and a I have to throttle up to avoid something like a car pulling out. I'll post again with results/opinions if I get one.
After multiple re-reads I'm guessing that's how that should read? If so I somehow thought you were concerned about the G2 in these situations.

If so; I still don't understand why you would need to apply throttle to avoid some thing like a car. But either way, it' a progressive cam and you'll reach wide open throttle in pretty much the same distance.

on a slick road, you should be well within the realm of maintenance throttle and not the on-off of the stock tube. That becomes an experience issue and something that you will eventually get better at (holding a constant throttle position through a whole corner)

Where the G2 is best at is something like commuting where you're trying to maintain a constant speed in traffic or the yo-yo effect of drivers not knowing how the to maintain speed. The tube will help with those abrupt on/off transitions in those situations, yes. On the 600 or 750 I dealt with it all the time but it never really bothered me enough to consider an $80 fix.
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I put a G2 on my WR250R and it's perfect.

Cured that off/ON throttle problem it had. Now its a much smoother transition.

It should work on your bike.
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I put a G2 on my WR250R and it's perfect.

Cured that off/ON throttle problem it had. Now its a much smoother transition.

It should work on your bike.
Cool, thanks for sharing!
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