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Good morning from a very wet ( and worsening ) Wakefield .
( I`ll bet it is rough on the I.O.M. ).
Now then ,on a very cheery note .
I have searched ,listened , read up on ,and even visited Ducati parts departments for advise on my SCRAMBLERS snatchy throttle .
I have had quotations of £ 330 to £450 to have the ECU remapped , I had already had the remap done at a specialist AND has been confirmed it was /is a REXXER .
But the throttle WAS still snatchy .
I DID take a LOT OF NOTICE of one of our members ( forgive me I have forgot your name ) he has a SLED .
It was suggested I try a DESERT SLED throttle tube ( twist grip in OLD MONEY ha ha ). I looked at the photo`s sent ,and compared these with my ALREADY fitted G2 XX600.
I ordered a SLED throttle tube ,this was fitted 31st may , I taxed the SCRAMBLER 1ST JUNE, and have done 600 miles up to Sunday evening .
The results are .
I NOW HAVE A PERFECT RESPONDING BIKE, no snatch ,I can ride single handedly , the bike is docile ,predictable and FAST AS F*** if reqd.
After the 1st 10 miles of riding I felt as I had got it right ( THANK YOU ) ,and by the time I had arrived at Friday Thorpe café 75miles later the GRIN FACTOR was still there .
Day 2 took me through Thirsk ,Sutton Bank ,Helmsley and home .
Day 3 I was in Scarborough for 7.30 am ( the Harbour Bar ) bestist coffee shop) was still closed ,but the wait in the sunshine was good .( Is not the A64 a belter of a road with no knob heads around ).
From Scarborough I went on to WYKEHAM( I lived there as a small boy on LORD DOWNS estate ,with parents and brother ) then Pickering , Thornton-Le -Dale , Hutton-Le-Hole ,Helmsley ,Thirsk, then home .
Yesterday ,I thought mmm ,I would try Lincolnshire ( Cadwell Park area) ,but going via Doncaster is not nice .
I plotted a new route , Castleford ,Ferrybridge ,Eggborough ,Snaith ,Goole ,at Goole I found the A161 ,WHAT A ROAD , IT HAD BENDS AT 50 YRDS ,4 CARS IN 10 MILES . then long straights paralleling open fields .
Gainsboro soon arrived ,then onto a nice little bikers café in Market Raisen Woods ( WILLINGHAM WOODS PICNIC SITE ) Forestry COMMISION ).
The return trip was even more exiting as I new what to expect ,with my new found ability even the ( now raining and wind ) did not worry me .
156 miles I was back home ,with not a snatch ,glitch ,tantrum , in fact nothing but DUCATI HEAVEN .
I will learn how to download phone pics.
THANK YOU AGAIN our AMERICAN DESERT SLED member .
WOW .
rangerover
 

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Thank god for that!! (Only joking)
Great write up and might try a few of your rides myself.
 

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Does anyone know what the price is in US?
Throttle tube from the dealership in the US is $120+. Unless you can get a take-off cheap, just get a G2 throttle tamer instead and save $40. I recently spoke directly to Gary from G2 Ergo (the dude who designs them) on the phone and he knows what he's about. I put mine on over the weekend and it fit perfect. No slack or length issues at all and the throttle behaves just how it should now. My street is a disaster, all busted up concrete due to construction. Potholes, gravel, steel plates all on an incline and I can navigate it with one hand.
 

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Have you “lubed” your throttle tube yet? To reduce stiction?

(Thoroughly clean the inside and the bars, and apply a copious amount of powdered graphite)
 

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80€ in EU, 1 week to deliver (OEM part No. 65420461A)
Phil .. i swapped the throttle tube .. made it feel much better for me.

This is the part number you need to order.

Search the forum .. there are quite a few posts showing the difference between the old and the new throttle tubes.
 

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Thanks Ian. Is it easy to fit?

Went for a couple of rides last week. Really happy with your Icon bars. Still fine tuning the r/h mirror and may move the bars up and back a bit. Is there some sort of mark for the "correct" position of the bars? I have the two dots equi-distance but am now wondering if there is also a "line-up" mark on the (now infamous) clamps.
 

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Thanks Ian. Is it easy to fit?

Went for a couple of rides last week. Really happy with your Icon bars. Still fine tuning the r/h mirror and may move the bars up and back a bit. Is there some sort of mark for the "correct" position of the bars? I have the two dots equi-distance but am now wondering if there is also a "line-up" mark on the (now infamous) clamps.
Don't know Phil ... I've done a few jobs myself since getting the bike - changing the throttle tube was one I left to the pros.

And not sure on the about bar positioning .. I've moved to the Gilles risers which I made sure the lineup marks were equi-distant from the riser clamps.
 
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