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Concours 1400 (C14) FAQ => C-14, aka Concours-14 GTR 1400 => Bike/Accessory Reviews => Topic started by: VirginiaJim on July 08, 2012, 11:58:33 am

Title: G2 Throttle Tamer 10
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 08, 2012, 11:58:33 am
I was a little leery of this one but it worked great.  It really smoothed out the the throttle tremendously.  I heartily recommend this improvement.  It's made of metal, unlike the Kwak throttle tube which is plastic.  Glad I got it.

http://www.g2ergo.com/street-bike-g2-ergonomics-products/g2-tamer-throttle-tubes-street/g2-tamer-throttle-tubes-1.html (http://www.g2ergo.com/street-bike-g2-ergonomics-products/g2-tamer-throttle-tubes-street/g2-tamer-throttle-tubes-1.html)
Title: Re: G2 Throttle Tamer 10
Post by: Conrad on July 12, 2012, 05:37:20 am
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: G2 Throttle Tamer 10
Post by: Slideways on November 03, 2012, 10:40:06 pm
Have been working on slow speed 'ride-like-a-cop' moves and the herky jerk throttle response makes it harder (understatement). Shifting with the wife on pillion must be done with finesse or we clack helmets. Low speed corners at close to closed throttle requires care not to shut the throttle or the snatchiness makes things a pain. These are the circumstances that have annoyed and frustrated me a little about the trottle response on my Connie.

G2 Tamer installed today. Is all cured? Well maybe one ride is not enough to offer a full review but a first impression can be expressed. It works! No not all of the above issues are cured 100% but every one of them is noticeably reduced. As a former machinist I was pleased with the quality, design and workmanship. Installed in 15min using full anal retentive procedures. Easily worth the money even at full MSRP.
Title: Re: G2 Throttle Tamer 10
Post by: Pokey on November 03, 2012, 10:44:03 pm
Jim.....feel free to send me one of these if you like, maybe a happy birthday and get well gift?  ;)
Title: Re: G2 Throttle Tamer 10
Post by: gPink on November 04, 2012, 05:22:55 am
Have been working on slow speed 'ride-like-a-cop' moves and the herky jerk throttle response makes it harder (understatement). Shifting with the wife on pillion must be done with finesse or we clack helmets. Low speed corners at close to closed throttle requires care not to shut the throttle or the snatchiness makes things a pain. These are the circumstances that have annoyed and frustrated me a little about the trottle response on my Connie.

G2 Tamer installed today. Is all cured? Well maybe one ride is not enough to offer a full review but a first impression can be expressed. It works! No not all of the above issues are cured 100% but every one of them is noticeably reduced. As a former machinist I was pleased with the quality, design and workmanship. Installed in 15min using full anal retentive procedures. Easily worth the money even at full MSRP.
We can assume you adjusted your cables too?
Title: Re: G2 Throttle Tamer 10
Post by: Slideways on November 04, 2012, 06:38:03 am
Oh, of course. Part of the anal retentive procedural process is to do that about four times.  :nuts:
Title: Re: G2 Throttle Tamer 10
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 04, 2012, 07:35:28 am
I think I see where you are going with this, Gary.   I did adjust my cables before I installed the throttle cables.  I couldn't feel any difference.  I did feel the difference with the throttle tamer and the cables adjusted for it.
Title: Re: G2 Throttle Tamer 10
Post by: gPink on November 04, 2012, 09:33:04 am
I installed the tamer and adjusted the cables at the same time and the improvement was night and day. Since I did them together I have no baseline to determine the affects of each separately. At the same time I pulled the flys, changed the exhaust (yes Max, the whole enchilada  ;) ) and air filter, and installed the PC V so the change was quite dramatic.
Title: Re: G2 Throttle Tamer 10
Post by: Slideways on November 04, 2012, 01:20:14 pm
I adjusted cables before and of course after. Cable adjustment is not factoring into my first impressions here. After ride #2 today I would not call it night and day different but stand by the feeling it is worth it.
Title: Re: G2 Throttle Tamer 10
Post by: PlaynInPeoria on January 17, 2013, 10:55:12 am
Ok, so how do you get the heated grips onto it?  This replaces your entire throttle tube, so you have to cut the old grip off, remove the heating element, mount the throttle tube, then mount the heating element, then put a grip on it?  Am I missing something?

In the past, when removing or reinstalling a throttle, I have had to go down to the carbs and loosen the cables down there to get more play at the top to allow me to mount the throttle.  Then retighten at the carb once the throttle is installed. Then play around a bit to get it just so.
Title: Re: G2 Throttle Tamer 10
Post by: gPink on January 17, 2013, 11:25:13 am
From manual for throttle adjustment.
Title: Re: G2 Throttle Tamer 10
Post by: PlaynInPeoria on January 21, 2013, 09:00:26 am
From manual for throttle adjustment.

this is helpful for removing the old and installing the throttle tamer, but what about the heated grip?  Do I need to buy a new grip and cut the old one off, peel off the element and glue it onto the throttle tamer?
Title: Re: G2 Throttle Tamer 10
Post by: Rhino on January 21, 2013, 01:20:09 pm
Ok, so how do you get the heated grips onto it?  This replaces your entire throttle tube, so you have to cut the old grip off, remove the heating element, mount the throttle tube, then mount the heating element, then put a grip on it?  Am I missing something?

In the past, when removing or reinstalling a throttle, I have had to go down to the carbs and loosen the cables down there to get more play at the top to allow me to mount the throttle.  Then retighten at the carb once the throttle is installed. Then play around a bit to get it just so.


The heat element is built into the grips. You do not have to cut them off. You can remove the grip by inserting an air needle between the grip and the tube and using a compressor to loosen the grip. You can also use a very thin blade and carefully insert around the grip. Just take your time and work it and eventually you can get the grip off without any damage.

(http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac177/sreinschmidt/inserttoolgrip.jpg)