G2 Throttle Tamer
With rain all day yesterday I took some time to install new grips finally (ProGrip Gel) and a G2 Street Tamer throttle tube.
I ordered this after I first got the bike, and had some issues with being smooth on the throttle at times. I think it was just me being a newer rider, and a new bike that I wasnt used to. Ive gotten the hang of it now, but still figure di'd try it out.
The install was pretty straightforward. Getting the bar ends off was the hardest part. Otherwise, two screws on the enclosure, and popping out the two throttle cables. Old throttle off, new tube on, and reassemble.
I took it out for a 20 mile ride this morning and I have to say it actually made more of a difference than I thought. The new tube smooths out the first half of the the throttle twist, and ramps up the send half. After getting used to it for a few times, rev matching is way smoother, and rolling on coming out of curves feels more controlled. I can shift my hand a little on the grip and not have it waver too much as well.
The new grips are pretty fantastic as well, and have reduced the little bit of fatigue I was getting after longer rides.
Overall, while I wasnt sure I would need it after getting used to the bike, i'm quite pleased with it. The construction was solid, well machined aluminum with texture in the center to help hold the grip.
I somehow lost the pictures I took during the install, but i'll add a picture of it installed with the new grips before I start my commute home this afternoon