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The "Zip Tie" Mod
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The "Zip Tie" Mod - May 12, 2009, 02:26 PM

Saw this on another forum. I'm sure someone will find use out of this cheap DIY Mod.


Have you ever wanted “full throttle” with less twist?
I know there is stuff out there, but, I’m cheap!
Here we go.

THE “ZIP-TIE MOD”

What you need:


Cut a thick zip-tie about 3 inches long.


I smoothed down both ends on the “ribbed” side.


Take apart your throttle housing and unhook your cables.




Super glue an end of the zip-tie to your throttle tube where the cables ride.
Then do the same for the other end.
(I scuffed up the smooth side a bit for better adhesion)


Replace your throttle cable ends back into their places.


Close up the throttle housing making sure there is no binding of anything.



and then an alternate to zip ties...

I did it a bit different. The zip tie is just too thin and doesn't make enough of a difference IMHO.

I started with a $2- piece of pVC from Ace hardware, I had 2 part plastic epoxy already but it's about $6- if you need to buy it.



Next I cut the PVC to the same width as the tube



I then clipped it so that it would wrap correctly



Finally I epoxied it to the throttle tube and used my dremel to just bevel the edges a bit.



That was nice, but after a few track days I realized I wanted the throw even shorter so I cut another piece and doubled it up. That resulted in some dragging inside the throttle tube so I dremeled it down a bit until it spun freely and NOW it is perfect.


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May 12, 2009, 02:46 PM

Cool write-up. I was lazy and bought Rifleman's insert (zx-10r.net). Boy was I disappointed when a fricking piece of PVC showed up in the mail. I even had to do the dremel mod myself to get it to fit and not cause the cable to drag on the housing. What a waste of $25 when I could have made it myself.


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May 12, 2009, 03:03 PM

I was 2 seconds away from trying this, but I found a great deal on this instead so I didn't:

http://www.baysideperformance.com/in...48e75020ecf661
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what are you trying to say??


on sv's we switch to the r6 throttle tube...doesn't do much really.
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May 12, 2009, 05:25 PM

2006 r6 tube is the ticket and there only about $15 and come with a grip on them. the problem with glueing stuff inside there is the potential for it to come loose at an inoportune time and stick your throttle wide open.


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2006 r6 tube is the ticket and there only about $15 and come with a grip on them. the problem with glueing stuff inside there is the potential for it to come loose at an inoportune time and stick your throttle wide open.
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May 12, 2009, 08:45 PM

I put my insert in there and didn't secure it with anything. Haven't had any trouble for the 9 months or so that it's been in there. The only downside is that the throw is more stiff. When I'm at the track, the tech inspector grabs it and is like, "WTF dude?" I tell him I have a throttle insert, and it's smooth sailing.


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