Throttle housing loose on handlebar.


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Throttle housing loose on handlebar.

Postby TOOLS1 » Mon May 25, 2015 5:34 pm



Hey guys.
I have a 1982 GL 1100 that a guy brought to me to work on for him, and I have a question I hope you guys can answer. The throttle control housing rotates on the handle bar. I opened it up, but cannot see anything wrong, but I do see grooves in the plastic housing that look like maybe there was something in them that might have helped it clamp to the handlebar. So my question is, is there supposed to be something in there to make it clamp? I cannot find a part break down of the assembly. Would anyone have a picture of the inside of one?
Thanks for any help in advance.
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Re: Throttle housing loose on handlebar.

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Mon May 25, 2015 10:45 pm

If the fitting is loose - are you sure you have the right length screws in the throttle control?

I would probably wrap some electrical tape around the position where you want to tighten this down or for a better result use a section of bicycle inner tube slid over the handlebar or cut a slice in it and wrap around the handlebar. It would give a good grip.

Do you have the original size bars or smaller ones ?

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Re: Throttle housing loose on handlebar.

Postby TOOLS1 » Mon May 25, 2015 11:14 pm

The handle bars are the original 7/8" bars, and the housing closes with no gap when tightened down. The owner had taken it apart to change throttle cables and could never get it to tighten back down on the handlebar again. The housing is plastic, so I doubt it could take too much torque. I notice these groves/slots that look like they could accept half-moon shaped pieces, and was really wonder if it might have had something like this to clamp the handlebar, and the owner lost them when changing the cables.
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Re: Throttle housing loose on handlebar.

Postby RoadRogue » Tue May 26, 2015 2:23 am

If you ,ook at the bottom of the bars you will see a dimple that locates the controlsand prevents them from turning. Yes there is supposed to be a metal part that fits into the plastic half of the controls, gold in colour. Easy to drop one when you take it apart, I have even seen them break in half . 8-)
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Re: Throttle housing loose on handlebar.

Postby auctioneeral » Tue May 26, 2015 4:16 am

RoadRogue is correct. There is a metal pc. that fits into a groove in the plastic housing. My metal pc. is broken.

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Re: Throttle housing loose on handlebar.

Postby moneypit » Tue May 26, 2015 5:39 am

Same thing happened to Moneypit its a 83 .. I wrapped a small piece of emery cloth around the bar then tightened it down on the emery cloth and it stopped it from rotating on the bar. There's a wing junk yard called Straight Wings in Canada you can get one there . There prices are good and I have bought things from them in the past just prepare for high shipping cost but they have everything .

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Re: Throttle housing loose on handlebar.

Postby TOOLS1 » Tue May 26, 2015 11:17 am

Thanks for confirming what I was suspecting here. I found this throttle assembly on ebay, and have suggested it to the owner of the bike. As I have the faring, and gauges off to replace the ignition switch, it would be the time to replace the throttle assembly to.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/331173695369?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT
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Re: Throttle housing loose on handlebar.

Postby RoadRogue » Tue May 26, 2015 2:53 pm

That assembly clearly shows the metal keeper with the dimple in the bottom section 8-)
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Re: Throttle housing loose on handlebar.

Postby TOOLS1 » Tue May 26, 2015 3:07 pm

I noticed that after I saw the picture in the listing. The owner of the bike has given the OK to replacing the assembly, so after I get it and have it installed, I will give a report back on it.
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Re: Throttle housing loose on handlebar.

Postby RBGERSON » Wed May 27, 2015 8:10 am

backyard fix..find a nail that fits into the dimple..drill small hole in the housing to match..JB weld a small piece of the nail cut to lenght in the hole and done.
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Re: Throttle housing loose on handlebar.

Postby TOOLS1 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:31 am

Sorry it took so long for me to update about the throttle assembly. It came rather quickly, and was an exact match to the original one. Went on and worked perfectly. The one thing that was odd, was that it did not come with screws. However the old ones were still in good shape, so I used those.
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