Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Amarillo, TX, USA
Re: Hard Throttle or Limp Wrist?
I'm an ex H-D guy, too. Didn't have as much of a problem with the throttle as I did with that pre-'87 clutch. Ouch! Definitely for younger hands.
You need these parts for the throttle cable upgrade:
Throttle Cable: 32737694490 ($40.19).
Acc. Cable: 32737694491 ($56.79).
Twist Grip Mod Kit: 32727691990 ($24.19).
While your throttle grip is off of the handlebar, take some 600 grit wet-dry sandpaper and polish the handlebar surface. Use either a light oil or water for a lube as you "shoeshine" the handlebar surface with a strip of the sandpaper. Mine had quite a bit off bumpy paint and rough metal.
A few minutes effort to prep that handlebar surface goes a long way to making a slick, responsive throttle.