Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Alum Throttle Tube & Bark Busters??

Recommended Posts

Has anyone used an Aluminum throttle tube and bark busters?

Not sure if you can cut the end off where the bearing is??

Any brands people have done this with?

Thanks! :thumbsup:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yup. Ive done this exact same thing.

I cant remember the brand of the throttle tube, I think it was motion pro... its gold. but I know I had to dremel it for about 20 minutes to get the outside edge off allowing me to slide it further onto the bar giving myself more hand room, and also so I could put the bark buster into the handlebar.

im pretty sure theres no bearing on the outside that youre talking about... I dont even know if mine has a bearing anywhere. maybe we have two different kinds?

either way, mine works perfectly fine and ive got no complaints, just hack the one end off and youll be fine :thumbsup:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can't be done. I have the tusk brand aluminum throttle tube with bearing, and the bearing sits INSIDE the handlebar and the throttle tube rides on the bearing, not the handlebar. So essentially, if you cut off the end, then you will have cut the bearing off which renders an aluminum throttle tube with a bearing pointless. However, it is probably possible to do on an aluminum throttle tube WITHOUT a bearing, you would just have to hack off the end of the tube to allow the bark buster mount to slip into the handlebars. (The throttle tube I have is really great. It feels extremely smooth and is a ton more durable) (Don't forget to check fitment before you order. Some tubes only fit aluminum bars) :thumbsup:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i run a moose billet aluminum throttle tube with bark busters. it is made with the end open to allow the bark buster to fit. I have had it on for almost 3 years and it works great, never had a problem.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I use the G2 throttle cam system with their aluminum tube. The end cap pops out for bark busters.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

:thumbsup:

Thanks Guys! I was looking into the Tusk, but think I will look at the NON bearing type. I just wonder if the same amount of crap will get in... guess that will happen regardless.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
:thumbsup:

Thanks Guys! I was looking into the Tusk, but think I will look at the NON bearing type. I just wonder if the same amount of crap will get in... guess that will happen regardless.

nah not really. if you run bark busters it helps prevent a lot of dirt from getting in there, 1. it acts as a shield, and 2. it doesnt allow the bar to sink into the ground.

it could be different if you ride on a track with very soft dirt, but if you ride track why do you need bark busters? I ride in the forestry and the ground is usually rock hard so I rarely get stuff in between the throttle tube and bar, and there is about 1mm of play there too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just put a sunline throttle tube on my bike, it has a removable end cap and the tube rides on teflon bearings.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Reply with:

Sign in to follow this  

  • Similar Content

    • By Big64N
      Good condition with a long list of high end upgrade parts.
      Rekluse EXP 3.0 with cover and slave
      EVO- Ellensburg suspension tuning for 6' 200# expert rider
      Fork bleeders
      Trail-tech map switch
      Moose 1-1/8 flex bar
      CYCRA probend bar guards
      SXS skid plate with linkage plate
      Clutch and water pump guards
      Frame guards
      Fastway Evolution III pegs
      SRT Pro Armor radiator and rear rotor guards
      Acerbic Front rotor guard
      TM designs chain guides
      DID race chain
      Renthal sprockets
      Gripper seat
      FMF F-bomb header
      Dirt Tricks timing chain tensioner
      Pro Wheel, wheels
      Tubliss front and rear
      New top end and valve adjustment 60 hours old
      Many more aftermarket parts as well as spare parts and service manuals included in the sale.  Willing to include 4 sets of tires with 80% tread left for full price.
      Great bike with plenty of life left and set up for anything from single track woods to wide open dessert.
      Can hang with any of the 450's but is much easier to handle in the tight woods.
      Priced to sell at $6000.00 
      Willing to consider reasonable offers but no trades or carry.
    • By filterx
      34 Days and what ever in Beautiful Chile
      http://www.fim-isde.com/home/
    • By Project57
      So if I can’t buy a used bike from out state looking for anyone that has or knows of a low mileage California 2017 / 2018 Beta 500 RRS?
      Thanks in advance!
    • By Project57
      Looking to buy a used Beta 2017 500 RRS from outside California.  Can I plate (Register with CA DMV) the bike in CA?  If so what is the best way?  Don't have the money to put down for a new bike from a Dealer in CA.  Any help or sugguestions would be appreciated.  Thanks in advance.
    • By MANIAC998
      This continues to be my favorite trail/race weapon!! In our Eastern tight woods, power is not King, handling is. And this thing outhandles them all!!!!
×