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Offline Mospeada

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Best $17 mod - quick throttle
« on: January 09, 2008, 05:41:38 PM »
So here I am, it's 2008 finally, and I've been riding my Hayabusa for 7 years now. It amazes me when something comes across my path about the Hayabusa that I don't already know about (except for inner motor stuff, I don't wrench there).

Other day I was complaining to Vince (1Vapors) that I still have to twist my wrist 'under' to get full throttle. He mentions to me that maybe I should get a quick throttle. I say "hell no", I'm not paying over $100 for an on/off drag racing switch.

Vince corrects me, says "no, get the cheap quick throttle mod. Go to the dealership, order up a throttle grip for an 04+ Yamaha R1. It'll speed up your throttle maybe a little more than 20%. Stock throttles on Busa are 'long' because we have fast torquey Busa's that they don't want us looping. Had it on my bike for years."

So, I order the part, slap down $17, and it arrives 2 days later.


Edit - It actually may have been an 04+ throttle tube, not the previously stated 02/03. I'll confirm

Installed it, messed with the cables a little to adjust, adjust again while engine is running and testing the throttle by blipping to make sure it's not on too tight, and that it indeed returns to idle fast.

Impression

Gotta say, I should have done this a long time ago. Your bike doesn't make any more horsepower, but boy do you pick up speed anywhere just faster. It actually feels like I just went another 2-3 teeth up in the back, it just picks up and moves out sooner, fast, without being too aggressive.

Then I hit the 1/8, and was consitantly in the 1.6's all day long (except for one wheelie). The throttle helped, because even I know, sometimes my brain doesn't let me hit it WOT fast enough. This mod alone helped my 60 foot in time and consistancy. The part was less than my entry fee to the track!

After track, went riding in the mountains. Bike just 'picked up' faster everywhere. In conclusion, for drag, canyon, track, or mountain racing and having spirited fun, this is a must have. If you tour the bike a lot, or are not used to really getting on the gas, maybe let this one mod pass.


I"m writing this out because I noticed that there is no mention of it. So much, soooo much info was lost in the archives of SH.org before the new owners took it over. I hope some of you enjoy this cheap mod as much as I do.

« Last Edit: January 09, 2008, 07:06:49 PM by Mospeada »
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Re: Best $17 mod - quick throttle
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2008, 06:46:05 PM »
Got it on my to do list this winter,i also heard the R6 one turns even quicker,i think im going to buy both and see which one i like the best :thumb:
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Re: Best $17 mod - quick throttle
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2008, 06:58:42 PM »
Very cool! Thank you!


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Re: Best $17 mod - quick throttle
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2008, 07:04:34 PM »
I  N E E D  this!  Thanks for posting
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Re: Best $17 mod - quick throttle
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2008, 07:08:33 PM »
Got it on my to do list this winter,i also heard the R6 one turns even quicker,i think im going to buy both and see which one i like the best :thumb:

Yeah, I've heard later about the R6, but also heard it's really, really way to aggresive on a Busa for street riding. But for drag, hell yeah!  :thumb:
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Re: Best $17 mod - quick throttle
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2008, 12:00:52 AM »
The old R1 throttle MOD ....remember it well :lol:

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Re: Best $17 mod - quick throttle
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2008, 12:26:40 AM »
comes with a matchin grip that looks like the busa one too right?

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Re: Best $17 mod - quick throttle
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2008, 03:21:25 AM »
Got it on my to do list this winter,i also heard the R6 one turns even quicker,i think im going to buy both and see which one i like the best :thumb:

not really.... this was a common mod on R6s, i know... cause i had 1  and did this :)

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Re: Best $17 mod - quick throttle
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2008, 06:01:39 AM »
Stock busa is a 1/4 turn
R6 makes it a 1/5 turn
R1 makes it a 1/6 turn

very easy to do. Took me about 6 minutes total on mine.  :lol:

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Re: Best $17 mod - quick throttle
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2008, 09:16:45 AM »
Got it on my to do list this winter,i also heard the R6 one turns even quicker,i think im going to buy both and see which one i like the best :thumb:

not really.... this was a common mod on R6s, i know... cause i had 1  and did this :)

Thanks for the heads up :thumb:ill save some money and just get the r1 one
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Re: Best $17 mod - quick throttle
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2008, 11:16:00 AM »
so is it just the throttle tube? what is the part #?
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Re: Best $17 mod - quick throttle
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2008, 11:30:53 AM »
so is it just the throttle tube? what is the part #?


It's both the tube and grip.

4yr-26240-02-00 Yamaha R1 grip/throttle tube
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Re: Best $17 mod - quick throttle
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2008, 01:42:25 PM »
thanks for the info i ordered one today from my local yamaha shop...cant wait to try it out.

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Re: Best $17 mod - quick throttle
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2008, 12:22:19 AM »
hihi,
so juz get the throttle tube will do or the whole assembly?

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Re: Best $17 mod - quick throttle
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2008, 06:10:11 AM »
Just need the throttle tube.
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Re: Best $17 mod - quick throttle
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2008, 09:29:21 AM »
The throttle tube comes with a new grip already on it,thats the only way they sell them.
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Re: Best $17 mod - quick throttle
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2008, 11:37:23 AM »
17/44 and this mod .....  :bah:



R1 tube on right ......stock tube on left

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Re: Best $17 mod - quick throttle
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2008, 09:50:43 PM »
Does anyone know is the 08 throttle tube the same as earlier Busa's
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Re: Best $17 mod - quick throttle
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2008, 10:11:54 PM »
that shit has the same grip and everything?????????? I thought you were joking...........you cant beat that I can never lock the throttle quik enough..............so which one is the best one, the r6 is suppossed to be the quickest but in the post it says the r1 is better.......

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Re: Best $17 mod - quick throttle
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2008, 11:56:49 PM »
Does anyone know is the 08 throttle tube the same as earlier Busa's
I don't know for sure but have one ordered as of yesterday.
To much wrist action for me.  And for the $13.00, it is well worth trying.

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Re: Best $17 mod - quick throttle
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2008, 10:40:40 AM »
Weed post your results as soon as you find it if it works no sense in me ordering if it don't!
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Re: Best $17 mod - quick throttle
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2008, 09:19:23 PM »
going to order mine monday.

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Re: Best $17 mod - quick throttle
« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2008, 07:28:14 AM »
Can someone confirm if it is any year R1 throttle tube or is it a certin year. There are alway's R1's being broken on ebay so could pick one up for next to nothing.

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Re: Best $17 mod - quick throttle
« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2008, 10:46:15 AM »
From what i gather its the 04 R1.
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Re: Best $17 mod - quick throttle
« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2008, 02:23:16 AM »
02-04 R1
Mounts up easily just have to add slack to both cables to slip on over tube/mount then re-adjust slack.