Author Topic: Ducati throttle spacers  (Read 4707 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

  • Offline Funkster   gb

    • MTS 950 Member  ‐    31
    • **

    Offline Funkster

    • MTS 950 Member
    • **
    • Posts: 31
    • Country: gb
    • Bike: Multi 950 2018
    Ducati throttle spacers
    on: March 07, 2020, 05:04:44 pm
    March 07, 2020, 05:04:44 pm
    Today I fitted a set of throttle spacers from https://ducatispacers.com.

    A simple mod that removes the small throttle slop. I wasnt sure how much of a difference it would make but there have been plenty of good reviews.

    I took it out and did some riding in town and around my local roads. There was a massive improvement at low speed in town. Very smooth and absolutely no snatchiness and having to work the clutch. It's like a different bike. I only went out for an hour so it's a bit hard to assess it at higher speeds, but it does appear a bit smoother changing gears. When operating the throttle there is no slack to take up and overall is a better experience with a smoother throttle.

    Check it out on YouTube for plenty of reviews.

    Funkster

  • Offline neilb   gb

      #1

    Offline neilb

    • MTS 950 Master
    • ****
    • Posts: 856
    • Country: gb
    • Bike: MTS and Monster
    • Town / City: Billericay, Essex
    Re: Ducati throttle spacers
    Reply #1 on: March 07, 2020, 10:35:33 pm
    March 07, 2020, 10:35:33 pm
    Yes, a very worthwhile little mod that makes a world of difference to throttle control. Many on the forum have fitted them....they used to be 3D printed by one of our members who charged a few Euros for a set.

  • Offline buzzardbilly   gb

      #2

    Offline buzzardbilly

    • MTS 950 Pro
    • ***
    • Posts: 277
    • Country: gb
    • Town / City: Gloucester
    Re: Ducati throttle spacers
    Reply #2 on: March 08, 2020, 07:37:47 am
    March 08, 2020, 07:37:47 am
    Yes it was tozes and he produced them at a much reduced price to the official ones and they fitted and worked just fine

  • Offline Funkster   gb

    • MTS 950 Member  ‐    31
    • **
      #3

    Offline Funkster

    • MTS 950 Member
    • **
    • Posts: 31
    • Country: gb
    • Bike: Multi 950 2018
    Re: Ducati throttle spacers
    Reply #3 on: March 08, 2020, 11:35:18 am
    March 08, 2020, 11:35:18 am
    A few euros would have been great as I paid much more. Still happy with the result though.

  • Offline IakWhisky   scotland

      #4

    Offline IakWhisky

    • MTS 950 Pro
    • ***
    • Posts: 131
    • Country: scotland
    • Town / City: Galashiels
    Re: Ducati throttle spacers
    Reply #4 on: March 08, 2020, 12:42:12 pm
    March 08, 2020, 12:42:12 pm
    Good idea. It's been a niggly issue for me that just looks like a poor fitting which looks very out of place on a premium bike. I wonder why Ducati doesn't sort that themselves.

    I'll get some ordered too.   :152:

  • Offline Ian_H   gb

    • MTS 950 Member  ‐    67
    • **
      #5

    Offline Ian_H

    • MTS 950 Member
    • **
    • Posts: 67
    • Country: gb
    • Town / City: Amersham
    Re: Ducati throttle spacers
    Reply #5 on: March 08, 2020, 09:56:28 pm
    March 08, 2020, 09:56:28 pm
    $46 inc shipping seems expensive for 2 tiny bits of plastic and a screw bit.

    Has anyone tried using this idea to make them free?
    https://www.ducatiforum.co.uk/threads/throttle-spacers-whos-got-them-and-what-do-you-think.53230/#post-1003959

  • Offline Goldstar   gb

      #6

    Offline Goldstar

    • MTS 950 Pro
    • ***
    • Posts: 144
    • Country: gb
    • Bike: MTS 950 & 797+
    • Town / City: Norfolk
    Re: Ducati throttle spacers
    Reply #6 on: March 09, 2020, 07:55:15 am
    March 09, 2020, 07:55:15 am
    On my Multi I used throttle spacers supplied by Tozes, I then added a Triumph Thruxton to my stable, and found out it has the same throttle mechanism and slack as the Multi, I tried to contact Tozes for another set, but he appears to have vanished from the forum....so I fabricated the spacers as described in the link using heat shrink, a simple and most cost effective way of doing it....just be careful with the heat shrink gun around the delicate plastic parts in the throttle housing....

  • Offline Ian_H   gb

    • MTS 950 Member  ‐    67
    • **
      #7

    Offline Ian_H

    • MTS 950 Member
    • **
    • Posts: 67
    • Country: gb
    • Town / City: Amersham
    Re: Ducati throttle spacers
    Reply #7 on: March 09, 2020, 09:24:41 am
    March 09, 2020, 09:24:41 am
    *Originally Posted by Goldstar [+]
    On my Multi I used throttle spacers supplied by Tozes, I then added a Triumph Thruxton to my stable, and found out it has the same throttle mechanism and slack as the Multi, I tried to contact Tozes for another set, but he appears to have vanished from the forum....so I fabricated the spacers as described in the link using heat shrink, a simple and most cost effective way of doing it....just be careful with the heat shrink gun around the delicate plastic parts in the throttle housing....

    Any hints appreciated ...
    I need to buy
    Tri tip screwdriver bit.
    https://www.toolstation.com/draper-security-bit-set/p52910

    Heat shrink
    Which size? There's too many to choose from
    https://uk.rs-online.com/web/c/cables-wires/cable-accessories-ties-tools/heat-shrink-cold-shrink-sleeves

    Thanks.

  • Offline Goldstar   gb

      #8

    Offline Goldstar

    • MTS 950 Pro
    • ***
    • Posts: 144
    • Country: gb
    • Bike: MTS 950 & 797+
    • Town / City: Norfolk
    Re: Ducati throttle spacers
    Reply #8 on: March 09, 2020, 03:10:34 pm
    March 09, 2020, 03:10:34 pm
    *Originally Posted by Ian_H [+]
    Any hints appreciated ...
    I need to buy
    Tri tip screwdriver bit.
    https://www.toolstation.com/draper-security-bit-set/p52910

    Heat shrink
    Which size? There's too many to choose from
    https://uk.rs-online.com/web/c/cables-wires/cable-accessories-ties-tools/heat-shrink-cold-shrink-sleeves

    Thanks.

    The tri-tip bit is in the kit you refer to, as to the heat shrink, I used a couple of bits from a kit of tubing I bought on eBay.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/170X-Black-Heat-Shrink-Tubing-Tube-Cable-Sleeving-Wire-Wrap-Shrinkage-Heatshrink/153093882674?epid=13003880525&_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item23a51b4332:g:NgsAAOSwHLNZQRlb&enc=AQAEAAACUBPxNw%2BVj6nta7CKEs3N0qUWzSvTxoI3MbZf0SesujGNFPhgZXvE1jdRiuBGmI4LSdAGNtHGRfrqI8A3v4%2FaLqtEzo06kL3XkK4Kdw1ix%2FzA%2Bl5LZgz5BBBFj9YTf7DUj%2FK3fv6mTI5%2Fz%2F2TAbXoJ8XzIkClhIHPHWrQDeKTPPKVNVw7vnfNaYX6MQFQygaERne%2BGFaGcfLTCI6xf%2FwnlVH5E0FukOWLhO6hX7W%2B89OBERXZTp1pGQweL98%2BSy2O5E4hWonymHgr34rgR2uIZYcOUT7YdW6FE8ABrEKoX7UoIsAZgpDcrdStkGeQRoL%2BPiuTk8kCmH2NbaqEkYimdM6MKJjy6JOminBtut%2BDt9wfRHcJxSwsIG%2BMA3fJd2GXykqOSt4atTNzXi4lWHx0T2CBV6NsUtvRGHKa0rVl%2BeepJmzSwi8WWEUTg5Muc11r3qR9odLKZ9be9VizSc%2F2OmUdYpU1%2FXASSwefh1sC7xg28riamZ8V6LKadrogcnVNZ6dZ1j%2BEGpNQ20ldzhqlugZLBoYEtC13L%2B74k%2F4nICpuI3S7owzv64NEgUPxB2XVMBm2z6ke95S9byp8whFwijJ%2BIMg3AyfLTNRh8E%2B2Xovsxe3pOUkWVx9A1RGtLi6jpSTHhXOuOPYMRTrafVk1cctSTYMfQAI0jrS4%2BHZDXBWZr%2Btcid1GsjVQNXtnamC8mc3g2Ga4iZz%2F0OsOooE8P5tdwiItvaNZsJmnOCCmuR8x86VExPso9NgkE4wO1GOoSI7o3BWeVJa8JCyt%2BjZ1XZE%3D&checksum=153093882674ade97dab031d48cd88300b68f1eb8026

    When I did my Thruxton I had to use two pieces, one over the top of the other to get the correct thickness and for security used a minute dab of superglue to hold them in place, and when I say dab, no more than the tip of a match stick...you don't want to be glueing up your throttle mechanism...


  • Offline Ian_H   gb

    • MTS 950 Member  ‐    67
    • **
      #9

    Offline Ian_H

    • MTS 950 Member
    • **
    • Posts: 67
    • Country: gb
    • Town / City: Amersham
    Re: Ducati throttle spacers
    Reply #9 on: March 09, 2020, 03:23:02 pm
    March 09, 2020, 03:23:02 pm
    *Originally Posted by Goldstar [+]
    When I did my Thruxton I had to use two pieces, one over the top of the other to get the correct thickness and for security used a minute dab of superglue to hold them in place, and when I say dab, no more than the tip of a match stick...you don't want to be glueing up your throttle mechanism...

    Thanks - very helpful. Much appreciated.
    Top tip about not gluing your throttle open :-)

     


    rage-intracellular