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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 1st, 2007, 9:35 pm Thread Starter
 
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Gorilla Grip Throttle Spring

OK... I too am starting to grow tired of the "he-man" throttle spring issue of my 03' GT. I have read about how many folks relax the springs to releive the return action of the grip. My question goes out to anyone who has done this; does this practice interfere with the operation of the cruise control at all? Is there any noteworthy side effects of moving the springs?

PS: This is a great link to the throttle spring de-tensioning proceedure.

http://www.piratesk12site.net/BMW_K1...Relaxation.pdf
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I don't have cruise but I am aware that when you first turn the key the ECU must see the throttle sliders against the stop (which is why BMW require so much slack at the throttle grip).

Furthermore, this must be achieved on both locks and particularly the left lock which is the position you start the bike at. Some do one spring, I did all mine but my throttle cable was and still is silky smooth and I have no cruise fitted.



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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 8th, 2007, 7:26 pm
 
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I don't know about adjusting the return spring but I'll throw this alternative out. I use a wrist rest which I think I paid about $12 for and have now had it on 3 different bikes. It took me a couple of days to get used to it but quickly became second nature. I honestly don't feel the heavy pull back on the throttle at all using the wrist rest. When I first bought my K12RS I drove it without for about 10 miles, stopped and put it on and it has been there since. I really don't know why given this easy, cheap and effective alternative, that anyone would want to mess with the return springs.......................

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 10th, 2007, 1:25 pm
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I've done mine. Originally had all 3 relaxed (02 and later RS/GTs). But developed some throttle return hesitation in hard left handers at slow speed. I now have just one spring in the relaxed position. Never had any problems with the cruise.

Please note that the throttle cables should operate silky smooth before relaxing a spring or springs. Otherwise you are likely to get return hesitation. I had mine replaced times 2 during the early life of my 02.
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