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Offline Gooste

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Oxford Heaterz sticky/stuck throttle
« on: September 14, 2019, 07:32:07 PM »
Hi everyone I just installed a set of Oxford Heaterz Premium sport grips on my bike and noticed that the throttle now stays open instead of snapping back.

I have to twist the throttle back so that it closes. As far as I can tell I dont think any glue got under the throttle tube and I have plenty of clearance between the grip and the ignition cluster and bar end.

Has anyone else with these grips had the same issue?

Thanks

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Re: Oxford Heaterz sticky/stuck throttle
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2019, 07:24:25 AM »
Where is the cable coming out of the heated grip pointing to?

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Re: Oxford Heaterz sticky/stuck throttle
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2019, 07:31:36 AM »

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Re: Oxford Heaterz sticky/stuck throttle
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2019, 08:59:06 PM »
Figured it out, the glue got underneath the throttle tube.   :157:

Cautionary tale for those who do the install in the future...
I decided not to prop up my bike using my rear stand instead did the install with the kickstand down so the bike was at a downward angle thus gravity plus the watery super glue = stuck throttle.
Woke up early this morning, dismantled the ignition switch housing removed the throttle tube and scrapped/sanded the excess glue now everything is working like it's suppose to.

Thanks everyone for the help.

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Re: Oxford Heaterz sticky/stuck throttle
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2019, 09:28:21 PM »
I have had trouble with the watery kind of super glues (that come with the grips) and also with the very quick to cure type of glue (the 5 min Loctite epoxy), they are very brittle.  Loctite Power Epoxy Extra Time (4 hours) has been working so far, since the last winter. If it fails then I'll try something else (possibly Sika 521 UV Sealant or such).