Need just the throttle tube for a Gen 1
I recently bought heated grips and discovered that the my '01 KLR's throttle tube is cracked. Need to replace it before I can install the grips. However, finding a replacement has turned out to be a challenge. I can't seem to find it anywhere (can only find tubes for Gen 2), unless I'm willing to spend about $30 for an entire OEM grip assembly. That would be silly because all I want is the tube, which would probably run about $7 by itself.
I probably would have gone with heated gloves rather than grips if I'd known this was going to be such a pain. Anyway--where can I find a replacement tube?
Another concern about the heated grips: when I dry-fitted the right grip to the existing throttle tube (just to be sure it fits), I found that the throttle didn't snap back as quickly when I let go of it. I think the grip is grabbing the tube so tightly that the tube, in turn, is dragging on the bar a little bit. Am I safe to assume this problem will go away when I replace the cracked tube?
Edit: These are Oxford Premium Heaterz in the touring style.
Last edited by Beorn; 11-13-2019 at 10:34 AM.