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Now, let's try not to turn this into an X-rated discussion please.

Was on a ride today on my Transalp and was thinking this throttle seems sorta tight when I pull on it. Thought it shouldn't be this difficult to turn the throttle. Got to thinking maybe I should pull it off and grease not only the bar but the cable ends so they move in their respective slot more easily. I know the Transalp is an older bike and I'm sure the PO didn't remove the throttle pipe and perform any maintenance. Now, I tried the throttle response and action on the KLR and it seems fine, but maybe I should pull that pipe off while I'm at it and grease that too. Any thoughts? Do you guys grease your throttle pipes? If not maybe we all should???? 馃槒
 

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A squirt of WD-40 maybe. Grease, I would not.
 
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I disassemble, clean and lightly lubricate my throttle tube (and the portion of the handlebar it rotates on) once a year or so. I do it whenever I lube the throttle cables.
 

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A squirt of WD-40 maybe. Grease, I would not.
Cool. Maybe I'll squirt some WD-40.

I disassemble, clean and lightly lubricate my throttle tube (and the portion of the handlebar it rotates on) once a year or so. I do it whenever I lube the throttle cables.
I was wondering if this would be a good thing. Thank you for your feedback.
 
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