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    Throttle side handle bar assembly movement
    on: September 18, 2020, 07:38:46 pm
    September 18, 2020, 07:38:46 pm
    Hi,
    My throttle side handlebar assembly,  the black bit with the switches on, rocks backwards and forwards a few mm when throttling on/off. Mine is a 2016. Does anyone here have the same or different?
    Every other honda I have had never did this, and my pan certainly does not. Any thoughts?
    Many thanks in advance

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    Re: Throttle side handle bar assembly movement
    Reply #1 on: September 18, 2020, 07:57:00 pm
    September 18, 2020, 07:57:00 pm
    Doesnt sound right, pretty sure my 2015 doesnt move. 👍

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    Re: Throttle side handle bar assembly movement
    Reply #2 on: September 18, 2020, 09:10:03 pm
    September 18, 2020, 09:10:03 pm
    Have you checked that the screws holding the switch assembly is tight?
     I believe the assembly is pegged via a dowel on the switch/throttle assembly thru a hole in the bars..at least they have been on all the bikes I've had.

    If the switch assembly is tight then I've experienced the dowel peg being undersized in the hole as it's usually a plastic peg, then the housing rocks back and forth as you say.
    Take a look and if it's the case then what I've done is to  put a lap of insulting tape over the bar where the hole is and tightened the clamp up again ... usually works a treat :152:

    Stay safe  :015:
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    Re: Throttle side handle bar assembly movement
    Reply #3 on: September 19, 2020, 07:07:37 am
    September 19, 2020, 07:07:37 am
    Yup, check the 2 screws holding the 2 halves of the switch together are tight. You'll need a short crosshead screwdriver.
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    Re: Throttle side handle bar assembly movement
    Reply #4 on: September 19, 2020, 07:41:56 am
    September 19, 2020, 07:41:56 am
    I should have said that the screws are  well  tight,  which is what is so weird. The end result is like a very sloppy amount of throttle slack, which is not good. I will dissassemble and have a look.
    Its always worth asking the forum because Mr. Honda built these so well, its unusual for something to not be perfect.
    I will let you know.
    Not sure I would be happy to pad the bar out with tape, but will explore the pin fixing.

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    Re: Throttle side handle bar assembly movement
    Reply #5 on: September 19, 2020, 10:16:47 am
    September 19, 2020, 10:16:47 am
    Just had a look inside the mechanism. There is a pin, which is allowing a couple of mm of rotation movement on the bar. The fitting is hollow plastic so padding it out will not work. I generally prefer to keep things as Mr honda built them, so I think its a question for the dealer.
     If anyone else can check their 2016 for a couple of mm free rotation of the black switch part of the throttle side, especially if you do have play, if you let me know here I will be grateful.

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    Re: Throttle side handle bar assembly movement
    Reply #6 on: September 19, 2020, 11:34:49 am
    September 19, 2020, 11:34:49 am
    Mine doesn't move, except perhaps a tiny amount under pressure.

    Model year should make no difference, they're all the same switchgear.
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    Re: Throttle side handle bar assembly movement
    Reply #7 on: September 20, 2020, 08:55:30 am
    September 20, 2020, 08:55:30 am
    Thanks skids,
    I am coming to the conclusion that maybe the P O  was a little firm on the throttle grip, closing it so hard that over time the hole and / or stubby pin have worn. The upper part of the mechanism  plays no part in holding the assembly still on  the bar. The lower part has a curved plate with stubby metal pin perhaps 3mm high, which sits in a hole in the bar. I was surprised to see this curved plate greased, clearly from new.
     Its not a biggy,  on what is my favourite bike ever.
    Will talk to honda.
    Many thanks to all

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    Re: Throttle side handle bar assembly movement
    Reply #8 on: July 23, 2022, 03:09:45 pm
    July 23, 2022, 03:09:45 pm
    *Originally Posted by Gramps99 [+]
    Thanks skids,
    I am coming to the conclusion that maybe the P O  was a little firm on the throttle grip, closing it so hard that over time the hole and / or stubby pin have worn. The upper part of the mechanism  plays no part in holding the assembly still on  the bar. The lower part has a curved plate with stubby metal pin perhaps 3mm high, which sits in a hole in the bar. I was surprised to see this curved plate greased, clearly from new.
     Its not a biggy,  on what is my favourite bike ever.
    Will talk to honda.
    Many thanks to all

    I fixed this. The problem is indeed as you say. Having removed the metal part that is supposed to secure into the bars' hole - this was given a light tap with a conical centrepunch so that it flared ever so slightly. Initially too much... but hey. Movement gone. See my thread re removal of throttle grip too. https://www.honda-crossrunner.com/index.php/topic,2881.msg19608.html

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    Re: Throttle side handle bar assembly movement
    Reply #9 on: July 23, 2022, 08:09:42 pm
    July 23, 2022, 08:09:42 pm
     :047: :031:
    98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
    14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
    18 VFR800X - 16,000 miles
    01 VFR800 Fi-1 - 9000 miles

     


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