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post #1 of 65 (permalink) Old 06-26-2014, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Lloyds Quarter turn thottle

Installed one of these last night. The guy on Witchdoctors web site made it look so easy that he won my confidence so i gave it a go.. 2 hours later I finally got it right. My issues...
I have cruise control... that had to come off.
I have Cross Country bars for pullback so the throttle cable is to tight to just slip the grip off of the end. So the bars had to be loosened to have the slack needed to get the piece on. Had it not been for the Witchdoctors video...I would have really been lost. Being an I.T. guy, i don't know why I try these things meant for professionals... but it all went back together well and in spite of my best efforts... it works. I have done all of the little mods on my bike and somehow it still runs great....

After the test drive, i know my next issue will be poor gas mileage as this thing rocks.....

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Have you tried your cruise control yet?
You may need to go down behind the right side wedge and loosen the cables if you haven't already. This will get you a little slack and you can adjust the cables at the handlebar throttle area to get your cruise back in line. Not hard but need patience to get it right.

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Luckily my cruise control seems to work fine... I have only been on a 5 mile or so test ride. The true test will be when i ride this weekend but so far so good.... thanks for help. I would have never attempted wrenching on my bike if not for this forum, but now I feel pretty confident.. (I'm still going to get KevinX to do the cams though...soon)

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I guess I don't understand the quarter turn. Does it make it so it only turns a quarter. Doesn't that make it real touchy at slow speeds?


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The quarter turn basically shortens the turn of the throttle "spin"... when you realize that throttle actually "spins" about a half turn to start with, splitting that difference is pretty nice. it isn't near as "touchy" as one might think. I drive interstate about 20 miles to and from work everyday so the biggest advantage to me is being able to accelerate much more quickly to get out of trouble...(and accelerating is way more fun that braking)

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For some reason Victory uses a much longer throttle twist that other manufacturers. It was one of the first things that I noticed when I picked up the new bike. I've got a quarter turn throttle ring sitting on the bench but I haven't installed it yet, hopefully I'll get around to it in the next week.

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Stock throttle twist is more than what your wrist can handle comfortably without readjusting your hand position. After adding the 1/4 turn, it's just right. Might take a minute or two to get used to it, but not twitchy at all.

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I guess I don't understand the quarter turn. Does it make it so it only turns a quarter. Doesn't that make it real touchy at slow speeds?


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No it doesn't. That's the answer to both of your questions. The 1/4 turn should really be called 1/2 turn because that's much more accurate. It is much better than the stock throttle turn but it really aint 1/4 turn. It isn't touchy at slow speeds, it feels very normal. It's how Vic should have designed it. It's just the right amount of throttle turn.

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So I decided to get that quarter turn throttle ring installed yesterday afternoon when the weather moved in again and made the garage about the only place the motorcycle would be comfy. I swear if it doesn't stop raining I'm gonna put my garden back in and plant rice.

Anyway...the installation is a breeze except for the fact that Victory seems to have purchased a train car load of "Red" Loctite. Red? Really Victory, was red Loctite necessary to keep the lower throttle cable ferrels from vibrating off on the road? Other than getting into an argument with the lower throttle cable jam nuts because somebody essentially used JB Weld on 'em everything went just ducky. I did pop the gas tank up to give me some more room to get my fat arthritic fingers under there. Luckily the cruise control cable just snaps into place so it was easy to get around.

All in all it wasn't quite as quick as changing the oil (one beer job) but I'd rate it no higher than a two beer job for most folks. Now once again if we can see some sunshine and calm winds maybe we'll go ride the thing.

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The 1/4 turn should really be called 1/2 turn because that's much more accurate. It is much better than the stock throttle turn but it really aint 1/4 turn.
Interesting, mine is exactly 1/4 turn. Using the seam on the grip as a reference point, it goes from pointing straight up at idle to lined up with the seam on the controls at WOT. Pretty much exactly 90 degrees. Still not twitchy though. Seems odd yours could be double that. My wrist doesn't go that far.

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