Throttle Body Adjuster Rings

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by MarcParnes, Mar 12, 2002.

  1. MarcParnes

    MarcParnes Tinkerer

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2002
    Oddometer:
    475
    Location:
    SoCal
    I posted the following on the RT list and it was suggested that I post it here as well so...
    ------
    A few weeks ago I noticed a neat adapter on Roy Bertalotto's website which makes it much easier to balance your throttle bodies. Its a knurled ring that goes around the cable adjuster at the thottle body. With this piece installed you can move the adjuster more precisely with your fingers. It is also easier to keep the adjustment from changing when you tighten the lock nut. I thought it was such a good idea I made a couple pairs of them for my RS and GS. Heres a pic of one of them on my RS

    [​IMG]
    If some of you on the list would like to have a pair let me know off line and I'll make a run of them. The cost is $12 per piece delivered.
    #1
  2. fish

    fish Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2001
    Oddometer:
    47,707
    Location:
    Gold Country
    In! One pair please. Email me the details, please. Those look great and might solve my biggest bitch about TB syncs.

    Very cool indeed. Oh, and welcome to the asylum! :beer
    #2
  3. MarcParnes

    MarcParnes Tinkerer

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2002
    Oddometer:
    475
    Location:
    SoCal
    Thank you for the welcome, Fish. Email coming at ya...
    #3
  4. Trouble

    Trouble Sloth Hunter

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2002
    Oddometer:
    332
    Location:
    Chiang Mai, Thailand
    #4
  5. MarcParnes

    MarcParnes Tinkerer

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2002
    Oddometer:
    475
    Location:
    SoCal
    Hi Mark,
    The picture is included in the first post at the beginning of the thread. Here it is again
    [​IMG]

    If any problems please let me know.
    #5
  6. Chopperman

    Chopperman I am dead

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2001
    Oddometer:
    27,033
    don't be a friggin gorilla, use a damn tool.
    #6
  7. fish

    fish Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2001
    Oddometer:
    47,707
    Location:
    Gold Country
    And what exactly is a throttle adjuster ring, mightymouse? That's right...a tool. Don't be such a tool, ratfink.
    #7
  8. Sparky

    Sparky .

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2001
    Oddometer:
    376
    Location:
    Berkeley
    I must agree with fish on this one. It's just a tool that you leave in place so you can find it when you need it.

    I've learned to do the same thing with my tire pressure guage and pump. In the old days, I could never find them when I needed them. Then I learned to just leave them connected to the valve stems. Presto (or Schroder I suppose), they're there when I need them. Sometimes they thump around when I'm riding, and high speed stability is impaired, butt it's worth it to have the utility of a tool and the convenience of a part.

    I kinda thinka the adjuster ring the same way. Cool innovation!

    - S
    #8
  9. Chopperman

    Chopperman I am dead

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2001
    Oddometer:
    27,033
    Whatsa matta, you afraid of a wrench,ya puss?
    #9
  10. stevenknapp

    stevenknapp Long timer

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2001
    Oddometer:
    1,221
    Location:
    Grayslake, IL, USA
    One idea for the locknut is to use those silly little "ignition wrenches" you get with crafstman wrench sets. You can buy them seperately if you've not got some. Basically mini combo wrenches. They are thinner as well. less leverage makes it easier not to crack the adjuster off. Those and a *normal* pair of pliers (not needle nose as is often suggested) work dandy for me.

    This ring seems nice as well! :): No such thing as too many tools! :):
    #10
  11. bwilder10h

    bwilder10h Du Whut?

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2002
    Oddometer:
    186
    Location:
    Cincinnati, Oh
    I would like to get a set of these....

    How, where, who do I get them?
    #11
  12. fish

    fish Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2001
    Oddometer:
    47,707
    Location:
    Gold Country
    bewildered, i suggest you send either a PM or an email to marc parnes by clicking a button at the bottom of the first post in the thread.
    #12
  13. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2001
    Oddometer:
    94,751
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    I got mine last week. Nice little piece of work.
    #13
  14. Red Bull

    Red Bull Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2001
    Oddometer:
    803
    Location:
    Sonoma, CA - USA
    Hum, let's see... engine vibrates, heats and cools... add a MASSIVE "adjuster" to the already sensitive critical sync adjusters...place all the above next to your foot. Yep, you'll be doing a LOT more adjustment with those "thingy rings"! It's just too much unnecessary weight that enhances the problem of going out of adjustment. If you are having problems adjusting the throttle bodies using regular wrenches, then the problem is not the barrel adjuster and lock nut... it's the "loose nut on the saddle". :): (bad joke, sorry I just could not help myself.)

    As my doughter would say... "Watever!" I do a sync in less than 5 minutes, and doen right, seem to only have to do it every 3-5 k. Perhaps if this thingy could easily slip on, attach to the adjuster for (fine tuning?) and come off once locked down... then I could see adding this to a took box (well, no, at least not my tool box) but their is a guy in NYC who should be interisted (see other thread on this site).

    It is allways interisting to see the the modifications we do a proven German engineering engine. I bet the boys in the design room would have some comments. Donkof (sp?) :evil
    #14
  15. chadhargis

    chadhargis Too tall for sportbikes

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2001
    Oddometer:
    2,157
    Location:
    Nashville, TN
    While I personally don't have any problem doing a sync without the adjuster nut, I know people who swear by the device. I don't quite see how you'd hit it with your foot, and the thing is so light that if you tighten the lock nut properly, the added weight isn't going to make a difference.

    You should give one a shot. They work amazingly well, but I do agree with being about to easily remove and install them. As it stands you have to undo the throttle body cable. That's a real PITA, but there really is no other way to do it.
    #15
  16. XtreemLEE

    XtreemLEE insignificant being...

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2001
    Oddometer:
    6,677
    Location:
    258 Pots (Google Maps)
    I made ....

    Attached Files:

    • nuts.jpg
      nuts.jpg
      File size:
      20.5 KB
      Views:
      295
    #16
  17. jocflier

    jocflier Dammit, that hurt...

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2001
    Oddometer:
    2,649
    Location:
    Menlo Park, California
    John..

    Have you seen this MASSIVE ring? Or are you just going on what the picture looks like? The ring is not much bigger than a nickel..and being made out of Alum. Hell it's a good three or four pounds..:rolleyes

    Joc
    #17
  18. bwilder10h

    bwilder10h Du Whut?

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2002
    Oddometer:
    186
    Location:
    Cincinnati, Oh
    LOL!

    :rofl :rofl :rofl :drums :drums :rofl :rofl
    #18
  19. MarcParnes

    MarcParnes Tinkerer

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2002
    Oddometer:
    475
    Location:
    SoCal
    Thanks for the input, John. Just for your edification:

    * one ring weighs exactly 4/10 of an ounce and is 1" in diameter so not too massive :):
    * it is impossible for your foot to get to it unless you kick the injector off first :eek:
    * it is easily installed and removed so many guys do keep it in the toolbox rather than permanently installed

    Many of the do-it-yourselfers on this list and elsewhere don't have the opportunity to adjust their TBs as often as a professional technician does so their "touch" might not be as fine nor their dexterity as developed. In that case a little "help" by having the adjuster larger and therefore easier to manipulate can make a difference in the result as well as the frustration level. Think of it as a bridge in a game of pool. The Minnesoto Fats of the world wouldn't be caught dead using a "crutch" but some of us need all the help we can get.
    #19
  20. cRAsH

    cRAsH Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2001
    Oddometer:
    19,324
    Location:
    Nicetown, USA
    Oh yes there is.
    That's what the slot is cut for.
    slip the cable sheath up a ways, and slide that bugger over the cable.
    Takes, oh - about 5 seconds.

    And for those who haven't tried it, feh. You know not of what you speak.
    This little bit is THE SHIT!
    #20