Metal throttle grip mount?

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Allen_Wrench, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. Allen_Wrench

    Allen_Wrench Resident Mad Scientist

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2010
    Messages:
    2,787
    Likes Received:
    1
    Lately I've been trying to remember where I saw this metal handlebar throttle mount. I had one made of plastic with the kill switch built in, but I'd rather not use it on my Higgins build. The Higgins will be a beauty when I get done, the plastic throttle mount would be like a pimple. The simple, low-key metal one would be perfect, But I can't remember where I saw it. Anybody else see these? Please help.
     
  2. Goat Herder

    Goat Herder Gutter Rider

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2008
    Messages:
    6,250
    Likes Received:
    2
  3. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2009
    Messages:
    7,209
    Likes Received:
    4
    NAPA has a dead simple all-metal one, but the grips need replacing 'cause they're torture devices lol

    NAPA part # 7-03921 $11 or so...

    [​IMG]
     
  4. RocknRoadPirate22

    RocknRoadPirate22 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2010
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    This is the one I got. Haven't installed it, but it looks and feels pretty awesome. and it was only like $20.

    Sick Bike Parts
     
  5. msrfan

    msrfan Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2010
    Messages:
    1,719
    Likes Received:
    10
    I also prefer metal throttle assemblies. I've found quite an assortment of different kinds on mopeds. They look vintage and work great. Heavy duty straight pull with smooth action. Most will acommodate a small brake light switch and some have extra levers for the choke. Not needed items can be trimmed off and smoothed over. The housings are aluminum and can be polished. Availability depends on your location. I get mine from a local moped shop and ebay.





    [​IMG]
     
  6. Allen_Wrench

    Allen_Wrench Resident Mad Scientist

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2010
    Messages:
    2,787
    Likes Received:
    1
    I think I found exactly what I was looking for. It was at Bikemotorkit.com. But now I'm torn, 'cause I like the one you presented also, Barely. I have a feeling it is possible to go extremely vintage-looking with the Higgins build. The only visible plastic the bike will have in the end will be (maybe) the grips. I thought about making custom grips from PVC and covering them in sculpted foam, then using heat-shink tubing over that. That way I can make nice, really long, old-style grips.
     

    Attached Files:

  7. yodar

    yodar New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2010
    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nobody mentioned the nice ones , all alumiumumumum at SBP


    yodar
     
  8. Erich_870

    Erich_870 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2009
    Messages:
    78
    Likes Received:
    0
    Uhhh, RocknRoadPirate22 did!

     
  9. Allen_Wrench

    Allen_Wrench Resident Mad Scientist

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2010
    Messages:
    2,787
    Likes Received:
    1
    The almighty dollar has spoken. Barely, I have you to thank. I liked the ones at NAPA as soon as I got a good look at them. (They let me handle them there in the store.) And after tax they're about $15. The other metal ones from Motorbikekit.com are "less aesthetic" and are nearly $30 before tax and shipping. And the local NAPA had some right there in stock. I like this mount better than any other I've seen so far. Thanks Barely! :)
     
  10. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2009
    Messages:
    7,209
    Likes Received:
    4
    NP mang, NAPA has ton of oddball stuff lol - I never knew they had things like twist throttles & even 'cart parts till I got a hold of their "master" catalog :p

    I like the moped setup msrfan posted & was after somethin' like that for my last project, but got tired of lookin' for just the right ones, there's not that many mopeds 'round here & I too like ta poke at stuff before I buy it if I can heh
     
  11. LS614

    LS614 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2009
    Messages:
    1,230
    Likes Received:
    0
    You inspired me, I just ordered a pair from them myself :D Thanks Barely!
     
  12. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2009
    Messages:
    7,209
    Likes Received:
    4
    No worries lol - TBH it's some ol' cranky guy named "Dan" where I work that pointed 'em out ta me in the first place, he was sick of me ranting 'bout how I couldn't find a vintage lookin' throttle and slapped the NAPA master catalog down, gruntin' "I s'pose you've not bothered to look in here huh" :oops:

    Jus' passin' it on... ;)
     
  13. fall_down_stand_up

    fall_down_stand_up New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2009
    Messages:
    555
    Likes Received:
    0
    I remember back in the day when the kits came with the metal throttles....
    John
     
  14. thine82

    thine82 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2010
    Messages:
    115
    Likes Received:
    0
    i cant find the the metal ones on sbp... i dont mind the plastic ones but the inside plastic peice where the cable connects , well that has broken on me before so i need and want to get a stronger set up.. any ideas... gotta stop to napa when i get a chance. or a local shop if there was any around here.
     
  15. Dave31

    Dave31 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2008
    Messages:
    11,207
    Likes Received:
    13
    Napa throttle photos.........
     

    Attached Files:

    #15 Dave31, Apr 8, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2011
  16. Dave31

    Dave31 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2008
    Messages:
    11,207
    Likes Received:
    13
    Napa throttle mounted.........
     

    Attached Files:

  17. LS614

    LS614 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2009
    Messages:
    1,230
    Likes Received:
    0
    Looks nice. I have one too and I sure do like the look of it. What kind of grips did you use in replacement of the torture devices?
     
  18. Dave31

    Dave31 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2008
    Messages:
    11,207
    Likes Received:
    13
    I replaced them with the stock specialized grips that came with the bike.
     
  19. LS614

    LS614 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2009
    Messages:
    1,230
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nice, I was wondering if they would fit, my lbs has a set, might get them...
     
  20. "the prussian" Shop Dogs

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    Messages:
    620
    Likes Received:
    0
    Had good luck with napa setup , the only thing is that some have a little overcast that needs fileing off for smooth operation . No big D takes two min.
    Got idea from ships wheel to whip my last set with cord.
    http://db.tt/zFy8XjY
     

Share This Page