Internal throttle assemblies. Has anyone done it?

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I am looking at this: www.exilecycles.com/index.php?section=37

Internal throttle assembly geared towards Harleys. A commando would sure look nice without the regular throttle bolted to the bars. You can get microswitches installed in the bars as well to eliminate switch clusters.
 
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Harley's use 1 inch bars. Norton's use 7/8 bars. As long as your willing to get 7/8 bars that fit the upper triple tree's for a Norton, and modify them so they swell to one inch, and re-chrome them and spend the hundreds of dollars you may have what you like. I sure would not like to be on the side of the road with this set up broken down but in the age of cell phones anything is possible.
 
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I didn't know the Harley bars were bigger, so I guess that answers my question. It was nice to think about for a short while.
 
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My 16H has 1" bars 8)

Internal throttles were quite in fashion with the smooth line of the 1930s when even the instuments went in to a tank-top panel.

Can we assume that you're not intending to fit clip-ons and rear-sets ? :wink:
 
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Yes, no clip ons or rear sets. I have a couple of compressed discs in my back so being hunched over would kill me after a while.

I am thinking of putting the Dickerson triple trees on there, depending which model of Commando I ultimately buy, and I know the bar clamps bolt on to the Dickerson triple trees so all I have to do is find out if they make a 1" bar clamp that can attatched to the triple trees. If not, I will go stock and apparently these guys streamlinedesignsinc.com make a 7/8" compatible internal throttle.

I am kind of putting the cart before the horse, researching and choosing what I want to do to the bike before I even get it, but I want to dive right into the project as soon as a Commando is in my posession and not have much down time deciding or waiting for parts to show up.

It will be a cafe style a la Clorodo Norton Works, and I am sourcing a lot of parts and upgrades (machining parts for new seals ect.) through them.
 
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My '73 Interstate has 1" Harley drag bars courtesty of p.o. Apparently he machined the top of the triple clamp flat,drilled for the Harley risers, then re-polished. It is well done, and if you didn't know better, would pass for stock. It is, howerever, to me, a hideous travesty, and will eventually be corrected. It would make internal cables possible though.
 
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fastback said:
I think the url you mean is http://www.streamlinedesignsinc.com/intro.html

I confess, I'm baffeled by this chopper/tuner culture. Is there a subwhoofer and a Nintendo in the tank too?.... all the engineering skill and no taste.

I'd love to see one of these on the Isle of Mann :lol: :twisted:

Oops. Yes that is it. I edited and corrected the link in my post. Yes, I do agree, lots of skill but no taste and I'm of the less is more school of aesthetic. There is a lot of very nice choppers out there but most is completely over the top.
 
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