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So an hour after I got home from the Amish Rally yesterday, I attempted to remove my grips to install the nice foam ones I bought from Tony... And the damn plastic throttle sleeve broke apart...



I was contemplating putting them on Sunday morning for the ride home... good thing I didn't!



Anyone have a good source for a replacement? Or experience with different compatible models? Doesn't have to be OEM or anything...



A Giggle search turned up a Fleabay auction listed for CB's... The auction says SHOULD be compatible with about a thousand different Honda's... I just want to make sure...



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EDIT: I also realized, after taking the throttle control apart, that my return cable is broken... I guess things happen for a reason, eh?
 

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Go to your favourite local bike dealer and ask them to order you one from one of the aftermarket catalogues they use. You will probably have it in your hand faster than the eBay seller can get it to the post office.



BTW: Its a standard part used on many Hondas of similar vintage so it should be readily available.
 

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Go to your favourite local bike dealer and ask them to order you one from one of the aftermarket catalogues they use. You will probably have it in your hand faster than the eBay seller can get it to the post office.



BTW: Its a standard part used on many Hondas of similar vintage so it should be readily available.


You can still get them from your local Honda dealer. I bought one and still have it. Let me know if you can't find one.
 

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They carry them at Dennis Kirk. Parts-n-more.com is a good e-store out of Canada with really good prices on parts for vintage bikes. They don't currently have a specific listing for CX/GL 500's, but do have many compatible parts.
 

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Thanks for all the info, guys;



I'll be checking the local Honda shop after work tomorrow... if they don't have one or if it's too pricey, I'll try one of these others...



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As to your throttle return cable issue, when i got my bike it didnt have one and it hasnt giving me any troubles since.

at first i too was concerned about not having one, but was told at the time by other members that throttle return cables can sometimes cause more bad then good. Idk how true that is but not having one has been an issue for me at all



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The throttle return cable is there so that you can close the throttle if the throttle return spring (on the carbs) breaks. As long as your throttle return spring is working the return cable is just along for the ride but doesn't really do anything. For some reason (maybe to do with the fact that there is never any tension on it, but I don't really know) return cables tend to rust up and can eventually become stiff enough that the spring can't overcome the resistance of the cable. If that happens you could find yourself in traffic with your throttle stuck open. I have heard of a lot of rusted up return cables over the years but I have never heard of a broken return spring so I will take my chances without the cable.



BTW: If you ever find that the throttle won't close you can effect some control over the engine's speed by switching the ignition on & off with the kill switch. I wouldn't try going any distance like that but it got me stopped under control in a well lit place when the throttle cable of my trike froze on a January night. (A return cable wouldn't have helped - the pull cable had several inches of solid ice in it and the only way to free it up was to remove it, thaw it and flush it with lube.)
 
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