Works Connection Elite Throttle Tube Kit Review

Testing Works Connection’s Elite Throttle Tube Kit on a Yamaha YZ450F

Works Connection’s Elite Throttle Tube Kit
Works Connection’s Elite Throttle Tube Kit costs $69.95 and contains a CNC-machined aluminum throttle tube, six Delrin snap-on cam pulleys that match the stock pull ratios, and an extra O-ring set.Andrew Oldar

Works Connection released its new Elite Throttle Tube Kit in April and kindly sent Dirt Rider a couple to test. It worked out great as I was already adding some of the brand’s other parts on Dirt Rider’s 2018 Yamaha YZ450F that I was racing for the first few Lucas Oil Pro Motocross nationals. I’ve run Works Connection parts on my personal bikes since 2008 and am a huge fan of its products, so I was definitely excited to test its newest offering.

The Elite Throttle Tube Kit costs $69.95 and contains a CNC-machined aluminum throttle tube, six Delrin snap-on cam pulleys that match the stock pull ratios, and an extra O-ring set. The throttle tube has a sealed bearing inside the end of the tube and an internal polymer bushing to provide smooth throttle action. Another feature is the removable end cap that is designed to provide damage protection and help aid in sealing out any dirt and debris from entering the tube.

Works Connection Elite Throttle Tube Kit
An easier and smoother throttle pull is immediately noticeable with the Works Connection Elite Throttle Tube Kit installed.Andrew Oldar

One of the coolest features about the Elite Throttle Tube Kit is the amount of applications the single SKU number works with. Part No. 22-500 fits nearly all of the modern motocross and off-road four-stroke models from the big six manufacturers—Honda, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki, and Yamaha. The only change that might be required when installing the kit from one bike to another is one of the six cam pulleys, all of which are included with the kit and are identified by the letter listed on each one. The full list of the Elite Throttle Tube's applications and cam letter identifications can be found at worksconnection.com.

Installation was a breeze as the aftermarket part pairs up with the stock throttle housing with no modifications necessary. I instantly noticed how easy the throttle pull was during my first ride with it installed, and the smooth action was better than I anticipated. On another day of riding, I also had my personal 2016 Yamaha YZ450F, which is equipped with Works Connection’s standard throttle tube. I figured it would be a perfect opportunity to compare the two components back to back. While the standard throttle tube is certainly a good product, I was thoroughly impressed with how much smoother the Elite Throttle Tube is.

Elite Throttle Tube Kit
The Elite Throttle Tube Kit fits nearly all of the big six manufacturers’ modern motocross and off-road four-stroke models. The only change that may be required when installing the kit from one bike to another is one of the six cam pulleys, all of which are included with the kit and are identified by the letter listed on each one.Andrew Oldar

Rated: 97

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