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So I started thinking about how a long time ago my friend had a yamaha warrior that came with a thumb throttle. He raced it and did not like the throttle so he put on a twist throttle. Just wanted to hear some thoughts on this. Maybe someone has done it? Knows where to get one? Liked or disliked? I don't see a real advantage of getting one other than maybe comfort?

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I'd love to have a twist throttle on my grizzly. Does anyone make one?
 

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Snake29 @ Jan 2 2008, 11:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
I'd love to have a twist throttle on my grizzly. Does anyone make one?[/b]

I would not want a twist throttle on a ATV... I did see one on E-Bay... Not sure for what bike but they do make them...
 

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Ok, I searched and searched and FOUND this old thread on twist throttle to resurrect. That should make all you search hounds happy. My question to continue this is has anybody put the twist mod on their machine? I found one on eBay and was considering it.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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It goes for 58.00 and I was trying to think of the pros and cons of replacing the thumb throttle. Here is what I have so far. Anybody got any other thoughts?<o:p></o:p>
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Pros: Goodbye “Thumb Numb”. More secure grip being able to use your thumb. No more thumb slipping off throttle on severe bumps.<o:p></o:p>
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Cons: Hello “Hand Numb”. Not being able to let off gas when getting out of control vs. falling off.
 

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I had 1 on my old blaster. when ya turn left ya you give it gas with out wanting to.
 

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Mysteries of life.

Why in the Star spangled banner is the word yet pronounced with two sylables?

What is the meaning of the two bathtubs in Cialis commercials?

Who was the blithering idiot that decided snowmachines and ATVs needed a thumb throttle instead of a twist throttle?


The world may never know.:icon_ goofy:
 

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Ok, I searched and searched and FOUND this old thread on twist throttle to resurrect. That should make all you search hounds happy. My question to continue this is has anybody put the twist mod on their machine? I found one on eBay and was considering it.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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It goes for 58.00 and I was trying to think of the pros and cons of replacing the thumb throttle. Here is what I have so far. Anybody got any other thoughts?<o:p></o:p>
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Pros: Goodbye “Thumb Numb”. More secure grip being able to use your thumb. No more thumb slipping off throttle on severe bumps.<o:p></o:p>
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Cons: Hello “Hand Numb”. Not being able to let off gas when getting out of control vs. falling off.
I was thinking about the pros and the cons also. I pretty much have to completely agree with Upstate and I think you would have a lot of unwanted throttle. like for instance on turns it would probably be hard to prevent giving it to much throttle and possibly running into the person in front of you or a tree:icon_ goofy:
 

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We have two riders in our group that use a twist throttle.
It is a combination unit that can be used as a twist or as a thumb. You still use the stock thumb unit and the twist unit pushes on the thumb lever. When not wanted it is rotated up and the thumb is used. It can be handy for long rides, for when the thumb gets tired.
I have rode there quads with it, and do not care much for it. It has a larger diameter grip than a stock grip, and rotates without much resistance.
I was a dirt bike rider for many years, and also missed the twist throttle at first. But once I got used to the thumb throttle. I do like it.
The twist throttle unit I am talking about was purchased at Cabela's....DRK
 

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numb thumb is a serious condition i have on rides. I looked at all kinds of twist options and I stayed with the thumb deal. The 2009 supposedly has a new , more "thumb friendly" set up which I have seriously thought of getting for my 2008.
I chose not to get the twist because it is just dangerous. You dont have the "feel" for it like you do the thumb and turns (as mentioned) require more attention to detail.
 

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I dont know, cant see the twist being that great on a big utility in the rough woods. The way my bars are jerked around, for sure i'd end up in a tree for unwanted throttle.
 

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I agree with sticking with the thumb. I was looking at the above mentioned Cabelas throttle but all of the dangerous ideas that have already been mentioned came to mind. For track racing I can see the advantage but I could see smashing into one of the other riders in our group due to accidental throttle.

As for thumb fatigue, my old man swares by the throttle extender from Cabelas. It just clamps on to the existing thumb throttle extending it to give more leverage supposedly making it easier to push. I have never tried it my self but it might be worth a shot if your thumb bothers you...
 

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Big thanks to all. After thinking about it and the BIG con I mention (along with everybody else) being a safety concern, I'm pretty sure I'm going to tough it out. The thumb will just have to suffer. I will probably look into getting one of those "Thumb Saver" throttle extensions to see if it alleviates any of the fatigue.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
 

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i love my wal mart thumb extender. you push the old one as usual but you have the extender that also hits your palm so it makes it super easy to push. and i have so much more throttle control you also have abut ten times more throttle positions and it can act like a breaker bar for a car more leverage easier to push.. i was born and raised on dirt bikes till this year so i knw how you all feel.. one thing to consider on a bike whn you turn you dont turn the bars much you lean and are usually standing up. you sit down and have to actually turn the bars to turn your gonna run into the problem already mentioned . standing up will help as you ride if you got a twist throttle but if you like me i always ride double so no option for me. i wuld consider the fifteen dollar thump extender and ride with it a couple of time befor you throw it out you will love it. will take some getting used to though
 
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