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    Default Thumb Throttle Conversion

    I only found one related search result on this topic and it was specific to stunting. So, I present the following question to the group:

    Has anyone thought about or actually done a wrist to thumb throttle conversion?

    My preliminary thoughts on why this would be beneficial is that it may allow for a more constant hand/wrist position. And for those very experience riders, the set-up would allow for easier simultaneous throttle and heavy front-braking...think backing it in while spinning the rear tire loose with throttle.

    Dan

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    do it and be one of the few
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    Moose actually makes a combination thumb and twist throttle, when you are twisting it locks out the thumb, and when you are thumbing(?lol?) it will lock out the twisting. It is a pretty cool little set up.


    http://www.mooseracing.com/catalog.j..._group_id=7399

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    I used to ride mx with a guy that used a finger throttle from a jetski on his bike. Short throttle lever on top and the brake lever rotated down underneath. I couldn't get used to it but he rode well with that setup.

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    i like the idea, but i would think your thumb would get very very tired. But for me my wrists are always hurting after riding........i may have to look into this. I wonder if you could just get a set up off a quad and bolt it on???
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    I always ditched the thumb controls....3 wheelers and the later quads.
    It was too hard to gas w/the thumb and hold on w/the rest. It might be ok on something that is a wimp mobile, my machines always had big power and I needed my thumb and at least 2 more fingers (1 or 2 on the brake) to hold on.
    I even converted my ski to a twist grip.

    I laways thought it was a government issue. When some noob squid jumped on a quad and gave it a thumb full of gas, he'd actually let off and thumb-grasp the grip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PingKing View Post
    I always ditched the thumb controls....3 wheelers and the later quads.
    It was too hard to gas w/the thumb and hold on w/the rest. It might be ok on something that is a wimp mobile, my machines always had big power and I needed my thumb and at least 2 more fingers (1 or 2 on the brake) to hold on.
    I even converted my ski to a twist grip.

    I laways thought it was a government issue. When some noob squid jumped on a quad and gave it a thumb full of gas, he'd actually let off and thumb-grasp the grip.
    didnt think of that
    '99 KTM 200 EXC tagged
    '06 Kawisaki 636

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    Most people are always switching from thumb to twist. Leave it alone. you cant hold on as well with thumb throttle.

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