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Old 03-07-2013, 01:47 PM   #74431
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My buddy uses one on his DR offroad and I don't know how he does it !
Simple...he's a better rider than you Frankie.










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Old 03-07-2013, 01:51 PM   #74432
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I have been using THROTTLE ROCKER (not sure if still in production, bought 6 the last time I saw a ad for them, on all my bikes for the past 15 (well over 200K miles) or so years on all my bikes except my KTM 200 EXC single track bike and GSXR 600 trackday bike.

As far as anything other than single track I have never had any problems with throttle action. On sand roads/dirt or gravel roads no problems at all. Many of my riding days are 12 to 16 hours long and I really enjoy the ease of arm strain. One has been installed on my DR650 since the first day .

But will ad that one of my favorite riding buddies hate them.

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Old 03-07-2013, 02:12 PM   #74433
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any of you try one of these?

I have one on my streetbike. My handguards kind of get in the way on the DR, but I have throttle-locks on both bikes for long stretches of slab.
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:17 PM   #74434
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Agree the Throttlemiester while riding offroad can launch you into the weeds !
My buddy uses one on his DR offroad and I don't know how he does it !


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The Throttlemeister is a tool the replaces the bar end and is engaged by rolling it backwards. Not the same as a cramp buster. I have one on my C14, and at times I use a cramp buster type on the DR for those highway cruises.
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:18 PM   #74435
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Simple...he's a better rider than you Frankie.










Lol ! Well look who suddenly appeared !
Shouldn't you be chopping wood or guttin a moose ya ole coot ?
Lol
Miss your company ya fuck. Tell the misses I said hello for me.


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Old 03-07-2013, 02:24 PM   #74436
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I doubt many get more than 50 MPG with a TM40. (sorry, not sure of the kms per liter conversion) I think perhaps you never had your BST Carb set up correctly. With proper breathing and jetting the BST allows very good power and still delivers good MPG.

True about the mid range gap ... the TM40 is better there. My main complaint with the TM40 is the very stiff throttle action. Very tiring on a long day ... especially riding off road. I hate stiff throttles.
I never hit better than 46-48 with the BST carb, so 45 with the TM40 isn't really going to be much of a hit. I could see the throttle getting tiring on longer trips, but I think it feels like you're grabbing something substantial when you gun it.
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:53 PM   #74437
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any of you try one of these?






http://www.cyclegear.com/eng/product...rol/web1001431

I put one on for my Blue Ridge Parkway ride and have not wanted to take it off.

It slips on over the grip and you position it so the heel of your palm presses it down. That way you can relax your grip and still keep the throttle open. I don't even notice it while riding tough offroad stuff. Got it on sale for half that price. a bargain if you ask me.
Are you using the CB2 - 1 3/8" And Smaller Diameter Grips or Larger Diameter Grips?? I was going to get one of these ages ago but since I have Oxford Grips, not sure which size to get??

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Old 03-07-2013, 03:58 PM   #74438
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What I do now is I use my thumb on the CrampBuster, effectively making it a thumb throttle. The result is I dont have to squeeze the grip so much. I keep a very relaxed grip and can modulate the throttle very well, even in slow, technical situations. It's taken some time to develop the muscle memory and fine control, but it works very well for me.

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Great idea! I never thought of that one! Only time I rode snow machines was in the Antarctic! (19 months there) I like the thumb throttle, adapted quickly to it.
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:24 PM   #74439
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I think many of you guys are missing a grand opportunity to do wrist strengthening exercises!
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:52 PM   #74440
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Are you using the CB2 - 1 3/8" And Smaller Diameter Grips or Larger Diameter Grips?? I was going to get one of these ages ago but since I have Oxford Grips, not sure which size to get??

thanks

The small one. I just measured my offroad grips at 1.25 in.
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:57 PM   #74441
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Any write ups out there on a DRZ key switch swap?

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Old 03-07-2013, 05:08 PM   #74442
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My DR is at 44,118 miles, not those wimpy kilometer thingies.
Jus checkin' to see if the Aussie and Kiwi riders are keepin' up.
Don't worry, one day you'll get it run in...




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Old 03-07-2013, 05:12 PM   #74443
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What I like about it is it's adjustable to any position. Even completely out of the way. No modifications, so it comes right off at any time or goes right back on. And it cost nearly zero.
Loved mine on the DR. Got so I couldn't ride without it, on or off road.

I set it for a comfortable angle at whatever cruising speed I was doing.
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:16 PM   #74444
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Agree. I owned one for about an hour. It was fine when just cruising along on the highway but as soon as I hit the tight twisties, I kept bumping it (and adding throttle!) whenever I reached for the front brake. I threw the damn thing in the ditch before it killed me.
I tested one for 2 minutes and had to have it.
A few months later, the bike was being tested for a Warrant of Fitness by the guy who sold me the cramp buster. He slowed to a stop and then proceeded to nearly put it into the side of a parked car
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:49 PM   #74445
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3 words: throttle rocker original

I have & love the original design of the throttle rocker (angled in the palm area and no crappy strap like the #2). they were sued by crampbuster for the attachment method (molded plastic) and came out with the #2 (strap) which everyone hated. I bought a bunch from a guy who snapped up all (over a 1000 of them) the remaining originals.

The angle piece of the throttle rocker is key as it matches you palm shape.
I use mine everywhere and never take it off. I never find it gets in my way what so ever on the paved or dirt, so I'm not sure why others are all dorked up about using it? Comes off in a second if it bothers you during technical off-road stuff. Goes back on in a sec for long stretches.

Anyway I see version #1 (original) is back
I'm guessing Crampbuster's patent ran out.
Buy it! Your wrists will love love for it.

I've done some wicked long rides and all the other guys were complaining about their wrists being worn out. Not me. They of course previously laughed at my funny little device on my grip. i got the last laugh.

http://shop.throttlerocker.com/
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Throttle-Roc...-/230815583938

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any of you try one of these?






http://www.cyclegear.com/eng/product...rol/web1001431

I put one on for my Blue Ridge Parkway ride and have not wanted to take it off.

It slips on over the grip and you position it so the heel of your palm presses it down. That way you can relax your grip and still keep the throttle open. I don't even notice it while riding tough offroad stuff. Got it on sale for half that price. a bargain if you ask me.
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