Thumb throttle extender/lever - Yamaha Raptor Forum
 3Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-22-2019, 08:56 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
tajavu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: NC
Posts: 23
Thumb throttle extender/lever

Hi guys,

So I recently purchased my raptor and have taken it out twice now on the trails and have been so frustrated because my thumb gets so fatigued easily. I am a female rider so I have smaller hands than a man obviously and when I am riding I feel like my thumb is over extended the whole time.

I have also replaced the handlebars and gotten them set back far enough to where I do not feel over extended because my arms are short as well. This has fixed most of my problems besides my thumb throttle issue.

I am looking in to replacing my throttle lever with a longer version. What brand or type do you guys suggest that I look into? I own a 2019 Yamaha Raptor.

All recommendations welcome! Thanks!
tajavu is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-22-2019, 12:03 PM
I may be getting older, but I refuse to grow up!

 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: PACIFIC N.W.
Posts: 10,046
Garage
I have some new throttle lever extenders for sale if interested.

But, before buying anything.... Take your throttle housing and twist it forward , raising the lever some. Then, use the web of your hand between the thumb and 1st finger to turn it, almost like a twist throttle. Adjust up or down for what works best for you.

'19 Can-Am X3, RS Turbo, 172 HP, 1300x15 STU #2 paddle, Tribute front, DynaTec controller, cat delete, GTP blow off valve, custom flame wrap, Bent Metal windshield, Blazer wiper, rear window, 48in LED light bar, 14in LED light bar, GTP LED side lights, S3 shock tower brace, aluminum rear pull plate, 5K Badlands winch, dual batteries, 5ft lighted whips, Rugged radio and intercom, interior lights, rock lights, chase lights, over $200 additional switches, YES, street legal with dirt tires.

Last edited by DEZPERADO; 07-22-2019 at 12:06 PM.
DEZPERADO is offline  
post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-22-2019, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
tajavu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: NC
Posts: 23
Thanks I may try that before buying an extender. I'm a little weary of purchasing an extender cause I've read a couple of bad reviews from people that have used them on the trails. They have had issues with them getting stuck wide open.
tajavu is offline  
post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-22-2019, 08:05 PM
POTW Moderator

 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Northern Colorado
Posts: 7,595
Garage
I have heard other guys replace with a Honda lever with better results. I replaced mine with an Urmosi assembly, not cheap by any means but a very noticeable difference between mine and getting on my wife's bike. My brother had a banshee but Ended to get the extender for his after breaking his thumb after buying it. Those do make a difference as well and a lot cheaper. Cheapest yet is Dez's option...
DEZPERADO likes this.

[U]2006 raptor 700

DMC Force 4's, FCI W/box, Dynatek Fusion
CP 11:1 piston, BaMotorsports porting, HC3
RacersEdge +3TB
YFZ 450 fronts & reworked rear by JOGACA
Trailtech 1 1/8 xbar w/vapor dash & Vapor installed
ODI Rogue grips & ASV pro pack levers
PRM Edge Baja bumper w/12" Cree spot/flood bar
PRM Desert grab bar
PRM A-Arm skids, GYTR skid, ProArmor swinger skid
Fastway steering stabilizer
68HP 49TQ

PM me if you need service manuals

Last edited by morphrider; 07-23-2019 at 08:10 AM.
morphrider is offline  
post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-23-2019, 05:47 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Georgia
Posts: 176
If you ride smooth and more open areas a twist throttle is good, they are very easy to twist.
418Stroker is offline  
post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-23-2019, 10:58 AM
Senior Member
 
TorchTarga94's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Trinity, FL
Posts: 327
Urmosi is by far the best throttle assembly to purchase in terms of thumb fatigue. However, the best solution for the money is the Honda thumb throttle. Look for any year 400ex throttle or any 2004/2005 TRX450 throttle. Can be had on the bay for under $30. Its crazy how much more ergonomic it is than the Yamaha and Suzuki housings.

06' 700 SE
-Fasst-
-Elka-
-GT Thunder-
-Alba-
-Lonestar-
-Streamline-
-PC5-
-Pro Design-
-HMF-
TorchTarga94 is offline  
post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-23-2019, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
tajavu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: NC
Posts: 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by 418Stroker View Post
If you ride smooth and more open areas a twist throttle is good, they are very easy to twist.
I ride more uneven and rocky trails so I worry about whiskey throttle if i were to switch it to a twist throttle. Thanks for the advice though!! 🙂
tajavu is offline  
post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-23-2019, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
tajavu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: NC
Posts: 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by morphrider View Post
I have heard other guys replace with a Honda lever with better results. I replaced mine with an Urmosi assembly, not cheap by any means but a very noticeable difference between mine and getting on my wife's bike. My brother had a banshee but Ended to get the extender for his after breaking his thumb after buying it. Those do make a difference as well and a lot cheaper. Cheapest yet is Dez's option...

Do you feel that with the Urmosi assembly that the position of the throttle is overall better than stock? I hate to sound like a whiny girl about thumb fatigue but my thumb/hand gets to hurting after around 10 miles into a trail ride. It makes it hard to hold on after awhile cause i feel like my thumb is stretched out so far left to reach the throttle. I think that's my main issue.
tajavu is offline  
post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-23-2019, 04:11 PM
I may be getting older, but I refuse to grow up!

 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: PACIFIC N.W.
Posts: 10,046
Garage
There's a exercise you can do. You need about 15 inches of dental floss with a loop at each end and a padlock (or similar weight). Put the lock thru one loop and your thumb thru the other loop. In your spare time, loop the dental floss over the index finger, between the first 2 knuckles, (Proximal Phalanx) and work your thumb in and out. I know it sounds crazy, but it works. Add more locks as your strength increases....

'19 Can-Am X3, RS Turbo, 172 HP, 1300x15 STU #2 paddle, Tribute front, DynaTec controller, cat delete, GTP blow off valve, custom flame wrap, Bent Metal windshield, Blazer wiper, rear window, 48in LED light bar, 14in LED light bar, GTP LED side lights, S3 shock tower brace, aluminum rear pull plate, 5K Badlands winch, dual batteries, 5ft lighted whips, Rugged radio and intercom, interior lights, rock lights, chase lights, over $200 additional switches, YES, street legal with dirt tires.
DEZPERADO is offline  
post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-23-2019, 07:34 PM
POTW Moderator

 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Northern Colorado
Posts: 7,595
Garage
Here is a good review to give you an idea. You can adjust the lever up and down and 3 positions front to back. I had the same thought as you about thumb fatigue after riding mine then switching to my wife's for a bit. Thumb part is a bit longer and easier to push due to leverage. But like I said in my other post you can always try a Honda lever first, rotate yours around or if budget allows Urmosi. I love it. We had a group buy not too long ago and several others jumped in for the price we got them for. If there is enough interest from a few more riders we can try again. I think all we needed was 5 people for a good discount. He has a few different colors available also.

4stroker4life likes this.

[U]2006 raptor 700

DMC Force 4's, FCI W/box, Dynatek Fusion
CP 11:1 piston, BaMotorsports porting, HC3
RacersEdge +3TB
YFZ 450 fronts & reworked rear by JOGACA
Trailtech 1 1/8 xbar w/vapor dash & Vapor installed
ODI Rogue grips & ASV pro pack levers
PRM Edge Baja bumper w/12" Cree spot/flood bar
PRM Desert grab bar
PRM A-Arm skids, GYTR skid, ProArmor swinger skid
Fastway steering stabilizer
68HP 49TQ

PM me if you need service manuals
morphrider is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Yamaha Raptor Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome