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Do anyone have any ideas for a thumb throttle? I ride with gloves and my thumb slips off during riding. Is there a better solution to keep this from happening? I ride mostly trails so lots of bumps and whoops so staying on the throttle and having control is very important.
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hold on tighter? tried riding gloves?
 

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I do use riding gloves. I looked at the billet thumb throttles too and they still looked pretty slick so I think my thumb would still slip off off of them too.
 

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hmm ive never had this problem. try adjusting your grip in so more of your thumb is on the throttle, or try loosening the throttle and rotating it a little?
 

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hmm ive never had this problem. try adjusting your grip in so more of your thumb is on the throttle, or try loosening the throttle and rotating it a little?
Yea I will try rotating the throttle before I purchase anything. I have the odi clamp on grips and the inside ring clamp creates some distance to not really much I can do about that though.
 

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hmm, give it a shot! maybe find some textured rubber or softer rubber and cut a piece and glue it on and see if it helps?
 

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My new throttle came with a textured rubber coating on it.

MAYBE.....hear me out, tape off the thrumb throttle lever and brush on some Rhino liner that you can get from the auto parts store. Its got texture to it that should solve your problem.

Just a thought.
 

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I thought about that too spider! you can maybe get like a repair kit or something for it so you dont have to buy a whole quart of it? just a thought. maybe cut a piece of pvc pipe in half and attach it so your thumb rests securely in it and it cant slide off or something along those lines. It may not be the best ideas but im just throwing stuff out there haha. do you have small hands?
 

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Thats a good idea too. What brand of throttle did u buy? Any pics of it installed?
Terrycable...it wasnt by choice, more like desperation. I like it tho, its adjustable and looks cool. Nice when something is form and function :lol:

I thought about that too spider!
Curtis.....are you messin with me? :confused: This is JEFF! :lol:


Anyway, here's the pic.
 

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They have throttle extenders, heres one at motosport http://www.motosport.com/atv/product/THUMBBUDDY-THUMB-THROTTLE-EXT/?id=109149 If you want to stick with the stock throttle you should be able to adjust it so it dosn't happen much but it will slip off occasionally. Rino liner will make it rougher so you should be able to keep your thumb stuck there but it is a little more work. Jeff what is the benefit with the terrycable throttle?
 

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I have a mad dog ATV throttle extension, best $20 upgrade on my raptor! Bolts on in seconds!
 

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<thread hijack>

Jeff what is the benefit with the terrycable throttle?
The main benefit for me was that I could get it next day from Steve at TQS. I took delivery of my bike on Weds evening at 6:30pm EST and Southeastern Freight Lines took it upon themselves to help me start modding my brand new toy :mad: by clipping the bars on the roof of the trailer on removal.

Most people would say just refuse delivery and I would have had we not had a trip planned for Friday morning to KY, that and I got a SMOKEN deal on it ($5600 Shipped from WY to SC BRAND NEW) The throttle lever was broken off completely. So I was in a mad scramble to find ANYTHING I could. I called everyone on the west coast and the ONLY one who could help was Steve at TQS. He was kind enough to call me back AND overnight it to me as he understood the situation.

Others that I called just didnt appreciate the urgency of the matter as I was in full on MELT DOWN MODE :lol: I can laugh about it now, but at the time...not so much. I must've called 8 different shops and they either would help with overnight (I only had 1 day) or didnt have anything in stock. I was even asking if they had any used parts....nodda.

As for the Terrycable part, its nice and has smooth action. Looks cool as hell and has a long pull if needed. I hope that helps but as you can see it truely was desperation.

And yes, southeastern freight lines paid for it........boy did they pay for it :thumbsup:

EDIT: this may help explain it better :lol: http://www.raptorforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=70056

</thread hijack> :lol:
 

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Where I ride is very very dusty I don't think anything that is tacky would work for very long.
 

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its not so much tacky with the rino liner as it is a rough texture. kinda like sand paper or the gripper sheets they have fot the bikes.
 

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Put skateboard grip tape on your thumb throttle or something similar. Or buy gloves with more grip on the thumb.
 
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