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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-09-2001, 07:18 PM
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Thumb vs. Twist throttle

I broke the throttle cable on my Raptor last week, don't ask how, and need to replace it. I can put a stock replacment, thumb unit, on for $75.00 or put a twist throttle on it for $40.00. I have never had a twist throttle and wonder what the advantages and disadvantages are versus the thumb unit are. Any thoughts?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-09-2001, 07:52 PM
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Re: Thumb vs. Twist throttle

Twist is alot easier and less tiring to ride.
Its also easy to accidently floor it and hold it while charging the whoops and pulling wheelies.

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Re: Thumb vs. Twist throttle

how did ya break it? [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img].


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post #4 of (permalink) Old 07-09-2001, 08:55 PM
 
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Re: Thumb vs. Twist throttle

it very well may be difficult to get used too but when you gwt used to it you will love it and never want a thumb throttle again!

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Re: Thumb vs. Twist throttle

personally i hate twist throttles on a quad. darn near killed myself on my old blaster down at the local MX track. i just never could get the hang of it. for me from now on its all thumbs

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Re: Thumb vs. Twist throttle

I have to go with Chris on this one , I had a Blaster with a twist, HATED IT, I feel you have more controle with the thumb throttle , because with a quad you not only have front to rear action going on, you have side to side action going on also, and on the woops you have more control and when riding a wheelie

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Re: Thumb vs. Twist throttle

I agree w/ Cleartoy. And what a better excuse to pull some more wheelies [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]

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Re: Thumb vs. Twist throttle

as you can see all the old people like thumb throttles and the younger more cordinated people like twist throttles...maybe that will help hehehehe

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Re: Thumb vs. Twist throttle

i rode a 240cc blaster with fmf pipe and silencer and motion pro twist throttle and loved it...that might be becuase i love riding dirt bike too...but none the less i loved it...:P


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Re: Thumb vs. Twist throttle

I'll sell you the cable I just took off of my Raptor. The cable is fine but the thumb throttle had the nipple broken off in a small misshap on the Slick Rock trail at Moab. 20 bucks plus shipping.....Bill

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