|05-26-2007, 11:40 AM||#1|
Joined: Apr 2006
From: Tri-Cities, WA
I Ride: Hither, Thither and Yon ... mostly day rides
100 mile Day Range Improvement
I've had a few people ask about my throttle grip. I had a problem with hand discomfort, found this fix.
I find it adds maybe 100 miles to my comfort range for a sport bike day trip. Pictures ...
Solution was $11 Cramp Buster. Originally designer for the cruiser market, but modified easily to fit sport bike ('05 gixxer 1000).
1) cut the lever short to allow clearance for the tank during full lock parking lot maneuvers (photo)
I've shortened an additional 1/2 inch off the paddle now, compared to photo, and it still works fine...
2) cut much of the circumference of the grip to allow my palm to get to the grip without riding up on the 'Buster', (photo)
This way the 'Buster' is not a part of my palm to grip action, but only the paddle.
I can cover the brake with 2 fingers, work the throttle and relax my 3rd and 4th fingers all at the same time.
and it added 100 miles to the range I could comfortably ride in a day.
and these are the tools needed:
oh, and I also used a file to smooth the edges after the sawcut
I get a more relaxed hand out of it.
|05-26-2007, 11:47 AM||#3|
Joined: Sep 2005
I Ride: Aprilia Mille R, Gixxer 600, Yamaha WR250, Yamaha TTR125
When I rode my Mille from Florida to Seattle I bought a throttle rocker, which is very similar to what you posted, and it helped out quite a bit. I didn't have to do any cutting with the throttle rocker though...
|05-26-2007, 02:42 PM||#6|
Joined: Jul 2006
From: Pullman, WA
I Ride: '73 CB350F, '86 VFR750F, '00 Aprilia RS250, '04 Aprilia RSV1000 R Factory, '04 Aprilia RSV1000 R Factory, '07 Vstar 1100 Classic
I love mine, but you're right about the long trips. In town every once in a while you will roll up to a stop-sign and wonder why your bike is revving at 2K with your fingers relaxed on the grip! Good thing it's easy to remove with velcro straps!