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100 mile Day Range Improvement

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Talk' started by UhOh, May 26, 2007.


  1. UhOh

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    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).

    two mod's:
    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...
    [​IMG]


    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.

    [​IMG]

    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:
    [​IMG]
    oh, and I also used a file to smooth the edges after the sawcut


    I get a more relaxed hand out of it.
     
  2. mjn

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    I have one of those I use on occasion. Definitely helps on longer rides..
     
  3. mnewell

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    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...

    http://www.throttlerocker.com/
     
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    Throttle rockers are sweet for long trips.
     
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  6. JohnnyM

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    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!
     
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