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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 30th, 2007, 10:49 pm Thread Starter
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Best Throttle Rocker for GT?

Hi folks. Waiting on delivery of my new GT (it's late ... container ship had mechanical problms I'm told and it's still sitting at dock in Germany!!) Anyway, I have a bit of arthritis in my hands and find that a throttle rocker helps. Does that sound lame?

Do any of you out there that use a throttle rocker and if so do you have a particular recommendation? I'm currently just using a cheap rubber universal fit and that might be fine. Does the shape of the GT's throttle dictate a particualr style?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 31st, 2007, 1:02 am
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ahh, use the cruise control? Otherwise, the cramp buster is the original and best of these.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 31st, 2007, 7:34 am
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The cruise control works perfectly and is great to give your hand a rest once up to a constant speed.

The throttle spring is also very light and takes very little movement to produce lots of power. I find myself holding the throttle too tightly in effort to keep the thing under control in traffic and that is a bigger problem for me than any effort in applying the throttle.

The throttle is so sensitive that if you try to play with the bike computer button with your throttle hand, particularly in lower gears, the bike can jump forward because the throttle moves slightly while your hand is moving to work the button. Can be a bit of a problem in heavy traffic when it happens unexpectedly.

You will probably find that there is no problem for you and you will not really need the rocker unless you grip the bars too tightly like me to try to ensure that you don't move the throttle too much in the traffic.

Happy riding on the new GT when you get it. You will most likely be addicted to it in a very short time like the rest of us.


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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 31st, 2007, 9:45 am
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I like the old style throttle rocker the best. OUt here in horned rat central, I always keep the front brake covered, the throttle rocker really helps them last two, tired and fatigued, pinkies.

The throttle rockes does have the proclivity of starting to slide on the grip after a good, hot, Tejas summer. I clamp it and lay it on a rock, fixes it everytime.

I just don't like the way new style feels.

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