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Steven Hawkins
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thumbsaver throttle extensions
05/06/13 at 21:14:34
 
As some of you know, my wife was involved in an ATV accident at the Kanab Fun Run. while I am not going to blame the thumbsaver  throttle  for the accident I do believe it had some part in the severity of it. The way it sticks out makes it hard to release the throttle. When a rider gets in a bad situation and tightens their grip on the handlebars ,you have a tendency to give it full throttle. I had two machines with these on them and have since removed them. I would advise caution if you are thinking of putting one of these on your machine, or if you already have one.
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Re: thumbsaver throttle extensions
Reply #1 - 06/09/13 at 19:35:13
 
Tried one out for a while.  Have to agree with your comments.  I took mine off and threw it in a box of some other good ideas gone South...
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Re: thumbsaver throttle extensions
Reply #2 - 06/23/13 at 10:59:22
 
Mine came with one. I can see where Steven is coming from but I have only had a problem with it once or twice. I still like it and use it though.
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Re: thumbsaver throttle extensions
Reply #3 - 02/14/14 at 10:37:43
 
I previously had a thumb saver on my Kingquad. The thing that worried me most is hitting it with my leg. For instance when going up a steep hill, I tend to stand up and lean over the handlebars, which puts my thigh right on the throttle. Full throttle is not what you want when your front wheels are already bobbing off the ground because of the steep angle. Another situation I encountered was from riding double. To let the passenger onto the back of the seat, I stand up and lean forward so they can step onto the footboard and swing their leg over. But when I lean forward, once again my thigh mashes the throttle! I took it off and will never put one on again.
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