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Roy Anderson

Convert the thumb throttle to m/c type twist grip

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I have a 2002 Suzuki LT-F500F, and am a first time atv  owner. I rode two wheel bikes for many years, and now, two months in to being a new at owner, am just not enamored with the thumb throttle, and I’m wondering if anyone has tried a conversion to a typical twist grip throttle as found on all motorcycles? If so, how do you like it?

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You can get a simple attachment like this:

Kolpin 98020 Handy Throttle

 

Handy Thumb Throttle Converter THUMB PUMP SNOWMOBILE ATV THROTTLE ADAPTER

 

or a full conversion from Motion Pro or other like:

https://amzn.to/2XxyFHo

 

There's a few older topics you may want to look through around twist throttles as well:

 

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Here are my two cents... on my Yahama Raptor 700R, when I bought it it has the twist throttle and I changed it to thumb very quickly.  For me if I opened the throttle it would push me back slightly in the seat which would in turn open the throttle even more... that would amplify the more I opened the throttle but this quad is also a 700cc.

With thumb in the same situation (pushed back in the seat) it would let up on the throttle, safer for me at least.  At the same token my thumb does get tired quickly and a twist throttle is more comfortable, both have their pluses and minuses.

Daniel

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Posted (edited)
On 7/7/2019 at 10:40 PM, Roy Anderson said:

......... I’m wondering if anyone has tried a conversion to a typical twist grip throttle as found on all motorcycles? If so, how do you like it?

Hey, Hey, Hey Frosty Guy .... to answer your question. I put a twist throttle on my ATV's WAY back. Back when I had a Suzuki Quad Sport & I loved it. I've never ridden motorcycles either. I've ridden all over with this throttle, Dunes, Snow, Mountains, Down in the Swell in Utah & in Moab. If you're use to a motorcycle twist, then IMHO ... No problem. Go For It !!!

Anyway, I now have on my 2014 Can-Am Outlander 1000. BUT, it's not your typical motorcycle type twist throttle. It's a "Dual Gasser". Terrycable  has them ... as does Moose Racing ... and DAMN, they've really gone up in price since I bought mine. However, like I wrote, I love mine !!  :yes:

http://www.terrycable.com/Dual-Gasser-Throttle-Assembly_p_23.html

 

https://www.mooseracing.com/products/546999/productGroup/381597

 

...

 

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