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Thumb throttle extenders

Anyone using a thumb throttle extender? Just curious if there are types that are better than others.
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I have a thumb saver one on my wife's Recon. Its ok, but if she didn't need it, it wouldn't be on there. It has caused more headaches than it has helped, but she can't ride for any length of time without it so it stays.

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Just be careful with the extenders as they sometimes get caught up in peoples clothes and send them flying off like a stuck throttle. Extra length catches on things even backing up too causing headaches and accidents.

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Ever since I heard the story about a guy getting hurt because his thumb extender caused an unintended acceleration during what would have been a minor crash, I ruled them out as dangerous.
Some guys like them. Just realize there's a potential problem if you turn tight and the extended lever hits your leg or upper body.


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Ever since I heard the story about a guy getting hurt because his thumb extender caused an unintended acceleration during what would have been a minor crash, I ruled them out as dangerous.
Some guys like them. Just realize there's a potential problem if you turn tight and the extended lever hits your leg or upper body.


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+1 This always seems to be the problem with my wife's Recon when others (including me) ride it. But like I said earlier - if you need it, you need it.

I also considered a twist throttle for her but she has mild carpal tunnel so I didn't think it would work. I think it is a better option than the thumb extender though if you can get away with it.

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My cousin has one and loves it, I personally think they are dangerous,every time I ride his quad I end up standing up and leaning frontwards for some reason and when I do my leg pushes the throttle. If you gotta have one,use the kind that holds on by screws not by zip-ties.



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I have been using one for years. I purchased it from Cabela's.
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Old thread I know.... But a short piece of fuel line slipped over the thumb throttle is awesome.
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