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Old September 9th, 2008, 10:45 AM   #1
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anybody run one and good and bad feelings on them
i plan on putting one on my quad and just curious on peoples thoughts on it
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Old September 9th, 2008, 10:48 AM   #2
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I just put one on the G/F's Warrior, and she loves it. Her thumb would get sore after 50 miles of riding before, and now she doesn't. They are easy to install, and pretty cheap too.
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Old September 9th, 2008, 11:47 AM   #3
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I had one on my old quadzilla. I liked it but, the only draw bach was while sliding you sometimes give it more throttle than you think because of the body english.
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Old September 9th, 2008, 11:47 AM   #4
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I had one on my banshee for awhile, it was dangerous as fukc

not bad for drag racing, lethal in the woods
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Old September 9th, 2008, 01:12 PM   #5
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I had one on my banshee for awhile, it was dangerous as fukc

not bad for drag racing, lethal in the woods
How so? I've never ridden a quad, so I'm not sure the difference twist vs. thumb makes in the woods.

Curious, really.
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Old September 9th, 2008, 01:19 PM   #6
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you gotta be careful when turning cuz sometimes you will pull on the bars to turn and want to twist the gas at the same time...it takes alittle getting used to. I personally like it better than thumb throttles.
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Old September 9th, 2008, 01:21 PM   #7
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How so? I've never ridden a quad, so I'm not sure the difference twist vs. thumb makes in the woods.

Curious, really.
You have to shift your weight side to side to keep the tires on the ground....You end up twisting the grip a bit much at the wrong time occasionally, but it is not too bad in general.

The thumb throttle is more forgiving with the crazy body english.

Here is a example.

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Old September 9th, 2008, 01:32 PM   #8
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How so? I've never ridden a quad, so I'm not sure the difference twist vs. thumb makes in the woods.

Curious, really.
you turn/ steer a quad

bike lean more or less to turn

accidental twists to a powerful machine are generally unforgiving, depending on where you ride.

I used to mainly ride tight trails, hense dangerous

If you only ride the dunes or dirt roads you will be fine
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Old September 9th, 2008, 01:37 PM   #9
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i was thinkin about doin this. my thumb feels like its gonna fall off after a day of riding. i was thinkin a twist, but again all i do is trail riding...
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i had one on my 450 for awhile and i hated it especially for motocross its way to easy to hammer down on accident if you land funny or corner hard
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Old September 9th, 2008, 01:47 PM   #11
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Very interesting. Thanks!
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Old September 9th, 2008, 02:28 PM   #12
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omg. you can grip the bars better, vs a thumb where you don't have your hand wrapped around the grip.

Yes, when you turn you can twist it a bit, but if you ride more than like twice a year you'll be used to it. Also, even with a powerful machine, the slight twist you may give it doesn't throw it off. No machine is that powerful that will make you fly off the back. It if doesn, then you probably need to be on a less powerful machine.

Grip the quad with your legs, like your supposed to, and you'll be fine. The handlebar is for steering, not holding on to.

There is a reason why just about every top level quad racer uses them.
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Old September 9th, 2008, 02:32 PM   #13
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i had a twist throttle on my 3 wheeler f that shit! it was was way fast! and then you hit the twistie trails and it brought up the tire instantly. for what its worth that 250 r would pick the tire up in 5th
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what about a thumb extension? Would that help with thumb fatigue?
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Old September 9th, 2008, 04:57 PM   #15
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I have one on my quad and love it. I have ridden bikes for ever and it was a lot more natural... wish my sleds had them some times. I have had it on quads for 10+ years and would never go back.
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Old September 9th, 2008, 05:02 PM   #16
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How so? I've never ridden a quad, so I'm not sure the difference twist vs. thumb makes in the woods.

Curious, really.
My utility quad rides fairly soft, but doesn't have the suspension travel of a dirt bike. I could see goosing the throttle on every big bump or whoop - and that SOB is too big and heavy to be doing that. On a sport quad, maybe.

A lot has to do with the geometry of the front suspension - mine gives a lot of feedback from rocks, roots, etc... on tight trails - especially being 48+" wide.

As much as I hate "throttle thumb" (don't get it so much any more) I prefer it over a twist grip. Actually, I liked the 'pull back" throttle on my Yamaha Waverunners - truly fail safe.

When we meet up in the woods, I'll show you how to do it on all fours.
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Old September 9th, 2008, 08:45 PM   #17
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i prefer the thumb for all around, drag racing would use twist!
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omg. you can grip the bars better, vs a thumb where you don't have your hand wrapped around the grip.

Yes, when you turn you can twist it a bit, but if you ride more than like twice a year you'll be used to it. Also, even with a powerful machine, the slight twist you may give it doesn't throw it off. No machine is that powerful that will make you fly off the back. It if doesn, then you probably need to be on a less powerful machine.

Grip the quad with your legs, like your supposed to, and you'll be fine. The handlebar is for steering, not holding on to.

There is a reason why just about every top level quad racer uses them.

I'm refering to the trees i hit, cause of extra throttle while hitting the braking bump missed corners an into the woods.

Stumps along side the trail being nailed, unintentional jumps, slaming down on the throttle after landing a jump with now where to go, Tires being lifted unnessisarily (sp), etc

I do however prever a twist on my dirtbike, but it's way different on a quad.


In the end it's your choice
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i gotta have a twist grip on a quad to be comfortable on one. bottom line is use whatever you are more comfortable with
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omg. you can grip the bars better, vs a thumb where you don't have your hand wrapped around the grip.

Yes, when you turn you can twist it a bit, but if you ride more than like twice a year you'll be used to it. Also, even with a powerful machine, the slight twist you may give it doesn't throw it off. No machine is that powerful that will make you fly off the back. It if doesn, then you probably need to be on a less powerful machine.

Grip the quad with your legs, like your supposed to, and you'll be fine. The handlebar is for steering, not holding on to.

There is a reason why just about every top level quad racer uses them.
Who races a twist throttle these days please tell me
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