My problem is backing off the gas.I owned a 450 honda before and releasing the throttle lever was easy but now i own a grizz and have a hard time getting my thumb back far enough to let off the gas so times.Thinking about adding an extension with a bend in it to allow this. It would come out 1"off the leaver, in towards the bike 2" and out again 2".I have big hands so I blame the position of the throttle lever.This would place the leaver in towards the bike 2" thus allowing my thumb extra 2" of space to throttle off? Any other ideas?
I purchased an IPI Thumb Assist Pro from Montana Jack's. A bit pricy at $20.00, but worth it. It allows using the heel of the hand if you fully grasp the handlebar grip and the palm of the hand if you have big hands or move your hand slightly downward. I like the various thumb position options.
We have the Moose assist ordered from Cabelas, nice for the trail but not in the technical stuff, especially if you have a tank bag. The assist can actually throttle up tight turning situations. We take it off for the technical stuff and have put it back on for the long trail rides. Got good at using the palm of my hand when the thumb gets cramped.
I have two of those IPI extensions in the garage if anybody wants 'em... what do they sell for new? I'm thinking these might be worth $10 each.
I removed them from my quads because I think they're unsafe. More than a few times, my hand would hit it just the wrong way and the quad would lunge briefly until I could catch it. It happened to my wife last year too, only her incident with it led to a rollover and some pretty good bruises on her.
They're just too easy to hit, especially in a startling situation. Since I removed it, we haven't had anymore problems.
This guy Gregory runs his own atv site and has ridden thousand of miles and he doesn't like the thumb savers either. It can be very dangerous as Rob says so use with extreme caution. There is a thumb saver glove I have seen for snowmobiling but I can't tell you anymore about it? It would be a lot safer IMO. Anyways check out this link before purchasing a thumb saver.......Irv
Beast, that link was posted to show people another side to the thumb assist so people could choose/decide for themselves after reading the pro's and con's. The hand grips review was attached to the thumb saver post for some reason? It doesn't really matter to me what anybody uses and if you are happy with them then by all means purchase them and enjoy them. If I loggeed as many miles as you each year I would have a set myself. The link was posted only to show someones else's experiences with the thumb saver........Irv
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