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Old 11-16-2012, 09:17 AM   #1
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Half twist grip for motorcycles?

Hey.

Does this exist, and have anyone tried it? If so, is it good?

http://www.electricscooterparts.com/images3/THR-86.jpg

This is for electric bikes though, but i could imagine better throttle controle and no unexpected throttle when leaning, braking with front brake, going over bums etc.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:31 AM   #2
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Re: Half twist grip for motorcycles?

that is stupid.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:32 AM   #3
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:14 PM   #4
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Hey.

Does this exist, and have anyone tried it? If so, is it good?

http://www.electricscooterparts.com/images3/THR-86.jpg

This is for electric bikes though, but i could imagine better throttle controle and no unexpected throttle when leaning, braking with front brake, going over bums etc.
Other's have said this is stupid...
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IT IS! but let me explain why.

Motorcyclists, especially here, pride themselves on "Throttle Control". If an IOM TT guy can hit bumps, go air born, etc. and still maintain throttle control, then so can most of us going half the speed!
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:22 PM   #5
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Re: Half twist grip for motorcycles?

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Hey.

Does this exist, and have anyone tried it? If so, is it good?

http://www.electricscooterparts.com/images3/THR-86.jpg

This is for electric bikes though, but i could imagine better throttle controle and no unexpected throttle when leaning, braking with front brake, going over bums etc.
Well, stop running over bums and it shouldn't be an issue. As already mentioned, throttle control/muscle memory is the key. Which is one of the many reasons starting on a non-RR bike is recommended. What makes this even more stupid is that one of the most popular mods is an R6 or an R1 throttle tube that shortens the rotation needed for throttle which requires even better throttle control.

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Old 11-16-2012, 03:30 PM   #6
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Why would you run over bums? Poor guys
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:39 PM   #7
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What makes this even more stupid is that one of the most popular mods is an R6 or an R1 throttle tube that shortens the rotation needed for throttle which requires even better throttle control.
That's why I've never bothered with one, especially on a road bike!!!
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:28 PM   #8
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Why would you run over bums? Poor guys
Fuck those bums, always laying on the sidewalk when we want to ride on it. I'm glad Sam came out in favor of running them over.
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:34 PM   #9
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Fuck those bums, always laying on the sidewalk when we want to ride on it. I'm glad Sam came out in favor of running them over.
Wait, what? I told him to stop running over bums, especially if it causes throttle control issues. He should start small, like puppies and orphans and work his way up to bums.
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:52 PM   #10
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Wait, what? I told him to stop running over bums, especially if it causes throttle control issues. He should start small, like puppies and orphans and work his way up to bums.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:23 PM   #11
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Wait, what? I told him to stop running over bums, especially if it causes throttle control issues. He should start small, like puppies and orphans and work his way up to bums.
Sorry, I must have misread it.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:02 PM   #12
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Re: Half twist grip for motorcycles?

I mostly grip where that would be with index and thumb in a pinch style, but that would be annoying as FUCK and likely would HURT throttle control as your palm tries to grip the stationary part while you try to modulate the throttle. It would be like someone trying to hold your hand still while you try to rotate it.

Fuck that. Stupid idea.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:28 PM   #13
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:10 AM   #14
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Re: Half twist grip for motorcycles?

Running over bums actually helped my throttle control as I had to slow down slightly to grab their beer as they fell under my front wheel.

Should be a crime to waste a perfectly good beer.
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:58 PM   #15
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Re: Half twist grip for motorcycles?

you Manchester guys must have some high class bums. Here they drink shit called Steele Reserve and Hurricane that costs 99 cents for 24ozer.
I gotta get over there for some free bum beer, Im hitting a couple a day on my way to work anyway.
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:21 PM   #16
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What makes this even more stupid is that one of the most popular mods is an R6 or an R1 throttle tube that shortens the rotation needed for throttle which requires even better throttle control.
Ironically, my ~20 year old 2 stroke suzuki dirt bike stock had the shorter turning throttle I had to add to the GSXR.
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