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post #1 of 3 Old 07-06-2016, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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Question Choke up or throttle pin?

So Ive oddly been doing bike touring on my 919 with 2 interstate trips in the past month. Im in southern oregon right now where the roads are very flat and straight out and Ive been cruising around 95-100 mph pretty commonly but with the 17/44 ratio I have to twist the throttle pretty far to maintain 95-100 and its kind of annoying for long periods.

SHould I just choke up on the throttle (regrip higher up), I am resistant to do this as I feel its a safety issue if I had to gear down in a hurry.

Do many people use those things where you can set the throttle at a certain speed and let your hand off it? After a few hours my wrist feels like s**t

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post #2 of 3 Old 07-06-2016, 11:53 PM
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Throttle locks (which is what you're talking about) are common to install for any bike not just used around town. I don't think I've had a bike that I didn't install something like that on in the past 20 years.

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post #3 of 3 Old 07-16-2016, 09:43 AM
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Re-grip, I've done it for years with zero issues. As long as your throttle snaps back to 0 throttle immediately after letting go, you'll be fine.

Also, a throttle lock works really well. However, I would advise against using a throttle lock at 95-100 mph.

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