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Old 09-12-2009, 01:08 PM
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Smile Re: A governor, or speed limiter,

Originally Posted by AslansMonkey View Post
Here's an idea...

Please excuse the crudity of my drawing. It's late and I'm tired...

Take your throttle apart (just the cover that clamps it to the bar) and you'll see the guide that the cable goes into. Somewhere past where the cable connects drill a hole through the throttle side to side. Then insert a pin through there (use something thick like a piece of wire hanger.

Locate a spot along the lower housing that you can drill a hole and insert a screw so that when the throttle is rotated, the pin will hit the screw and prevent the throttle from turning further.

Take the screw out when you wish to drive unlimited

Disclaimer...I just thought this up and have NOT tried this myself...though if my 15 year old goes screaming past the cops one more time I might just consider it!
The throttle stop screw was common on all of the British bikes from the 50"s
and into the 70's. There is a adjustable screw and lock nut to limit the amount
of throttle position at wide open throttle
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