Re: Throttle useless
Sorry guys, but in the interest of safety I have to say that the idea of using a shifter as a throttle (cruise control) is asking for trouble. It might not have happened to you yet and hopefully it never will but if you ride long enough there will come a time when you need to get off that throttle NOW! A spring return twist grip or a brake lever will allow immediate return to idle speed but if you have to reach for and move a lever to reduce engine speed you will eat up precious mili-seconds that could spell the difference between a crash and a near miss. The concept of cruise control might be great for open road riding where there's little chance of encountering a side street and traffic but for most of the places we ride it's a invitation to disaster. But, that's just my opinion.
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