twist throttle

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Tom Allen, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. Tom Allen

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    Can anyone suggest an appropriate twist throttle for a motorized mountain bike?
     
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  3. Tom Allen

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    Thanks. I'll check it out.
     
  4. Dan

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    Purty awesome, El Linko. I hate the stock, kit throttles & grips.

    Out of habit, been using them even on DIY builds.
     
  5. KCvale

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    I don't mind the stock 2-stroke throttles but I replace the grips with BMX foam grips, you can 'milk' one over the throttles plastic barrel with some warm water and dish soap.
     
  6. Dan

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    Never tried the foam ones, KC. Sounds comfortable.
    The plastic covers just feel so chincy and cheap to me. A quality cable is a big factor for me as well. The lil bit of extra smooth just makes for a better ride.

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    My all time favorite MB throttle came with the old Honda kits. (emmmm, Hondaaa)

    It follows to all my daily riders. Has duel brake actuators, kill switch and a semi hard rubber grip sided by faux chrome.
     

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    Edit; I just found em all over the place. Google ~ Dual Brake Twist Throttle Kit ~
    $20 to $25

    I thought they had stopped making em.
     
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  8. Davezilla

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    I found some cool billet throttle assemblies on ebay for around $30 and they don't come with grips so you could use any motorcycle or bicycle grip you want on them. I do like the foam BMX grips a lot too since they're cheap, comfortable, and easy to install or remove.
     
  9. heliobikes

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    We use the billet throttles from sickbikeparts.com. They are smooth and allow you to put whatever grip you want on them. More importantly, they are the right cable length for either 2 stroke or 4 stroke. The stock throttles are terrible. We have had a few bind up before....not good.
     
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