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Old 07-03-2012, 11:13 AM   #11
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Hawk, here's the guy's question:

"What I wanted to know was whether there was such a product as I'm about to describe. I'd like to buy a throttle that increases acceleration at a slower rate."

I'm NOT saying you're wrong, I just preferred to answer his question rather than give him an internet lesson on riding techniques.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:37 AM   #12
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Hawk, here's the guy's question:

"What I wanted to know was whether there was such a product as I'm about to describe. I'd like to buy a throttle that increases acceleration at a slower rate."

I'm NOT saying you're wrong, I just preferred to answer his question rather than give him an internet lesson on riding techniques.
Technically correct, but that was answered by Post #2 and an "alternate part-number" given @ #3.

Everything else has just been the WHY of it...
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:38 AM   #13
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Then the correct answer is "No, there is not a product on the market that will slow the rate of throttle opening".......Jeezus what a bunch of nit-pickers.

There are a number of methods you could use though, turning your wrist slower springs to mind for one, pouring sand down the throttle cable would help as well as the ever popular emersion in warm salt water...

Personally I'd just practice smoother throttle opening but I know you kids these day want everything done for you.
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:02 PM   #14
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Then the correct answer is "No, there is not a product on the market that will slow the rate of throttle opening".......Jeezus what a bunch of nit-pickers.

There are a number of methods you could use though, turning your wrist slower springs to mind for one, pouring sand down the throttle cable would help as well as the ever popular emersion in warm salt water...

Personally I'd just practice smoother throttle opening but I know you kids these day want everything done for you.
Love your avatar, you used to use that one a long time ago, didn't you?
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:46 PM   #15
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Love your avatar, you used to use that one a long time ago, didn't you?

Yes I did, it's from an old Firesign Theatre album cover. I always found it to be a true reflection of my own political leanings...
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:44 AM   #16
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I'm NOT saying you're wrong, I just preferred to answer his question rather than give him an internet lesson on riding techniques.
Well then you would be doing him a dis-service. In order to give the best answer possible, you often have to read between the lines a bit and figure out what the REAL quesion is.

In this case, the REAL question is: "I'm having trouble starting out smoothly from a stop. Is there anything I can do to improve that ?"

Being a nooby, he didn't know exactly how to describe the problem OR how to ask the right quesiton.

By trying to answer his literal question, you haven't really helped any.
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By trying to answer his literal question, you haven't really helped any.
It made ME feel better.
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It made ME feel better.
And I am SO happy about that !!

Had a couple of additional thoughts:
Sticky throttle cables can make matters worse.
And I don't like the skinny grips a lot of bikes come with.
Foam grip covers give you a little better leverage......and vibration resistance too.

Wonder if the OP will ever come back and talk to us again ??
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