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    Throttle Gizmo
    « on: 2020-08-01 16:27:04 »
    Got one of these and tried it yesterday. It felt good at first but after a while I discovered it does nothing to combat fingers going numb and it actually makes throttle movement erratic.
    Decided to remove it and have ordered some foam grips.
    « Last Edit: 2020-08-01 19:45:43 by Beagle »

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      Re: Throttle Gizmo
      « Reply #1 on: 2020-08-01 19:13:28 »
      What is a throttle gizmo ?
      My 4th R1200RT = 2016 (2017 MY) R1200RT LE

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        Re: Throttle Gizmo
        « Reply #2 on: 2020-08-01 19:45:14 »
        What is a throttle gizmo ?


        Apologies copy and paste didnt work

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          Re: Throttle Gizmo
          « Reply #3 on: 2020-08-01 19:47:35 »
          What causes fingers to go numb.

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            Re: Throttle Gizmo
            « Reply #4 on: 2020-08-01 20:23:30 »
            What causes fingers to go numb.


            A vice works pretty well.
            The GS 'is' the better bike :-)

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              Re: Throttle Gizmo
              « Reply #5 on: 2020-08-01 20:36:45 »
              Got one of these and tried it yesterday. It felt good at first but after a while I discovered it does nothing to combat fingers going numb and it actually makes throttle movement erratic.
              Decided to remove it and have ordered some foam grips.
              I've got "grip puppies" on both my RT and GS and they help me with the bikes vibrations.
              The GS 'is' the better bike :-)

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                Re: Throttle Gizmo
                « Reply #6 on: 2020-08-01 21:09:15 »
                Its not the vibration but the pressure on the fingers reducing blood supply by the glove and also gripping the throttle grip. Doesn't happen on the left hand. Gloves have plenty of room so not size.

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                  Re: Throttle Gizmo
                  « Reply #7 on: 2020-08-01 21:11:49 »
                  Cruise control works a treat.

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                    Re: Throttle Gizmo
                    « Reply #8 on: 2020-08-01 21:23:10 »
                    Its not the vibration but the pressure on the fingers reducing blood supply by the glove and also gripping the throttle grip. Doesn't happen on the left hand. Gloves have plenty of room so not size.


                    Carpal tunnel surgery?
                    The GS 'is' the better bike :-)

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                      Re: Throttle Gizmo
                      « Reply #9 on: 2020-08-01 21:33:51 »
                      Cruise control works a treat.


                      Not round country lanes.

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                        Re: Throttle Gizmo
                        « Reply #10 on: 2020-08-01 21:46:11 »

                        Carpal tunnel surgery?


                        Nothing to do with the wrist.

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                          Re: Throttle Gizmo
                          « Reply #11 on: 2020-08-01 21:47:00 »

                          I can see your anatomy knowledge continues to be lacking.


                          Welcome to the list.
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                            Re: Throttle Gizmo
                            « Reply #12 on: 2020-08-02 09:55:47 »
                            I have the throttle rocker as well i find it works good if your fingers start to get stiff , dunno about going numb though , cold ? circulation ?

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                              Re: Throttle Gizmo
                              « Reply #13 on: 2020-08-02 10:44:20 »
                              I used one of those on my Triumph Sprint, only found it fully useful on motorways and other constant speed roads, now use cruise control in those situations. I think if you are trying to use it for country lanes you are on a hiding to nothing but it is still useful as when you come into a village and you want to travel through at a constant sensible speed you can stretch your fingers out (which incidentally makes them closer to the brake for when the random child runs out) thereby giving you some relief.
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                                Re: Throttle Gizmo
                                « Reply #14 on: 2020-08-02 13:16:32 »
                                I have the throttle rocker as well i find it works good if your fingers start to get stiff , dunno about going numb though , cold ? circulation ?
                                I manage to play my guitar fingerstyle. I think its something to do with gripping the small in circumference twist grip with gloves on. Its this that restricts circulation in the fingers. Maybe the extra foam grips Ive ordered will help.