Quality twist throttle

Discussion in 'Rack Mounted Engines' started by darwin, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    Can anyone recommend a quality twist throttle for a bicycle? This is a safety issue for me. It seems to me if you need to hit the brakes and stop in a hurry the lever kind of throttle that I have takes an extra 2 or 3 seconds to disengage.

  2. Butch

    Butch Guest

  3. Fleabay also has a load of throttles. Just make sure you get one for 7/8" bars....
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  4. olddude

    olddude Member

    Try american power sports the are in ohio or J and P cycles the have some cheap stuff to
  5. stringer

    stringer Banned

  6. Squidman37

    Squidman37 New Member

    When I built my friction drive I just went to the local Bike shop and purchased an off the shelf twist shift gear selector. Then removed the one screw that held it together and took it apart and removed the little flat spring that they use to keep the bike in the selected gear, put it back together, installed it and then installed a heavier throttle return spring on my carb and Voila~ $12 bucks later I had my twist throttle and it works like a charm.

  7. waylow

    waylow Member

    Now That is the best Idea I have read in a long time. I have a twist grip throttle from ebay, but with it, I will have to move my bike's shifter somewhere else. I think a grip shift gear selector might just be my solution, I might be able to fit the finger triggers for my shifter under the bottom of the twist grip. interesting food for thought. Thanks for the idea Squidman37
  8. Skyliner70cc

    Skyliner70cc Active Member

    Check your local small engine repair shop that sells stuff too. Mine has tons of parts for minibikes and other toys.