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Motorbike Throttle Rocker - Anyone use one?

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by Simmy, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. Simmy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 2,220

    Location: Bristol

    On a journey from Kent to Bristol (180miles or so) I found my right hand cramping up a bit. I did the journey in one go as it was getting cold and I wanted to get back asap and a few days later my wrist is aching slightly. I've heard good things about the Throttle Rocker, but can anyone vouch for it being worthwhile? It's worth a punt at only £6.49 on ebay.
     
  2. mk1_salami

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 2,760

    Location: Fife, Scotland

    What does it do?
     
  3. Simmy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 2,220

    Location: Bristol

  4. VFR_KID

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 3, 2008

    Posts: 3,250

    Location: Fife way up in Scotland

    no thanks. I have images of it jaming open lol and me holding on with 2 hands as my legs flap around in the air lol
     
  5. Dogbreath

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 16,651

    Location: Devon

    There really is nothing to jam, it's not like you have to modify the throttle linkage in any way. Seems like a good idea to me.
     
  6. PardonTheWait

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 26, 2003

    Posts: 24,010

    I only used to get hand cramps when I first started riding, once I got more confident and relaxed it went away.

    You've been riding a while though right?
     
  7. Wolfchild

    Gangster

    Joined: Oct 5, 2004

    Posts: 341

    Location: West Lothian, well in the sticks

    Did 450 miles yesterday on my s3 and my hand was dying the whole way, i may look into one of these if means dont have to stop every 50 miles to wake it up
     
  8. iaind

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 26, 2009

    Posts: 14,814

    Location: Exeter

    I dont think Toyota makes bikes?
     
  9. PardonTheWait

    Capodecina

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    My sister's Toyota has an engine manufactured by Yamaha though which I found quite surprising.
     
  10. Simmy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 2,220

    Location: Bristol

    Been riding for 2 years but the handlebars are lower on my new bike compared to previous ones, so there's more pressure on the wrist. You're right though, my wrist will probably strengthen up in time.

    Throttle Rocker is in the post to me now - I'll leave a review when I get chance :)
     
  11. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 31, 2006

    Posts: 9,657

    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

    I have used one before on the sv when travelling around france, didnt get on with it though, more because I got bored of cruising and wanted a hoon.
     
  12. BigglesPiP

    Capodecina

    Joined: Mar 8, 2006

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    Location: Near Winchester

    "Finest space age materials"

    "New advanced design"

    I really don't need to go on...
     
  13. PardonTheWait

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 26, 2003

    Posts: 24,010

    I went from a Z750 then a Fazer 1000 to an RSV Mille and it was murder at first, it did get better though. Took me a while to get used to having my arse and my wrists at the same level :D

    It's nowhere near as silly as a lot of sportsbikes even, it was a 2000 model and the Mille is more spacious anyway because it's got a great big tall engine. It did get easier though. A bit :D

    You got a ZZR right? Probably is similar to my Dad's VFR800 then, I find that really quite comfy now but at first it hurt my wrists. Feels like some sort of limousine now compared to my Mille though!
     
  14. Luke

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 19, 2005

    Posts: 6,938

    Location: S. Yorkshire

    I've got a ZZR1100 and coming from an upright traillie found the bars to be too low.
    I bought a set of Genmar bar risers that lifted them by about 1-2 inches and it has made a huge difference. I rode a 360 mile motorway round trip recently an apart from being cold and boring it was a comfortable journey for my wrists.
    Unless you are specifically looking for them they are pretty much invisible.