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Hand throttle, who is running one?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, Oct 29, 2003.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    Sitting at work thinking about things to do on the K5, and I remembered hand throttles. I'm thinking I want to set one up on the K5. Atv thumb throttle sounds like a good place to start I think. I know someone here runs a hand throttle and I want to know how you set it up. The thing is its my daily driver so I would want to keep the foot throttle, how would you set it up so they both work?
     
  2. k5fd89

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    I know there is one for CJ's( /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif) I think 4WD warehouse or wholesale in Ohio has it. It has been a while since I saw one but I think it by passed the foot peddle and went diretly to the throttle but don't quote me on that.
     
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    i think depdog has one.
     
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    'xcuse me for ignorance, but what is the benefit of a hand throttle? for me i like the security of being able to have both hands on the wheel, if for nothing else to hold me in the seat.
     
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    sm465, I only ever have one hand on the wheel, sometimes too. As for the benefits, to me it seems to be, say climbing a rock, don't want to slide back so you brake just a little, have to clutch, and gas to get over, how you do all 3 at once?
     
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    Could be helpful on a manual tranny truck rockclimbing or steep hills so that you can hold the brake while you ease the clutch out without stalling. Lots of people with onboard welders like them too.
     
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    hey yunit any idea how to contact depdog? the email addy on off-road.com doesn't work, bounced back to me.
     
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    The only easy way I can think of is if you have a first gen with a choke knob.
     
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    hmm choke knob interesting idea. splitter cable off a big rig shifter would be about the same idea, push pull knob on the shifter. I have a manual choke on my carb and mounted the knob on the flat spot of the dash next to the radio. it looks good and everyone that sees it says it looks factory.
     
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    I've been thinkin of doing this. Either with a manual choke knob and cable or with a bicycle hand brake and cable. Either way would be pretty easy.
     
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    shoot him a pm.
     
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    he is blue
     
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    i rigged one op on my toyota, took about 15 minutes and under $10. i went to the local ace and picked up a lawnmower throttle, it even has the bunny and turtle on it. clamped it to the 4wd shifter. it works great, especially with a carb and a clutch. you can keep on the gas a bit to try and keep it from stalling out. plus like what was already said, it keeps you from rolling back, possibly off of a rock, or ledge. IMHO they are great, if you have a stick.

    edit: forgot one more thing they are good for, Cruise Control!
     
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    Bluebies can receive PM's, just can't send replies.
     
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    discovered that when I pmed him and he emailed me back.
     
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    I have one on my truck, made entirely from bikeparts. A cutoff handlebar, a bar-end shifter, teflon lined cable and housing, miscellaneous fittings and some custom brackets to attach the cable. I'm trying to find some pictures, I know I had some...
     
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    Mine is prettty much the same as what joez has. Its a Murray push mower throttle w/ the turtle & rabbit. I got it at Wal-Mart for 8 bucks. I need to rig it up on my shifter (right now its by the shifter under the dash) but its still convenient. For example, earlier this year at Tellico, I bumped up my idle to about 1000 RPM while on Slickrock so I wouldn't be as likely to stall and would be easier to start off after I stopped. I also use it to bump up the idle to about 1200 RPM to run air tools with my OBA.

    Will
     
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    hang on a sec....all those giveaways you rich fawkers do and DEPDOG is still blue? Somebody gave me a membership and all I am is a jackass. [darn] that, I'm buyin Dep a membership....
     

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