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    Considering a New Throttle

    Im considering a new throttle for my ski

    This one


    Has anyone used one of these throttles??

    Would it work well on a Polaris? Or should i just stick with flipping the thumb control?

    thanks
    Neil


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    I know their more money, but I like the UMI throttles the best.

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    Actually.. I have been really eyeballing this one

    TBM Racing has Introduced the finest quality throttle lever ever produced for a personal watercraft. Precision machined from aircraft grade aluminum featuring a bushing pivot, fully adjustable perch and ergonomically correct to reduce hand fatigue. Fully rebuildable design allows you to replace the pivot bearing rather than throwing away a high dollar part because of excessive wear. Also available with a needle bearing pivot for the ultimate in precision ergonomics.

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    With the finger throttle, You have one less finger to hang on to the handle with, unless you are WOT.

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    Ph2ocraft recently mentioned that he likes using the Kawasaki finger throttle. He even posted the part number

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    She likes the bike. But the ski gets her wet!!!! xlint89's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by rlharrison60 View Post
    With the finger throttle, You have one less finger to hang on to the handle with, unless you are WOT.
    I find with the thumb throttle, when you hit nasty water conditions, you hold on tighter, which caused me to go WOT. Didn't like it.


    With the finger throttle, I can wrap my thumb and 2 fingers aroundd the bars for a more sure feel grip.

    Not to mention less forearm pump up than with the thumb throttle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thester71 View Post
    I know their more money, but I like the UMI throttles the best.
    ditto both on the umi
    have a kvpi on my 785 and like it, fairly inexpensive.
    havent had rough water problems, but used to riding bikes with on or two fingers ready on the brakes most of the time

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    Quote Originally Posted by old guy in mich View Post
    ditto both on the umi
    have a kvpi on my 785 and like it, fairly inexpensive.
    havent had rough water problems, but used to riding bikes with on or two fingers ready on the brakes most of the time
    Does your kvpi have bearings or bushings?

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    would assume bushing too cheap to have bearings i would think. seen them for $20
    compared to umi (on sons 785) functionally hard to tell apart, finish on umi nicer.
    Quote Originally Posted by thester71 View Post
    Does your kvpi have bearings or bushings?

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    She likes the bike. But the ski gets her wet!!!! xlint89's Avatar
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    Those $35 finger throttles don't have bushings or bearings.

    Would need to run them for many hours to actually get wear though. Had one on "her ride" for 3 years and never wore it out yet.

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