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    Anyone come across any kind of throttle limiting device for the youngsters?

    Hey guys. I'm looking for some way to limit the throttle on out GP1200R before letting my son (12) take it out this summer. I don't want to buy another machine just for him (no way to trailer or store it right now). But I also don't want to hand him a 70mph machine his first few times out either. Ideally it would have a "learning" mode like the newer ones do, but obviously this one doesn't. Another option we saw while renting them in Hawaii was to put a bolt through the back side of the handle grip so the throttle lever hits the bolt, preventing it from going more than about halfway. That's kinda permanent though, so I need something I can put on and take off easily for when I ride it.

    Anything out there like that?

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    you can wrap something around the grip so that the throttle doesnt open all the way up...

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    that what we would do with the rental skis sometimes

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    Stay with me here....try wrapping the grip (specifically where the throttle touches the grip) with "Mighty Fix It"...it's that As Seen on TV product that is basically silicone that you can cut and wrap around leaky pipes, electrical cords, etc...It's cheap, waterproof, and would work well to wrap around your grip to limit the throttle....I used it to to wrap an exhaust pipe on my car; it was an aftermarket cat-back system I installed and they don't always fit exactly the way OEM ones do...anyway it was rubbing the against the undertray and rattling when ever going over bumps...wrapped it and problem solved. This might be a good solution for you. Also used some in my dishwasher, it's old and the coating is coming off in places (rusts underneath and leaves stains on dishes)...used this stuff and it's been holding fine.

    Not trying to shill for it, but it has worked for me in high temp and wet conditions...and it would be a lot easier to remove than layers of tape. I even included a link!!

    https://www.mightyfixit.com/?tag=im|sm|go|tm&a_aid=011&a_bid=bc30650e

    Just an idea....

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    However you do it, DO NOT fix the throttle to stay in the 4200-4800 rpm range. The factory jetting is lean in this area (emmissions) and can cause a lean condition so keep it in the 6k rpm range, away from the 4200-4800.

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    Thanks for the ideas guys. What kind if speed is 6k gonna give me?

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    You could slip a length of fuel tubing over the throttle cable near the carbs. That would limit cable travel. Just adjust the length of the piece of tubing to limit the travel however you want it.

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    That would work but I need something I can take on and off quickly.

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    or you can just un-plug the power valve servo motor

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    Quote Originally Posted by WFO View Post
    or you can just un-plug the power valve servo motor
    That's probably the best idea yet. Good call Rich!

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