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    Finger Throttle

    Hey guys. On my XP I have a finger throttle, well not really. The guy just switched the thumb throttle around and made it into a finger throttle. If I buy a true finger throttle thing, what will I need to do to put it on. Is it just a matter of taking off the old one and putting on the new one?

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    I just put one on my 96xp. Its very simple. Just make sure you get the correct cable adapter for the throttle. Make sure the adapter is for a seadoo. Your going to need something to mate up with the bar pad.

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    i just made my own finger throttle out of a old mountain bike i had laying around. it allowes for the same pull lenght as the stock throttle and it slid right on to the bars with no adapters. it also allowes me to make adjustments to the slack in the cable without even opening the hood.

    in the pics you can see that i took the stock throttle off its hinge and cut back about 3/4" of plastic on the trangle mount. this allowed me to keep the mount on so there was no big hole in the center peice. i then had to drill a hole to rerun the cable to the new setup. hit it with some black spray paint to blend it in. looks kinda tacky but it works, and at zero the cost if you have a old bike laying around.

    this is on my 98 xpl but its the same principle
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    I just put one on my GSX, very easy takes about half hour. Make sure you drill through the front of the stock throttle/bar end thing for the throttle cable and your good.
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    I like the UMI angle pull...if you are shopping for comfort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 96XPSS View Post
    I like the UMI angle pull...if you are shopping for comfort.
    Robert,
    Just wondering, is the "RDQ" on the back of your ski Avitar, your initials, or is it "PDQ" for "Pretty Damn Quick" ? It looks like an old peepeegee logo which has had some exacto-knife cosmetic surgery if 'ya know what I mean.

    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by David_HX_RXP View Post
    Robert,
    Just wondering, is the "RDQ" on the back of your ski Avitar, your initials, or is it "PDQ" for "Pretty Damn Quick" ? It looks like an old peepeegee logo which has had some exacto-knife cosmetic surgery if 'ya know what I mean.

    David
    Ha ha! It is RDQ David. Greg had his graphics buddy make one up for me when I was working on his ski, it was a surprise gift. All similarities and puns intended.

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    Phil just spend some of your graduation money on a umi trigger throttle. I have one of those and it is comfortable. New they are about $55-60 bucks.

    You have the old UMI start stop switch holder along with the throttle.

    Putting the new trigger throttle in is a matter of screwing the throttle cable into the UMI housing and then adjusting the cable to give you full throttle when you pin it all the way, and not to much in the beginning so that your engine is running 5000 rpms out of the water lol

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    Will the angled UMI work with the 951? I have read that some aftermarket finger throttles will not work well on the 951 carbs.

    I also heard that the KVPI was the way to go, if you can find one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STL2SLO View Post
    Will the angled UMI work with the 951? I have read that some aftermarket finger throttles will not work well on the 951 carbs.

    I also heard that the KVPI was the way to go, if you can find one.
    On the UMI, the stock grips are so thick you can't pull the trigger in enough to reach wot. So if changing the grips, yes.

    I have a KVPI, and it matches the contour of the stock throttle cover, but has a trigger pull. It is nowhere near as comforatble as the UMI though. So...for asthetics, the KVPI is purtier on stock bars, but the UMI is more functional.

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