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Old 24 December 2008, 06:02   #1
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Foot throttles

I've read a few times now that foot throttles are ratted better than standard morse type control that most of us use. I hold my hands up as I know jack about them but this seems like fitting a foot throttle to a Yamaha R1 bike.
How do they work? Do they work by keeping the pressure on like car throttles? If so what about when you hit that big out of no where swell?
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Old 24 December 2008, 07:03   #2
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I know the expensive type like mercury smartcraft are controlled electrically rather than cabled - john cookee on here knows his stuff - his bananashark weapon has a foot throttle - the absolute nuts
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Old 24 December 2008, 07:13   #3
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What about when you need to keep the power on but your getting bounced about like a Spaniard's honeymoon bed? I'd love to know as being able to have both hands free to steer and keep a grip would be great. I expect they will be far out of my price range! Cheers Olly
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Foot throttles are great - but only when you are sitting in a good bucket seat. Forget them if you have a normal jockey seat.
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Foot throttles are not recommended at all for your application because as you mentioned when getting bounced around it will be a problem. I use them for tunnel boat applications only and it functions just the same as in your car. Cable with a strong spring so when you let go with your foot it goes back to idle speed. If you look at Offshore type boats, they use leavers and when they are racing, 2 guys to control the boat.
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Foot throttles are great - but only when you are sitting in a good bucket seat. Forget them if you have a normal jockey seat.
That pretty much sums it up.

In a fast RIB I would definitely have bucket seats and a foot throttle for maximum control. For general use jockey seats and hand throttle are much more versatile.

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I use a foot throttle and that's fantastic, have good bucket seats.
Although sometimes I miss the hand lever. So I looked for a combination and found it:
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I use a foot throttle and that's fantastic, have good bucket seats.
Although sometimes I miss the hand lever. So I looked for a combination and found it:
when you use hand throttle does foot one move??

when you use foot throttle does hand one move??

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Foot throttles are great - but only when you are sitting in a good bucket seat. Forget them if you have a normal jockey seat.
That just depends on how you place it... I use one with a jockey, no problem at all
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Thanks for the replies.

Rienier,
What about when you have to stand due to Pollock crunching slams?
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