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Howdy, I have two quick questions, one because I ave no idea what I need the other for suggestions.

Recently with a change in work locations, went from a good safe neighborhood to one where I worry about my car when I can't see it, my bike has become more of a weekend pleasure with the wife, the my main transportation. Because it is now used primarily on longer trips I have noticed a couple things I don't like about the throttle. The first is the extreme amount of twist to get it wide open; I have read about an adapter like sleeve that reduces the amount of twist needed I have no idea what it is called, if anyone does please help.

The second problem is my hand gets tired hanging on I would like a throttle lock but don't know of what are good ones. Does anyone have any experience with them, or could recommend a good one.
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Howdy, I have two quick questions, one because I ave no idea what I need the other for suggestions.

Recently with a change in work locations, went from a good safe neighborhood to one where I worry about my car when I can't see it, my bike has become more of a weekend pleasure with the wife, the my main transportation. Because it is now used primarily on longer trips I have noticed a couple things I don't like about the throttle. The first is the extreme amount of twist to get it wide open; I have read about an adapter like sleeve that reduces the amount of twist needed I have no idea what it is called, if anyone does please help.
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The second problem is my hand gets tired hanging on I would like a throttle lock but don't know of what are good ones. Does anyone have any experience with them, or could recommend a good one.
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I don't believe it's down to a quarter turn, I believe it reduces it by one quarter of the total amount to go to WOT.

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I have one on my XR and the change is mild, not dramatic. Definitely worth the price and effort.

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The second problem is my hand gets tired hanging on I would like a throttle lock but don't know of what are good ones. Does anyone have any experience with them, or could recommend a good one.
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+1 on the Brakeaway - the best throttle lock there is. Period. Look it up. Get yourself one of those wrist rests that just slip over your throttle. Only about $10. Advertised in every MC mag and at most all accessory stores. Several brands and types. Been using 'em for decades and I won't leave home without it.

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is it easy to install?do you have to take the grip off?

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Some folks like these quite a bit.

http://www.crampbuster.com/

Attaches to your throttle and allows the heel of your hand to control the throttle instead of wrapping your fingers around it.

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is it easy to install?do you have to take the grip off?
It takes some time to install and adjust properly. I wouldn't call it easy but it isn't hard either. The device slips over your grip so you don't have to take anything apart. The installation instructions that come with it are pretty good.

By the way, if you were going to install the throttle ring from post #2, you would want to do that before installing the brakeaway. Otherwise you would have to partially disassemble the brakeaway to get inside the control housing to install the throttle ring.

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