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July 21, 2003, 08:27 AM

My friend drives with this left hand when his right gets numb or cramped.
I keep on trying but cannot get this right. On the way home from the mountain we were crusing on 211 east and I was trying to switch hands and hit my kill switch.
That was bad, as I was going over 70 and the gravel on the shoulder was way too deep to pull off and cars do not get the "leg off" the bike means I am having issues and going slow.

Do a lot of people ride with the left on long straights/highways?
I cannot get this right (nice pun)- any tips?

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July 21, 2003, 08:46 AM

Dude...if you really want to see some sick stuff watch ScootnR6 do a STOPPIE with his left hand ONLY!!!!! :o
I can't even ride a straight line with my left hand...


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July 21, 2003, 08:50 AM

get a throttle lock...
i wouldn't bother riding with the left hand on the right grip...seems a little too sketchy to me...



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July 21, 2003, 08:52 AM

Practice man. Just ride around by yourself and try the left hand throttle. It is tricky but you can do it.


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July 21, 2003, 09:29 AM

Well I am glad that it appears to be the exception to ride with the left and not the norm.
I have been trying to get this right off and on for two summers and hitting my kill switch yesterday really pissed me off and frustrated me.
The hole thing seems to be the weight shift and elbow placement so you can still steer.

I'll keep working on it.

I do not think it is a big enough issue to warrant a throttle lock - the old "gas it; shake the right hand for a bit" gets enough blood flowing for me to tolerate.

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July 22, 2003, 07:57 AM

spend the 10 bucks on a throttle rocker. Do a search and it will come up. One of the best mods for the money if you do long rides or if your hands ever hurt.
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July 22, 2003, 08:32 AM

Matt, put some faux fur on your tank and tail section.
I've observed that this stuff enables riders to do things that normal riders can't.
A few of my biker friends swear by the stuff.


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July 22, 2003, 08:42 AM

I added neon already and chromed my wheels and that did not work.

I did not think of adding fur to help get this right...good idea!
I wonder if extend the swing arm too if that will help.

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July 22, 2003, 09:37 AM

First of all you can't do it on Honda's, you should know they're inferior to Yamaha's!

Second just turn around and face the other way the reach back and grab the handle bars, that way your not reaching across your body to grab the throttle, and weight won't shift.

Third, open your hand flat and use your palm to keep the throttle in position and let the blood flow.


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August 11, 2003, 12:54 PM

Fur= good
riding backwards= good
blood in hand controlling throttle= good
random squirl in f'n road while riding
backwards, left hand on throttle
leaning on new tiger fur tank- bad


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