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Old 01-26-2018, 09:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Please help with basic throttle thumb fatigue

I'm finally going to go ride a snowmobile in February :-) It will be a 2006 ski doo renegade 600sdi. Something I learned about earlier this evening that could be a significant consideration is throttle thumb fatigue. Using some sort of spring hand grip exercise device regularly for a month or more in advance would probably have been the best approach, but it's too late for that at this point. There are a number of things that look like they might be able to help though, like: Snobunje Throttle Flare, Thumbuddy Throttle Extender, MadDog GearATV Thumb Assist Control, Throttle Gizmo, CruiseMate, and probably others. It will be the sled a friend is letting me ride so there can be no drilling holes or any of that, but he said other people who ride very rarely have that same problem when they ride for an extended period of time. Can anyone suggest which if any of the above mentioned, or something not mentioned, could help me with this ride and be something I could leave with him to help other people in the future?

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Old 02-07-2018, 03:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have the Throttle Gizmo on my wife's sled. Installation is easy,remove the throttle bolt install the lever reinstall bolt . There are also several products sold that you wear to help with throttle fatigue.
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Lube all the cables
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Alternate between using your thumb and the web of your hand, I don't know if I would bother with add on doo dads, you may be having so much fun you won't notice, ether that or too scared to notice!
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I drove triples for years with no problem. I think EFI runs at lower throttle, at trail speed, so hand stays extended and cramps. This worked great for me:


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After a ride or two you will be all set. Although those two rides maybe painful. Do tricks as outlined above.

If you ride somewhat each year you'll never get it again, even in following years.
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Rotate the throttle down, fits ergonomically better.
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I keep mine loose enough so I can change the position throughout the day. Helps a lot when you ride 10+hrs at a pop
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One advantage of the ITC..Thumb never sore or stiff..
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