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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-25-2003, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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OK Guys,

The wifes sled is an 00' MXZ700, she has been complaining on long rides that her thumb is cramping up. I have adjusted the angle of the throttle on the bars for her, but shes still whining. Is there anything I can do to help with thumb fatigue for her?? :blahblah:
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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-25-2003, 01:16 PM
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a two stage throttle from ski-doo and don't listen any other dumb idea that will take her off the rhythm of using a normal throttle.




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Talk to Thumb Doctor! He'll tell you how to strengthen it!
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Paul,

Whats a two stage throttle from Ski Doo?? Not sure what that is?
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Paul,

Whats a two stage throttle from Ski Doo?? Not sure what that is?
the two stage is a cry babies relief and you can get them from ski-doo dealers as a kit.




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Pauls got the right idea, much better for trail riding and thumb fatigue. A single stage is at a constent rate of pull on the throttle cable, the two stage has an elongated hole where the throttle pivots and allows the throttle to be at about half way to the bar but only about 1/3 throttle, thus running at a nice trail speed. Once past that halfway mark it acts like a single stage throttle and pulls at a faster rate.
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the two stage is a cry babies relief and you can get them from ski-doo dealers as a kit.
Paul, you must have some experience with two stage throttle, What do the kits cost from the dealership? I don't need one my self, I just duck tape the throttle WFO and hang on.
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Paul, you must have some experience with two stage throttle, What do the kits cost from the dealership?
the last one i purchased was in your neck of the woods at bennett marine. i think i paid a mind blowing $29.00.




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00 MXZ 7's had round slide carbs, the 01 and newer MXZ's have flat slides. Round slides have and harder pull than a flat side. This puts extra stress on your thumb.
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post #10 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-25-2003, 06:15 PM
 
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Although we don't like to admit it, I think even us big guys have had sore thumbs, especially early in the season.

I started my thumb exercises in mid-July, now I've got the fastest thumb in Southern Ontario!!
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