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    what does a throttle boss do?

    Do any of you guys have a throttle boss? What exactly does it do? Does it help?
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    It's a rest for the palm of your hand , so you can relax your throttle hand on long rides. I use a Throttle Rocker same idea, just a better design I think. Here ya go.

    http://www.throttlerocker.com/
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    Cool. Thanks for the info.
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    They sure do come in handy on long trips...you can rest your palm on the throttle boss and wiggle your fingers to keep them from cramping, or to keep them from freezing in cold weather.
    I actually like the throttle rocker best, as the ones that attach perminantly (such as the one that screws to the end of the ISO grips) only offer one possition, so the possition that works great at 55 is unusable at 85. Also, I like to pull mine off and slip it in my vest pocket when I come on some twisties, as you sure don't want to countersteer in a corner and accidently roll on the throttle with your palm.
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    im picking up a pair of Kury. grips for the M50 next time i head up to the dealer and they are installing for free for me. Ive planned on the Boss with them, but it may be a better idea to go with the rocker...DrBob has a good point in not having to unscrew the cap everyt ime you are doing shorter trips, curves, etc....

    of course, it doesnt LOOK as good....

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    Yup, removing the boss from the ISO grips requires an Allen wrench to remove the four bolts holding the end cap on...so it really should be considered a permanent installation.
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    thanks again Doc....im going to spend the $10 on the rocker...if i find i like having it on all the time, then i will go spend the $18 on the boss b/c i find it LOOKS much better and solid and permanent.

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    I see you put 55 miles on your new toy- I guess it finally stopped raining!
    Got any good pics?
    When you are ready for a long trip, meet me in Lake City or Jacksonville for a beer.
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    pics are in the thread i started about the new bike....i want to go to a couple spots in town for some REALLY nice pics, but that wont happen till at least the weekend...maybe longer before i get over there (near the water).

    as for a trip up to the northern part of the state...i will wind up in Jax sometime this summer i bet. have a friend who lives there. will be in daytona in a couple weekends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinhy
    thanks again Doc....im going to spend the $10 on the rocker...if i find i like having it on all the time, then i will go spend the $18 on the boss b/c i find it LOOKS much better and solid and permanent.
    The boss is adjustable, so you should just be able to move it down and out of the way.....and it definitely looks MUCH better. Check out this one.


    http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/de...product_ID=637
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    I have the "boss" and love it. Can't imagine riding without it. Love the way it looks too.

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    You really can'tadjust it on the fly, unless they have radically redesigned it since I had one. I need one that you can adjust while riding- setting it for the most comfortable position for whatever speed I am going at the moment. I use the throttle rocker every now and then, but prefer a throttle lock device that holds the throttle without any hand contact. I prefer a removable one too, as the throttle rocker or boss can really be in the way if you aggressively countersteer to carve up corners like I do. But everyone has their own taste, and everyone has their own riding style. I think he has the right idea- try the concept with the cheep one, and if he finds he likes it and does not adjust its location on the grips much, then buy the more expensive and permanent one.
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    Ahhh...I'm skipping Daytona this year, and riding to California next month instead. I rode to the Super Bowl at Jax, and get there every now and then. Let me know when you are gonna be there...
    You MUST obey the pug dog!


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    Homemade "cruise control" throttle lock. Fits between the throttle and the switch housing.
    http://www.migcruisers.com/projects/throttle.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrBob
    Also, I like to pull mine off and slip it in my vest pocket when I come on some twisties, as you sure don't want to countersteer in a corner and accidently roll on the throttle with your palm.
    Yikes!!! Good point!
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