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Impressed with G2 Quick Throttle along with bike falling off Carrier

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My local MX club consists of a tight and technical supercross track. Constantly adjusting body positioning, short straights, whoops out of corners, etc.

I ride an 08' RMZ250. Bike is awesome but I always seemed to have an issue with applying WOT. Straights are short so than you have to go from overgrip to re-adjusting constantly. On "real" mx tracks I didn't really ever have an issue.

This would cause me to get way more armpump in my right hand, cause me to drop that elbow, just a mess.

I know there is a nice write-up here about making your own quick throttle for much cheaper, but I opted for the G2 anyway.

Install was simple enough, just had to trim 2 small tabs in the cable housing. Put on a new set of grips and to the track I went.....

My pickup is in the body shop, so I'm using my old S10 Blazer with a hitch mounted carrier.

Strap the bike down and to the track I go. Finally get about 2 blocks away from the track, when all a sudden.... BOOM. Bike FELL OFF!

First, I'm thankful no one was behind me. Secondly, I'm thankful I was at slower speeds. My pride was hurt and my new grip I put on was torn. New $70 G2 throttle a tad scrapped up BUT it definitely passed the durability test! :smirk: Bike received no other damage!

Got to the track, gathered my thoughts, and was too embarassed to tell my buddies what happened :smirk:

Took about a lap to get use to the different throttle action, but wow, it helps alot.

So for the carrier, I'm using 2 pull down tie straps at the bars and a fork support between front tire and fender. Maybe I can take a photo of the setup but what can I do to prevent THAT again!?

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if i was you i would take the front wheel and back wheel off and put the bike in the blazer. i just cant get myself to trust those hitch carriers.

great review btw

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Thanks. BTW, this is the carrier I use http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OCaYPEEm4s

I don't have those straps, I'm using the hooks on the bars instead of the strap around bar method.

I agree with you, I don't trust these carriers at all and the reality came true today! I got it super cheap from a friend who got out of the sport but I think I'm going to soon give away super cheap to somebody else lol.

Also just read on here a great point to use Carabiners! Wish I knew this before, because it could have prevented the fallout!

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Yea I've got one of those and I just don't trust it. I'm afraid one of the bikes is going to be falling off soon.

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I am skeptical of the brace thingy between tire and fender. If it shifts or cocks a bit, then you got a loose strap, then it cocks more...

Is there a way you can strap the footpegs as well? Some of those carriers make it easy for you to strap the pegs to them. Just strapping the bars/front is asking for it.

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I am skeptical of the brace thingy between tire and fender. If it shifts or cocks a bit, then you got a loose strap, then it cocks more...

Is there a way you can strap the footpegs as well? Some of those carriers make it easy for you to strap the pegs to them. Just strapping the bars/front is asking for it.

Yes, I'd have to shorten up some old straps though. I think that's what happened, the brace shifted. Brace works great IMO in the back of a pickup truck. On the carrier, as you stated, it can shift, but also it can fall out on the road...... and then ultimately the bike follows suite :smirk:

Ironically, the brace was still with the bike because it tipped straight over and then I immediately stopped.

The straps with the carabiners should be the ticket though. Along with just going back to using my pickup will be the BEST thing LOL.

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My local MX club consists of a tight and technical supercross track. Constantly adjusting body positioning, short straights, whoops out of corners, etc.

I ride an 08' RMZ250. Bike is awesome but I always seemed to have an issue with applying WOT. Straights are short so than you have to go from overgrip to re-adjusting constantly. On "real" mx tracks I didn't really ever have an issue.

This would cause me to get way more armpump in my right hand, cause me to drop that elbow, just a mess.

I know there is a nice write-up here about making your own quick throttle for much cheaper, but I opted for the G2 anyway.

Install was simple enough, just had to trim 2 small tabs in the cable housing. Put on a new set of grips and to the track I went.....

My pickup is in the body shop, so I'm using my old S10 Blazer with a hitch mounted carrier.

Strap the bike down and to the track I go. Finally get about 2 blocks away from the track, when all a sudden.... BOOM. Bike FELL OFF!

First, I'm thankful no one was behind me. Secondly, I'm thankful I was at slower speeds. My pride was hurt and my new grip I put on was torn. New $70 G2 throttle a tad scrapped up BUT it definitely passed the durability test! :smirk: Bike received no other damage!

Got to the track, gathered my thoughts, and was too embarassed to tell my buddies what happened :smirk:

Took about a lap to get use to the different throttle action, but wow, it helps alot.

So for the carrier, I'm using 2 pull down tie straps at the bars and a fork support between front tire and fender. Maybe I can take a photo of the setup but what can I do to prevent THAT again!?

Dude that right there desrves a punch on your man card! glad the bikes ok!

Man card status wasn't revoked because bike didn't get fubar!

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