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I've ordered a tether (used for a Honda quad) with a wrist band so that the motor will shut down if I leave the bike. I read about that accident at bike week two years ago and thought that it would be a good idea. I am also concerned that the BH does not have a built in tilt kill switch like all the Jap bikes do.

I was even thinking of getting a handcuff and wearing it on my right wrist instead of the velco strap that comes with it. That would cause people to look twice at me going down the road...

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John,

Should have read closer, didn't see the "tilt" on your post.

Remember that the Daytona accident resulted from a carburetor/linkage issue. If you have enough return spring on the carb you should never experience that problem.

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A picture just came to mind.

You're driving down the road, you hear a low rumble and see a boss hoss pass you with going about 10-20mph faster, riderless, behind it you see a guy bouncing along, following the bike at the end of a teather, "AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!"

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where do you get the teathers and exactly how do they work?

Belive it or not - my throttle stuck W/O the other night and I had a hell of a time finding the kill switch - wasn't ready or expecting what happened - thankfully nobody was ahead of me and I finally killed it without incident - pucker factor was extremely high for a few seconds though!

Inspected the entire throttle cable, linkage, springs, etc including disassembling the control mechanism and verifying nothing wrong there - lubed cable and reassembled. Tried everything to get it to stick again but she wouldn't do it?

Did remove an old tie wrap that was used previously for neons that was around the cable bracket - I guess if the moon and stars were in alignment this may have been the culprit!

Regardless, made me think about teathering somehow - wouldn't hurt to have some kind of back-up, especially when doing short WOT burn-outs!
 

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Rick ,

Aren't you one of the guy's that installed the quick throttle on you Boss ? Is there something in this set up that could have been the culprit ?

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Just a thought, I'd check the throttle linkage and make sure it didn't hang up on the frame or fuel tank............check your motor mounts to make sure the engine didn't torque over and hang up. That is a scarey thought.

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I'm here to tell ya that this situation will demand your immediate attention! I won't repost what happened to me at Daytona but I too was scrambling for the kill switch. My right calf was extremely sore afterwards and still is today in one spot. I had the mother of all bruises from my passenger footpeg hitting my calf. It is a miracle I didn't drop the bike or run over somebody.

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Rick said:
where do you get the teathers and exactly how do they work?
I got it from a Honda motorcycle dealer. It's the one they use on their quads...

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Jack,

Yes - I am one who installed the new throttle - - - a couple of comments:

I am not sure that there is not still a boogie-man in the set-up, but can't see where or how it can be? I am going this weekend to others here who can put more eyeballs on everything and I will relay any information.

As far as the new throttle set-up - I like it very much but did not initially realize... it was not opening all four barrels! had to modify the stops on the control mechanism to achieve WOT!

it was a minor modification and certainly does not appear to interfere with any of the mechanics as far as I can see - - I will indeed get to the bottom of this and relay any information ASAP - - stay tuned!
 

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Rick ,

I remember you saying that when you installed your quick throttle you had to adjust your idle speed by adjusting the cable length where the other guys that installed them didn't . This is a little strange that yours need this adjustment where the others didn't . Also , if you had to modify the throttle stop , could it be overideing the stop somehow and handing up ? I looked at my quick throttle { not installed yet } and if you did any grinding on the throttle stop to get all 4 barrels to open there''s a possibilty it could hang up if really forced on . I don't know , just speculating .

I had a thought about modifying the stock throttle cable connection on the carb. throttle linkage to achieve a shorter throw and thus less of a turn on the stock throttle grip to achive wide open throttle. It would take some modification of the cable connection at the carb. linkage and the stock throttle stop but it seems like it would work. At least you could still use the stock throttle grip set up if it works .
Like I said , it's in the thinking stage right now but maybe some rainy day I'll play with the idea .

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Jack,

I understand what you are saying, but I can not see that it is happening like that - in fact I tried to make that happen and can't even get it to stick again - that's why I think it may have been that friggin' tie-wrap!(?)

I think the in-line adjustment was due to the cable not being totally seated properly in the groove initially - I used the existing barrel and it was very tight, the cable was "humped" slightly and I think that's where the difference came into play - when I did the modification (later) - even though it was still tight - I got the cable to seat better - -

Going to friend Gary's (mechanic extrodanire) - tomorrow for him to put his eyes on it - he assisted with the modification initially - maybe I'm just not seeing something that's wrong! I will indeed relay what is discovered - even if it's nothing - - -

I like your idea with the existing throttle mod- sounds like it would work fine - would be interested to know for sure - - thinking about getting new handlebars with the billet controls, so may be changing everything again....
 

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Been out of pocket for w few days - sorry for the slow response!

Definately had to be the tie wrap that made the throttls stick! There is little room between the bracket and cable and a tie wrap could definately have made the cable hang up - - -

No otherr obstructions or interferences and the cable is working fine - -
 
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