in addition to the 3rd foot, it helps run up and keep RPMs steady for either running the premier power welder or to air up tires w/ the york driven OBA. Only caution is if u have extreme flex, i found it pulled the cable and caused unwanted RPM jumps. Still, worth the $10 for the bike store parts.
When the hand throttle is in it's resting postion, applying throttle with the gas pedal is no problem. The wire cable from the hand throttle just bends up and out of the way. When you engage the hand throttle, the gas pedal's wire cable just bends out of the way. So, when doing this installation, cut the sheath (the black outer portion of the hand throttle cable) several inches back from the attachment point on the throttle body. Four inches of exposted wire should be enough.
One more stupid question, Where did you get the cable and lever? What is it?
The lever is a non-indexing gear selector off of a ten speed bike. The cable is a ten foot in lenght...from a tandem bike. Although you might be able to use a shorter wire. I chopped about 3 or 4 feet off of it. I should have measure the piece I cut off, but it was in the trash and gone before that thought crossed my brain.
The spring on the Throttle body, does it have the tension to pull the lever back in place or does it stay in wahatever position you place it?. I would like to do this to my YJ, and use as cruise.. Whats your thoughts? If the spring pulls the throttle lever back, What about a PTO locking cable?
...As for the shaky trail/throttle pedal problem...next time you are out on surface like that..find the correct speed you want, and push your foot into the transmission hump...hold your foot against the hump instead of trying to hold down the gas...try it...youll be amazed how much smoother it is...
Good recomendation. This works extremly well with a Herculined tub. Your foot wont slip at all. Sometimes I try to push the gas down and can't figure out why I can accelerate, it's because my fat foot is sticking to the tranny hump . Another trick I have used is to get some heavy duty throtle return springs. It takes quite a bit of force to move the gas pedal down, resulting in less throttle blips when you hit a bump.
Props to the OP for a super clean install though. It almost looks factory!