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Unread 04-12-2005, 09:59 AM   #1
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Hand Throttle Install

I know I could have gone the bike shop home made route, however I went with the RE kit and am going to use the write up from WayofLife's site.

http://www.4x4xplor.com/handthrottle.html

My question is regarding the throttle return spring metioned in the write up. Why is the new one needed? I called RE and they said that all the parts I need come with the kit.

Anyone know?


By the way, RE is backed up on order right now and I was irrated to find out that I ordered 2 of these kits on the 6th and they haven't even shipped yet, that was nearly 7 days ago. I guess they will be shipped today.

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Unread 04-12-2005, 10:05 AM   #2
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The return spring pulls closed the throttle when you let go of the hand lever.

Same way when you take your foot off the gas pedal & decelerate, the stock return spring returns & closes the throttle body.
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Unread 04-12-2005, 10:10 AM   #3
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The return spring pulls closed the throttle when you let go of the hand lever.

Same way when you take your foot off the gas pedal & decelerate, the stock return spring returns & closes the throttle body.

Thanks for the reply. I guess I wasn't clear enough with my post.

I know what the return spring does, but the write up suggests buying another one. I'm curious to know if the author is suggesting replacing the original spring or using a second spring.

Thanks again,

Jon
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Unread 04-12-2005, 10:12 AM   #4
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The second spring is purchased so you can get the snap-on plastic piece to hold the cable to the throttle lever attach point. You buy the spring, and then cut the spring off and throw it away, keeping the plastic snap-on piece to use to make attaching the cable to the throttle attach point literally a 'snap'. You thread the hand throttle's cable through the plastic piece and use a crimp to secure it. I did mine this way and it works really well
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Thanks for the reply. I guess I wasn't clear enough with my post.

I know what the return spring does, but the write up suggests buying another one. I'm curious to know if the author is suggesting replacing the original spring or using a second spring.

Thanks again,

Jon

ohhhhh...I'm sorry, read thru your post a little too quick.

Exactly what Jerry said, you just want that fancy little connector off the new spring.
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Unread 04-12-2005, 10:19 AM   #6
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You could fab one up, but buying the spring is the easier way to go. I did the home made route and bought that part from the local Jeep dealership. Works like a champ.
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Unread 04-12-2005, 10:24 AM   #7
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Gotcha,

Thanks everyone.

It's a 384 Mile trip from SE Michigan to Attica, IN (The Badlands) and I don't have cruise, so this will help out a lot.

I've got a trailer but no available vehicle to pull it with, and I'm not looking forward to making this trip with my gears.

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Unread 04-12-2005, 12:23 PM   #8
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since I have cruise, and didn't want to have to swap between the hand throttle and cruise (since they use the same "knob" on the throttle body bracket), I opted for a different install...

I used a ring terminal and crimped it on...it's worked great for over a year...

I also didn't fool with all the bracketry they send, like wayoflife shows on his write-up...

I simply drilled a small hole in the bracket, and used the thumb screw and nut...

here are a few pics...yes, I'm aware they're blurry, but it's all I had save at the moment and I'm out of town without my Jeep...










popped the cruise clip off, slid on the ring terminal, and then popped the cruise clip back on, which holds the hand throttle cable in place...

less than 10 minutes for install job...

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Unread 04-12-2005, 01:38 PM   #9
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I can't wait to get this thing in the mail and installed.

I'm surprised that I don't hear about more people with them since it's such a cheap and good mod.

After wheeling on some decent size hills I could see where one would come in handy so I could keep my foot closer to the brake pedal and use my hand for the throttle.

Thanks again all.

Knowing me my install won't be 10 minutes.

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Unread 04-12-2005, 02:01 PM   #10
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My biggest problem was getting the shift knob off w/o messing up the gear shift pattern cover. Everything else was easy. I think mine took about 45 minutes or so, but I also took my time and double checked everything I did.
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Unread 04-12-2005, 04:38 PM   #11
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I agree with Greg.....an inexpensive terminal lug has been in use on mine for years with no problems.

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