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    Kawi SXR 800 Thumb Throttle Installed; How to Fit Throttle Cable in Handlebar Cover?

    I have replaced the stock finger throttle on an SXR 800 with a thumb throttle from a 650 SX. I got the throttle cable adapter from Watcon and everything is installed and functioning. I am not sure how to install the handlebar cover without having to cut/modify. The throttle cable for the stock finger throttle exits the throttle in front of the handlebar. The cable for the thumb throttle exits from the rear of the handlebar.

    I don't see any way to make the handlebar cover fit over the throttle cable. I have the stock handlebar.

    How have others that have converted to thumb throttles on SXR 800s solved this? Thank you.

    Doug A.

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    Re: Kawi SXR 800 Thumb Throttle Installed; How to Fit Throttle Cable in Handlebar Cov

    It will not install the way you want it to.
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    Re: Kawi SXR 800 Thumb Throttle Installed; How to Fit Throttle Cable in Handlebar Cov

    @Jonnyx2 - can you go further? What do you mean? The 650 thumb throttle won't work, the stock handlebar cover with it, or what? Thanks.

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    Re: Kawi SXR 800 Thumb Throttle Installed; How to Fit Throttle Cable in Handlebar Cov

    Just curious why would you change to the thumb throttle?

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    Re: Kawi SXR 800 Thumb Throttle Installed; How to Fit Throttle Cable in Handlebar Cov

    Quote Originally Posted by D D A View Post
    @Jonnyx2 - can you go further? What do you mean? The 650 thumb throttle won't work, the stock handlebar cover with it, or what? Thanks.
    Stock handlebar cover
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    Re: Kawi SXR 800 Thumb Throttle Installed; How to Fit Throttle Cable in Handlebar Cov

    The 650s that we have with thumb throttles are preferred by most of the guest riders over our 800s. The finger throttles on the 800s, along with the ski itself are very responsive. In chop, that finger control is harder to tame. My plan is to change one 800 to thumb throttle and see how we like it.

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    Re: Kawi SXR 800 Thumb Throttle Installed; How to Fit Throttle Cable in Handlebar Cov

    Gotcha

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    Re: Kawi SXR 800 Thumb Throttle Installed; How to Fit Throttle Cable in Handlebar Cov

    Quote Originally Posted by D D A View Post
    The 650s that we have with thumb throttles are preferred by most of the guest riders over our 800s. The finger throttles on the 800s, along with the ski itself are very responsive. In chop, that finger control is harder to tame. My plan is to change one 800 to thumb throttle and see how we like it.
    Yeah youíre not gonna like it. Donít know why anyone would ever go back to a thumb throttle


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    Re: Kawi SXR 800 Thumb Throttle Installed; How to Fit Throttle Cable in Handlebar Cov

    That's what I was thinking but to each his own. Whatever floats your boat!

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    Re: Kawi SXR 800 Thumb Throttle Installed; How to Fit Throttle Cable in Handlebar Cov

    People who have Arthritis in their Trigger Finger and Long Distance Leisure Riders prefer the Thumb Throttle, as the Thumb has more endurance and strength.

    However, the Thumb Grip is the strongest, so Freestylers and Racers prefer Finger Throttles. Both Freestyle and Race Events typically have short durations.

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