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Old 07-24-2009, 10:32 AM   #1
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Way to force high idle?

I have a question. You know those times where you need to work all three pedals at the same time???

Well is anyone aware of a way to wire a switch to cause it to just idle up to say, 1500rpms? Temporarily of course...

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Old 07-24-2009, 10:43 AM   #2
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You will need to install a hand throttle.

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Old 07-24-2009, 10:57 AM   #3
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That would prob be the simplest thing. I just like to complicate everything.
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Old 07-24-2009, 11:37 AM   #4
Knows a couple things...

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That would prob be the simplest thing. I just like to complicate everything.
Not only is a hand throttle the simplest, it's also the best since it gives you fingertip control over your rpms.

Those electronic rpms control gizmos advertised in the catalogs and magazines are probably more likely to cause drivetrain damage since a single set rpm (or one you have to adjust with a knob) isn't going to be the right rpm for any but that one exact situation that requires 1500 (or whatever) rpms.

Rubicon Express has a nice hand throttle kit that has everything you need. I do suggest you also buy a new throttle return spring from the dealer which includes the nifty plastic clip that holds your present throttle cable and return spring to the throttle linkage. Cut off the spring itself and toss it, use the plastic clip to attach the hand throttle cable to the throttle linkage which is an easier/cooler way to attach it.
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Not only is a hand throttle the simplest, it's also the best since it gives you fingertip control over your rpms.

Those electronic rpms control gizmos advertised in the catalogs and magazines are probably more likely to cause drivetrain damage since a single set rpm (or one you have to adjust with a knob) isn't going to be the right rpm for any but that one exact situation that requires 1500 (or whatever) rpms.

Rubicon Express has a nice hand throttle kit that has everything you need. I do suggest you also buy a new throttle return spring from the dealer which includes the nifty plastic clip that holds your present throttle cable and return spring to the throttle linkage. Cut off the spring itself and toss it, use the plastic clip to attach the hand throttle cable to the throttle linkage which is an easier/cooler way to attach it.

Alright. Thanks for the tip! I will def look into that before I go trailing again.
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