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Old 02-28-2012, 08:14 PM   #31
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Not looking to use as a cruise

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Old 02-28-2012, 08:24 PM   #32
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Not looking to use as a cruise
Yeah yeah, I know. It was someone else that asked if it could be, sorry I should have quoted him.

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Old 02-28-2012, 08:39 PM   #33
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Is it weird using your hand as a throttle rather than the pedal? Or can you use both and choose for your situation. Like on road youd use the pedal. offroad you'd use hand throttle. Don't know anything about them sorry if it was already stated I read the thread fast.
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:56 PM   #34
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The hand throttle just sits there and does nothing when you're driving on the street. You only have to use it when you want to, reach down and start using it when you want to. Let go of it when you want to use the gas pedal.
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:06 PM   #35
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Oh ok I understand. Thanks for clarifying that for me. Haha
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:19 PM   #36
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:27 PM   #37
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Are u using a shifter from a bike or what
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:03 AM   #38
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I don't think that is legal to use as cruise control. I mean do what you want, but the safty features of cc are taken away, so if you have an accident while using it, it will be your fault legally.
If you run into someone while using your cruise control, it will also be your fault legally

I don't know the legality of using it for that purpose...it's entirely possible it's illegal, but who's going to know unless you have an accident and at that point you're probably going to be more concerned about insurance, the other charges involved with the accident, etc. Using unapproved/illegal equipment in your vehicle will be pretty negligent at that point...

When I was using mine for it, I made it a point not to use it when there was moderate to heavy traffic...that way the chances of having to hit the brakes fast if I was to happen upon a wreck up ahead were slim. And since I run bush hogs almost every day during the warmer months, disabling it while using it was second nature in light traffic when I'd need to slow down. If you're used to cruise control acting like cruise control, I would certainly avoid using it for that purpose. There's no reason to risk rear-ending somebody just so you can rest your foot.
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H i guys.. kind of missing one aspect here... can I set it for a minimum of say: 1300rpms, and then increase rpms and speeds by pressing the pedal but when I let off the pedal it will return to the rpm's set before.. keep me from lugging engine; as well as keeping the bounce off my foot and pedal.. it happened to me recently where the bouncing made me start bou ncing with it, and it was obviously not a good situation for the components..
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H i guys.. kind of missing one aspect here... can I set it for a minimum of say: 1300rpms, and then increase rpms and speeds by pressing the pedal but when I let off the pedal it will return to the rpm's set before.. keep me from lugging engine; as well as keeping the bounce off my foot and pedal.. it happened to me recently where the bouncing made me start bou ncing with it, and it was obviously not a good situation for the components..
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Mine works so well I don't know hom I ever managed without it.

I'll explain quickly how it works. It attaches to the same place where the cable for the gas pedal attaches. They use their own cables though. I leave my adjustment nut on my hand throttle loose so that it acts just like the pedal and bounces back if you release it. By tightening the screw a tad it can be locked in place. You can tighten the screw beforehand and then it will stay where you release it - you will need to push it back in order to release the throttle.

So if for instance you have the gas pedal pushed in a bit there will be some slack on the hand throttle and you will feel as soon as it reaches the point to where the pedal is pushed in. If you lock it in place there the throttle will remain there even if you release your foot off the pedal. If you push down on the pedal a bit and release it again it will go back to the level where the hand control is set.

So in short it can do what you want it to. Just make sure that your cable and sleave is properly routed and that the cable is properly attached in the engine bay. The reason I say this is that when you set the hand throttle at a specific rpm and then press on the pedal some more there will be some slack on the hand throttle cable - ensure that it cannot loosen itself this way or get hooked on something.

Do it, you won't look back.

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