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Is quick throttle a must for you?

So for a big chunk of my track career, I've used a quick throttle by motion pro. While the benefits are pretty obvious, I've began to question if I really need it any more.

I've always loved the obvious benefit of quickly getting on full throttle without having to put my wrist in a weird shape or do the twist, hold with thumb get another grab and twist again trick.

BUT one thing I've never enjoyed on my motion pro is the fact that it feels sooo choppy when I first start opening the throttle on the exit.

Anyway I've played with my friend's R6 in the pits for a while and I think I kind of miss how smooth and precise the stock throttle feels...


What's your take fast guys/racers? Is QT a MUST for you?
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So for a big chunk of my track career, I've used a quick throttle by motion pro. While the benefits are pretty obvious, I've began to question if I really need it any more.

I've always loved the obvious benefit of quickly getting on full throttle without having to put my wrist in a weird shape or do the twist, hold with thumb get another grab and twist again trick.

BUT one thing I've never enjoyed on my motion pro is the fact that it feels sooo choppy when I first start opening the throttle on the exit.

Anyway I've played with my friend's R6 in the pits for a while and I think I kind of miss how smooth and precise the stock throttle feels...

What's your take fast guys/racers? Is QT a MUST for you?
I bought one but its sitting in my parts tote. I don't think its essential to be fast. Same as quickshifters. I am amazed at "what" folks think they need.

I remember I let a friend ride my bike at the track. He came back with a laundry list of parts "he needed" to go fast.
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I hopped right on his bike and went a 1/2 second faster than his personal best... on 4 different laps.
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Re: Is quick throttle a must for you?

I totally agree you on that one. I know a lot of people who can destroy me on a stock bike. In my defense though I really didn't quite get the twist, hold with thumb get another grab and twist again technique down. That's why I got one.

However I'm at a point where I can do more things on the bike as I ride faster. I got used to just angling my wrist out of corners so that I can twist to full throttle in one move. So I'm thinking of letting go the QT benefit for a more precise operation.
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BUT one thing I've never enjoyed on my motion pro is the fact that it feels sooo choppy when I first start opening the throttle on the exit.
This is because your map is junk. Get your bike tuned by someone good and the quick turn throttle can be very smooth too.
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This is because your map is junk. Get your bike tuned by someone good and the quick turn throttle can be very smooth too.
Maybe something I should look at. To me it feels more like a mechanical issue but who knows.
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This is because your map is junk. Get your bike tuned by someone good and the quick turn throttle can be very smooth too.
agree... waited forever to have mine tuned. World of difference!
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Re: Is quick throttle a must for you?

sometimes i wish i kept everything stock on my bike. it seems that every time i make a "mod" i have one less reason to explain why i'm still slow...

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bike is stock don't need a quick throttle.
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no "need" for a quick throttle. Can they be nice ? sure. I have never used one, but i know plenty that do.
A quick shifter ?? for track riding especially, yea , you don't have to have one, until you rode awhile WITH one, then you will forever wish you had one in the event you are forced to ride on the track without it.. I was asked to do the 4 hour endurance with a team this coming weekend at JenningsGP. My standard "requirement" is a quick shifter. I flat fu kcing refuse to ride a bike, especially for a long time, without one.

I totally agree about mapping being the biggest issue with bikes that have jerky throttle response. There is a current ongoing thread in another forum, and everyone keeps saying "it's your chain slack".. holy crap.. LOL. Have you seen the chain slack on real pro tuned race bikes ? they should be "smiling at ya" as the saying goes. Crazy sloppy ? no, but they should not be tight by ANY means.

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bike is stock don't need a quick throttle.
not really sure that has anything to do with it.. just comes down to the never ending list of "need" vs. "want" on EVERY aftermarket/performance tid-bit you can stick on your bike. Some offer more benefit than others. Unlimited budget? who cares.. just say "gimmie the lot"..
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