2021 - Volume #45, Issue #3, Page #26[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
ATV Throttle Controlled With Left Hand Thumb
Woodland, Calif., wanted to operate the spray wand using his right hand and couldn’t
operate the throttle and the spray wand at the same time.
“It didn’t make sense to me to keep stopping to go from the throttle to the sprayer,
so I looked for an aftermarket kit to move the throttle on my Honda,” says Henderson.
“I found kits for other ATV’s online, but none for mine. I contacted my local dealer
and they said that others have asked, but no kit was available.”
Henderson decided to move the throttle on his own. He used an insulated clamp with
a small curtain shade pulley and nylon cord fitted to a small piece of pvc that would fit his
thumb. He attached the cord to the throttle, then through the pulley which is mounted to
the handle near the throttle and drilled a small 1/8-in. hole in the small piece of pvc pipe that
fits over his thumb. “It’s not jerky and works better than I thought it would for controlling the throttle. I have used it 4 to 5 times now for spraying and it works great. It took me less than 15 min. to make at no cost using spare parts I had laying around,” says Henderson.
“Getting the clamp in the right position was the hardest part. It works so well that I
made a small kit of parts and took it to my local dealer and told them to give it to the
first veteran that needed it.”Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Ken Henderson, 21359 County Road 99, Woodland, Calif. 95695 ; email@example.com).
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