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Jaimec
Posted on Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 10:50 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)


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After over 20 years in the motorcycle industry we are sorry to report that Throttlemeister is closing. We do have interest from several companies to acquire Throttlemeister and your contact info will be sent to them to respond to your needs. Thank you for being a loyal Throttlemeister customer




Damned shame. I had a Throttlemeister on my last two Buells (the Lightning Long and the 1125R) as well as my last two Maxi-Scooters (the TMAX and the C650GT).

I was looking to get one for the XMAX when I discovered their domain page was for sale. I did a little further digging and found that response.

Fortunately, Kaoko does make a part for the XMAX and I've already installed it but I did like the look of the Throttlemeister better. Plus, it was made right here in the US of A, whereas Kaoko comes from South Africa. Damned shame. : (
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Needs_o2
Posted on Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 04:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

That's really unfortunate. I got to know Dell (Mr. Throttlemeister) through a mutual friend, Chuck, about twenty years ago when they came out to Colorado. He had made me a set for the S2 to see how they would work on the 1 inch bars, and they still work fine today. The pic is of Dell and Chuck, Dell's on the yellow Beemer. You can see we're all equipped with his brainchild! I do remember when we just about took each others off at about 90 on Hwy 9, when Dell saw a car with a ski rack on top (it is Colorado after all) and mistook it for a cop and hammered the binders. It was a little like Topgun when I flew past him and I swear our Throttlemeisters ricocheted off each other.



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Jaimec
Posted on Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 05:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Good to know there is a human behind the company. Damned shame it had to end this way, though...
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Crusty
Posted on Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 10:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

They made a good product. I had Throttlemeisters on all my Buells and on my Moto Guzzi Norge. I even went up to their location in Wisconsin and had them fit the Norge back in 2010. They were surprised that I wanted to watch the CNC while it was cranking them out. They seemed like really good guys.

I'm sorry to see them go.
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86129squids
Posted on Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 11:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Well, craptastic. I do have a best friend who works in the boat biz, knows CNC in/out/other dimensions, I'll discuss this with him.
If nothing else we'll come up with a redneck engineering solution.

I had a Throttlemeister on my Sprint. LOVED it. Don't really need it on the Beemer, got something a bit more rudimentary, but adequate.
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Shoggin
Posted on Monday, April 22, 2019 - 01:36 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

But were you......

















inverted?
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Buellish
Posted on Monday, April 22, 2019 - 08:52 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I have them on my BMW,great product.
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Needs_o2
Posted on Monday, April 22, 2019 - 11:13 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Nope, rubber side down, but still felt like I was flying!
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