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I picked up an '07 Honda 450 throttle, I hope it works. Anyone know what is needed for the swap/conversion? Honda throttle says it comes with safety switch!?

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I cut off all the wires. The Polaris cable threads right in. Super simple.
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Awesome thanks!
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+1 on what Jon said, easy to install.
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I seem to be the oddball on this one, but other than looking allot nicer and more compact than the stock Polaris throttle, I didn't see any gain in comfort with the Honda throttle.  In fact, I think I liked the stocker a little better... It may be because Ive got a whole stall full of Polarises and ive gotten used to the feel of their throttles over the years.  I like the "flatter/wider" surface on the Polarises a little better. 
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I don't have a personal objection to the feel of the Polaris throttle.  But, we have experienced and heard of the all-plastic Polaris thumb throttles breaking on occasion.  Some customers have replaced the throttle for a metal Honda unit out of peace-of-mind, and to make more room on the bars.
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Not only that but they are HUGE and problems often arise when trying to mount hand guards, kill switches and the like. There just isn't enough room on the bars, especially the Flexx bars.
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Kmack, I honestly never tried mounting the stock set up on my flex bars to see if it would fit. 
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I couldn't make it work with ODI grips
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I've actually been considering a twist throttle.  I've used them before and liked it, but it was a smaller far less responsive quad.  
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If anyone wants a 2008 TRX450 thumb throttle, I have one off mine (went to twist) I'll let go cheap to a Polaris guy [smile]
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try to find a hpd billet throttle if you like a stocker wide thumb feel. its adjustable, and you can use stock throttle cables. just cut the plastic tab off the throttle cable and it pushes right into the hpd throttle. im not sure if hpd still sells it, but I love them and have them on all 6 of my atvs.
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That's good info.  I've got an old Polaris throttle and an extra Honda assembly that Ive thought about taking apart and seeing if there was a way of using the thumb assembly into the Honda housing. 
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i personally like the stocker. i have broken the throttle off before and if you pop the top off, you can still ride it home. i also ordered a flexx with a larger bar. i called flexx directly to talk to them about it. they were very helpful. i have odi with cycra gaurds on mine
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Maybe Im not the only oddball that likes the feel of the stockers better. 
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Yeah, I don't mind how they work and feel, I just think they are huge and ugly. Crap, you could almost carry a small tool kit in there. LOL!!!
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odi makes different size grips. they have two sizes 130mm and 120mm. ive ran into those issues of fitting throttles with hand guards ,on flexx bars and still be able use the reverse lever. with the 130mm its tight and mods need to be done, but with the 120mm it all fit well.
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I've actually been considering a twist throttle.  I've used them before and liked it, but it was a smaller far less responsive quad.  


Matt have u checked out the dual gasser? Lionhart has it on his. I believe its a thumb and twist all in one. Unless I read that all wrong

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Yes, they do make those.
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ive checked them, and have used one. it felt ok but got sloppy and the pull on the throttle cable seemed harder then the hpd throttle. the dual gasser is a awesome idea but like is said it got sloppy /wore out. what I mean is when I had it locked out of twist the handle still moved around.
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I think it would cause more problems than it fixes. Especially under racing conditions. I just can't imagine switching back and forth on how you operate the throttle. Wouldn't be for me I know that.
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Just gave mine a little face lift this afternoon with some blue love.. I agree with all above- much less bulky and better feel. I am still exploring thumb lever options as I would like some length.
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Oh yeah, "Length", that's what we're all looking for. LOL!!!!!
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I have Honda throttles on all my outlaws. Personally I think it's has a much Easyer pull so my thumbs not tired at the end of the race and with everything being metal there are no worries of smacking it off something in a race. Also more than likely if I have to pit and try to fix it there are plenty of Honda guys there with parts. As for the twist I use to have one and took it of. If your riding open dunes it was the best thing ever. However as soon as you get into tight woods that are whooped out or anything rough it becomes impossible for me to keep steady throttle control an atv just bucks to much. Was a safety thing for me removing it. If I ever make a duner only it will have a twist for sure though
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The Honda throttle has an internal return spring in the housing, I found it un-necessary and removed it reducing the the overall spring pressure on the lever. Made the throttle feel better for me.
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Ok, I thought I'd add some info to this.  After saying how I like the stock Polaris throttle I think I found something I like as much. 
I found a TRX90 Honda throttle on Ebay for not very much.  I tried it on my outlaw this weekend and it's great!  It's even smaller than the Honda 450 throttle and you can move it around on the bar allot more.  I was able to find a position that seems about right.  I think its miles better (for me) than the TRX 450 throttle. 
Just thought I'd share. 

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lets us see a picture , please up load one
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I don't have any pics, but here's a current Ebay one:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-TRX90-TRX-90EX-90-Sportrax-Thumb-Throttle-NEW-/191016511324?pt=Motors_ATV_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2c7978a75c&vxp=mtr
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that is a small throttle. can you get aftermarket covers for it,, just wondering.
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I don't know, but there are lots of kids racing them so I'd imagine someone is making one.  I know the cover from the 450 is nowhere close... its way too big. 
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I've heard a few people running the trx90 throttle.  That should give you lots of room on the bars.
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What have you guys done with the wires that plug into the stock polaris thumb throttle? What are the wires for? I know that my yfz has a engine kill switch if the throttle is left pegged open so you have to install a plug that essentially just completes the circuit but eliminates this feature. Does Polaris do something similar? 
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The Outlaw has that safety feature as well, hence the wires. You can just cut the wires and tape them up.
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or just unplug it and tuck it away. there is no need for cutting the wires , just unplug it and tuck it away under the plastic/fenders when using another throttle.
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