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- Universal Thumb Throttle for BBSxx
- Designed to be mounted on either side of your handlebar for flexibility
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Works as expected
Posted by DeMalta on Nov 2nd 2017
Would like a more solid feel, and ability to install without having to take off the handlebar grip and other accessories. Overall decent quality and functionality. Seems to go from zero to max W output regardless of how far it is pressed, but the throttle is incrementally increased from slight to heavier depress. So, works as expected. (I have a 52V battery, this device specifically says for 48V system, so that may be the difference in "ideal" operation.)
Good shape, no low level control
Posted by Unknown on Oct 18th 2017
This doesn't seem to do fine low speed control well at all. You press the lever a little, nothing, a little more, nothing, a little more, then suddenly about halfway through the lever travel you are at about 40% throttle. Above that initial level it does seem proportional. It is not clear to me if this is the fault of the throttle, or the way the stock motor controller is set up. (BBS02 from 10/2017.) The physical lever is nice. The action is good and you can switch between right and left sides, works equally well. The thumb pad is wider than the clamp ring however, which is not good, because if you mount it to close to something else (like the power/plus/minus control that came with the kit) it will foul the lever movement. Because it is a thumb lever it is not easy to a precise moderate speed other than wide open for a length of time. Good for brief power bursts only, at least the way it is working with my motor.
not for all bike
Posted by chris on Oct 10th 2017
this works as expected when plugged however cannot be install on my byke with a 135mmm handlebars. this have to slide in .. so useless in my case.
Posted by Gerry on Sep 23rd 2017
VERY easy to use works great
Right or Left equal functionality
Posted by Norm Hanson, Tennessee on Sep 15th 2017
Good compact alternative to twist throttle. Used on a mustache handlebar the twist throttle would have require cutting 50% of the grip.
Works well could be improved
Posted by Joules on Sep 2nd 2017
It does it's job well. The action of the lever is smooth and it applies the power evenly across the action. The housing is a little bulky. I have it next to the brake lever so I can reach it. Due to the bulk I was not able to place it right next to the brake lever support which left a gap of un-used
handlebar space. The cable was very short compared with the brake cutout signal wires. Since they all join the main wire harness at the same place it forced me to loop or otherwise bunch the brake wires. I would have bought an extension so all the cables would be similar lengths but the only extension available is 40 inches. So I could cut and solder the extension or just cut and extend the original wire if I want a pretty harness. And I want a pretty build.
Bummer about the screw
Posted by Unknown on Sep 2nd 2017
Mounting screw threaded and partially set into the mount. Need to get tool to extract screw. Otherwise good.
not the best choice
Posted by Unknown on Aug 28th 2017
It works, but feels awkward when holding it for a long time. Good for a quick start, but bad for holding a moderate speed. Get the twist throttle instead.
Works good but didn't last too long
Posted by Steve on Jul 19th 2017
Been using the stock universal throttle for about 6 months. Great for taking off fast but not much speed control in between. Unfortunately my thumb throttle recently broke from just regular usage. Not a biggie cause its cheap to replace but be careful when you use it, the plastic housing isn't too strong.
Really good for gunning it, terrible for slowly accelerating.
Posted by Josiah on May 18th 2017
It truly is universal as I moved it all over the handle bars before I found A good spot. It is great for giving my bike a bit more juice in whatever PAS mode I'm in. I usually only use it for starting faster so i don't piss of cars behind me too much in left turns. For throttle only mode it is terrible at letting you variably apply throttle, but that may just be the factory programming.
Works right or left!
Posted by Robert LaBonte on May 5th 2017
A truly universal throttle. Just as at home on the left or the right side on the bars. Even works on odd custom mounts for recumbents.
Thumb Throttle works great on either side.
Posted by Stuart on Apr 24th 2017
Couldn't decide which throttle to go with, finally decided to use the stock thumb throttle and it can go on either side. You can adjust how it work with pedal assist too.
The thumb throttle is ok
Posted by Sam Stewart on Apr 8th 2017
I just finished building my e bike this week and have already put almost one hundred miles on it. I am finding out that I would have been even happier with it if I had spent more money on the upgrades upfront. The thumb throttle is one of those upgrades. It works fine just wish I had gotten the half twist grip. Oh the agony of buyers remorse. Do yourself a favor and don't cheap out on some of upgrades.
Simple, just works
Posted by Dayn Anderson on Mar 17th 2017
Great throttle, never realized how much I disliked other typical small pad (where you thumb goes) throttles until using one of these, works on either side, unlike most that are set up for the right or left only.
Posted by james maggi on Mar 14th 2017
Ordered the twist grip originally and traveling rough trails it was a problem. Gripping the grip and accidentally twisting the throttle got me into trouble many times. The thumb throttle saves me that hassle, on smooth trails or street use i can see where the twist would be easier but in my situation this thumb control works.
Totally adequate for daily use
Posted by william everts on Feb 15th 2017
I ride my ebike daily. I only use the universal thumb throttle from a stop and sometimes up a hill for a quick bump. Otherwise it's all about the assist
Works as advertised...
Posted by john mellor on Nov 21st 2016
Does the job. Smoothly modulates throttle voltage. Would buy this product again from Luna.
Nice Thumb Throttle
Posted by Unknown on Nov 8th 2016
Works Great.... feels nice. I prefer this to the twist.
Posted by brian legate on Oct 15th 2016
This accessory works as described. The quality if good and the responsive is great.
Great safety feature
Posted by JimO on Oct 9th 2016
I'm a senior citizen an a non motor cycle experienced person. I built my electric bike with a handle grip throttle. I found that it was very easy to forget that any thirst to the grip ment that the bike was going to lurch forward. I had several incidents that proved to me that I needed a way to control the throttle that would be harder to accidentally activate. I saw that Luna sold the thumb throttle so I got one.
It has turned out to be much safer for me. I recommend this for anyone who Is not used to the motorcycle style of throttle with the handle grip.
I found itis just as easy to control the motor and safer.
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