Having done about 500 miles in various conditions since yesterday, I now have a new appreciation for the throttle on this machine.
With both these techniques (finger on brake rest & thumb against reservoir) you must develop the skill of "rotating the throttle within your grip" rather than "overt wrist movement".
I know this may be hard to understand so if there are any questions about what I am trying to describe, please ask.
Edit: I was speaking from memory (which is bad) instead of looking at picture...thumb on throttle housing NOT brake reservoir.
Hi dear sir,
Thanks so much for your message and it's so useful tips and tricks!
As several of us I faced the unpleasant throttle effects when at low speed on rough roads
I used to say to myself: you lack subtlety man, your 40 years bike riding haven't taught you much!!
So when I read your thumb trick, I took the chance of getting some purchase a few miles away via a pretty rough country road; those that shakes hands and guts.
And then, thumb on the throttle housing the miracle II happened, that paved-like road had converted into a flat-lake like carpet :-D
Surprisingly anyone equipped with some brains should be able to discovered that by themselves; the reality is that only the cleverest finally do ;-))
I'll now exercise every time, index on the brake handle (a systematic skill for me) and thumb on the housing, while in various situations to ally security as usual and add more pleasure of riding!
Again many thanks for this so useful tricks; ride safe