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I'm finally going to go ride a snowmobile in February :) It will be a 2006 ski doo renegade 600sdi. Something I learned about earlier this evening that could be a significant consideration is throttle thumb fatigue. Using some sort of spring hand grip exercise device regularly for a month or more in advance would probably have been the best approach, but it's too late for that at this point. There are a number of things that look like they might be able to help though, like: Snobunje Throttle Flare, Thumbuddy Throttle Extender, MadDog GearATV Thumb Assist Control, Throttle Gizmo, CruiseMate, and probably others. It will be the sled a friend is letting me ride so there can be no drilling holes or any of that, but he said other people who ride very rarely have that same problem when they ride for an extended period of time. Can anyone suggest which if any of the above mentioned, or something not mentioned, could help me with this ride and be something I could leave with him to help other people in the future?

Thank you for any help with this!
David
 

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I doubt that you will have any issues with the SDI!
He said his daughter can only ride for about 30 minutes. I like to think I could do better than that, but we're talking about going for hours so that might become an issue. I've had that same problem in the past doing a large job with spray painting, with a self propelled lawn mower we had, and riding a jet ski. At first there's nothing to it, but after a while even that little bit of squeezing gets to be very difficult. I've started working my thumb with a spring type clamp and can feel that it's doing something, but don't know if there's enough time between now and Feb 11 to make a significant difference.
 

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Sometimes on long rides and while on flat, straight, easy terrain I will use the palm of my hand to give my thumb a break.

I wonder if they make a throttle lock-cruise device for snowmobiles? I had one on an 84 Honda Magna street bike.

I suppose it would be too dangerous to use on a snowmobile?
 

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Yeah!
What I mean is that 600SDI doesn't have carbs to lift the slides!
Much less thumb fatigue than others.

You can also get what is called a Thumb Thing!
It is a brace for your thumb.
HPE has them
HiPerf.com
 
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