Hand throttle 100 series

Submitted: Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 10:38
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Hi all,

I have recently purchased a '99 GXL 100 series. I am somewhat surprised that it doesn't have a hand throttle, even though the handbook mentions one. Is there an easy and/or cost effective way to put one in. Hope someone can help.

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Reply By: Rosco - Bris. - Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 12:01

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 12:01
I know what you mean Gerry. The Fender didn't have one either ... easy fix.
Grab a piece of 19x19 pine/meranti. Cut to suitable length with notch in one end to fit accelerator and hey presto .. variable hand throttle from 1500-2000rpm .. (depending on where you jamb the other end)

Cost ... 1 stubby and a few minutes time .. timber - stuff all.

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Reply By: BenSpoon - Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 12:11

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 12:11
Rip one off another model vehicle in the wreckers.
I have only seen toyota ones, so I dont know how others work, but I'd recommend an 80 series one. Its a simple slide in and out one and it twists to lock. Earlier ones (45 series) were a notched pull button, and jam up easily, as well as being not too sensitive.
The 80 series one is similar to an accellerator cable (solid outer sheath, sliding inner cable), attaches on the top of the accellerator pedal assembly (from memory) and will need to be mounted reasonably close as the lead isnt extremnely long, eg near the open bonnet lever. Should mount in a 12mm diameter hole, and wont place much stress on the dash or wherever you mount it because it is simply a twist lock, and there is bugger all force it actually exerts on where it is mounted.
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Reply By: Member - Matt Mu (Perth-WA) - Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 13:30

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 13:30
Im with Benspoon, I bet the 80 series one is very similar to what would fit a 100. The dash should be close to set up for it, just they never installed it if the handbook shows it.
Other options is with a huge credit card, go to a toyota dealer and get them to look it up on the computer and there might even be a listing for it.
Before you do though, check the accelerator pedal and look for the notches etc that the cable needs to mount in, this would be the most difficult bit of the install.

Goodluck, I like my handthrottle, and its annoying to be without once you are used to using them.

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Reply By: glenno(qld) - Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 14:13

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 14:13
Hand throttle cable from toyota is about $60.
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Reply By: Trekkie - Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 22:39

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 22:39
Why would you want a hand throttle & are they legal
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Reply By: Gerry - Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 08:54

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 08:54
Thanks folks for your responses. I really only need it to raise the idle when using the shower heat exchanger. I have contacted a couple of wreckers with the best price being $35 for the setup. Will have to adapt the pedal end somehow but that shouldn't be too hard.
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