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    One step closer...

    Finally took got ahold of all of the parts I ordered, so now it's time to start putting it all back together! Going to work on getting the triple tree and front forks put together first... more to come soon hopefully.
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    - Chris [1982 Honda EV650]

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    Pot-Box versus twist-grip?

    Looking into ordering this kit from Electricmotorsport.com
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    curious as to what the main differences ( /preferences) are on a pot-box throttle vs. a twist-grip
    seen several of both around, with no clear reasons for one or the other...
    - Chris [1982 Honda EV650]

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    Throttle choice really boils down to quality vs. convenience. A pot box assembly is more accurate and durable (if set up correctly), but the Magura twist grip is a lot easier to install.

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    Has anyone had any major issues with the Magura throttles?
    i don't want to save $35 dollars now if it will cause me a bunch of problems down the road...
    - Chris [1982 Honda EV650]

    "Just throwing science at the wall and seeing what sticks"

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    Have not used my magura throttle for actual road duty yet but it bugs me that there is no pin to keep the unit from rotating on the handlebar.

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    Magura is fine, just not tip-top quality. Some folks have had issues with the pot going bad, but that happens with the pot-boxes too. Hall effect is the only thing made to last virtually forever.

    I ran a Magura for a while and never had an issue. I switched to PB-6 just because I wanted to use the stock throttle and controls...feels better (to me). Magura is just a little cheap feeling, but it saves a lot of complexity fabricating a way to connect the throttle to pot-box. Also saves room.
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    I've got 600 mile of city driving on my Magura.
    No malfunctions, but sometimes prone to sticking. I definitely want to upgrade to a Hall Effect equivalent someday,

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    Received all the pieces and parts of my conversion kit this past weekend. going to try and start reassembling my chassis soon.
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    - Chris [1982 Honda EV650]

    "Just throwing science at the wall and seeing what sticks"

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    Figured I'd give some kind of an update cause I haven't been on in some time.
    [mini rant]
    Trying to make time between school work and my car killing itself to put some hours in on the bike.  Reassembled the front forks only to learn that the seals that looked really good were not, and I don't have access to a vice here so I'm having to jump between my setup here and my father's shop in Birmingham, my friend that was going to help me draw up a CAD file for my motor mount to be CNC'd bailed so that another delay, and money's being sunk into my car that I can't put on batteries.  
    [/mini rant]

    so the next feasible step for me is that I'm going to work on getting a hold of some Eastwood Extreme Chassis Satin black paint for my pieces and parts (I understand a few of you have had some pretty good results with it) 
    till next time...
    - Chris [1982 Honda EV650]

    "Just throwing science at the wall and seeing what sticks"

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