Lectric XP Throttle Assist

BudCurtis

New Member
I have seen several YouTube videos where the author's bike has a thumb throttle assist attached. Can someone suggest which throttle assist works for their Lectric XP and where they purchased it? I have the same question regarding a handlebar extension that will fit on the original handlebar.
 

ki11a

Active Member
Our Lectric bikes come with a twist throttle and not a thumb throttle, I am not sure if you know they are two different objects that essentially do the same thing. It controls the throttle assist; either by using your thumb, or by twisting.

Here is a handlebar extender that a few members have been using and recommending.
 

HannibalLectric

New Member
Our Lectric bikes come with a twist throttle and not a thumb throttle, I am not sure if you know they are two different objects that essentially do the same thing. It controls the throttle assist; either by using your thumb, or by twisting.

Here is a handlebar extender that a few members have been using and recommending.
Yes I do know the difference. My question is , if there's a thumb throttle available that is compatible to replace the twist throttle. Plug and play, no modification. Sorry for not clarifying.
 

w3curtis

New Member
I've had my Lectric XP for over a month now and have been lurking. Finally joined today since I just completed this project.

My previous eBike was an early Sondors. It's a great bike but my nephew, who knew I was eying a Lectric XP, convinced me to "sell" it to him and get the Lectric XP. So far I've been enjoying the Lectric XP but of course I had to add my favorite accessories and one thing I preferred on the Sondors was the thumb throttle. It was one thing I had to change.

I first ordered a thumb throttle from Amazon but it was the wrong gender --a three ping male connector is needed for the Lectric XP. Next I ordered this thumb throttle from Ali Express. This time the gender was correct but on connecting it, I received Error code E 008.
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Doing some reverse engineering, I determined that the power and signal lines were reversed in the Ali Express thumb throttle. A quick test got rid of the error and spun the week with more precise control than the half twist throttle.
LectricXP32a.jpg


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Here is the original half twist throttle.
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Found this one on Amazon after I had ordered the one from Ali Express.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08CGXWMPL/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_1?smid=A1NFI7T7JQ7UEG&psc=1
 
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Taylor57

Well-Known Member
I have a twist and thumb throttle on my 2 Ebikes. IMO, its 6 of 1 half dozen of another. I rarely use either unless I'm starting from dead stop. I will say, I like the convenience of the throttle to get my tired butt goin...
 

EpicTwiglet

New Member
Can some one please post a straight forward thumb throttle upgrade guide? Even the link posted by w3curtis has two different thumb throttles in the amazon picture. I’m electrically dumb, but handy.
 

w3curtis

New Member
Can some one please post a straight forward thumb throttle upgrade guide? Even the link posted by w3curtis has two different thumb throttles in the amazon picture. I’m electrically dumb, but handy.
The short answer is it will be a 50/50 crapshoot if the Amazon one will work work without modification. There seems to be no standard for the three pin throttle wiring. The only consistent pin position seems to be ground.

As long as you have the correct thumb throttle gender, best case you luck out and the pinning is correct, or worse case you will have to cut it and swap the signal and power wires as I did.
 

ki11a

Active Member
I didnt like the thumb throttle that much better when I had one on my Qualisports, if I remember correctly it actually hurt your thumb after awhile to keep it streched and constant pressure on the trigger.
 

w3curtis

New Member
I didnt like the thumb throttle that much better when I had one on my Qualisports, if I remember correctly it actually hurt your thumb after awhile to keep it streched and constant pressure on the trigger.
This is one of those philosophical issues: Ford/Chevy; High Wing/Low Wing; Thumb/Half Twist/Full Twist; round grips/paddle grips, etc.
For me it’s thumb throttle. It’s great that Lectric uses “ mostly” standard parts that allows owners to mod to their desires.

Oh, and we have Cruise Control!😂

-William