Thumb Throttle for Rad

Joe Good

Member
I want to get rid of my twist throttle ... and try a thumb throttle on a 2018 Rad Rover? Can anyone recommend an inexpensive plug & play replacement unit?
 

Joe Good

Member
I have a similar unit. It slips over the twist throttle. I want to remove the stock twist throttle and replace it with a new thumb throttle. But thanks for the suggestion!
 

Joe Good

Member
It's a clip-on unit that slips over the original unit. That makes it bigger and bulkier then I like. I prefer a control unit that mounts closer to the bar and responses quicker. Just my personal preference.
 

mrgold35

Well-Known Member
I have two 16 Radrovers and 18 Radcity Step-thru. I use the velcro strap 1859 throttle and it fits perfectly. It has never slipped or felt too bulky after +7000 miles I put on both rovers. I can just as easily use my thumb or pad part below my thumb to apply power as needed. It doesn't get in the way reaching the gear changer or on/off button for the throttle. I added an adjustable stem to my Rovers since I have family that also ride my ebikes. Makes it real easy to adjust the angle of the thumb throttle for best fit as the handle bars go up/down. The low cost of this mod is another big plus compared to converting to thumb throttle only. You can always do the thumb trottle conversion if the 1859 still isn't to your liking.
 

Joe Good

Member
I just want to replace the damaged/malfunctioning twist throttle and install a plug/play thumb throttle. One of you rad gurus must have a solution? Lol
 
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AHicks

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USA
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Snow Bird - Summer S.E. Michigan, Winter Gulf Coast North Central Fl.
Replacing the stock control with a twist not that daunting a task - until you try finding one that's a straight plug and play. Not sure that's going to happen...
 

Joe Good

Member
Yes sir, it would seem you are correct!

For anyone who digs an e.bike challenge ... I have a miss-behaving rad rover for sale in Port Aransas, TX USA for $700.

Low miles ... used to run great ... and be tons of fun!

LOL