- San Diego
No yours isn't defective. Thumb throttles are dangerous. I wouldn't use one. Only twist-grip types work for me. WW's "Restricted Throttle" option is "750Watts".1st I disagree about your throttle comments! . On my bike with a restricted throttle the bike has a quicker take off with more actual power available in eco level 3 or higher. The throttle “only” allows 1000 watts of power , bike has 2300 or more at peak which are all available in PAS. I disagree about the engagement of the throttle. If the 1st section of the thumb engagement is non responsive it is poor engineering or an incorrect choice for this use. When accelerating from a standstill the med and lower gears have a gap where the engine spools up a little then engages the rest of the drivetrain with a large surge and too much power, almost wheelied all the over on one takeoff. This has got to be worse without a derestricted throttle You aren’t supposed to use the top gears for take off which are much smoother though. Made even more difficult not having a gear indicator
Holding speed is fair but the point of of engagement is too granular, either too much or too little causing too much moderation by the rider to keep steady but doable but not worthy of a bike called “Ultimate” while also paying ultimate prices. The worst part is take off
Thanks for the good thoughts, I am riding, bike has been dropping the belt too much , need to figure this out, not quite as happy as I have been, not been posting much till resolved, I would not buy with out a warranty, may look into replacing with new 7 speed version
Did you take that course Gates offers?
I can't see the shorter gear ratio range VII would be any improvement - 'cept the additional +$500 shifter.
You're a better man than I Gunga Din. I went cassette w/ electric shifting - and may even switch that to cable.
Unlike my cassette, your IGH can shift without turning the pedals, so that 'surge' is even more my beef with TS systems.
Lag and blast-off. I use my throttle to ease off - so I can abort.
Another situation is as an adjunct to the TS when I'm climbing and don't want to downshift - I kick in the throttle afterburners.
You're correct. An additional 750watts to the CT's 1500watt limit for the TS would be fine.
2250watts on tap, but burning 1500 max if I'm pedaling, off the throttle.
It'll be interesting to find out how tunable the software is. I would expect it would have come preset to a reasonable degree.
Thank you for the input and best regards,