The throttle safety switch does not know the difference between a thumb pushing the throttle or snow jammed under it unless it rocks over to activate the switch.Good posts. I have never worn mine on my snowmobiles. I always wear mine in my bass boat as the concept is a little different, engine in gear, idling, or wot without a hotfoot.
I've always figured on a sled its not needed. If I fall off it will coast to a stop. The stuck throttle is an option I have almost forgot about. I thought most snowmobiles have a sensor that can detect throttle sticking or something and retard it off.
What got my attention is a couple of the stories told here about a snowmobile flipping upside down and opening the throttle and the guy sliding into it or being pinned under it. That got me thinking
Glad you like it! I designed that kill switch back in '04.I got back and forth but I really should. A few years back got bucked grabbed a hand of throttle as my leg went into the track...had I had my tether on I wouldn't have a plate in my ankle.
Some friends of mine switched to these, seem to work really nice. Thinking of doing the same.
Is the Teth-air plug and play?The latest Cordless Teth-Air is now known as the Laser Phantom Teth-Air. It also has the roll over protection so if you get pinned under your sled it will shut down. This condition has happened way more often than the sled running away at full throttle.
100% for the Polaris and Cat but only 99% for the Ski-Doo as they do not have a tether plug for us to plug in to. For the G4 you need to connect one wire to the black/yellow wire of the kill switch. We provide a good quality Scotch-lock connector for that or you can skin the wire and solder. You do not lose the function of the stock tether if you wan't to just use that as a security key.Is the Teth-air plug and play?