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cruise control

has any one got any experiance of the brake away cruse control? i was wanting to know if it would be any good on a xt600e i am fedup of numb hands and thought this the best way to give them a rest on a long run
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Hey mate I dont know the brand that you are talking about.. but i have one of these
Vista Cruise Control :: Cruise Controls :: A to B Utilities :: Aerostich/RiderWearHouse Motorcycle Jackets, Suits, Clothing, & Gear on my at
and the "universal" one on my 83 xtz
Universal Vista Cruise Control :: Cruise Controls :: A to B Utilities :: Aerostich/RiderWearHouse Motorcycle Jackets, Suits, Clothing, & Gear

BTW the web site was only the first one that came up.. I am not suggesting you by from them or not.. it is for illustrative purposes only.
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I'm seen aftermarket proper electronic cruise control but they cost a leg or 4. There are "throttle locks" which is esentially a nut at the end of the grip that you tighten slightly to prevent the thottle from returning to it's closed position, but loose enough that if you have a "moment" you can manually throttle off as normal. I've heard plenty of good things about the Kaoko one. It has enough bulk that you can simply slide your hand over and throttle on or off and it will lock in place. a friend had a Wunderlich one on his RT and had to reach over with the left hand to adjust it
I got a Scotoiller cramp buster for my recent trip down to the alps. At each end of the trip I had a long 1000km day on the Autobahn. It took me a hour or two to get used to it but liked it enough. especially for it's 9 eur price tag. It allowed me to have a very loose, relaxed grip. ( well as loose as you dare while making "progress" on the autobarn) I took it off when i got to the twisties
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I have a cramp buster type thingy, its ok for motorway work but I dont like it for twisties. I was looking into one of the bar end locks myself as they seem less trouble and mean you can take your hand off the throttle to adjust zips and eat etc.
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If you are a complete cheapskate, cruise control can be sorted by tying a length of inner tube tightly around your bar end, or if there is no space, at the oppostite end of the grip. This can then be rolled down to hold your grip in cruise position. If all goes tits up, you can regain control of the throttle immediately just by yanking it, and the rubber will let go.

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cheers Joel the cheap fixes are normally the best.
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I use a wunderlich Throttle rocker.. £8 and worth every penny... Low tech. works and has no moving parts to go wrong
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throttle mate cruise control

Take a look at these

http://www.throttlemate.co.uk

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the throttle mate looks much better than the palm paddle type things that I have tried in the past.

It is nice to be able to remove your hand from the throttle without a decrease in speed.
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Cruise Control

Best £12.50 I ever spent. Fits my R1200 RT no probs. Works well. Great for taking the strain off the right hand/wrist on longer rides. Great product, 100% recommend same.

This is a quote from a guy on the ukgser site


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Best £12.50 I ever spent. Fits my R1200 RT no probs. Works well. Great for taking the strain off the right hand/wrist on longer rides. Great product, 100% recommend same.

This is a quote from a guy on the ukgser site


Home - www.throttlemate.co.uk

Mine turned up today,looks like it will do what it says on the tin
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might just put the word out that i dont need an easter egg this year just a throttle mate
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you tube throttle mate

Motorcycle Cruise Control - YouTube
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Sold, just placed my order

figure what the hey it will save me loads in fuel
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Simply brilliant

just watch your kill switch i managed to kill my engine in lane 3

still live and learn

The cruise control works a treat and will save me loads in fuel as I now cruise, something I struggle to do when in charge of the throttle



you could probably make your own but for 12 quid its hardly worth it
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