Inexpensive throttle lock/cruise control that works.

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Inexpensive throttle lock/cruise control that works.

Post by PT-13Pilot » Sun Dec 03, 2023 5:18 pm

I’ve tried a ton of different throttle locks over the years. For the money these are great. Have one on my NC700X as well and a throttle meister on my KLR. Unlike the plastic $130 KAKO, these are all aluminum for $30.
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Re: Inexpensive throttle lock/cruise control that works.

Post by GregAus » Mon Dec 04, 2023 6:28 am

How easy is it to engage and disengage the throttle lock?

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Re: Inexpensive throttle lock/cruise control that works.

Post by GregoryUSSR » Mon Dec 04, 2023 11:51 am

Aren't you afraid that at some point you won't be able to turn off the fuel supply and stop?
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Re: Inexpensive throttle lock/cruise control that works.

Post by PT-13Pilot » Mon Dec 04, 2023 2:52 pm

GregAus wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2023 6:28 am
How easy is it to engage and disengage the throttle lock?
Easy. I have mine set up (shimmed) about 1/2 turn on the wheel (castlated inside part) will hold it lightly. Like say for high idle to warm up. A bit more it stays put. Also doesn’t seem to require constant fiddling with like the old thumb lock types, vista cruise or that bar type affair.
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Re: Inexpensive throttle lock/cruise control that works.

Post by PT-13Pilot » Mon Dec 04, 2023 2:56 pm

GregoryUSSR wrote:
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Aren't you afraid that at some point you won't be able to turn off the fuel supply and stop?
Nope, I’ve used this type a lot. It has reverse threads. To tighten you roll it toward you, like adding throttle. If you want to unlock it or say in a panic situation, when you roll off the throttle, it loosens itself. Just adds friction when you want. I’ve had no problems with them. And one that used to be made called the Throttle Meister I have on my KLR works the same way. Handy when you want to stretch your right hand on a long trip.
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Re: Inexpensive throttle lock/cruise control that works.

Post by GregAus » Tue Dec 05, 2023 3:05 pm

You've sold me! I'm buying two!

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Re: Inexpensive throttle lock/cruise control that works.

Post by Draeger » Tue Dec 05, 2023 11:22 pm

This is the only one I use. Have crossed the continent with this thing. I need nothing else and they work fine. And about as inexpensive as you can get.

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Re: Inexpensive throttle lock/cruise control that works.

Post by PT-13Pilot » Tue Dec 05, 2023 11:49 pm

GregAus wrote:
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It comes with a washer, you might need to shim it more if you’re picky like me. It’ll make sense when you have it in person. Make sure the end of your throttle tube or grip or whatever sticks out the end on yours is nice and flat. Cheap, metal, and makes a nice bar end.
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Re: Inexpensive throttle lock/cruise control that works.

Post by Bilgekeeldave » Wed Dec 06, 2023 12:31 pm

I just jam a big "O" ring in the space between the hand grip and the switches. It works great.
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Re: Inexpensive throttle lock/cruise control that works.

Post by RC20 » Thu Dec 14, 2023 9:13 pm

Kind of odd, on the R80GS the throttle was a killer strain wise. Only bike I had that I got a throttle lock for. Same thing, enough friction to hold it but could rack it to zero throttle. Mostly I used it to hold throttle while I flexed my hand when it got tire and then off again.

I thought the Ural would need one but for me it does not (I do have some arthritis in the hand) so was pleasantly surprised. Ran a 16 hour day once (fuel stops, food stops and a lot of breaks at the end) and fine (my butt was killing me).
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Re: Inexpensive throttle lock/cruise control that works.

Post by JayF » Tue May 07, 2024 2:28 pm

I had thought about a throttle lock before, but honestly, my biggest problem is numbness in the thumb and two fingers from 30+ years of computer induced carpal tunnel. I opted instead for a "Cramp Buster" and Grip Puppies (original grips seemed too skinny for my linking) . No need to keep a tight grip around the throttle, just kind of lay your hand on top of it and relax your grip. Works well, inexpensive and no more tingly fingers.

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Re: Inexpensive throttle lock/cruise control that works.

Post by treebone » Wed May 08, 2024 6:06 pm

I have used a crampbuster on a couple (rare) occasions on long flat stretches, but most of the time I need to regulate the throttle so frequently that it is in the way. I loved the cruise control on my Gl1800 and Tenere, but those machines have enough reserve torque to pull through most changes in the road. The Ural does not have that, and a locked throttle is likely to get you into serious trouble in short order.

GregoryUSSR said- Aren't you afraid that at some point you won't be able to turn off the fuel supply and stop?

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Re: Inexpensive throttle lock/cruise control that works.

Post by JayF » Wed May 08, 2024 6:18 pm

treebone wrote:
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I have used a crampbuster on a couple (rare) occasions on long flat stretches, but most of the time I need to regulate the throttle so frequently that it is in the way. I loved the cruise control on my Gl1800 and Tenere, but those machines have enough reserve torque to pull through most changes in the road. The Ural does not have that, and a locked throttle is likely to get you into serious trouble in short order.

GregoryUSSR said- Aren't you afraid that at some point you won't be able to turn off the fuel supply and stop?

He gets it...
GL1800 is a beast. Mine sits more than before I bought the Ural, but for traveling comfortably there's no comparison.
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