So Ive oddly been doing bike touring on my 919 with 2 interstate trips in the past month. Im in southern oregon right now where the roads are very flat and straight out and Ive been cruising around 95-100 mph pretty commonly but with the 17/44 ratio I have to twist the throttle pretty far to maintain 95-100 and its kind of annoying for long periods.
SHould I just choke up on the throttle (regrip higher up), I am resistant to do this as I feel its a safety issue if I had to gear down in a hurry.
Do many people use those things where you can set the throttle at a certain speed and let your hand off it? After a few hours my wrist feels like s**t
Throttle locks (which is what you're talking about) are common to install for any bike not just used around town. I don't think I've had a bike that I didn't install something like that on in the past 20 years.