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post #1 of 17 Old 03-17-2011, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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Bought a 02 919 a few weeks ago, sitting in my basement iching to be taken for a ride, just waiting for all that white stuff to melt.

Anyway, the bike has a clip around the throttle for cruise control. I have never seen this and can only image how lazy the guy was, but he did go on long trips. Anyone else have this. I am thinking of taking it off.
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post #2 of 17 Old 03-17-2011, 09:14 AM
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benr, if its already on your bike, i say leave it on as you'll love it and be amazed at what it'll do for you after an hour or two of slabbing (if you do that is). go ride for a few hours first before you decide to take it off.

if you then decide you dont want it, unlike applespeed who's asking for it for free , i'll buy it off of you instead.

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I'm so lazy I spent 12 hours wiring an electronic servo assist cruise into my bike after doing just as many hours of research and planning.

I'll let you know when I get the vss signal worked out and smooth operation from the unit. I havn't really had the opportunity to test it since install last year.

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"you dont know what you've got till it's gone" agreed w/ Pvster

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Yes i will give it a try for sure!

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I'm so lazy I spent 12 hours wiring an electronic servo assist cruise into my bike after doing just as many hours of research and planning.

I'll let you know when I get the vss signal worked out and smooth operation from the unit. I havn't really had the opportunity to test it since install last year.
For some reason I just had a vision of a guy testing some fancy new cruise control and the bike just taking off uncontrollably, then slamming the throttle shut.

Hang on tight!

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For some reason I just had a vision of a guy testing some fancy new cruise control and the bike just taking off uncontrollably, then slamming the throttle shut.

Hang on tight!
You're funny for an IT guy.

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Funny in an odd way maybe...not funny HA HA.

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Funny in an odd way maybe...not funny HA HA.
sounds like a typical IT guy...

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sounds like a typical IT guy...
This deserves a story...I'm not a very geeky IT guy. However, I had an uber-geek working for be writing various programs. The 26 year old, still living with mom and dad guy. Anyway, one day he quit due to a better job offer. I went to his office to steal his nice new office chair, snagged it on the door jam and flipped it over. The entire...let me repeat ENTIRE...bottom of the chair was covered in his boogers. At least he wasn't eating them, I guess. I just pushed it back in the office, washed my hands like 10 times, and became quite content with my current chair.

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wow... just reading that makes me want to go wash my hands....

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wow... just reading that makes me want to go wash my hands....
Stop touching the bottom of your chair.....

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Bought a 02 919 a few weeks ago, sitting in my basement iching to be taken for a ride, just waiting for all that white stuff to melt.

Anyway, the bike has a clip around the throttle for cruise control. I have never seen this and can only image how lazy the guy was, but he did go on long trips. Anyone else have this. I am thinking of taking it off.
take those risers off there too :001_smile:

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take those risers off there too :001_smile:
...and switch bars while you're at it. Renthal Ultra-lows, Rizomas are a good choice.

....and don't go poking around the forum anywhere else. It will just get your wallet in trouble.

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I have a throttle lock just like that... It's convenient, but only good for flat riding beceause it won't compensate when you go up or down a hill... Leave it on unless it is in the way for some reason or you don't like the way it looks...

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...and switch bars while you're at it. Renthal Ultra-lows, Rizomas are a good choice.

....and don't go poking around the forum anywhere else. It will just get your wallet in trouble.
Yup, risers will be going.. renthal UL seems like the way to go for me, and too late, already read too much and have a huge wishlist in my head

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