Throttle locks and Cruise control
So I've got a big MC trip coming up in August and I'm prepping my bike for the long haul. We are riding from Minneapolis to Sana Fe and back up through Sturgis and back to Mpls in 8 days. There are going to be a few long boring stretches and I'd like to try and stay relatively comfortable.
With that said, I'm looking at throttle locks. The only experience I've had with throttle locks was the Throttlemeister on my FJR. It worked nice, but was awkward to set and felt almost dangerous if I needed to make a quick maneuver and use my brakes.
With that said, I've been looking at the Brakeaway Throttle Locks. These locks allow you to set and release the lock using the thumb on your throttle hand. The Brakeaway has an added safety feature that will release the lock when you apply the front brake.
I've contacted Brakeaway and their customer support is worse than useless. Basically Brakeaway says that they haven't tested their lock on the VFR1200 and they refuse to provide any technical information on their product... They said that they will not sell the throttle lock to me because it poses a potential safety risk because they have not verified that it will work on my bike... I call bull crap.
Anyways, I've done some back of the napkin measurements and there is no reason it shouldn't work (Helibars give me the tank clearance I need). I just need to fab up a longer bracket for proper fitment.
Long story short, I'd like to get the Brakeaway for the added safety feature of releasing the lock when I apply the brakes, but you pay through the nose for this feature.
Is there something else I should consider? I'd like to stick with something that looks clean and something that can be released in a hurry if need be. I've looked at many different types of locks, but inputs on REAL riders experience with different locks would be helpful with my decision.
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