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post #1 of 8 Old 04-26-2019, 02:08 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone use a cruise control?

Looking for a cruise control. I had a cramp buster on they other bike, but wondering how well other options work.

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post #2 of 8 Old 04-26-2019, 02:05 PM
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I never put one on the 919, but when i bought the blackbird i put one on and love it. Came from MC CRUISE in Australia. Pricey, but worth it, especially long distances.
Not sure if they have one for the niner.

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post #3 of 8 Old 04-27-2019, 01:36 AM Thread Starter
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One that I saw was just a "clip on" that worked like a clamp and rested against the brake lever.

I used the "cramp buster" before, it's a paddle that you rest your hand on and wouldn't mind having one on the 919.

I'm riding a lot more and it's really taking a toll on the hands.

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post #4 of 8 Old 04-27-2019, 03:47 AM
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I've tried both the Max throttle cruise control, https://www.maxinc.co.za/products/ma...for-25mm-grips

and the Omni-cuise, OMNI-CRUISE: Universal Motorcycle Throttle Lock

I found that both work only temporarily for a few seconds or minutes. Both slip and you can not maintain your speed for very long. It will give you a few seconds to take your hand off but that's all. They both come with a band of rubber/silicone to give you extra grip on the throttle but no matter where I positioned them or, in the case of the Omni-cruise, how much I tightened the clamp, they only held briefly. Good idea but not very functional, especially if you're on the open highway and want to set a cruise for a while.

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I have factory cruise control on my Super Tenere....................it's a GAME CHANGER!

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post #6 of 8 Old 04-27-2019, 10:15 AM
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I like my Throttlemeister unit, it works well and you can set it to have a little tension so the throttle isn't as twitchy.

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I use the one that rests on the brake lever. Go-cruise or something. If i'm doing some rather fast cruising, I like to set it and grab the insides of the bars and lay down over my tank bag to give my neck a break from sustained 90mph cruising. It's definitely a great mod for longer distance riding.



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post #8 of 8 Old 05-02-2019, 12:30 AM Thread Starter
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Quick update: I got the "cramp buster" off my other bike that I used years ago. It's basically a plastic part that wraps around the grip and allows you to simply rest your wrist on it to hold the throttle.

It didn't fit tight enough, so I took a strip of metal and forced it under the grip to make it fatter at the end and it works.

I'm able to stop holding the throttle with my fingers and just rest some weight on the plastic paddle. It's like the others, but uses your wrist instead of the brake lever, which allows you to adjust on the fly.

The down side is getting the correct tension against the grip, I might add a screw to it to make it tighter, but it does help with long runs.

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