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Crampbuster = Almost KO'd a bus today

I received my new Crampbuster today in the mail, installed it on the throttle grip and too it for a spin. Boy is that going to take some to get use to. The 919 is already jumpy enough. The paddle sticking out from the grip makes it even more sensitive. While leaving a stop light, I applied the throttle and the forward motion pulled me back and applied downward force on the Crampbuster which sent me off like a rocket nearly T-Boning a bus.

Anyone else nearly eat it with a Crampbuster?

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I received my new Crampbuster today in the mail, installed it on the throttle grip and too it for a spin. Boy is that going to take some to get use to. The 919 is already jumpy enough. The paddle sticking out from the grip makes it even more sensitive. While leaving a stop light, I applied the throttle and the forward motion pulled me back and applied downward force on the Crampbuster which sent me off like a rocket nearly T-Boning a bus.

Anyone else nearly eat it with a Crampbuster?
thats the reason i don't have one... scared of t-boning something..



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You know, I have one, but I only use it on long rides and only when I expect to hold the throttle relatively steady for a long time. It works great on the highway, but for all the other times I ride, it's off and in the tail bag. So, I think it's useful, but only for the kind of riding I least enjoy--long, straight, flat highways. But for 10 bucks, not bad.

mtjsr, I'm glad your T-boning of the bus was only a 'nearly' and not something more immediate. Shout will get those stains out...

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That's why I have their most narrow version so it stays out of the way reducing the risk. If in doubt pull the clutch. Very glad you are ok!

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Ditto - long rides and be careful. I used one for a couple of years on a 750 Nighthawk. The one for the Niner is on the shelf and only comes out for the 200mile rides... maybe I am old enough for that cruiser - nah ... forget that - bad idea...

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Spin it out of the way when you're in town. It won't help you stoplight to stoplight anyway. It's for touring.

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We are using the "Throttle Rocker" and have had no problems on four bikes.

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Spin it out of the way when you're in town. It won't help you stoplight to stoplight anyway. It's for touring.
That's great advice! The universal "I am use to mine now"...famous last words.

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I too use the "Throttle Rocker," and have had zero problems. Used it for touring, but while in town for long periods on our trip, I used it as well. Have thousands of miles on one, with out a problem. Stoplight to Stoplight, doesn't matter neither, For some reason, after removing the throttle rocker, I had to learn how to use the throttle all over again.

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I found it more convenient to use when I pushed it all the way up on the grip as far as it will go. Next to the shut off switch. As opposed to the end of the bar/grip. Seemed like it was much more "out of the way" at that position for the times when I didn't need to use it.

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I have a throttle lock and never had a problem with it, but others do not like in on my bike.

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I found it more convenient to use when I pushed it all the way up on the grip as far as it will go. Next to the shut off switch. As opposed to the end of the bar/grip. Seemed like it was much more "out of the way" at that position for the times when I didn't need to use it.
I like that idea!! Thanks guys for the suggestions and I can tell from your responses others have had simular (sp) experiences.

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It's already been said ... it's for longer rides and it easily spins out of the way. Also, try placing it at the outer most position as possible.
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