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Cruise control?

Has anyone put cruise control on their 919? What brand did you go with? Would anyone recomend a throttle lock over a cruise control retro fit? Thanks for your help.

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post #2 of 23 Old 11-21-2008, 08:11 AM
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Has anyone put cruise control on their 919? What brand did you go with? Would anyone recomend a throttle lock over a cruise control retro fit? Thanks for your help.

A few guys here swear by the Cramp Buster but I personally haven't used it.




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I use the simple but versatile "P" clip crampbuster. I can stretch my hand out periodically without taking it off the bars.

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I use the simple but versatile "P" clip crampbuster. I can stretch my hand out periodically without taking it off the bars.
Me too.

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I have used the small and the large Crampbusters and they are OK but I wanted something I could take my hand off and shake it with! My wife uses the small Crampbuster and does OK with it! I ended up installing the Vista-Cruise Deluxe and pretty much love it! The only issue I have with it is that it does take up about 3/8 to 1/2 inch of my throttle grip on the inside which puts my fat hand on the right edge of the grip! Works GREAT though!


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I have used the small and the large Crampbusters and they are OK but I wanted something I could take my hand off and shake it with! My wife uses the small Crampbuster and does OK with it! I ended up installing the Vista-Cruise Deluxe and pretty much love it! The only issue I have with it is that it does take up about 3/8 to 1/2 inch of my throttle grip on the inside which puts my fat hand on the right edge of the grip! Works GREAT though!
I'm in the same boat. It'd be nice to have something where I could take my right hand off the grip and stretch it out on long trips.

Is there a difference between the Vista Cruise 'universal' and the 'deluxe'? I couldn't find a deluxe model online.
http://www.newenoughhp.com/accessori...e_control.html

That may be a good Christmas gift for my dad's Virago.

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I run a throttle lock. A device that clamps to the bars and then uses a thumb activated loop clamp on the throttle grip. I think its great. I have problems with numbness in hands and arms from past injuries and the lock lets me move around. I don't recall the brand but it was in a yellow package and I purchase it at the Honda dealer. It was the best of the many options they had on the wall. It was under $40.

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I rode to Minnesota with a Cramp Buster. While on the trip, I wasn't sure if it helped or not, but after I returned and removed the Cramp Buster, I had to learn to ride all over again it seemed like! Worked great!

That being said, it would be nice to have something to remove your hand to shake it, so I have a vista cruise lock, but have not installed it, and not sure if I will or not. Maybe when I go for another long ride through the states....

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Here's my plan: http://www.amazon.com/Audiovox-CCS10.../dp/B00029WQTW

It will be a challenge to get it on the 919 without any committing any cosmetic sins, but I think i'm up to the challenge.

I've heard of a few people installing with very minimal vacuum resevoirs so some creative thinking could pay off in space savings.

Edit: I'll probably be picking one up for the Jeep as well.

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That Vista cruise rig is very close to what I use. The one I have is aluminum. It should work just as well. The adjustment for throttle return vrs throttle lock can be tricky but I still think their great.

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Here's another link which provides a very good starting point for your research. He also provides vacuum cannisters if you need them.

http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/pr...products_id=69

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I've done this:


It's a Crampbuster and an oring. Got it at Tractor Supply. When you want to rest your hand just take your pinky and roll the oring toward the throttle grip. It will hold it in place and you can rest your hand, but it's not so tight you can't get the throttle closed in an emergency. When your done just roll it back from the throttle grip.

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I use a crampbuster for freeway slogs too. If you want vibe reduction + throttle lock and don't mind dropping some $, Manic Salamander makes some throttle-lock bar-end weights that look great, too.

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I've done this:


It's a Crampbuster and an oring. Got it at Tractor Supply. When you want to rest your hand just take your pinky and roll the oring toward the throttle grip. It will hold it in place and you can rest your hand, but it's not so tight you can't get the throttle closed in an emergency. When your done just roll it back from the throttle grip.
Very cool idea and simple....

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noone ever has a problem with accidental acceleration from the crampbusters?? never accidentally hit it or anything??



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I recently installed a Throttlemeister. Installation was easy and I'm pleased with the way it works.

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I'm in the same boat. It'd be nice to have something where I could take my right hand off the grip and stretch it out on long trips.

Is there a difference between the Vista Cruise 'universal' and the 'deluxe'? I couldn't find a deluxe model online.
http://www.newenoughhp.com/accessori...e_control.html

That may be a good Christmas gift for my dad's Virago.
I don't know for sure that it is actually called a "deluxe" or not but it is the one that has a bar that connects to your handlebar across your right control. I think the other one is plastic and not as nice and does not have the anchor bar across the controls but I think can be made to work? Mine cost about $40 as well. The one in a yellow package is the Vista Cruise, I highly recommend it!


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noone ever has a problem with accidental acceleration from the crampbusters?? never accidentally hit it or anything??
No. Spin it out of the way if you're in the twisties, which for you means you're far from home.

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No. Spin it out of the way if you're in the twisties, which for you means you're far from home.
actually... there is a giant cluster of on/off ramps in the 95-595-hwy84-hwy441 intersection that keeps the chicken strips knocked off nice and neat (along with most of the scrapers on the pegs) .... but i am envious of you guys that have the mountains and twisties right outside your houses... but then again i am sitting here in shorts and tshirt and was sweating earlier when i was riding... and some of yall are up to your a$$'s in snow...

but in the spring and fall i am envious..



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I have the basic Vista Cruise on my bike right now. Cost me about $17 and is all plastic. Been on there for about two and a half years with no problem. I use to have a palm rest before that. Problem with it was that is wouldn't spin out of the way when I needed it to. I replaced the grips with gel grips and they were soft. All it would do is tear into the grip. The Vista Cruise is easy to use, easy to install and cheap. Just a little flick with the thumb.

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i was thinking of the digital version of the audiovox, but haven't looked into it much, but will here soon as it is winter now.

but if i don't go the route above possibly this version of the vista cruise....


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That is very close to what I have. Works just fine.

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Vista Cruise

This is mine. 22,240 miles and used it about 10 times today. Note how it's attached with a small metal screw.
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