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Cruise control

I am looking for a throttle lock that I can use with bar end mirrors The breakaway is the only one I can find has anyone used this on a 919

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post #2 of 25 Old 03-08-2010, 11:34 AM
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Ive seen some people use elastic bands that just pop in between the throttle and the switchgear...it just gives it enough resistance to work...and cost next to nothing.

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I use a Vista Cruise on my 919! Not the cheap $7 one but the nicer $25(?) one... Works great and I have Rizoma bar end sliders and mirrors, dosent matter!


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Thanks that is what I was looking for any tips on install or is it pretty straightforeward and easy

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Pretty straight forward, just have to seperate the brake/mirror bracket a bit to make room for the what I would call the anchor? Not tough at all... Just lemme know if you have any questions! Oh it does mount ON your right grip so you must use a flat type of grip!


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I did a quick search and found these installation instructions:
Throttle Lock

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Ive seen some people use elastic bands that just pop in between the throttle and the switchgear...it just gives it enough resistance to work...and cost next to nothing.
A buddy of mine got me into something similar.
He uses an O ring !
The last time he visited he left me a few different sizes to try, seeing as we ride different bikes.
I found one of them worked real well.

And by gosh, the price IS right !!!!!!!!!!!

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Sometimes Mc.........the cheapest is always a good option

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Is all well now ?

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A buddy of mine got me into something similar.
He uses an O ring !
The last time he visited he left me a few different sizes to try, seeing as we ride different bikes.
I found one of them worked real well.

And by gosh, the price IS right !!!!!!!!!!!
I've been using an O-ring for years. Works quite well.

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Can someone post a pic of the O-ring method? I'm having trouble picturing it.

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Can someone post a pic of the O-ring method? I'm having trouble picturing it.
Real bad pic but you get the idea. Just google "oring cruise control" and switch to images and you'll see a bunch. The idea is put the oring where shown in the pic. When you want to "lock" the throttle you take your pinky and slide the oring between the grip and the bar end. It will hold your throttle there but is real easy to roll off the throttle if you need to.


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Is all well now ?
I wish!!.....I believe the pistons will be delivered tomorrow....so i will take them with the engine top case to be rebored

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Real bad pic but you get the idea. Just google "oring cruise control" and switch to images and you'll see a bunch. The idea is put the oring where shown in the pic. When you want to "lock" the throttle you take your pinky and slide the oring between the grip and the bar end. It will hold your throttle there but is real easy to roll off the throttle if you need to.

Thanks for the pic. Makes much more sense.

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Interesting take (maybe a little dorky looking) on Cruise Control - Photon Universal Cruise Control.

Anyone know anything about this?

ITL Photon Universal cruise control / Contro

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If it's stupid, but it works...then it aint stupid.

Seriously....throttle locks are a nice accessory on long trips, sometimes even on relatively short ones!
I have one of these mounted on my 9er right now...


It's called an NEP throttle lock, and it works great. The one in your vid is even simpler that my NEP, and looks like it works well too.

I also have a Crampbuster fitted. I use it all the time. For ~$10 it's the cat's ass! I have the standard one.


http://www.aerostich.com/media/catal..._1482_1c_1.jpg

Here's how they look mounted.



as farkles go, these are really pretty inexpensive. you can find these and more, here: Aerostich.com

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Interesting take (maybe a little dorky looking) on Cruise Control - Photon Universal Cruise Control.

Anyone know anything about this?

ITL Photon Universal cruise control / Contro
That looks very interesting. I'd also like to know more, like where to get one & how much?

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Heres a price sheet http://www.importationsthibault.com/...lPublicEng.pdf

And heres their email [email protected]

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Haven't had much luck finding a US distributor/retailer for the Photon Cruise Control. Closest I've come is a Canadian shop. Anyone else have better luck?

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Haven't had much luck finding a US distributor/retailer for the Photon Cruise Control. Closest I've come is a Canadian shop. Anyone else have better luck?

Thanks,
I purchased one off ebay from this seller -

MOTORCYCLE CRUISE CONTROL / THROTTLE LOCK small 7/8 | eBay

Shipping was prompt, 3-4 days. They are in Altadena, CA so you might get it quicker. It works "OK". I found that at certain speeds around 50 mph my throttle had enough tension so that it did not hold the speed. Around 60 mph it worked better. I did use the silicone ring it comes with that they say increases the friction. I am going to try using a thicker peice of rubber I have and wrap it around the grip to see if that helps. At the very least it does let you take your hand off for a little bit to get the blood flowing. If the thicker rubber works it will be a nice piece.

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Thanks for the info and good to get some feedback on the use. Yea... don't need it for long stretches of "cruising"... Just might be nice for a break here and there... My 40 mile highway commute does have some stretches where it would be of use.


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I have Throttlemeisters on my FJR which work very well, not sure they make them for the 919 though. Rode a friend's ST1300 with a Brakeaway installed this weekend, was very impressed with how easily it engaged and disengaged, worked really well and actually easier to use than my Throttlemeister, although not as clean of a look.

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I now have 41,300 miles on my Vista Cruise,(Hornet) and have not adjusted it since 26,000 miles. It still holds fast.
I have 47,500 miles on my ThrottleMeister. (BMW) I have cleaned and adjusted it about 3 times. It also works very well.
Between the two, the Vista C. is 3Xs faster setting and releasing then the ThrottleMeister. The T.M. is a bit prettier with it's polished SS body with red rings. Bang for the Buck, the Vista is way ahead.
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