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Throttle Meister....

Well, the trips are coming.
Time to figure out what my bike really needs.... I decided Cruise Control will be nice for the 4 hour trip to VIR and the 9 hour Trip to Road Atlanta.

So I just installed...



I have used a ThrottleMeister on a friends Black Bird and liked it. It was not until I commited to these trips i could justify the $120 for it. I will give some feedback after VIR!

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How does it work?

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The friction sleeve goes under the grip on the throttle side.
The throttle side bare end has a small cam in it that slides the inner brass ring to meet the friction sleeve and hold the throttle in place.

To activate it, all you need to do is roll the bar end toward you (as if accelerating) and to disengage, you roll it forward with the grip when slowing down. Pretty nice set up.

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That sounds pretty neat. I would be scared that it would get stuck in an emergency situation though.

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Found this on their site...throttlemeister.com


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If you look closely, you can see the brass ring moving in and out in the picture.

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That sounds pretty neat. I would be scared that it would get stuck in an emergency situation though.
Just like a car, you should not be using it in traffic.
Also, it is holding the throtle with friction easily over powered. I have had buddies using them for years with no problems ever.

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alright alright - all you non adventure bike riders clear out, nothing to see here. go on. move along.


I hear ya Mike - I just ordered a kaoko friction control today myself. I stretched out that cockring too much for it to be any use on the throttle.

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mike you know i had that on my RR for a while too... i've got mine in the garage still. love it!

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I used a $10 cramp buster on my recent trip. I had used throttle locks in the past but never liked them. Too much speed variance up/downhill. The cramp buster was really nice and easily controllable. It's amazing how much less fatigue you get from not having to hold the grip, plus it goes on/off in 2 seconds.
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I will be looking at this mod when I replace the bars. I wanted to get the grip warmers, cruise control, and GPS mount. When I pulled some Renthals off the shelf at the shop though, they were all alot lower than the stockers. I would have to put risers on to accomodate the Renthal bars.

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still waiting on the kaoko. these ADV suppliers are a lot less eager than most sportbike suppliers.

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Still have time to do the Throttle Meister. Got mine in 4 days.

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