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Old 19-05-2012, 05:37 PM
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We are off on a 3 week jaunt round Europe later this year and I was looking at 2 types of so called 'cruise controls' for bikes.
The first is just the thumb rest one that sits on your throttle grip to relieve strain on your wrist, the other is the type that locks the throttle and you flick it on and off with a lever.

Anyone used any of these things, and more importantly, are they any good/worth the money?
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Old 19-05-2012, 06:09 PM
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My Harley has cruise control fitted, I use it a lot, especially crossing Europe, previous bikes I have simply used an O-ring that I can roll up the throttle and use to create friction, either againg the BA end weight or the switch housing (depending on the bike)
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Old 19-05-2012, 10:46 PM
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I've heard good things, cost about 15, good for people with arthritus, artheri..arfri...wankers cramp???
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Made my own : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhaSdZ0o9ss&feature=plcp


Been using it for ages now, works a treat and can take my hand off the throttle. This means I can stretch my hand if cramp kicks in!
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We are off on a 3 week jaunt round Europe later this year and I was looking at 2 types of so called 'cruise controls' for bikes.
The first is just the thumb rest one that sits on your throttle grip to relieve strain on your wrist, the other is the type that locks the throttle and you flick it on and off with a lever.

Anyone used any of these things, and more importantly, are they any good/worth the money?
I have one of those thumb operated ones on the 'truder, fecking superb and even when it's on you can push the throttle through it if you need to shut off foar any reason.

Cost about 15 off ebay.
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There are several alternative options depending upon your budget
The cheapset and most simple is a 20p O ring that you keep on your twist grip. then when you need to rest your hand and cruise, just roll it over the flange of the grip, and in between the grip and the body of the switch gear. This adds just enough friction to hold the thorttle on, the down side is that it will be in place even when you don`t need it. But with a little trial and error you`ll get the right thickness of O ring

The scottoiler P grip I`l tried and never got in with, as it tended to get in the way when it wasn`t in use and you where riding around town and using the front brake etc.

Then theres the throttlemate made & sold by a guy on the UKGS`er sitehttp://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=279403

Then theres the Breakaway http://www.brakeawayproducts.com/productinfo.html

personnelly I have a throttlemeister http://throttlemeister.com/ which is basically a trick bar end weight that you twist to set with you little finger as you twist the throttle, it then shoves an internal bush out and pushes against the throttle body and it locks on, or just grips it enough to allow the revs to slowly fall off. It takes a little practice to get it right but its easy enough
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This is the one I use.



I like it.
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Old 23-05-2012, 02:58 PM
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That's the one I was looking at BikerBuster,.

Pierre, I saw a couple on ebay that are linked to the front brake to disengage, but they were about 120, I tried the O ring a few years ago and couldn't get on with it.

Once again, cheers fellas
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The only issue AFAIK with the cruise controls that both the breakaway and the item bikerbuster shown us is possibly if you have heated grips. The grip wiring and possibly the thickness of the grip may need to be considered when you fit the CC
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There are several alternative options depending upon your budget
The cheapset and most simple is a 20p O ring that you keep on your twist grip.
I can beat that..I have a sticky throttle return spring that I have been meaning to fix..

Hmm cruise control..yeah..that's what I've got..that's another half an hour of my life saved..

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I can beat that..I have a sticky throttle return spring that I have been meaning to fix..

Hmm cruise control..yeah..that's what I've got..that's another half an hour of my life saved..

John.
John has custom piece of wire as well ......just the sort of thing to tie up yer throttle ....
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John has custom piece of wire as well ......just the sort of thing to tie up yer throttle ....
Not any more he's fixed it.
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Not any more he's fixed it.
Do you think John will offer his piece of wire on the classifieds ...

For sale home made Throttle boss....home made 3feet long can be modified to suit most bikes. Fitting instructions can be supplied.

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My bike has cruise control I'll post later if it's any good for touring when I get back from my Wales trip. Last time I came back from wales I got terrible cramp so I have high expectations. Around the towns dual carriageways its just a novelty.
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Yeah cruise control is awesome on long journeys, every bike should have it.
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