Originally Posted by Plaka
Been some threads recently about people breaking off keys in them.
Theives can defeat them so easily I never use mine. Look in the top tube for the cable lock. Better than nothing for the quick-snatch type situations, and it fits in the top tube. For real security, use a real lock and something that can't be moved. And then tie a big mean dog to it. Or two.
The throttle lock isn't a "cruise control". It's a throttle lock. Using it as a crruise control can have some nasty consequences, like an otherwise avoidable accident followed quickly by a fragged motor. You do not have over RPM protection. This goes for the aftermarket clamp on jobbers too. Bad idea. Not that I haven't done it, like droning across Nebraska on 80. But conditions are rarely so consistent that I'm comfortable with it. I got one of those clip on paddle things. Works mo' bettah. You can't put both hands in your lap but you don't have to do more than drape you hand across the throttle. Easy to adjust speed for the traffic and terrain to hold pace...and when it's easy to do it tends to get done, which again makes for safer riding.
Unscrew the throttle lock past the spring tension and it goes bye-bye and you get to buy another, and a spring. It also wears out a bit faster using it as a cruise control.
thanks for the tips, I agree with you on the "cruise control", bad choice of words on my part. What I like about it is that my throttle hand needs a little break or shake once in a while, my hand gets numb. So, nice that you can take your hand off the throttle for 15 seconds to shake it and get the blood circulating again. I won't mess much with mine other than to adjust it 90 degrees one way or the other, I just want it to hold for 15 seconds. Interesting about the unscrewing part, I'll be careful about that.