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Old 02-05-2010, 07:43 AM   #1
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throttlemeister vs. kaoko throttle lock

i am getting ready to install throttle lock on a 2009 gsa and was wondering wich one i should buy.does anyone have experience with both??
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Old 02-05-2010, 07:50 AM   #2
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i had a throttlemeister on my honda blackbird for a number of years and my biggest complaint was my hand not being able to grip the smooth surface to engage the lock. i just purchased the kaoko but have not actually used it yet. it just looks like it will be better (easier to engage) plus a ton of guys on here use it and love it. i say go with the kaoko
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Old 02-05-2010, 07:52 AM   #3
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I've had a Kaoko for 3 years or so on my 06 and now my 09. Really like it. My Dad has had one on his RT for a while now too.
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Old 02-05-2010, 08:00 AM   #4
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I had the same complaint onthe Throttlemeister then I found an ad in Vendors for a slip on wheel that is knurled and that solved the problem. The fix was cheaper than buying a new throttle lock. If buying new, get the Kaoko.
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Old 02-05-2010, 08:03 AM   #5
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I've got a Throttlemeister on my '07 GSA.....get a Kaoko. The Throttlemeister looks good, but I am not impressed with the operation of it.....a Vista Cruise on my buddy's '08 GSA works even better except for shortening the grip surface.
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Old 02-05-2010, 10:50 AM   #6
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Bob's BMW Wrist Rest

The Wrist Rest from Bob's BMW is another, less expensive alternative. I like mine so far. Installed in minutes on my "new" '05 R12000GS, it seems very high quality, works great.

A Google search will find a very negative report on this product on IBMWR. Not exactly on the Wrist Rest, but on the optional matching left side bar end. To this I would say, "WTF!" Neither OPs opinion of this product nor Bob's BMW customer service in any way matches my own experiences.

However, keeping an open mind, as a precautionary service item I will annually remove and inspect--couple of minutes. Not a bad idea, anyway.
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Old 02-05-2010, 10:56 AM   #7
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Another friction solution

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I had the same complaint onthe Throttlemeister then I found an ad in Vendors for a slip on wheel that is knurled and that solved the problem. The fix was cheaper than buying a new throttle lock. If buying new, get the Kaoko.
I had the same complaint on my Throttlemeister, so I added a strip of that high-friction tape material used to add traction on the edges of stair steps. Solved the problem.
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Old 02-05-2010, 11:08 AM   #8
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I have the TM on one bike and the Kaoko on another, the Kaoko is functionally better. I can't seem to get the TM adjusted correctly.
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:01 PM   #9
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I have had the original style Throttlemeister and the new "black milled" Throttlemeister that allows for pinky finger operation. I like mine a lot and do not have any complaints at all.
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:16 PM   #10
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My bike has the kaoko and wife has the new finish throttlemeister on her r12r. I like the throttlemeister slightly better. I find my hand sometimes resting on top of the kaoko on longer rides.
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Old 02-05-2010, 04:23 PM   #11
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The Wrist Rest from Bob's BMW is another, less expensive alternative. I like mine so far. Installed in minutes on my "new" '05 R12000GS, it seems very high quality, works great.
How well does it hold speed when you take you hands off of the bar for a minute or two of rest?

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Old 02-05-2010, 06:01 PM   #12
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I have the Kaoko also and like it but have no experience with the TM. I know you didn't ask but I tried the paddle wrist rest 1st and didn't like it. It was cheaper but I felt unsafe using it. A couple of times I accidently put too much weight on this when coming to a stop and was going too fast in a hurry.
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Old 02-05-2010, 07:39 PM   #13
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I have the Throttlemeister on my 05 and have zero complaints. Easy to set and release and holds speed well, maybe some people just don't have them adjusted properly ???
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Old 02-05-2010, 08:08 PM   #14
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I have the TM on my 08 GS. good quality and finish. But as others' feedback, you need to improve the control ring friction or you can order the optional milled ring.
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Old 02-05-2010, 08:16 PM   #15
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Kaoko all the way

Look the throttlemiester is not grooved and with the handguards on the end it is hard to turn them. GO Kaoko
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