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Old 07-21-2014, 11:32 AM   #1
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Question Anyone tried the Excel Throttle Control?

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Old 07-21-2014, 01:26 PM   #2
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That's a classy looking one. I have used throttle locks in the past. Nice to have on long rides.
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a couple of guys are using them on the XTZ in the beast section and swear by them! Love the mechanism, but for that price I prefer my go cruise throttle lock :o)
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Old 07-21-2014, 02:33 PM   #5
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I am going to switch up from my Wunderlich which I have had on all my BMW's, that one takes two hand and lots of adjusting. Ordered today to give it a go.
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I think you will like it. I tried several others including some expensive ones. Most were fiddly.
The Excel does require a technique. It was very helpful to get a demo from Tom directly. Basically ones uses the lower palm to set and side of lower palm to release it.
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I have the Excel Throttle Control (on a Super Tenere) and like it very much. Have had all the rest and now landed at what I think is the best out there. Now just have to get one now for my new F700GS.
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Old 08-01-2014, 07:58 AM   #8
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I did install mine on my FGSA with the Barkbusters Storm. I sent the measurements and the owner (who I forgot his name) made it specially to fit my needs.
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Old 08-02-2014, 06:42 AM   #10
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It's an unnecessary complication of the simple design of friction throttle locks currently available. But hey, it's got gears and levers and ratchets, and BMW riders will like that.

How much does it cost?

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Old 08-04-2014, 01:40 PM   #11
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I am going to switch up from my Wunderlich which I have had on all my BMW's, that one takes two hand and lots of adjusting. Ordered today to give it a go.

I just put the Wunderlich on. It's perfect and you don't need two hands. Just slightly tighten it and use it like a normal throttle. It just doesn't spring back when you release your hand.
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Then it requires two hands to return it back to normal (no friction). If you can spare the cash this unit is nice.
Most of the time I want to lock in for just a minute to do something trivial and it was not worth the hassle of adjusting my Wunderlich.


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I just put the Wunderlich on. It's perfect and you don't need two hands. Just slightly tighten it and use it like a normal throttle. It just doesn't spring back when you release your hand.
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Old 08-13-2014, 01:58 PM   #13
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Have used the Excell unit on last two GSs (r1200) and GF uses on her F650GS, have had three friends move from Wunderlich and "other" controls for the Excel.. Best on the market in my book, simple to install and use. For me most important is an emergency "roll off" if I need to override the locking mechanism, which this unit does perfectly. Easy to dial in and stays in adjustment. Contact Tom and Excellthrottle.com, superb customer service!
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Then it requires two hands to return it back to normal (no friction). If you can spare the cash this unit is nice.
Most of the time I want to lock in for just a minute to do something trivial and it was not worth the hassle of adjusting my Wunderlich.
Nope. I just did 2000 kms with one through the Scottish Highlands and England and not once did I need two hands to do anything to it....I adjusted it at a light while stopped, and tightened it to a point where it would hold throttle, if it was too loose and I was on the road, I would just squeeze the clutch (so I didnt slow down too much) and quickly gave it a little more tightening with my right hand.
My only problem was having it "on" in twisties and wearing out my hand cause there was too much drag on the throttle, but that is just from me forgetting to turn it "off".....

But to each his own. Even the guy with me who had OEM cruise control didnt like it cause he couldnt use it for going through the small towns less than whatever speed is the minimum.
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If you were able to just flick it off... problem solved!... Plus 1 for the Excel...
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Nope. I just did 2000 kms with one through the Scottish Highlands and England and not once did I need two hands to do anything to it....I adjusted it at a light while stopped, and tightened it to a point where it would hold throttle, if it was too loose and I was on the road, I would just squeeze the clutch (so I didnt slow down too much) and quickly gave it a little more tightening with my right hand.
My only problem was having it "on" in twisties and wearing out my hand cause there was too much drag on the throttle, but that is just from me forgetting to turn it "off".....

But to each his own. Even the guy with me who had OEM cruise control didnt like it cause he couldnt use it for going through the small towns less than whatever speed is the minimum.
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