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Old 03-27-2014, 08:29 AM   #1
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What kind of Throttle Lock do you use

I just picked up a"88" R100RT and in the process of getting the bike back on the road. Should be no problem. My concern right now is my need for a Throttle Lock. I have used a variety over the years. I had an R80 that had a TL that had a lever that you flipped to engage the lock. I have used Throttlemeister But want to see what is available before I replace the stock grips, What TL are still available besides the Throttlemeister. Any information you may have will be appreciated.

Any advice on Grips would also be appreciated.

This will be my primary long distance bike for a while. Will see how I like it compared to the 99 GS I just sold. I will be looking for an Airhead GS to complete the stable.
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Old 03-27-2014, 08:33 AM   #2
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Here is a picture of the bike when I bought it before I got it home. Will be looking for a short tinted windshield also.


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Old 03-27-2014, 08:48 AM   #3
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Should be a threaded hole in the bottom of the throttle housing for the "mechanic's screw". Thats how I use my 81 R100RT on the road.

Now called a locking bolt.
32 72 1 230 874 LOCKING BOLT (from 09/80)0.02 1 $9.30
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:06 AM   #4
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I use that thumb screw throttle lock on my /5 and 82-R100. They work OK but would like something a little easier for long trips. I have a bad shoulder and hand arm gets numb when riding so I need to shake it a bit to get feeling back so I do use that lock a lot when on the road.
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:40 AM   #5
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I think its easier to use then the Throttlemeister on my 1150RT. I tighten the screw just enough to keep the throttle from closing on its own yet its still easy to move it.
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:45 AM   #6
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I had the throttle miester on my R1100GS and R1100S and thought they worked fine.
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Old 03-27-2014, 10:58 AM   #7
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I usually use the stock throttle screw but have used the Schneider Flip-a-Lever throttle lock.

There are apparently beau coup throttle locks available. Google "bmw motorcycle throttle lock" . A technicolor tour of throttle locks exists at http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/throttlescrews,etc.htm .

I periodically toy with the idea of getting a "better" throttle lock for my /5...
I usually end up looking along the lines of a Vista Cruise or a Brake-Away.

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Old 03-27-2014, 11:33 AM   #8
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thanks for that info. Never thought of checking out Snowbum's page. Great story. I can just see that happening. As he stated, that would have been a great video.

I still use one and need to have it maintain so I can remove my hand and shake / move hand and arm to get the feeling back. When I use that thumb screw it seems like I am always adjusting it and that takes my mind off the task at hand which is riding.

I wish I had a picture of the control from that /7. I know the guy my kid sold it to so I may be able to get a picture. It was nice. Not sure I like that Schnieder flip lock. Did that replace the thumb screw on the BMW? That would be a nice fix if it did.
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Old 03-27-2014, 11:50 AM   #9
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Should be a threaded hole in the bottom of the throttle housing for the "mechanic's screw". Thats how I use my 81 R100RT on the road.

Now called a locking bolt.
32 72 1 230 874 LOCKING BOLT (from 09/80) 0.02 1 $9.30
That's what I use on the ST. Works great for me - can be set for just enough drag to barely hold the throttle steady, tighter, or looser.
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Old 03-27-2014, 12:01 PM   #10
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Here is a picture of the bike when I bought it before I got it home. Will be looking for a short tinted windshield also.


Can you show us a picture of your saddlebag mount? Just wondering how do you mount a class bag on a mono-frame R100RT.
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Old 03-27-2014, 12:11 PM   #11
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Old 03-27-2014, 01:49 PM   #12
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Have used Schneider Flip-a-Lever for a long time as well. A low-tech but very well-made solution.
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Old 03-27-2014, 02:42 PM   #13
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thanks for that info. I did see that and it sure seems easy and simple. I like Simple.

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Old 03-27-2014, 02:44 PM   #14
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Wayne. Does that Schneider Flip fit in the thumb screw hole on the handle? That would be a nice solution if it did.

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Have used Schneider Flip-a-Lever for a long time as well. A low-tech but very well-made solution.
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Old 03-27-2014, 02:49 PM   #15
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Can you show us a picture of your saddlebag mount? Just wondering how do you mount a class bag on a mono-frame R100RT.
I will take a picture of the mounts. Evidently when the original owner bought the bike he liked the old look and had it repainted and put the older bags on. Bike is at the shop and I just got home. New battery and it fired up and running very rough. Will add new gas and see how it goes. I hope the carbs are not too bad.
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