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Old 07-22-2013, 02:37 PM   #1
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Throttle Lock / Cruise Control

What throttle locks are out there that fit a 2012 1200gs without having to remove the grip or make modifications.
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:53 PM   #2
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What throttle locks are out there that fit a 2012 1200gs without having to remove the grip or make modifications.
I installed a Kaoko as my first accessory. Unscrew the bar end weight, install the Kaoko in it's place. Finished.

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Old 07-22-2013, 02:57 PM   #3
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Here are more ideas -
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=821484
My opinion is buried in there
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:11 PM   #4
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Bob's BMW sells their own house brand. I think it was around $60. They aren't as effective as normal cruise control, but wow are they nice on long days when you need to ride the slab for a few hours.

I'd NEVER use one on anything but the Interstate...even then traffic has to be just right...that's my opinion only, of course.

Bob's brand locks by rolling the lock-nut FORWARD. The Kaoko locks while rolling it backward as you accelerate. Much nicer, but again, for 60 bucks, it didn't matter to me. I was happy to save the money over the Kaoko. My friend bought the Kaoko for his Multi and it operates a little easier and smoother...but, again, not worth the extra money IMO.
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:14 PM   #5
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Kaoko easy and good. Fine to use anywhere but in the dirt.
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:24 PM   #6
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I have the kaeko. I find it suffices my needs.. It a long way from cruise control as it takes some fiddling to get it to hold a consistent speed, but once you get it dialed in it does the trick... For the money it is worth it... If you are hoping for cruise control this isn't it though.. If that's what you really want I'd recommend a GSw.
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:05 PM   #7
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Basically just looking for a throttle hand relief every now and then on a long super slab ride and didn't want to hack the grip to do it. I will check out Bob's BMW.
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:23 PM   #8
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Go Cruise is the way to cruise. Cheap & effective.
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:49 PM   #9
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big fat O-ring from Caterpillar is what I use on my 1150. It's yellow and matches my bike. Cheap, too.
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:10 PM   #10
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I had a Kaoko. Didn't like it because the lock ring contacted the grip directly. A slight touch of the grip would cause it to unlock and decelerate abruptly.

Bought a Bob's because it has a spacer between the grip and the lock ring. It snugs-up the grip so you can make minor adjustments to the throttle without unlocking.
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:13 PM   #11
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Kruz Locker

I'm a big fan of the Kruz Locker. I wish I hadn't waited so long to install mine... It turns on quickly with only a quarter of a turn, and off even quicker.

Several vendors carry them such as black dog cycle works and advdesigns.
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:27 PM   #12
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100 THREADS all GS/GSA owners should read.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=836736

58. HAS ANYBODY EVER INSTALLED 'CRUISE CONTROL' ON A GS?

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=845862
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=244690
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=803459 (O-ring version)
http://www.mccruise.com/collections/bmw (McCruise)
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:52 PM   #13
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I'm a big fan of the Kruz Locker. I wish I hadn't waited so long to install mine... It turns on quickly with only a quarter of a turn, and off even quicker.

Several vendors carry them such as black dog cycle works and advdesigns.
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I had the Kaoko and hated having to turn it so much. The Kruz Locker is great and so easy to turn on and off.
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:09 AM   #14
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I'm a fan of the Go Cruise too. For $20 with easy install you can't beat it. I find it as effective as the Kaoka or Throttlemeister and easier to activate than both of those or the o-ring, and I've tried all. Personal preference I suppose. And I use mine a lot.
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:36 AM   #15
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Bob's BMW sells their own house brand. I think it was around $60. They aren't as effective as normal cruise control, but wow are they nice on long days when you need to ride the slab for a few hours.

I'd NEVER use one on anything but the Interstate...even then traffic has to be just right...that's my opinion only, of course.

Bob's brand locks by rolling the lock-nut FORWARD. The Kaoko locks while rolling it backward as you accelerate. Much nicer, but again, for 60 bucks, it didn't matter to me. I was happy to save the money over the Kaoko. My friend bought the Kaoko for his Multi and it operates a little easier and smoother...but, again, not worth the extra money IMO.
Bob's is the same exact unit as the Wonderlich. The backwards rotation made using it a pain to me. It is unnatural to push it forward with your pinky and makes applying it a bit jerky and fiddly.

I sold it and got a Kaoko. Worth the extra $60 IMHO.

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