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Old 07-23-2013, 05:38 AM   #16
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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.
Your Kaoko should have had a thin black plastic spacer. If it didn't you were sold an incomplete unit.

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Old 07-23-2013, 06:16 AM   #17
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I bought a Wunderlich for my 05 mainly because it looked cool.
Initially it was awkward to use because it seems as if you have to twist it the opposite direction of what you would logically think to engage and disengage it, after using it for a while it became second nature, the device worked very well and I found that snugging it down until it just held the throttle (vs cranking on it) was the ideal spot as you will find yourself constantly making adjustments and the easier it is to twist the less fatigued your hand will get.

My new GSW has cruise which is marvelous, I would never want to go back to a throttle-lock.

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Old 07-26-2013, 10:39 PM   #18
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For about 10 dollars, Cramp Buster has worked well for my long rides.
http://www.crampbuster.com/
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Old 07-27-2013, 05:07 AM   #19
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For about 10 dollars, Cramp Buster has worked well for my long rides.
http://www.crampbuster.com/
My buddy had an extra and I tried it for 1500 or so miles...never could get used to it. Always felt like a wrinkle under my glove. Plus the heated grips were less effective.
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Old 07-27-2013, 05:44 AM   #20
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On the GSA I have Bob's, and while it takes some getting used to with it being counterintuitive in how to engage it, it's absolutely smooth in its function. It holds to the throttle perfect, while making minor adjustments on the fly a breeze to do. I've had a long haul home, 1500 miles, and Bob's worked flawless.

I've had the Throttlemeister assembly on my Concours 14, and wasn't quite happy with it. It's either locked in solid, where adjusting the speed/throttle becomes challenging, or too loose where the throttle would self disengage. Worse than that, it also took too many turns to disengage.
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Old 07-27-2013, 07:20 AM   #21
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Wink

I thought that cheap ass Concourse riders used some $4 Caterpillar O-ring for a throttle lock.
Cat part# 8M4991

Oh maybe that's just the guys on the older Kawi's.
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Old 07-27-2013, 07:30 AM   #22
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Saw one by http://www.excelthrottlecontrol.com/ at MOA rally. Looks like it might be a good option.

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