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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-23-2016, 08:09 AM Thread Starter
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Throttle Lock Thoughts..

Coming from a Super Tenere S10, I REALLY miss the excellent cruise control.
I thought I would overcome this by using a Go Cruise throttle lock that has been in my garage for years.
It will not hold the throttle no matter how tight the thumbscrew is. Tried putting duct tape around grip, still no good.

What do you inmates here use as a throttle lock that works???
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I've not used this one but have heard good reports.
http://www.atlasthrottlelock.com
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I just installed the KAOKO throttle lock on my AT. Works awesome and looks very discrete. I really like it a lot.
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Throttle Lock Thoughts

I have used Go Cruise throttle locks for several years on several models. Work great for me at a very easy price to live with.

Go to Ebay - type in Go Cruise Throttle locks - check them out for yourself.
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Ditto on the Kaoko. Easy to install, works great.
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The Kaoko looks nice compared to the Go Cruise, AT specific model sold by Touratech. Example on Irish website here.

https://shop.touratech.ie/kaoko-crui...rica-twin.html

Will definately pick one of these up.
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Texasten,

I have the Kaoko on my AT and after getting used to it I like it. I have used Vista Cruise throttle locks on three other bikes and was very happy them. You can get the Vista Cruise for around $35. If performance is your only concern buy the Vista.
However, the Kaoko blends in with the bike and looks like it belongs there. It took me a few days riding before I got it setup just the way I like it. Is it worth $100 more than the Vista? Depends on how important appearance is to you.

I'm in Arlington and I would be glad to show it to you if that would help with the decision.
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The Kaoka looks very nice, but bloody expensive...
I'll be having a look and some pictures to try and make one myself on the lathe.
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I used to have a Kaoko on the XL1000 but it was a bit of a pain to use. I have just ordered the Atlas Throttle lock that Zoro has the link to above. I expect to get them next week will post up what its like, looks very easy to fit and easy to operate

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I have used Go Cruise throttle locks for several years on several models. Work great for me at a very easy price to live with.

Go to Ebay - type in Go Cruise Throttle locks - check them out for yourself.
I use one of these on my NC750X DCT and it is very good for a 30 second hands-off wrist shake, but it's nowhere near the same as a proper cruise control (it only keeps a constant speed on flat ground). And for DCT owners who actually switch between A and M please be aware that it gets in the way of your forefinger reaching the switch. But I find it a useful gizmo for the money
Mike
PS DCT owners should also be aware that with this or any other device that works against the spring-loaded throttle closing action, you have to be conscious that in an emergency there is an extra step - close the throttle as you grab the brake. On a manual bike you probably grab the clutch instinctively but that option isn't open to DCT bikers.

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