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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-10-2018, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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2018 throttle lock / cruise for fly by wire

Gday all

Has any one successfully fitted a throttle lock / cruise control to the 2018 at with the fly by ?
if so what brand / style ?

i do mind numbing kms on straight hwy and sometimes there is an itch that i cant reach with the left hand.

i have concerns re the lock messing with the spring in the throttle ..

**side note has any one tightened the slop in said throttle?

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-10-2018, 06:32 PM
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Hello Ewen,

Powercellperformance.com is coming out with one, hopefully soon. There were pics on FB groups when SEMA was happening.

Cheers!
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Well respected Australian made one.

https://www.mccruise.com/collections...13591549968482
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Hello Ewen,

Powercellperformance.com is coming out with one, hopefully soon. There were pics on FB groups when SEMA was happening.

Cheers!
this was at SEMA 2018
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Hello Ewen,

Powercellperformance.com is coming out with one, hopefully soon. There were pics on FB groups when SEMA was happening.

Cheers!
this was at SEMA 2018
$479 ain't bad. Sure that Honda will charge more than that. Bonus that it is made in the U.S. and carries a 3-year warranty. I'm game!
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I put the KAOKO on my AT (2017) as soon as I bought it.
I use it whenever I have to do more than 30 sec of cruising at the same speed in low traffic. I love this thing because I can fine tune how tight it holds the throttle which I find also helps off road to reduce throttle jerk when riding technical stuff.

I have to say that it was a device that took quite some getting used to.

I developed this action where I slide/drag the outer edge of my right palm over it to lock it. Then when I want to unlock it I grab it with the throttle and decelerate.

The only gripe I would have (if one could call it that) is the fine tuning of the speed to hold the speed limit. Ever so light movements of the throttle change the torque and affect the speed and ever so slight changes in grade of the road do the same.

Definitely not the smoothness of an electronic system, but it has a simple elegance to its function I like. Pretty cheap too.
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I put the KAOKO on my AT (2017) as soon as I bought it.
I use it whenever I have to do more than 30 sec of cruising at the same speed in low traffic. I love this thing because I can fine tune how tight it holds the throttle which I find also helps off road to reduce throttle jerk when riding technical stuff.

I have to say that it was a device that took quite some getting used to.

I developed this action where I slide/drag the outer edge of my right palm over it to lock it. Then when I want to unlock it I grab it with the throttle and decelerate.

The only gripe I would have (if one could call it that) is the fine tuning of the speed to hold the speed limit. Ever so light movements of the throttle change the torque and affect the speed and ever so slight changes in grade of the road do the same.

Definitely not the smoothness of an electronic system, but it has a simple elegance to its function I like. Pretty cheap too.

Can you see an issue with these for the '18 mdl with the throttle by wire (electronic)
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no because it locks the throttle tube
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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-18-2018, 09:25 AM
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I use one of these, for under a tenner it works a treat.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F123065550963

You push it forward against the brake lever with your index finger when you reach the desired speed and it holds the throttle open. You can easily just roll the throttle closed if needs be and it resets the device. Genius invention and so simple.





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cheers kirky that is the best option so far .. ( wallet doesn't allow for the electronic ) the other one suggested i wouldn't be able to operate as im missing half my right hand ... the one you have suggested i think i will be able to use and the price point means that if it doesn't work for me im not out of pocket a hole heap...

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