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You did not ask for opinions, I apologise for that upfront, and aside from this being a 2-1/2 year old thread; the ThrottleMeister is NOT a "cruise control". It is a "mickey-mouse" kludge device that mechanically JAMS the throttle twist grip in the position in which you activate the jamming mechanism.

If that makes you a happy camper then go for it--I would not own one and if I bought a bike with one it would be the first thing I removed before riding home...
 

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wait till your hands tell you otherwise. Have you ever ridden with one?? or just using your imagination...
It hardly "jams" the throttle ...it holds it open where you set it and can be rolled either way easily.

There is no downside to these devices...they reduce or eliminate the throttle return spring pressure on your throttle hand.
At any time you can roll the throttle off or close it entirely or accelerate.

Even my off road riding partner here was thrilled to find a throttle lock for his XR650 as he does very long off pavement rides and roads in Aus are often long and straight and boring to get from a to b.

it and a cramp buster are the first two things that go on my bikes.
I'm actually using cramp busters on both sides?
 

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If I did more long distance riding and had the mechanical abilities to install one, I would have a real cruise control. Until then, I'll use the Yellow Caterpillar O-Ring it is better than nothing.
I have "crampbusters" I used on my previous bikes, but now I have the soft foam covers on my handle grips and prefer the O-Ring.



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I found grip puppies plus cramp busters fiinally got my hand pain under control.
VistaCruise completes the set.
 

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It is a "mickey-mouse" kludge device that mechanically JAMS..,

If that makes you a happy camper then go for it--I would not own one and if I bought a bike with one it would be the first thing I removed before riding home...
Wow, such vitriol for a mechanical device. But ALL throttle locks "jam" the mechanism in one way or another. And True, the throttlemeister is not a cruise control, but it does solve a problem rather elegantly. I always hated how most throttle locks crowded or took up some of the grip. I've got big hands and want all of the grip for them. So the TM offers a rather unique solution for tired hands.

I lost a bar end-weight and decided to get the throttlemeister since I was going to sink money into a replacement anyway, may as well get some functionality out of it. Thus far it's great. I don't use it a lot, but it's very effective when I do.

Yes, a real cruise control would be better, but they're $500+ and a pain to install. Given the amount of use it gets, the throttlemeister is the better solution because it's the one more people can actually afford.
 
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Wow, such vitriol for a mechanical device.
Yea, what he said:nerd

But ALL throttle locks "jam" the mechanism in one way or another. And True, the throttlemeister is not a cruise control, but it does solve a problem rather elegantly. I always hated how most throttle locks crowded or took up some of the grip. I've got big hands and want all of the grip for them. So the TM offers a rather unique solution for tired hands.

I lost a bar end-weight and decided to get the throttlemeister since I was going to sink money into a replacement anyway, may as well get some functionality out of it. Thus far it's great. I don't use it a lot, but it's very effective when I do.

Yes, a real cruise control would be better, but they're $500+ and a pain to install. Given the amount of use it gets, the throttlemeister is the better solution because it's the one more people can actually afford.
If I lose a bar end-weight and I'm going to sink money into a replacement set of bar end weights, I may as well have one of them be a functioning throttle lock type.
 

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I have a Vista Cruise and I love it. It gives me a break and sometimes takes the boredom out of a long trip messing with it trying to get that perfect speed. I can easily roll off the throttle with it locked on, so I see no danger in it.
 

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I know they make a good throttle lock that I want and being how much I ride prob smart to buy, just have yet to pull the trigger.
 

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If I did more long distance riding and had the mechanical abilities to install one, I would have a real cruise control. Until then, I'll use the Yellow Caterpillar O-Ring it is better than nothing.
I have "crampbusters" I used on my previous bikes, but now I have the soft foam covers on my handle grips and prefer the O-Ring.

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I personally don't like electronic cruise control on a bike, I prefer a mechanical device that needs rider input.
I've had a Throttelmiester, I bought it simply because I figured it's expensive and it's machined nicely so it must be good! I've also had the Kuryakan throttle lock and used various throttle rockers. In my opinion none of them are as good as the Cat'O'Ring. I also don't like my throttle to spring back I prefer to twist the throttle on AND off, so I leave the ring on all the time. I found this also helped control the heavy engine braking on my older model Burgmans. I've used them forever and always return to them... sometimes simpler is better!

PS I think I paid $9 for a dozen, I keep them in my glove box and hand them out to friends.
 

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Yes, a real cruise control would be better, but they're $500+ and a pain to install.
Oh baloney! The Rostra electronic cruise control that I put on my 650 Burgman cost me around $200 and day in my garage. Just follow the instructions and you got REAL cruise control and it works great. I had not a single hiccup (rare for me!) during the installation. Worked the first time I took it on a test ride and been working every since. The best mod by far that I have done on my bike. Love it.

http://burgmanusa.com/bkb/650+Rostra+Cruise+Control
 

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Oh baloney! The Rostra electronic cruise control that I put on my 650 Burgman cost me around $200 and day in my garage. Just follow the instructions and you got REAL cruise control and it works great. I had not a single hiccup (rare for me!) during the installation. Worked the first time I took it on a test ride and been working every since. The best mod by far that I have done on my bike. Love it.

http://burgmanusa.com/bkb/650+Rostra+Cruise+Control
I'm glad you're happy with your cruise control.

To me a day install would be a pain (just reading those instructions made me dizzy). So I like my solution.

Some like a big O-Ring. To each their own. :D
 
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To this I say if you're out east sometime stop by the garage and that day will be a bit easier :wink
 

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I installed a throttlemeister last summer. Firstly, I have to say that the machining and finish was very professional. It does day a little bit of getting used to, but I use it on all long rides. It is was it is supposed to be...a friction device. It allows you hand off but will also allow a complete and easy back off the throttle if you need. Probably two expensive but hey, amortize it by the mile or kilometer, over the age of the bike, and it is nothing.
 

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I had a heavy weight Throttlemeister on my 03 FJR. The extra heavy one reduced the high frequency vibration significantly and the throttle lock was easy to use. With the mega power/torque of the FJR, didn't need to fiddle with it much.

I installed an Audiovox vacuum/electronic real cruise control on my DL1000 VStrom for a trip to Alaska. Cost me about $150 total, but I don't think they make them anymore. Audiovox CC100.
 
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