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Just installed Throttlemeister. Works great, looks great. It is an endcap replacement throttlelock. Pricey at $115 + $25 adaptor kid designed spifically for Burgman (maybe all hollow tube handlebar Suzukis). Bought it locally from BMW dealer, might be cheaper elsewhere. Took only minutes to install once I found out how to remove the existing inner tube rubber locking mechanizm. Had to modify (cut down) the plastic pressure plate tube that was supposed to go between the rubber grip and the plastic throttle tube. Check it out at http://www.throttlemeister.com. I think they only have two models, a short one and a long one. I installed the short one Model FT. Mounting kit for Suzuki is AZ5.
 

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Some months ago, I installed a Bob's Wrist Rest throttle control in place of the bar-end on my AN650. It's stainless steel, and simple! And about $70 complete, from Bob's BMW in Maryland. This, along with a "Throttle Rocker clip-on device, solves that Burger "quick snap-back." I also have Hot Grips, for warm hands during cold days, but a heftier, man-size feel. The stock grips are for smaller hands than my size 9's.

While having a "you can't see it" trailer hitch installed up on my Burger in Kingsport,TN by genius scooter specialist Joe Wolfe, I was fascinated to hear that he also has adapted an aftermarket cruise control to Honda Helixes and Silverwings. J.C. Whitney is the source for the electronic unit. He states that it would be no problem to put on on my Burger. It only involves the speed sensor. Joe's phone is:
423-246-7076.
 

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Budd Blume said:
[snipped] I was fascinated to hear that he also has adapted an aftermarket cruise control to Honda Helixes and Silverwings. J.C. Whitney is the source for the electronic unit. He states that it would be no problem to put on on my Burger. It only involves the speed sensor. Joe's phone is:
423-246-7076.
If you ever follow that up Budd, I would be interested to hear of the details.
 

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Budd Blume said:
While having a "you can't see it" trailer hitch installed up on my Burger in Kingsport,TN by genius scooter specialist Joe Wolfe, I was fascinated to hear that he also has adapted an aftermarket cruise control to Honda Helixes and Silverwings. J.C. Whitney is the source for the electronic unit. He states that it would be no problem to put on on my Burger. It only involves the speed sensor. Joe's phone is:
423-246-7076.
Did Joe give you a quote for the cruise control (installed)? I'd be willing to ride the couple of hours to get it installed....and have a perfect 'excuse' to tour around the NC/TN mountains.
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If we are talking a true cruise control (at a good price) I would think about taking a ride up from down here..
The 400 engine & cvt combine to make a bike that could both handle and benefit from cruise control .
 

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Regarding the cruise control Joe Wolfe can install, I think he mentioned about $150. Talk to him. Price for the part is $119in the Whitney catalog. The hand controls (buttons/levers) will be mounted on the handlebar cover, and surely will not be as pretty as we'd like. But for a real cruise control, who cares? Joe is one of those accomplished hobbyists; works on things like this partly for the love of it. He's not running a business.
 

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Just got off the phone with Joe. He seemed to think it shouldn't be a problem mounting it on either Burgman although he has yet to install one of them on the Burgmans. The price for the electronic cruise part is $119 and according to Joe has doubled in price over the last couple of years. A vacuum bottle costs $12 and must also be installed in trunk using about the space of a quart jar. It takes Joe about 8 hours to install the cruise (removing body panels, running wires, mounting the sensors, installing the mounting bracket for the comtrols, etc) and he normally charges around $150 for the installation. Total price for the cruise control installed should be around $300. Expect to spend the day in the area or leave the scoot.

Joe also offers trailer hitches and trailers for scooters. He has 3 trailers in stock and has parts to make more if needed. Hitches sell for $150 and the trailers for $750. The trailers weigh about 65 pounds and are often used with 250cc Honda Helixs so pulling them the 400 should be a breeze. Joe doesn't currently have any pictures posted on the web, so I invited him to the forums and suggested he post some pictures here.

Joe was down at Scootercade last week. He saw out famous (or is it infamous?) moderator Paul. Didn't actualy meet, but someone pointed Paul out as 'A moderator on the BurgmanUSA forums'.

If you wish to contact Joe, you can also email him at : [email protected]
 

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a REAL cruise control.. like in a car? like, press a button and you can move your right hand away from handlebar? like, squeeze the break and it disengages? like, don't have to scrounge around for rubber washers, or wrist wrests that never stay in place and never at the right angle?
like,
like, WOW man!

It would cost more than that to add a cruise control to your car. Sounds like a good deal. Did he mention what the part was that is in JCWhitney?

ooooooo weeee.
 

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Thanks,
Bookmarked it.

Would be interested in how to wire that up, and to what... would not be afraid of doing it myself.

I plan on installing a waterproof accessories adaptor, with the rubber plug cover,,, so I can plug things in without having the glove box open.
 

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Cruise Control

I called the AUDIOVOX Electronic Cruise Control they told me that you can get it at Autozone or Pepboys I called Autozone they sell the kit for $100.00. Now to install it I don't think you have to use canister because the 400's and 650's are both fuil injecked it just is hooked in to vehicle speed sensor (vss) and the break lite wire so when you hit the break or get to the speed you want it will kick it off or set speed you went. I'm going to have my neighbor who is a auto mechanic help me. So if you know any mechanic's they mite you help for less than $300.00 Also when I called they have a real good CS Department to help with any question's at AUDIOVOX.
 

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I've tried the throttle rocker thingy but can't get it to stay in one place without slipping and being useless. Any advice? (Besides "You just wasted a tenner"? :) )

Bryna
 

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Invincsum said:
I've tried the throttle rocker thingy but can't get it to stay in one place without slipping and being useless. Any advice? (Besides "You just wasted a tenner"? :) )

Bryna
Hi Bryna (give my love to Sushi :wink: )

First off ( and this is only if you are talking Throttle Rocker II) I can assure you mine does not slip !

But there are 2 additions you need to assure this:

1. Install the rubber sleeve on the throtle grip ( this sleeve is like a very wide rubber band say about 0.5-0.75 inches. I understand some throttle rockers were shipped without these.

2. Fit the upgraded strap (redesigned) so more velcro attachment area.

My recommendation is that you send Terry an email at [email protected] and explain the problem (and 1&2 above). I feel sure he will provide swiftly.

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cruise control

hi say just where is the vss on the 650 burgy? and you do need the vacume to actuate the motor. just like the cars. i installed one on my corvair and had to install a vacume canister to make the vacume motor pull in quicker and hold while going up and down hills. biggest hurdle may be finding a place to mount the vacume motor so it will pull on the throttle. the vacume bottle can go just about anywhere you find a place for it. trunk or up under the cluster or behind the headlight. good luck bp.
 

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Bob - Kias is fitting this system right now to a 650 see this thread :wink: :)
 

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Cheap thottle lock

After trying a Thottle Rocker and having my hand go to sleep and not wanting to spend much for a cruse control, I got a box of #15 "O" rings (1"OD 3/4"ID) at a local harware store. Slipping the "O" ring over the bar-end weight and letting it drop down between the thottle grip I found it worked as well as the set screw BMW had on their bikes for years.
This setup works well for me and I can take my hand off the throttle and maintain speed with no problem.
 

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Brakeaway Cruise Control

Has anyone tried to install this cruise control? What seems to be nice about this one is that a tap on the front brake will disengage the cruise control. Or you can hit the off button: BrakeAway Products Motorcycle Cruise Control

I have emailed the company and they have replied that no one from the Portland Oregon area has let them play with a Burgie:

Daryl,

I'm sorry, we have not had the opportunity to test the BrakeAway on the
Suzuki Burgman yet. We will need to find someone in the Portland OR. area to let us play with their bike for a couple of hours to do some testing.

Regards,
Bryan Fechner
BrakeAway Products Inc.

It looks like a nice system, a little more than the Vista or the 'O' rings, but I like the brake disengage idea.

Daryl
 

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Spunkysquid said:
It looks like a nice system, a little more than the Vista or the 'O' rings, but I like the brake disengage idea.
Daryl,

Yeah. Looks like a nice sytem. But at $199 ... it's not just a "little more". :wink:
 

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Don't forget about the Vista cruise, I installed one a few day ago and it works great.
 
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