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Re: Brakeaway Cruise Control

billmeek said:
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:
It is a very nicely engineered device BUT it is not cruise CONTROL - it is a twistgrip friction device which has the same function as the 'O' Rings some people are using to great effect. You can buy a lot of 'O'' rings for $199. :wink:
 

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In an emergency, is it still easy to control the throttle &/or disengage the control to stop with the O ring?

This is a motorcycle cruise control. Once you are up to speed, presss the on button and it holds your speed. If you need to speed up or slow down, you are able to adjust the speed with the throttle. If you want to disengage the control, lightly tap the front brake or press the off button.

For me, the vista cruise or this brakeaway "cruise control" would be very nice to have. After all the money I have invested in the Burgman so far, a couple of hundred more wouldn't break my bank, and I like the look (I am a gadget freek, just ask my wife)!

The one advantage this Brakeaway has over the Vista Cruise is that the front brake can disengage the control. Also, ease of installing will make a determining factor of which system to use. If I was in the Portland area, I would love to let them play with my Burgie to get one to fit.

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Spunkysquid said:
In an emergency, is it still easy to control the throttle &/or disengage the control to stop with the O ring?
Yes. The O-ring, Throttlemeister, Nep, Vista Cruise - all allow you to easily twist the throttle when they are engaged. You need to be able to do that to fine tune your speed for hills, etc - as well as to be able to quickly close the throttle in an emergency. As far as ease of disengaging the O-Ring, it falls between the Vista-Cruise/Nep (easiest) and the Throttlemeister (most awkward). But you can always override any of these devices by manually twisting the throttle - and in an emergency, that is what you would do. The second or two you'd lose by going to disengage the device could be crucial.
 

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[Responding to this thread after be given the link in a related thread.]

Spunkysquid said:
...This [the BrakeAway Motorcycle Cruise Control] is a motorcycle cruise control. Once you are up to speed, presss the on button and it holds your speed.
It's actually not a "Cruise Control" in the conventional sense; it's an advanced "Throttle Lock" or -- as the manufacturer calls it -- "A mechanical throttle management device." Calling it a cruise control is stretching things a bit in the name of marketing.

Unlike a true cruise control, it won't hold a precise speed; only a certain throttle setting. If you go up or down a hill, your speed will change when using this device. Particulary on scooters with CVTs, there isn't a direct relationship between any one throttle setting and speed; it depends on the load factor.

A true cruise control has a speed sensor, and will adjust the throttle setting to compensate for changes in conditions.

Not to say it's not a good piece of workmanship, and it might be nice to have (I may even get one myself), but let's not exaggerate its capabilities.
 

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Re: Cheap thottle lock

Guzzi98 said:
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.
Are you sure it was a 1"od 3/4"id O-ring? I just tried the same thing, and the O-ring is having no effect on the throttle. To my eye it looks like the O-ring needs to be thicker.
 

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Re: Cheap thottle lock

4DThinker said:
Guzzi98 said:
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.
Are you sure it was a 1"od 3/4"id O-ring? I just tried the same thing, and the O-ring is having no effect on the throttle. To my eye it looks like the O-ring needs to be thicker.
Is yours a #15? O-rings can have have the same inner and outer diameters, but be of different thicknesses.
 
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