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Old 06-26-2012, 04:28 PM   #1
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O-Ring Cruise Control

I heard that you can use some sort of Caterpillar O Ring for a cruise control between the weight and grip.... is this so, does any one know what size and where to get it... or any other suggestions?
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Old 06-26-2012, 04:29 PM   #2
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I've got the Kaoko throttle lock on mine. Not exactly "cruise control", but it works for giving your hand a break.
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Old 06-26-2012, 04:31 PM   #3
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Yea, Ive heard of that but I heard about this O Ring idea which is a lot less expensive and works well
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Old 06-26-2012, 04:34 PM   #4
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From here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=402668

Caterpiller part #8M4991 or Caterpillar Part #8M5266.
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Old 06-26-2012, 04:37 PM   #5
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Thank you ... this is exactly what I was looking for !!!!
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:11 PM   #6
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It works great! Just did the IBA 1,500/25hrs and it saved my hand. That might have been the single piece of equipment I could not have done without. And for less than $5.
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:33 PM   #7
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it works

And its worth the 67 cents (plus tax).
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:16 PM   #8
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If you are in the US, PM me with your address and I'll send you one. I ordered a ten pack...
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:44 PM   #9
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From here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=402668

Caterpiller part #8M4991 or Caterpillar Part #8M5266.
+1 on 8M4991. Penny Tech at its finest!
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:05 PM   #10
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I heard that you can use some sort of Caterpillar O Ring for a cruise control between the weight and grip.... is this so, does any one know what size and where to get it... or any other suggestions?
Thanks
While I agree that the O-ring it is an ubeatable price-sulution, I had problem using it since I repace my grip. Now I use the Kaoko and it works all the time. It is also easier to operate when you are wearing gloves....
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:33 PM   #11
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O-Ring

My grip was pretty close to the bar-end and the O-Ring would not fall into the gap, so I ended up grinding off the corner of the bar-end (about 1/8 of an inch) so it fits in easier.
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:01 PM   #12
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O ring was good, but I found the Go-Cruise to be a better alternative. Much easier to engage/disengage.
http://www.2wheelride.com/throttle_pro.html
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:34 AM   #13
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I heard that you can use some sort of Caterpillar O Ring for a cruise control between the weight and grip.

I`ve had something similar on my 1100GS for six years. It doesn`r fit all the way in, but what does fit does the job well. Very handy on long rides as I only need a light grip on the `bar, and can take my hand completely off without the bike slowing down.
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:57 AM   #14
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Don't get hung up on "Caterpillar."

I did find that Ace Hardware has better selection than Home Depot.
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:10 PM   #15
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Go Cruise works for me so far.
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