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Old 04-14-2013, 11:05 AM   #1
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new design throttle lock?

About a month ago, I saw a video showing a new throttle lock. Required removal of grip, operated via a ball-end lever which is supposed to be easier to engage than Throttlemeister or Kaoko. Kinda spendy.

Can't for the life of me recall where I saw this thing. Pretty sure on ADVRider, but search in several Beast threads (where I usually dwell) and here in Equipment proved fruitless.

Anyone know what I'm talking about?

Thanks.
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:20 AM   #2
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I think this is the one you're looking for.
http://www.excelthrottlecontrol.com/
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:12 PM   #3
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http://www.excelthrottlecontrol.com/index.htm

Don't own one but I'm sure it's nice.
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:26 PM   #4
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Take a look at omni cruise in the vendors section. Made by an inmate and a fantastic piece of kit....
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:13 PM   #5
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http://www.excelthrottlecontrol.com/index.htm

Don't own one but I'm sure it's nice.
That's the one! Thanks, rb.
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:18 PM   #6
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Works great. Grip removal not necessary. Does take some tweaking to get it dialed in properly (per instructions); well worth it.
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:35 PM   #7
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Before you spend any money, try this one. It costs less than a tank of petrol and I think you'll like it. I reckon it is pure genius.

They sell them everywhere, I did a quick Google and this one on ebay with some pictures (I think I only paid $15 for mine)

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Motorcycl...-/160881294889
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:42 AM   #8
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No offense to to anybody that has one, but that Excel contraption just looks dorky as he!!. I wouldn't put one on my bike, just based on looks.

I do have a Throttlemeister on my GS and on my GSX-R. Had the GSX-R one since '98, when I first installed it on my ZX-9R.

The Throttlemeister is not the EASIEST lock to engage. But, I can do it while maintaining a steady speed going down the road. I really don't like any process that involves rolling the throttle off and back on to engage the throttle lock.

All that said, if I had to replace either of my Throttlemeisters for any reason, I would just switch to the Go Cruise. One of my buddies has one and those things work great - and for 20 bucks!
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:13 AM   #9
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Those Go Cruises' are not all that great. I had one on my KLR, and while adequate, it was kinda hokey. I ended up having to wrap electrical tape around the grip under it to make it hold.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:29 AM   #10
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Those Go Cruises' are not all that great. I had one on my KLR, and while adequate, it was kinda hokey. I ended up having to wrap electrical tape around the grip under it to make it hold.
And they break over time as they get brittle... This is where the omni cruise wins, taken from the go cruise idea but adjustable and aluminum and tension can easily be set with gloves on.
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:22 AM   #11
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Think I've tried all of them (almost)...

And always go back to a simple Vista Cruise.



It's the only one I found could be engaged, disengaged without changing speed a bit. Is very easy to just use your thumb and flick it on / off.

Agree that the TM's are the best looking, but I don't want to look at it, I want to use it.

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Old 04-15-2013, 10:55 AM   #12
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Think I've tried all of them (almost)...

And always go back to a simple Vista Cruise.



It's the only one I found could be engaged, disengaged without changing speed a bit. Is very easy to just use your thumb and flick it on / off.

Agree that the TM's are the best looking, but I don't want to look at it, I want to use it.

Cheers
I would also have one of these before I put one of those Excel ones on my bike. Have had them before, in fact.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:03 AM   #13
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And they break over time as they get brittle... This is where the omni cruise wins, taken from the go cruise idea but adjustable and aluminum and tension can easily be set with gloves on.
Here for anybody else that's curious:

http://www.omni-cruise.com/omni-cruise-1/

It does look cool, and the same idea as the Go Cruise. But, for $50 plus shipping versus $15 - 20 for a Go Cruise, I think I would have to try a Go Cruise first. If it broke or didn't provide adequate tension, then maybe I'd try the Omni.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:22 AM   #14
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Here for anybody else that's curious:

http://www.omni-cruise.com/omni-cruise-1/

It does look cool, and the same idea as the Go Cruise. But, for $50 plus shipping versus $15 - 20 for a Go Cruise, I think I would have to try a Go Cruise first. If it broke or didn't provide adequate tension, then maybe I'd try the Omni.
I just ordered a Go Cruise. For $20 I'll take the chance that it'll work. If it doesn't, maybe I'll try the Omni Cruise.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:24 AM   #15
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Before you spend any money, try this one. It costs less than a tank of petrol and I think you'll like it. I reckon it is pure genius.

They sell them everywhere, I did a quick Google and this one on ebay with some pictures (I think I only paid $15 for mine)

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Motorcycl...-/160881294889
Can't understand how people think this device works well. I had one, what a POS. One of the worst motorcycle products I have ever purchased.

+1 on the vista type throttle lock. Just use your thumb, how tough is that?
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