new design throttle lock?

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  1. brooklyn slim

    brooklyn slim nasty, brutish and tall

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    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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    puffmtd n00b

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  4. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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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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  5. brooklyn slim

    brooklyn slim nasty, brutish and tall

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  6. RomaDakota

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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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    Blakduk Just trying to get by.

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  8. StuartV

    StuartV Motorcyclist

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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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  9. JRose

    JRose Been here awhile

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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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  10. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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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.
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  11. AzItLies

    AzItLies Been here awhile

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    Think I've tried all of them (almost)...

    And always go back to a simple Vista Cruise.

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    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
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  12. StuartV

    StuartV Motorcyclist

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    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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  13. StuartV

    StuartV Motorcyclist

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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.
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  14. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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    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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  15. swimmer

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    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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  16. Jim K.

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    I found my Go-Cruise for $12.00 Iirc. The Omni looks incredibly well made & surely will out last the plastic Go Cruise, but will it outlast 4 of them? I could buy 4 Go Cruise locks for the price of one Omni. (BTW...I'm sure I saw this same principle applied back in the '60's with coat hanger wire, bent & fiddled with, until it had just the right tension.)
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  17. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Or buy one omni cruise and be done with it. The easily adjustable little thumb screw makes it easily fit any grip and holds tension. Unlike the go-cruise which one will be adding tape or rubber bands to keep the thing tight on the grip.

    I've used the vista, nep and a couple others and I can't speak highly enough about this thing. Inmates get a discount so it costs 37 bucks...
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  18. X1Glider

    X1Glider Been here awhile

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    The bar end types all have one issue. You have to alter your hand postion to engage it. Then you have to reposition the throttle after engagement.

    Had a Kaoko on my Stelvio and hated it. Uncomfortable to operate and when making minor corrections to the throttle opening, the friction changed and its usefulness was lost.

    When I had the BMWs, the Bob's BMW Wrist Rest worked well for a bar end type. It had a slotted roll pin that didn't allow the inner ring that applied friction to the throttle tube to rotate when rolling the throttle off and on. You set the friction once and you can turn the throttle WFO or closed and the friction didn't change.

    I actually found a Vista Cruise in my garage recently. Hadn't used it in 11 or 12 years. Thumb lever is dead easy to use and you don't have to remove your hand from the throttle. Trouble was it was flimsy. You set the thumb lever, remove your hand from the throttle and it would flex enough that I'd lose 10-25 mph right away. So, it came off the bike.

    I haven't found a good one yet.
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  19. preppypyro

    preppypyro Been here awhile

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    I have a vista cruise, and I hated it. I couldnt get that useless pos off of my bike fast enough. I have it sitting in my garage, and it will probably rot there!

    Omni cruise is what I have now, and it seems so far so good. Not to mention it is fair priced for a quality piece.
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  20. RomaDakota

    RomaDakota Illuminatus!

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    I have had 4 different locks on my GS: Kaoko, Kruz, Vista and the Excel. The Excel actually allows locking the throttle where one desires without the need of readjustment.
    You just slightly twist your wrist and use the edge of your palm to actuate, on and off. This is the beauty of the Excel.

    Edit - I also had the Go-cruise. Actually worked better than I thought it would. Just couldn't get use to the big piece of plastic rotating all of the time.
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