O-Ring Cruise Control

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Gadizes, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. Gadizes

    Gadizes n00b

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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
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  2. '05Train

    '05Train Mind is not for rent

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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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  3. Gadizes

    Gadizes n00b

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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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  4. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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  5. Gadizes

    Gadizes n00b

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    Thank you ... this is exactly what I was looking for !!!!
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  6. billcd

    billcd n00b

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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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  7. twinsig

    twinsig Been here awhile

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    And its worth the 67 cents (plus tax).
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  8. Goldburg

    Goldburg Been here awhile

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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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  9. Okie Preacher

    Okie Preacher Been here awhile

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  10. diabolik37

    diabolik37 Push Dumb C***

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    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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  11. Z50Pilot

    Z50Pilot Sparky

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    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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  12. gsapilot

    gsapilot Been here awhile

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  13. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    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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  14. lkchris

    lkchris Albuquerque

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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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  15. dfwscotty

    dfwscotty Long timer

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    Go Cruise works for me so far.
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  16. mikijakovadv

    mikijakovadv Been here awhile

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    Hi!
    Can anyone give me caterpilar O-ring dimension, inner diametar and thicknes of ring?
    Thanks a lot!

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
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  17. Randy

    Randy Long timer

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    I absolutely abhor droning on the slab so I have little need for cruise control of any sort on a bike. I do use a throttle rocker type of device on the GS. Of course it doesn't really hold the throttle in position and still allows easy, normal throttle modulation while also allowing a lighter grip on the bars. But, after watching the video on the Go-Cruise site, I must say that if I did need such a throttle holding device, this one looks very simple to engage/disengage. For 20 bucks it might be worth throwing in the tank bag for those rare occasions that I could use it.
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  18. tvpierce

    tvpierce Been here awhile

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    The Cat o-ring works really well with a Throttle Rocker or Cramp Buster.
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  19. GSgeorge

    GSgeorge Adventurer

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    The only problem with the Cat O-ring is it's YELLOW .That being said,I use it and it works great! Tried others and they start to crack,or they don't grip as well. To cheap to buy a kaoko throttle lock:puke1
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  20. Blokette

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