Atlas Throttle Lock ?

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Eaglebeak, Sep 13, 2021.

  1. Eaglebeak

    Eaglebeak All roads rider, West Oz.

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    I keep seeing ads in here for one of these, anyone here got one ?
    If so, was it an easy fit, does it work, do you like it . . or is it a waste of money ?

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  2. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    Same question. Been looking at these but big bucks just at the moment.

    Has to go on the back burner since my dog destroyed my GS's keys and had to order some more. $$$$$!!!!!!!
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  3. Wodger63

    Wodger63 Long timer

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    Personal experience was it was shit, especially when you took the price into account. I ended up with one of those plastic throttle locks that attach the grip and rest against the brake the lever.
    There is no substitute for proper cruise control but it does let you relax your hand on long boring stretches.
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  4. Todd157k

    Todd157k Long timer Supporter

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    here's my $0.02 worth..

    I had one on my 701. Worked 'ok' but as it got dust on the friction pad, it lost a little of the 'hold'. Then I dropped the bike once on some rocks and it exploded like a popsicle stick puzzle. I sent the pieces back to Atlas who said.. sorry. That was it.

    I bought another one for my Africa Twin. It works.. 'ok' but still not great. It pushes on the grip for backing and the flex in the grip rubber doesn't give it a solid surface to push against. I put a second pad 180 deg of the required one and stick it on the switch cluster side so it doesn't rotate. That made it work better, but still not great. I have to rest my hand on the throttle to keep my speed. It just takes the fatigue out.
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  5. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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    Nothing wrong with a 4 inch nail, a worm/hose clamp, a washer and a little welding. Been serving me on all my bikes for some 30plus years. Regards 78C995C7-7028-4429-9D81-1407B2997F66.png
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  6. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    I've had the Vista Cruise Control on the 'bars of my XS11 since the '80s. It's just a cam lock type arrangement but, for those times when I wanted it, it worked well.
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  7. Lee Dodge

    Lee Dodge Been here awhile Supporter

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    I have an Omni-Cruise and a Kaoko. Both work well. The Omni-Cruise take 30 seconds to install.
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  8. szurszewski

    szurszewski Long timer

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    I’ve had one on my 1200gs for about 10,000 miles and it’s worked as advertised. Obviously not a cruise control, but it keeps the throttle in place like it’s supposed to. I have seen others who had trouble with them because it wasn’t set up just right.

    I have not had to adjust mine on the gs since getting it set the first time. Lots of dust and dirt and no problem.

    I have not been able to get one to mount on another bike I have because there is not enough space to bite on the throttle/twist grip on that bike.
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  9. UTB

    UTB Been here awhile

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    I got an omi cruise rip off from eBay for $10-

    I use it a lot when I'm riding between sections. Best $10 mod you can make.
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  10. NotadenBennettii

    NotadenBennettii Somewhere in the darkness...

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    :nah With a thin plastic throttle sleeve or whatever it's called it won't hold tight, cuts into the plastic instead, aluminium might be ok.
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  11. Ron50

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    I tried the cheap plastic palm rest type. Fine on boring stuff but can catch you out when playing in the twisties - especially with a light bike with heaps of torque.

    A big grab for the front brake and a big grab of throttle mid corner can be very interesting. DAMHIK!
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  12. nevgriff64

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    I used a bungie strap and palm lock on my lap of Aus on the 950 Adventure.

    Both worked really well but as already mentioned - can't compare to a real Cruise Control.

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  13. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    Out west, a $10 plastic palm rest type is as good as anything else. Not recommended for east coast ranges and coasts.

    As noted above, you can apply the brake and be inadvertantly applying throttle too.
    You only do it once (or twice max) and you tend to remember.
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  14. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars Supporter

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    I've been using one of these for years. Simple however they don't hold it in position forever but does long enough to give your wrist a break plus it's still easy to twist the throttle in a hurry.

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  15. Eaglebeak

    Eaglebeak All roads rider, West Oz.

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    Thanks one and all.
    I did have doubts about the potential for ‘slip’ with the grip pad arrangement.

    I currently use one of these below and was just idly thinking of something a little easier to adjust.
    I once hit my engine stop switch when using my left hand to tighten the clamp.

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  16. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Ahem: Guzzis have had a friction thumb-screw on the throttle for almost 50 years...
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  17. GSnovice

    GSnovice Beer me up, Scotty!

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    As do airhead BMWs.....
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  18. Ron50

    Ron50 Long timer

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    And pommy bikes from the fifties and earlier.
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  19. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Except, with all that oil flying around....
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  20. Spanky McKanky

    Spanky McKanky Spanky

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    Yes I remember my Father's 1958 James had a friction screw on the throttle.
    Pretty basic in design but it worked.
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