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post #21 of 35 Old 01-05-2017, 11:54 PM
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To disengage a throttle lock you have to pull the clutch and turn the throttle all the way forward at the same time, not so easy to do in a panic situation, like if a deer suddenly appears or a ladder is on the road or something..
With a kaoko you can just roll the throttle down or up with it engaged, it is just a friction lock.

Cruise control drives me crazy as nobody on the road drives a constant speed.and I am always turning it on and off. I have 2 rostra units sitting here and I am still fine with the kaoko.
My longest stretch on a bike has only been 6 hours straight, maybe I would feel differently if I rode some serious miles.
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With a kaoko you can just roll the throttle down or up with it engaged, it is just a friction lock.

Cruise control drives me crazy as nobody on the road drives a constant speed.and I am always turning it on and off. I have 2 rostra units sitting here and I am still fine with the kaoko.
My longest stretch on a bike has only been 6 hours straight, maybe I would feel differently if I rode some serious miles.
Just as easy to turn off the electronic cruise control as it is to release the Kaoko. Easier to reset it than the Kaoko. I don't use either a throttle lock or cruise in heavy traffic, unless for just a quick picking of my nose....

Some highways allow you to have the cruise engaged for many, many miles at a time. This really keeps you more relaxed on long rides and keeps your speed even.

Anyone that has installed electronic cruise control or had a bike with OEM cruise will tell you that they don't want a bike without it again on any longer ride.

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My longest stretch on a bike has only been 6 hours straight, maybe I would feel differently if I rode some serious miles.
You might change your mind if you do a trip where you are in the saddle for 8ish hours a day for a month. Like RS said, having a constant speed set(mine is always 5 over the limit) on long runs actually allows you to focus on more threats(animals, debris, potholes, etc). With a throttle lock it is constant correction, which is a distraction....well unless you are on the Bonneville Salt flat. And I don't have to worry about hearing this......"Press hard, there are 5 copies"

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To those who have never had a real electronic cruise control on your bike, disrespectfully, your opinion has no basis in comparison. I decided upon having a bike with ABS brakes and a real electronic cruise control that I'd never have a bike without either again.
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I have an Atlas throttle lock on my 650. Works fine and speed is easy to adjust, simply open or close the throttle. It also fits any bike so you can take it with you.
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Another big thumbs up for the Rostra CC. The installation wasn't that hard, but it was time consuming. Like others have said, it'll take the better part of a day to install. I really can't add anything else that hasn't already said.

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When I put the CC on my '07 Wee, I just figured it was the next thing I'd like to have at the time. It, an aftermarket windscreen and a better seat were the three main changes that made the bike a great touring mount. I didn't realize how important I would consider it until I had it and headed for the Rockies. When I got the Glee in '12, I rode it a couple of weeks to make sure it didn't have any warranty issues then took it apart to add all the stuff I learned I wanted to have from riding the Wee. Windscreen, seat and cruise control along with support for heated gear were the must have items.

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I'm currently using an Omni Cruise throttle lock. I really want CC. My right hand and wrist are pretty beat up and I believe CC would be a lot nicer.

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I see a lot of mention of Rostra. I didn't find any motorcycle specific on their site. Are people fitting the universal model to MC's?

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I see a lot of mention of Rostra. I didn't find any motorcycle specific on their site. Are people fitting the universal model to MC's?
Yes, use the universal one. Rostra does not support motorcycle installations, so you may be depending on this group for your main source of tech support. The good news is that there are some experienced competent installed here.

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