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post #11 of 21 Old 01-09-2017, 02:45 AM
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the Cat o-ring is a little more than 99

about $3.50 iirc

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post #12 of 21 Old 01-09-2017, 08:45 AM
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the Cat o-ring is a little more than 99



about $3.50 iirc


Yeah, but it's YELLOW! And it's from Caterpillar...


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nice low tech approach - i have read about people using a rubber o-ring in there
Yeah - the big yellow honker off a Caterpillar. It does work *if* you have the proper end weight gap to roll it into.
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I would *not* recommend this method of mounting as it's "always on" and no easy way to remove in motion.
Traditionally it's been used on the outer bar end weight and throttle - much like the Kaoko it provides a friction lock.
Unlike teh Kaoko it is always possible to roll back on the throttle without messing with anything.
So basically you let it ride on your bar end until you need to use it then you roll it on with your palm into the groove.
Just roll it out to stop using it. Unfortunately the Strom (well mine anyway) has a wide gap and the o-ring doesn't have enough to work with. The Kaoko actually has to provide a sleeve that it uses to apply pressure to the throttle.
I found a Kaoko cheap so I didn't McGuyver the o-ring of which I have a few.
My suggestion would be to cut a disc of plastic from a black Chinese takeout dish or large fender washer and put it between teh bar end and the throttle - it needs to be thick enough to provide a narrow groove for the o-ring to sit in and provide friction. Maybe even treat the disc with some of that spray on tool handle coating to increase the grip.
Make teh disc short enough where your palm can work against the o-ring to roll on and off.

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Yeah - the big yellow honker off a Caterpillar. It does work *if* you have the proper end weight gap to roll it into.
I found a solution when I took the end weight off my SV650 and put on bar end mirrors, a spacer made with 3/4" copper slip coupling filled with lead
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This was my cheap-o solution; I made it out of sheet plastic after I saw a photo on line of a commercially made one. My cost was basically zip, since I had the plastic, screw and spring laying around from other projects. The tension was adjustable to get just the right friction on the grip.

I was still damn glad to get an actual cruise control on the Super Ten.
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Nothing beats installing a Rostra, but it's not super easy. It IS super nice on long trips. Now I'm spoiled and can't think of not having a cruise control!! Tried a throttle lock- Vista, but now I'd hate to live without the rostra!

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I made it out of sheet plastic after I saw a photo on line of a commercially made one. .
This is so cool! Copied from a photo. Nice job, man.

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This is so cool! Copied from a photo. Nice job, man.
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