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post #1 of 73 Old 04-16-2012, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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Poor man's cruise control

Well, my beloved Throttlemeisters that are currently on my BMW will not carry over to the Wee, damn...

It appears the BMW has threaded end handlebars that directly accept the bar end weights, whereas the Wee has a rubber insert with a long threaded bolt to sung up the rubber insert, so on to plan B.

I really like the Kaoko throttle lock that TT offers, but for the cheap term, has anyone tried any of the clamp type throttle locks on the Wee?

Good, Bad, or Ugly? The price is right though....




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Those are a good, inexpensive answer to the problem. I've got the Go-Cruise. For 20 bucks it works ok.
I had the Throttlemeister on an RT-P and didn't like them. I'd forget I'd set them and was fight the resistance of the friction. Made my hand tired.
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I've got the Go-Cruise. For 20 bucks it works ok.
+1 on the $20 Go Cruise.

I just got one and it is ideal, so simple to put on [a couple of seconds] and you can easily remove it and put it in your pocket if you think it might get stolen while your bike is parked- but most people wouldn't even notice it was on the bike anyway.

And I can swap it to my other bike [though I'm not sure I'd want to use it on the old KLR as it spends more time in the bush than on the highway].

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Those are a good, inexpensive answer to the problem. I've got the Go-Cruise. For 20 bucks it works ok.
I had the Throttlemeister on an RT-P and didn't like them. I'd forget I'd set them and was fight the resistance of the friction. Made my hand tired.
Does the Go-Cruise work with the hand-guard ?
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Does the Go-Cruise work with the hand-guard ?
Yes, I have OEM guards on my 09 Wee.

They should work with BarkBusters and the like as well I would think.

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Go-cruise works just fine with OEM handguards.
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Ordered mine, hope its here before friday. Going to ride down to Grants pass then over to the coast.

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Does the Go-Cruise work with the hand-guard ?
Yeah, it works, I have some interference but my hand guard is a bit tweaked from a crash.
I use a cramp Buster too. But it's nice to set the GoCruise and have the right hand free.
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I had one of those like Stoked pictured on my FZ6. It was a bit difficult to tune correctly since it's based on friction, but it worked fine generally. I like the simplicity of the Go-Cruise!
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Thanks for all the input guys, I think I'll order the Go-Cruise. Seems fairly simple and inexpensive, it'll help on those long rides.

It even works with the Grip Puppies that I just put on (if you cut or squeeze back about 3/8" to expose some original grip for it to fit on.

Here is a pic and a link for anyone curious...can't go wrong for $20



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