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post #1 of 13 Old 08-09-2018, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
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Brake Away Throttle - Anyone Installed One?

Bought a 2018 V-Strom DL-1000, love this bike. After some highway rides...interested in a throttle lock. I understand that a lot of V-Stromers are using the.... Go Cruise 2 throttle lock
Instead of modifying the Go Cruise 2 slightly with washers and a larger screw for the hand guards.....wondering if anyone has installed a Brake Away Throttle Lock on a V-Strom with the hand guards? If yes, how good is the setup (any clearance issues?) and is it worth the extra investment? .....Thanks
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post #2 of 13 Old 08-09-2018, 10:40 AM
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There is no need to mod anything on 2014+ Vees for GoCruise. That only applies to older bikes. Newer handguards have more clearance.
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I have had the brake-away on my Strom for 4 years. Works very well for me. I did have to adjust the tension after riding with it for a couple of days, which I think is normal.
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Awesome...thanks Saw....
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Have seen one installed on a Wee and thought they were great, unfortunately they don't work with heated grips.

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I had one and really prefer the GoCruise2 -



the Break-Away is finicky to get correct and then moves out of friction and can release suddenly.
I like something I can move by hand without it releasing entirely.

This is the one I like the best but too damn fiddly to get set up and reduces throttle hand space too much. I really like the easy thumb activation but the GoCruise can move from bike to bike in seconds and is inexpensive...The new version is an improvement over the original



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The Atlas Throttle lock is the best one I've seen so far. Not tested yet, but I am planning on getting one soon enough. I can't post links on the forum yet, but if you go to atlasthrottlelock dot com you can check it out.
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https://www.atlasthrottlelock.com

That looks good as it does not use up hand space - very thin at the top





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Throttle locks are great if you are riding in very flat area by yourself. Any up or down hills no matter how slight the bike will slow or speed up. I spend more time adjusting them than actually sitting back and relaxing while they hold the throttle. For me they are nice only for about 30 seconds to give the throttle hand a break every now and them.
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Throttle locks are great if you are riding in very flat area by yourself. Any up or down hills no matter how slight the bike will slow or speed up. I spend more time adjusting them than actually sitting back and relaxing while they hold the throttle. For me they are nice only for about 30 seconds to give the throttle hand a break every now and them.
this is exactly why I went with the crampbuster, tried the go cruise on my 650 and was always adjusting. wind was also a big factor affecting my speed.

crambuster on the hwy works really well and you can place it in a way that isn't in the way when riding in the city or remove it completely



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