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post #1 of 11 Old 05-11-2018, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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Cruise Control/Throttle Lock

Anyone tried this?
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post #2 of 11 Old 05-11-2018, 07:10 PM
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No, but I would think these guys might have a little heartburn over the design.

I use Vista Cruise, its simple and works awesome. Very minor mod that needs to be done to make it perfect but it takes 5 minutes and a razor blade. Let me know if you want help or pics of mine.
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post #3 of 11 Old 05-11-2018, 11:10 PM
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I use one similar but without the arm and extra bracket. used them for years and wouldn't be without one
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post #4 of 11 Old 05-13-2018, 07:31 AM
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There are alternatives.

You can also get what's essentially an oversized clothes pin which you put around the grip. Simply slide this (with your thumb) against the brake lever and it'll hold the throttle position. Here's one example:

Or you can get the Kaoka throttle lock, which I have. Works well, is less obtrusive, but requires a little dexterity in your pinky to operate properly.

Note that all of these are throttle locks. They simply lock in the amount of twist you've given the throttle. As soon as the road gradient changes, or the headwind changes, your speed will vary. And depending on the exact way they attach, they may interfere with hand guards.

A proper cruise control would piggyback onto the speed sensor somehow, and operate the throttle so that the speed remains constant.
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post #5 of 11 Old 05-13-2018, 10:25 PM
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Don't forget the venerable "O" ring between the grip and the bar weight. Works on some bikes.
AS BackPacker notes, a real cruise control would be best but at what cost and complexity?
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post #6 of 11 Old 05-13-2018, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks I think I'll go with the GO CRUISE/2wheelride gca1bk universal Acelerador Lock.

Thanks for the replies.
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post #7 of 11 Old 05-14-2018, 03:14 PM
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I've used it on 3 bikes and it works great. The friction is easily adjustable and a quick flick of the thumb locks/unlocks it. Your grip is never locked so there is no safety issue.
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post #8 of 11 Old 05-14-2018, 03:35 PM
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+1 on the O-rings. Simple, cheap and I don't find that the lack of the throttle return to be an issue.
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post #9 of 11 Old 05-14-2018, 05:31 PM
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The simple "wrench/clothes pin" style locks work fine and are easily adjustable while moving. Same price range as well, so it's really a matter of personal preference.
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post #10 of 11 Old 05-21-2018, 09:55 AM
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I've used a Go CRUISE on two different bikes with great success. Yes, hills will change your speed, but that's really minor and not a pain to adjust. Relieves a lot of pain on your right wrist on long rides.

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