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post #1 of 7 Old 06-02-2008, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
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Ve-Strom throttle controls

Any comparisons between the Kaoko Throttle Control vs. the Throttlemeister? I was gonna go with the Throttlemeister and cut off the bar-end attachment on my factory handguards, then I saw the Kaoko unit on Amotostuff or somewhere. Can anyone weigh in? Thanks.
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post #2 of 7 Old 06-02-2008, 01:05 PM
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I've used both units. The throttlemeister was on a buddies R1150GS that I've put several hundred miles on, and I installed a Kaoko on my Wee last month. Overall, the 'meister is prettier and may hold up a little longer, if only because it's all metal. I'm a little leery of the plastic ring on the Kaoko, but it seems fine.

As for operation, I prefer the Kaoko. The ring is much easier to turn with the side of my hand and I can dial in just the tension I want. The 'meister can be a little difficult to get it to engage. The Kaoko looks just a little more "Road Warrior" too, if that helps.
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post #3 of 7 Old 06-02-2008, 01:07 PM
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Swingle sounds pretty accurate.

I had a ThrottleMeister on my last bike and a Kaoko on my Strom.

The raised knobbies on the Kaoko makes it easier to set. The Throttle Meister looked slick in the polished SS.

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post #4 of 7 Old 06-02-2008, 01:25 PM
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I use Vista Cruiser universal, quick to engage and release, easy to install and cheap.
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post #5 of 7 Old 08-09-2009, 10:36 PM
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I bought one and its a total waste of money; it doesn't hold the throttle worth a chit. I'm going with either the trottle meister or a rostra cc.
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post #6 of 7 Old 08-09-2009, 11:13 PM
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I have the kaoko with stock hand guards and it works great
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post #7 of 7 Old 08-10-2009, 02:30 PM
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I had both, but preferred the kaoko. I found the bar end design to be too fussy in general and have since gone back to a vista cruise. Vista cruise isn't perfect either...I'm waiting for someone to build a better Vista Cruise type unit.

If anyone's interested I would sell my (Kawasaki) Throttlemeister. Yes I realise this is the wrong thread (probably wrong forum too).

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