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post #31 of 36 Old 04-15-2019, 10:28 AM
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Thank you very much for the information and I am sorry that my question generated extra work on your part. Despite what other people said on here, it is nice to have forum members answer questions.
No extra work at all. I've been futzing with the Wee for the past couple of weeks. I hope to be on the road later this week. A little setback this morning though with another inch plus of wet snow. That would be fine since it will be melted by days end, but there will likely be a fresh layer of road salt as well.

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post #32 of 36 Old 04-16-2019, 09:12 PM
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Anyone know if the Go Cruise 2 clears the factory hand shields on a 2017 650?

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post #33 of 36 Old 04-17-2019, 08:21 PM
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I like the Kaoko. Might be expensive, but it's very low profile, not that hard to engage when you get used to it and it's always ready to use. I like that.
Exactly. I like mine a lot, too. Easily installed, low profile and for the way I use it, simple to engage/disengage.
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post #34 of 36 Old 04-19-2019, 09:39 AM
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I have a kaoko as well (came with the bike when I bought it). Works fine. Takes a second to get used to using your pinky to engage/disengage it, but it works fine. I've only really tried it a few times.

If you haven't used one before, I strongly recommend you consider a throttle rocker or crampbuster as well. I find for long rides, just being able to keep my hand flat and not have to curl around a throttle is usually more than enough and I have yet to really use or crave the need for a throttle lock with a cramp buster that I can just lazily rest my palm on to maintain speed. Takes a little work to put it in a spot where it won't be in the way, and at an angle that gives you a good cruise speed, but once it's set it worked great for me. (FWIW, I had the velcro one that didn't rotate, so I had to set it well and then tighten it so it was at that angle all the time)

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post #35 of 36 Old 05-13-2019, 03:47 AM
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Anyone know if the Go Cruise 2 clears the factory hand shields on a 2017 650?
Unfortunately not. It would if it were a half inch shorter.
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post #36 of 36 Old 05-13-2019, 08:26 AM
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I’ve got a Kaoko. It was a life saver on this trip south so far. Love it.

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