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post #1 of 34 Old 08-03-2017, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Manual throttle lock recommendations

Looking for a manual throttle lock...that will work with my foam grip covers.

Had a ATLAS Throttle Lock on my '07 DL650 and loved it. Got rid of the '07, kept the ATLAS. Unfortunately, does not work on my '12 DL650 with heated grips (which also has the Grab-On foam covers over those grips for comfort).

See there's all kinds of choices...Crampbuster, BrakeAway, and tons more.

Looking for recommendations of what works well for others and is somewhat comfortable. I ride over 20K miles a year...so definitely looking for something to help prevent wrist strain. My current grips are about 1-3/4" diameter with the foam covers on them, if that matters.

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I have a go cruise. Inexpensive and works well. I've had it on for about the last 15k miles and use it on all my long hauls
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I have a go cruise. Inexpensive and works well. I've had it on for about the last 15k miles and use it on all my long hauls
I see they have a 7/8" and a 1" size. I'm guessing I go with the 1" since with my foam grips I'm at 1-3/4". What size do you have on yours? Does it maintain speed well or start to fade after a few seconds?

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I have not bought a factory made one in years.Used the o ring for a few years then one day was throwing trash in a bag and a old jacket in the mix.The small draw string at the bottom with the plastic lock got my recycle genes in high gear! Cut the string and took it to my just got old work bike.Warp the string around the throttle inside ,cut to right length and thread ends in the plastic lock. Sung lock to how tight I want and works great.Have made lots and gave lots away.If you like the o-ring all given away like these lots more.
When re screening a door one day was throwing the old linners away that usually all ways split in half.They looked about right for the locks and thats what I use now and are better as rain does not bother them. One of the best things about them is unlike the o ring type you do not have to take the hand guards ,bark busters,or any thing off to get them on. Have went and bought a old motorcycle before and had to ride a few 100 miles home.If not wanting to stop and buy a throttle lock just warp a rubber band a few times around the throttle inside end and you have a lock. Of course these are like the old Harley fricton locks you push back each time to back off but become second nature in a few miles.
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Back when I had my V-Strom, I had a sort of set of padded grips. They were actually just wrapped with padded bicycle handlebar tape. I had the same problem as you, looking for a throttle lock that worked with padded grips. I saw a lock online called an Omni Cruise, which looked nice enough but I didn't want to pay for one, so I made my own. The one I made worked well with the thick padded grips, so I assume the one I copied would work just as well. I've attached a couple photos. My copy is on the right.
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I see they have a 7/8" and a 1" size. I'm guessing I go with the 1" since with my foam grips I'm at 1-3/4". What size do you have on yours? Does it maintain speed well or start to fade after a few seconds?
I think I have the 7/8 but there is a ton of adjustment. Get the bigger one, should work.

For the most part it maintains speed for a while. I have had moments where it fades but all I had to do was tighten it via the wheel on it. I could do that on the fly, Problem solved. Obviously if you are on a really bumpy road it might work itself loose.

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GoCruise 2 with the adjustment wheel is a huge improvement for holding in place...do use the included rubber friction band as it makes it smoother but works on the stock grips.



I'd not put it over Grip Puppies or Grip Buddies as perhaps too much play and too much grip ...needs a smooth surface ....standard grip surface is fine. I just cut my Grip Buddies down enough to accommodate the narrow GoC2.

The original was finicky - the new one a treat. Get the correct size for your bar.
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The original was finicky - the new one a treat. Get the correct size for your bar.
Well, my bar is stock..7/8"...but the foam makes it a soft firm 1-3/4". Will the 7/8" work well? Anybody here with the Grip Cover foam being used over their stock OEM grips?

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The Go Cruise should fit between the grip cover and the inner flange on the grip, but if not, just cut a thin strip off the end of the cover.

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Vista Cruise. I've used them on many bikes for many years. Grip size doesn't matter. It goes between the switch box and the grip flange.
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The installation is universal so there is a bit of zip-tie fiddling.

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