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post #1 of 14 Old 10-02-2009, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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throttle lock's / cruse control for stroms ???

Ok did some searching found nothign so was going to ask any throttle locks that are good on these bikes or recomended. And to tp it off can be used with heated grips ??

Adding the cruse control as well (yes they are diffrent)

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post #2 of 14 Old 10-02-2009, 05:54 PM
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I use a Kaoko unit with Oxford heated grips and Suzuki hand guards on my Wee.

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o ya with the suzuki hand gards to lol thanks for remind me
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I"ve got an NEP lock on mine. Attached to the throttle cable with a zip tie or two. Works fine to give the right hand a break now and then.

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I have a Vista Cruise. Price was right....cheap. It also functions a bit cheap, but for slab riding and a quick right hand relief...perfect.
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I use a Kaoko unit with Oxford heated grips and Suzuki hand guards on my Wee.

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Same, but with the OEM heated grips. It was great to have on a long ride a couple of weeks back. Keep in mind, it is not a cruise control. Going up a hill, the bike will bog without extra throttle input, and speed up on downhills. However, it allows me to relax my grip on the throttle and make little adjustments to speed, scratch an itch, use my right hand on the GPS, and so on. The install is dead simple, too.

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KZ, you bring up a great point about it not being a cruise-control. Are there any true cruise-controls for the Wee?? Particularly a 2009 model.
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Yes there are a couple of cruise controls but imo if the trip is going to need that much freeway type running you should either be in a car or on a Gold Wing. There is no way I would be running a cruise control on a bike anywhere where there were corners or uphill / downhill chnages.
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wel it is a good point so hey we can expand the discussion to cruse controls especilay oens people use on stroms and if like you said there is a cruse control for a 2009 model (like mine) mian post edited
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Having a real cruise control is great for long distance trips. I've traveled through most of the country with mine. Do a search on Audiovox and Rostra for the two types.

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