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post #1 of 19 Old 06-22-2011, 07:52 AM Thread Starter
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Crampbuster is the bomb!

If this little farkle has already been discussed here, sorry for the repeat but it is great. It is a little plastic piece that slips over your grip on one end with no tools. It costs $11 bucks. You rest your palm on it, allowing you to maintain throttle position while relaxing your grip, preventing cramps. I have used it for 2 days now on my regular 70 mile per day commute, and it works great! I will really test it out in a couple of weeks as I head to the beach. Best benefit/$ you can get for your bike if you ride any distance at all.

I have a DL1000 with "custom" taped grips (tennis racket grip tape) and the CB1 fits great. CrampBuster - The Original Motorcycle Cruise Control
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Take it off while on loose gravel. There have been some funny accidents hanging KLRs on trees lately

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i too like mine a lot...untill...it hung up on my glove someway, i don't know how! instead of closing throttle, it went wide open IN TRAFFIC! i was lucky and no harm done. but it made me aware an now i use a throttle lock.

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i too like mine a lot...untill...it hung up on my glove someway, i don't know how! instead of closing throttle, it went wide open IN TRAFFIC! i was lucky and no harm done. but it made me aware an now i use a throttle lock.
Crampbusters are one of those things that you think are great until something like this happens. Yes, they have been discussed many times. No, I will never have one on a bike for this exact reason.

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I like the "Kuryakin Universal Throttle Boss". It's used the same way, but it's much smaller & less invasive to the grip. It's made of rubber, made for a larger grip. I have Grip Puppies so it works fine. I have ridden from Northern Indiana to the Smoky Mountains without ever engaging my throttle lock, thanks to the Throttle Boss.

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I have one. I only use it on long trips. Never had any issues with it. Might have to rethink using it now tho.
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Crampbusters are one of those things that you think are great until something like this happens.
True. > 150k miles and no issues. I will keep using and appreciating them on all my bikes.

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i too like mine a lot...untill...it hung up on my glove someway, i don't know how! instead of closing throttle, it went wide open IN TRAFFIC! i was lucky and no harm done. but it made me aware an now i use a throttle lock.
I don't understand how this could happen... I've had mine hang up inside my jacket sleeve cuff, but I can't see how that could cause the throttle to get rotated down unless it was positioned wrong to start with. You should still have to turn the throttle forward to reach for the front brake, even with the crampbuster installed. With the throttle closed, you should still be able to grab the brakes comfortably. If grabbing for the brakes opens the throttle, the crampbuster needs to be angled down further.
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Take it off while on loose gravel. There have been some funny accidents hanging KLRs on trees lately
I haven't used mine in a few years. Nice on pure highway riding. Never cared for it when I'm doing a lot of shifting such as in a city or curvy mountain roads. After hearing this story I'll never try it off road. On a road trip it usually sits in my tank bag and I forget to use it. On my VFR I added Heli bars and a Throttlemeister and still was less comfy than on long trips on my almost stock Wee.

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